Investing around the world with ETFs
You can diversify your portfolio with funds focused on emerging companies and markets.
By Jim Lowell, Forbes ETF Advisor
First, SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific (GMF) seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the S&P Asia Pacific Emerging BMI Index, which is made up of companies from the emerging Asia-Pacific regions.
It began trading in March 2007, and has a market value of close to $500 million. The top five country representations are China (36%), Taiwan (25.3%), India (15.8%), Indonesia (6.8%), and Malaysia (6.7%). The top three sectors are financials (28.1%), information technology (19.8%), and energy (10.9%).
The top ten holdings are Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM), China Construction Bank, China Mobile (CHL), Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (IDCBY), PetroChina (PTR), Bank of China, Reliance Industries, Hon Hai Precision, CNOOC (CEO), and China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP).
Second, SPDR S&P Emerging Europe (GUR) seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the S&P European Emerging BMI Capped Index, which is made up of emerging European companies. Each constituent's weighting is capped at 24% of the index weight.
It began trading in March 2007, and has a market value of close to $90 million. The top five country representations are Russia (55.9%), Turkey (23.3%), Poland (13.1%), Czech Republic (3.3%), and Hungary (3.2%). The top three sectors are energy (34.5%), financials (26.4%), and materials (9.9%).
Finally, SPDR Russ/Nom SmallCap Japan (JSC) seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Russell/Nomura Japan Small Cap Index, which measures the performance of small-cap Japanese stocks. It is comprised of the smallest 15% of stocks from the Russell/Nomura Total Market Index.
It began trading in November 2006, and has a market value of over $80 million. The top three sectors are industrials (24.1%), consumer discretionary (23.3%), and financials (16.6%). The top ten holdings are Kenedix (KNDXY), Musashino Bank, Kaken Pharm, Tokai Tokyo (TOKTY), Heiwa Real Estate, Monex Group, Wacom (WACMF), NTT Urban Development (NTUBF), Pilot, and Token Corp.
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