iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)


iShares is a globally trusted brand when it comes to investment options. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF tracks the performance of a broad range of emerging equities and allows investors to diversify their portfolios by capturing the risk and potential return of this market segment.

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What is MSCI Emerging Markets ETF?
Why are emerging economies important?
How do I invest in MSCI Emerging Markets Index?
What are the risks of investing in emerging markets?
What countries are in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index?


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What is MSCI Emerging Markets ETF?


iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization emerging market equities. The ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.


 
 

Why are emerging economies important?


Emerging economies are pivotal to the global economy. They represent about two thirds of the world’s population and have made a significant contribution in recent years to global growth.

In terms of both size and potential, emerging markets represent the greatest growth opportunity in the world today. The more than 2 billion people that make up their working class are tech savvy with a growing appetite for the goods and services produced by many developed economies. With global economic uncertainty creeping back into the picture, companies with exposure to emerging markets look to be among those best positioned for growth.

 

How do I invest in MSCI Emerging Markets Index?

Investors seeking to track the performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index over time can do so by tracking the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EMB). EMB tracks the performance of a broad emerging markets equity index, covering approximately 85% of the market capitalization of emerging markets equities.
You can invest in a fund that holds and tracks the performance of MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) is an exchange-traded fund that seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.
 
  • What are the risks of investing in emerging markets?

    For investors looking to earn higher returns, but who are willing to take a higher degree of risk, emerging markets may be an appropriate choice. Investors must be aware of a number of additional risks when investing in emerging market securities, however. These include: political, legal, and regulatory risks; currency risks; potential instability of social, political and economic structures; change in financial institutions’ credit ratings; and liquidity risks.
  • What countries are in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index?

    Brazil, South Korea, India, China and Taiwan are among the countries in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization developing market equities.