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What You Should Know:

  • WisdomTree sponsors the fund.
  • DEM has an expense ratio of 0.63%.
  • The ETF has 280 holdings.
  • Sector allocations include: financials 26.6%, telecom services 20.2%, information technology 12.8%, materials 10.1%, utilities 9.9%, consumer staples 7.2%, industrials 4.8%, energy 4.2% and consumer discretionary 3.7%.
  • Top country allocations include: Brazil 21.1%, Taiwan 20.3%, South Africa 9.4%, Malaysia 8.2% and Chile 5.0%.
  • DEM has a SEC 30-day yield of 7.37%.
  • The fund is up 7.7% over the past month, up 6.5% over the last three months and 8.1% higher year-to-date.
  • The ETF is also 2.33% above its 200-day exponential moving average.
  • “Since this fund’s mid-2007 inception, it has earned higher absolute and risk-adjusted returns than the market-weighted MSCI Emerging Markets Index,” according to Morningstar analyst Patricia Oey.
  • “High-yield stocks have historically outperformed no- and low-yield stocks in most countries studied, a manifestation of the value premium,” Oey added.

The Latest News:

  • The MSCI Emerging Markets Index has gained 2.2% so far in the week started Jan. 23 as the markets remain optimistic over the tentative Greek debt deal, reports Jason Webb for Bloomberg.
  • “Most recent data flows now suggest some stability in terms of European growth indicators, some modest improvement in U.S., China data, albeit it still seems too early to talk of a meaningful recovery,” Tim Ash, head of emerging-market research at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, said in the article.
  • “Meanwhile, on the European periphery front, the market seems more comfortable now with possible outcomes in the Greek saga,” Ash added.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.