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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Feb 24, 2024

EEM is a passive ETF by iShares tracking the investment results of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. EEM launched on Apr 11, 2003 and has a 0.68% expense ratio.

Summary

ETF Info

ISINUS4642872349
CUSIP464287234
IssueriShares
Inception DateApr 11, 2003
RegionEmerging Markets (Broad)
CategoryAsia Pacific Equities
Index TrackedMSCI Emerging Markets Index
Home Pagewww.ishares.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Expense Ratio

The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF has a high expense ratio of 0.68%, indicating higher-than-average management fees.


0.68%
0.00%2.15%

Share Price Chart


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Performance

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


-5.00%0.00%5.00%10.00%15.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2024February
6.32%
15.50%
EEM (iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

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Return

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF had a return of 0.97% year-to-date (YTD) and 6.41% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF had an annualized return of 2.63%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.70%, indicating that iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date0.97%6.69%
1 month4.61%4.52%
6 months6.32%15.50%
1 year6.41%26.83%
5 years (annualized)1.12%12.76%
10 years (annualized)2.63%10.70%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2024-4.53%
20236.04%-6.63%-3.11%-3.29%7.79%3.57%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

This table presents risk-adjusted performance metrics for iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) and compares them with a selected benchmark (^GSPC). These performance indicators assess an investment's returns in relation to its risk, enabling a more accurate comparison of different investment options.


Sharpe ratioSortino ratioOmega ratioCalmar ratioUlcer Index
EEM
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
0.46
^GSPC
S&P 500
2.23

Sharpe Ratio

The current iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF Sharpe ratio is 0.46. A Sharpe ratio between 0 and 1.0 is considered sub-optimal.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio-0.500.000.501.001.502.00SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2024February
0.46
2.23
EEM (iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividend History

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF granted a 2.61% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.06 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$1.06$1.06$0.95$0.97$0.75$1.24$0.87$0.88$0.66$0.80$0.87$0.85

Dividend yield

2.61%2.63%2.50%1.99%1.45%2.76%2.22%1.87%1.88%2.48%2.22%2.04%

Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2024$0.00
2023$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.31$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.75
2022$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.36$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.58
2021$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.24$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.73
2020$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.23$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.52
2019$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.31$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.93
2018$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.29$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.58
2017$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.19$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.69
2016$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.26$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.39
2015$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.30$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.50
2014$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.34$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.53
2013$0.49$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.36

Drawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-35.00%-30.00%-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2024February
-24.93%
0
EEM (iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF was 66.44%, occurring on Nov 20, 2008. Recovery took 2221 trading sessions.

The current iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF drawdown is 24.93%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-66.44%Nov 1, 2007267Nov 20, 20082221Sep 19, 20172488
-39.82%Feb 18, 2021425Oct 24, 2022
-38.21%Jan 29, 2018541Mar 23, 2020172Nov 24, 2020713
-26.24%May 10, 200624Jun 13, 2006121Dec 4, 2006145
-21.38%Apr 13, 200425May 17, 2004119Nov 4, 2004144

Volatility Chart

The current iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF volatility is 3.88%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


2.00%3.00%4.00%5.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2024February
3.88%
3.90%
EEM (iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Portfolios with iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF


Portfolio NameYTD Return10Y ReturnDiv. Yield10Y VolatilityMax. DrawdownCurrent DrawdownExpense RatioSharpe RatioSortino ratioOmega ratioCalmar ratioUlcer Index
Aronson Family Taxable Portfolio1.02%6.49%2.46%12.34%-42.95%-6.68%0.19%1.02
Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio1.01%5.85%2.54%10.19%-37.25%0.00%0.15%1.16
Bob Clyatt Sandwich Portfolio0.64%5.27%2.45%9.13%-32.62%-4.31%0.17%1.26
David Swensen Lazy Portfolio1.19%6.44%2.76%11.83%-25.66%-3.62%0.11%1.23
David Swensen Yale Endowment Portfolio0.49%6.59%2.78%11.73%-43.81%-9.25%0.13%0.98
FundAdvice Ultimate Buy & Hold Portfolio0.51%4.78%2.94%10.01%-21.19%-1.35%0.14%1.05
Larry Swedroe Simple Portfolio-0.12%5.52%2.55%11.02%-39.91%-3.01%0.20%0.65