9 Best Emerging Markets Bond ETFs in 2015

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Find 9 best emerging market bond ETFs in 2015. These exchange traded funds are investing mainly in lower quality bonds issued by emerging markets government or corporation.

Top Emerging Market Funds

Emerging markets bond funds invest mainly in debts issued by emerging markets countries such as China, Brazil, India, Russia, etc. These bond funds may invest in corporate and government debts. These funds also provide high yield income for investors.

These top performer ETFs are sorted based on its year to date returns (up to October 1, 2015). You can find the best exchange traded fund review from this article. Other fund information can be found below such as expense ratio, Morningstar rating, fund’s NAV, fund’s holdings, yield, etc.

9 Best Emerging Markets Bond ETFs in 2015The 9 best emerging markets bond ETFs in 2015 are:
  1. Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (HYEM)
  2. iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond Fund (EMHY)
  3. SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF (EMCD)
  4. Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF (VWOB)
  5. WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (EMCB)
  6. Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF (CBON)
  7. iShares Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (CEMB)
  8. iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB)
  9. PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio (PCY)
Updated on 9/26/2015

Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (HYEM)

This Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF invests mainly in non-sovereign segment of the high yield EM bond market. It has a high yield of 7.45%. The bond fund has an expense ratio fee of 0.40%. The total net assets are $363 million.

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As one of the 9 best emerging markets bond ETFs in 2015, this fixed income has year to date return of 4.36% in 2015. It has a 3 years average return of 1.36%. The past 2 years return is as follows:
  • Year 2014: -2.43%
  • Year 2013: -1.51%
Top 5 holdings are:
  1. Majapahit Hldg B V 144A 7.75%
  2. Dreyfus Govt Cash Mgmt Fds
  3. Petroleos De Venezuela Sa 144A 8.5%
  4. Petrobras Glbl Fin B V 4.375%
  5. State Oil Co Of Az 4.75%

iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond Fund (EMHY)

The iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond Fund is ranked with 4 stars rating by Morningstar. The current share price is $45.38. The SEC yield is 8.09%. With assets of 163 million, it has an expense fee of 0.50%. This index fund is tracking the Morningstar Emerging Markets High Yield Bond Index.

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This top emerging markets bond fund has returned -5.77% over the past 1 year, and 0.36% over the past 3 year. In 2015, it has a year to date return of 0.22%.

SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF (EMCD)

SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF utilizes its assets to purchase U.S. dollar-denominated emerging markets corporate senior and secured debt publicly issued in the U.S. domestic and Eurobond markets. The expense fee is 0.50%. The current yield is 4.60%.

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Morningstar has ranked this top emerging markets bond fund with 4 stars rating. It has returned -3.56% over the past 1 year, and -0.12% over the past 3 years.

Fund Returns

NoName (Ticker)YTD1 Year3 Year
1Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (HYEM)7.89%-2.32%16.33%
2iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond Fund (EMHY)3.84%-4.41%10.56%
3SPDR BofA Merrill Lynch Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF (EMCD)2.75%-3.04%6.26%
4Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF (VWOB)2.65%-0.22%n/a
5WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (EMCB)2.63%-2.75%10.20%
6Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF (CBON)2.41%n/an/a
7iShares Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (CEMB)2.41%-1.51%8.46%
8iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB)1.98%-0.17%8.56%
9PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio (PCY)1.68%0.90%11.21%
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