- Last Ratings Update:10/31/2014
- Price as of 10/31/2014 :$44.55
- Net Assets:$223.7 Million
- Peer Rank:63 of 78
- Investment Rating:D
We rate iShares Emerging Markets Dividend at D. This overall rating indicates it is among the top 10% of all closed end funds in its peer group. Negative factors that influence this rating include a short term portfolio management tenure. The fund may be considered for investors seeking an Emerging Market Equity strategy.
POSITIVES AND RISKS
New Fund off to poor start in the last year. The iShares Emerging Markets Dividend has returned an annual rate of -3.22% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -8.90% in the last year, -5.94% in the last six months, and -8.03% in the last three months. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last year, it has outperformed 11% of them for the period ending 10/31/2014. On a year to date basis, DVYE has returned -5.03%.
Downside risk has been below average. DVYE has a draw down risk of -22.10%, which is the largest price decline experienced since the inception of the fund. This fund has a one year standard deviation of 14.7%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 12 months. As of 10/31/2014, the fund was trading at a price of $44.55, which is 2.6% below its 52-week high of $45.75 and 3.6% above its 52-week low of $43.00.
Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $223.70 million, DVYE maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Emerging Market Equity peers of just 0.49% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As DVYE is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.
The iShares Emerging Markets Dividend is managed by Christopher R. Bliss at BlackRock Fund Advisors. This fund is one of 294 BlackRock Fund Advisors exchange-traded funds launched since 3/12/1996 that we track.
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