Diversify: If you’re looking for core exposure to large, mid and small cap stocks across several emerging market countries, you may want to consider iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG).

Customize by Country: If you want exposure to a particular region, you have several options. Right now, we maintain an overweight to China and Brazil, and neutral to South Korea, India, and Russia. For China, we like iShares MSCI China ETF (MCHI), and for Brazil, iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ). For additional country-specific exposure, we like iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (EWY); iShares MSCI India ETF (INDA); and iShares MSCI Russia Capped ETF (ERUS).

Minimize Volatility: In an uncertain rate environment, investors may worry about short and mid-term volatility. iShares MSCI EM Minimum Volatility ETF (EEMV) seeks to provide downside protection while maintaining exposure to potential upside movement within the emerging market equities space.

Dodd Kittsley, CFA, is the Global Head of ETP Research for BlackRock and a regular contributor to the The Blog. You can find more of his posts here.

Sources: BlackRock, Bloomberg