VNM was the only pure-play ETF for Vietnam. Recently, BlackRock introduced the  iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index Fund (NYSEArca: FM), a fund that tracks some of the smallest and most ill-liquid countries. Vietnam is one of 20 featured countries in the index. [International ETFs That Help Diversify]

While the interruption of VNM’s outperformance is a good example of emerging markets volatility, a fund such as FM can serve as a buffer, with ample diversification but enough exposure to gain from any upside. [Vietnam Index ETF: Risks and Rewards]

Market Vectors Vietnam ETF 

 

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.