Top 9 Emerging Markets Bond ETFs in 2015: Part 2

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Find part 2 of top 9 emerging markets bond ETFs in 2015. These exchange traded funds utilizes its assets to invest in lower quality bonds issued by emerging markets government or corporation.

Best Emerging Markets Bond Funds

Emerging markets bond funds invest primarily in debts issued by emerging markets countries such as China, Brazil, India, Russia, Indonesia, and other developed countries. These fixed income 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, yield, etc. Find part 1 article of 9 best emerging markets bond ETFs in 2015.

Top 9 emerging markets bond ETFs in 2015 are:
    Top 9 Emerging Markets Bond ETFs in 2015: Part 2
  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 10/07/2015

Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF (VWOB)

Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF invests mainly in emerging market government bonds. Its aim is to track the performance of Barclays USD Emerging Markets Government RIC Capped Index. This best performing fund has $455 million of total net assets. The fund offers quite high dividend yield of 4.70%.

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As one of the Top 9 emerging markets bond ETFs in 2015, it has 1.64% of year-to-date return. The fund has not been rated by Morningstar. The yearly performance of the fund since its inception is as below:
  • Year 2015: 1.64%
  • Year 2014: 4.17%
As of October 2015, the top 6 countries are China, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, and Turkey. There are 853 of bonds in its portfolio. The fund has an average duration of 6.4 years.

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (EMCB)

The WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund utilizes its assets to purchase debt of emerging markets corporate issuers. This best emerging markets bond fund has very high yield of 5.19%. This fixed income fund also has an expense ratio of 0.60% per year. This no load fund has a share price of $66.30.

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This EMCB fund is ranked with 4-stars rating by Morningstar. This bond fund has returned -9.12% over the past 1-year and -0.85% over the past 3 years. The fund’s CUSIP is 97717X784.

Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF (CBON)

Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF focuses its assets in debt securities of the People’s Republic of China. In 2015, this CBON fund has -1.33% of YTD return. The total assets are 24 million. It shares a an SEC yield of 3.16%. The current shares price is $24.23.

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The top holdings as of October 1, 2015 are:
  • China Development Bank 5.84 1/3/2019
  • China(Peoples Rep) 4.26%
  • China(Peoples Rep) 3.4%
  • Yue Xiu Group 5.2 2/28/2020
  • Offshore Oil Engin 5.77%

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