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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
EEM : n.a. : Financial
$34.50 -0.07 | -0.20%
Today's Range: 34.32 - 34.59
Avg. Daily Volume: 65,773,000
10/06/15 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:08/31/2015
  • Price as of 08/31/2015 :$33.84
  • Net Assets:$39,252.801 Million
  • NAV:$32.58
  • Premium3.87%
  • Peer Rank:36 of 77
  • Investment Rating:D
  • Performance:D
  • RiskC
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We rate iShares MSCI Emerging Markets at D. Negative factors that influence this rating include a well below average total return. The fund invests approximately 100% of its assets in stocks and may be considered for investors seeking an Emerging Market Equity strategy.


Total return ranks well below peers over the last three years. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets has returned an annual rate of 11.12% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of -3.49% in the last five years, -5.76% in the last three years, and -28.40% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 17% of them. It has also outpaced 20% of its competitors on a three year basis and 12% of them over the last year for the period ending 8/31/2015. On a year to date basis, EEM has returned -17.58%.

Downside risk has been below average. EEM has a draw down risk of -24.90%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 15.0%. This fund has had moderate volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 8/31/2015, the fund was trading at a price of $33.84, which is 8.6% below its 52-week high of $37.01 and 12.8% above its 52-week low of $30.00.

Low expense ratio helps performance. On total assets of $39.25 billion, EEM maintains a low expense ratio compared to its Emerging Market Equity peers of just 0.67% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As EEM is an exchange traded fund, it has no front end or back end load.

The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets is managed by Diane Hsiung at BlackRock Fund Advisors. This fund is one of 296 BlackRock Fund Advisors exchange-traded funds launched since 3/12/1996 that we track.

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