- Last Ratings Update:08/31/2014
- Price as of 08/31/2014 :$27.59
- Net Assets:$21.1 Million
- Peer Rank:3 of 78
- Investment Rating:B+
We rate WisdomTree Em Mkts Div Gro at B+. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end funds in its peer group. Positive factors that influence this rating include a low price volatility and low expense structure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking an Emerging Market Equity strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
New Fund off to good start in the last year. The WisdomTree Em Mkts Div Gro has returned an annual rate of 8.67% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 17.67% in the last year, 18.85% in the last six months, and 6.85% in the last three months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last year, it has outperformed 53% of them for the period ending 8/31/2014. On a year to date basis, DGRE has returned 13.52%.
Downside risk has been below average. DGRE has a draw down risk of -13.08%, which is the largest price decline experienced since the inception of the fund. This fund has a one year standard deviation of 15.9%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 12 months. As of 8/31/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $27.59, which is 1.2% below its 52-week high of $27.93 and 5.1% above its 52-week low of $26.26.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $21.10 million, DGRE maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Emerging Market Equity peers of just 0.63% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As DGRE is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The WisdomTree Em Mkts Div Gro is managed by Karen Q. Wong at WisdomTree Asset Management Inc. This fund is one of 69 WisdomTree Asset Management Inc exchange-traded funds launched since 6/16/2006 that we track.
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