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BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. (MADCX)
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Risk-Adjusted Performance
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Fund Info

ISINUS09251J4022
CUSIP09251J402
IssuerBlackrock
Inception DateAug 31, 1989
CategoryEmerging Markets Diversified
Min. Investment$2,000,000
Asset ClassMulti-Asset

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Expense Ratio

MADCX has a high expense ratio of 0.86%, indicating higher-than-average management fees.


Expense ratio chart for MADCX: current value at 0.86% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.86%

Share Price Chart


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BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc.

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Performance

Performance Chart

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


400.00%600.00%800.00%1,000.00%1,200.00%1,400.00%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
482.92%
1,409.36%
MADCX (BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. had a return of 4.82% year-to-date (YTD) and 10.70% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. had an annualized return of 4.06%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.87%, indicating that BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date4.82%11.56%
1 month7.94%7.13%
6 months9.17%17.26%
1 year10.70%26.92%
5 years (annualized)5.34%13.56%
10 years (annualized)4.06%10.87%

Monthly Returns

The table below presents the monthly returns of MADCX, with color gradation from worst to best to easily spot seasonal factors. Returns are adjusted for dividends.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024-4.54%2.42%3.25%-0.86%4.82%
202310.19%-6.89%2.14%-1.03%-1.04%4.94%4.27%-6.19%-3.26%-3.37%8.25%3.88%10.77%
2022-0.27%-8.86%-4.66%-6.12%0.49%-5.87%-0.34%-0.04%-9.57%-2.46%14.67%-2.15%-24.12%
20213.75%4.40%-2.20%1.95%0.87%1.81%-6.44%1.25%-4.74%2.31%-4.26%0.83%-1.14%
2020-3.16%-3.42%-16.41%9.52%2.97%6.82%7.01%3.03%-3.24%3.00%9.87%9.52%24.53%
201910.41%-0.83%1.62%2.89%-6.71%7.95%-1.79%-3.01%1.75%5.24%0.49%7.01%26.47%
20189.12%-5.48%-0.29%-0.41%-2.11%-4.91%2.36%-4.09%-0.23%-5.82%4.92%-3.26%-10.73%
20177.74%2.23%4.08%2.35%2.61%1.15%5.52%3.41%0.23%2.48%0.92%3.16%42.09%
2016-7.30%-0.14%11.62%1.55%-0.79%4.80%5.05%1.96%1.92%-1.51%-6.33%-1.11%8.64%
2015-0.87%2.48%-1.72%5.14%-3.08%-1.82%-7.81%-9.30%-3.99%5.37%-0.97%-2.91%-18.75%
2014-7.23%4.38%0.88%-0.15%3.60%3.72%0.77%3.04%-6.64%1.53%1.02%-5.62%-1.64%
20130.73%-1.16%-0.69%0.89%-3.47%-7.10%0.76%-3.52%7.74%4.69%-0.00%-0.30%-2.19%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current rank of MADCX is 17, indicating that it is in the bottom 17% of mutual funds on our website in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is based on the combined values of the indicators listed below.


The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of MADCX is 1717
MADCX (BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc.)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of MADCX is 1818Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of MADCX is 1818Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of MADCX is 1616Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of MADCX is 1616Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of MADCX is 1919Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. (MADCX) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


MADCX
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for MADCX, currently valued at 0.85, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.000.85
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for MADCX, currently valued at 1.29, compared to the broader market-2.000.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.001.29
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for MADCX, currently valued at 1.15, compared to the broader market1.002.003.001.15
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for MADCX, currently valued at 0.30, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.000.30
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for MADCX, currently valued at 2.12, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.002.12
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.34, compared to the broader market-1.000.001.002.003.004.002.34
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 3.31, compared to the broader market-2.000.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.003.31
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.41, compared to the broader market1.002.003.001.41
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.90, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.008.0010.0012.001.90
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 8.93, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.008.93

Sharpe Ratio

The current BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. Sharpe ratio is 0.85. This value is calculated based on the past 1 year of trading data and takes into account price changes and dividends.

Use the chart below to compare the Sharpe ratio of BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. with the selected benchmark, providing insights into the investment's historical performance in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Go to the Sharpe ratio tool for more fine-grained control over the calculation options.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio-0.500.000.501.001.502.002.503.00December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
0.85
2.34
MADCX (BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. granted a 1.59% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.40 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$0.40$0.40$0.50$1.71$0.31$0.40$0.20$0.11$0.30$0.21$0.11$0.11

Dividend yield

1.59%1.67%2.22%5.72%0.97%1.53%0.98%0.48%1.82%1.34%0.56%0.55%

Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc.. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
2023$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.14$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.26$0.40
2022$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.12$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.38$0.50
2021$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.33$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.39$1.71
2020$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.09$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.22$0.31
2019$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.40$0.40
2018$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.20$0.20
2017$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.11$0.11
2016$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.30$0.30
2015$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.21$0.21
2014$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.11$0.11
2013$0.11$0.11

Drawdowns

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%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
-26.00%
0
MADCX (BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc.. 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 BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. was 66.58%, occurring on Oct 27, 2008. Recovery took 2221 trading sessions.

The current BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. drawdown is 26.00%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-66.58%Nov 1, 2007248Oct 27, 20082221Aug 24, 20172469
-58.56%Jul 10, 1997307Sep 11, 19981617Feb 7, 20051924
-43.82%Feb 18, 2021425Oct 24, 2022
-32.24%Jan 21, 202044Mar 23, 2020108Aug 25, 2020152
-32.17%Feb 14, 1994279Mar 9, 1995594Jun 18, 1997873

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc. volatility is 3.56%, 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.


1.50%2.00%2.50%3.00%3.50%4.00%4.50%5.00%December2024FebruaryMarchAprilMay
3.56%
3.10%
MADCX (BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund, Inc.)
Benchmark (^GSPC)