ETF Research and Analysis

by Alex Bryan, CFA
Suitability
IShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF EEM is simply not competitively priced, and that alone is reason to stay away. There are better-diversified alternatives available for a fraction of the price, which together with the fund's   Read more 

Bull Case

The fund effectively diversifies firm-specific risk.
Emerging-markets stocks can offer good diversification benefits to U.S. investors.
This portfolio accurately represents active investors' opportunity set. Read more 

Bear Case

There are cheaper and better-diversified alternatives.
Emerging-markets equities are very volatile.
This fund has considerable exposure to Chinese stocks, which may be a source of uncompensated risk. Read more 

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