ETF Trends
ETF Trends

The next evolution for emerging market exchange traded funds (ETFs) is here.

Global X today launched two more unique ways to play emerging markets with the Global X Russell Emerging Markets Growth (NYSEArca: EMGX) and Global X Russell Emerging Markets Value (NYSEArca: EMVX).

Emerging markets are typically associated with growth, but value has surged ahead over the last several years. Russell’s research shows that value has outperformed growth by 10.02% in the last three years, although in the last year, value has outperformed by 4.54%. [Listen to Tom Talk Emerging Market ETFs on MarketWatch.]

The addition of these new funds in the ETF landscape help further change the way that investors can incorporate emerging markets into their portfolios. Just a few years ago, fine-tuning your exposure to these countries wouldn’t have been so easy.

The new funds usher in a new era in the quickly-evolving emerging market ETF space. The original emerging market funds, such as iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSEArca: EEM) and Vanguard Emerging Markets (NYSEArca: VWO), were all-purpose, broad plays that served as a one-stop emerging market shop for investors looking to dabble in the space.

In the last year or so, we’ve seen a rapid shift, with the launch of emerging market sector funds like Global X China Consumer (NYSEArca: CHIQ) and EGShares Brazil Infrastructure (NYSEArca: BRXX), as well as asset class funds, such as Guggenheim China Small-Cap (NYSEArca: TAO) and Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap (NYSEArca: BRF).

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