ETF Research and Analysis

by Patricia Oey
WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend DGS holds dividend-paying emerging-markets small-caps. While this is an index fund, it is not market-cap weighted, instead, holdings are weighted by dividends paid. This fund   Read more 

Bull Case

Small-cap firms tend to have good exposure to domestic growth trends.
Emerging-markets small-cap funds are generally not more volatile than their large-cap fund peers.
Long-term growth drivers for many companies in this fund include infrastructure spending and a rising middle class. Read more 

Bear Case

Emerging-markets equities can be volatile during periods of high uncertainty in global markets.
Record-low interest rates in the developed world have helped drive strong investment flows into emerging markets. A sudden outflow may result in short-term volatility in emerging-markets currencies and asset prices. Read more 

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