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Emerging markets ETFs

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Invest in emerging markets ETFs with DEGIRO

Are you interested in emerging markets or do you think an emerging markets ETF would be a good fit for your portfolio? Investing in ETFs is an easy way to increase the diversification of your portfolio. On our platform you will find a wide selection of emerging markets ETFs.

Not every emerging markets ETF is the same. ETFs differ from each other in several ways, such as fund size, price, risk and underlying value. For example, they may track different companies or indices. Also, some may pay dividends and others may not.

These are the four most traded emerging markets ETFs by our clients in 2021.

ETF name ISIN
ISHARES MSCI EM UCITS ETF USD (DIST) IE00B0M63177
UBS LFS MSCI EMERGING MARKETS UCITS ETF (USD)AD LU0480132876
AMUNDI MSCI EMERGING MARKETS UCITS ETF - USD (C) LU1681045453
ISHARES MSCI EM LATIN AMERICA UCITS ETF USD (DIST) IE00B27YCK28

ETF name

ISIN

ISHARES MSCI EM UCITS ETF USD (DIST)

IE00B0M63177

UBS LFS MSCI EMERGING MARKETS UCITS ETF (USD)AD

LU0480132876

AMUNDI MSCI EMERGING MARKETS UCITS ETF - USD (C)

LU1681045453

ISHARES MSCI EM LATIN AMERICA UCITS ETF USD (DIST)

IE00B27YCK28

The information on this page is intended for informational purposes only and does not provide any recommendations or financial advice.

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Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) make investing easier because they are the perfect product to quickly build a diversified portfolio. We offer a wide range of ETFs trading on 19 major exchanges. Whether you want to invest in local ETFs or global ETFs, investing opportunities are abundant. We even offer a Core Selection of 200 ETFs for which commission costs are on the house. Currency, external product and spread costs may apply. See the ETF Core Selection, conditions and Fair Use Policy here. Open a free account and discover the possibilities.

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*Currency, connectivity, or external product and spread costs may apply. Find out more on our fees page. Handling fees are not applicable to the ETF Core Selection. The ETF Core Selection is subject to a Fair Use Policy.

In 2022, the three most traded Core Selection ETFs were either from Vanguard or iShares:

Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD
IE00B3XXRP09

Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF USD Dis
IE00B3RBWM25

iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)
IE00B4L5Y983

What is an ETF?

ETFs, also known as trackers, are funds that follow the performance of an index, commodity, bond or composition of products. Unlike some other funds, ETFs are bought and sold on a stock exchange. Would you like to learn more about ETFs? Read our ETF article for all you need to know.

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Emerging markets

Emerging markets are countries with high economic growth, fairly developed infrastructure and a growing export sector. They have developed further than developing countries, but still lag behind established economies such as those in Western or Northern Europe or the United States. Emerging markets are in the process of catching up economically, therefore growth is often much higher than in Western countries.

The best-known emerging markets are the BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four have been growing for years but are not yet considered developed countries. Argentina, Colombia, Hungary, Malaysia, Mexico, Indonesia, Iran, Turkey, Poland, Chile, Thailand, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam and Egypt are also considered emerging markets. Growth in these markets is expected to be reflected mainly in the longer term. The growth could be accompanied by an improvement in ESG standards, as investors, governments and other investors also (will) place increasing demands on emerging markets in terms of the environment, working conditions and business operations.

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Why invest in emerging markets ETFs?

Investing in emerging markets can be interesting because these markets have greater growth potential than established markets. Over time, the accumulated market capitalisation of emerging economies is expected to grow to more than half of the total global market capitalisation. That is far from the case today, and many large investors in Europe and the US are still far below that in terms of weighting in their equity portfolios. However, they could start buying in if the growth rates start to rise, which would have a price boosting effect. Those who enter now could benefit from this appreciation.

There are more reasons to be active in emerging markets. In many of these countries, a new middle class of consumers with great economic potential is starting to develop. This can also have a positive impact on stock prices in those regions. Local stocks are currently often priced low, but have high dividend yields. Finally, the creditworthiness of the companies in emerging markets could increase, which could persuade more international investors to invest in them. If you already invest heavily in Western or more developed markets, an emerging market ETF can increase diversification in your investment portfolio.

Many ETFs that invest in emerging markets follow the well-known MSCI Emerging Markets Index, which seeks the broadest possible representation of these markets. China has the largest weight in this in this index. This is followed by holdings in Taiwan, South Korea, India and Brazil. In terms of sectors, information technology and finance are the most heavily represented.

Incidentally, those looking to invest in specific emerging regions or countries can turn to a large number of specialised ETFs, such as China ETFs.

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If you activate your DEGIRO investment account before the 1st of March 2023, DEGIRO will reimburse your transaction fees up to €100. The following conditions apply to this offer:

  • The offer is valid until the 28th of February 2023.
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  • We will reimburse the transaction costs and external handling fees you have spent (up to a maximum of €100) to your DEGIRO account in early April.
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