“But don’t make the mistake of eliminating the BRICs completely. After the recent selloff and more recent rally, it’s unclear whether investors will favor big companies or return to their bet on the emerging-market consumer—and which countries will outperform,” according to Barron’s.

Investors may be pleasantly surprised by the volatility factor with an ETF like DGS. Since its inception over six years ago, the underlying index for DGS has a beta of 0.92 against the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and annualized volatility that is 400 basis points below that of the MSCI Emerging Markets Small-Cap Index, according to WisdomTree data.

WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend ETF


ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of EEM.