Emerging Global Looks To Add 11 ETFs

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The news on Wall Street have been good while the price action in major indexes has been back-and-forth throughout the week. Stocks are looking to end the week on a high note after digesting better-than-expected consumer confidence data as well as GDP results earlier in the week [see also Gold Hits Resistance, Time To Worry?]. At the back of this bullish momentum, the leading issuer behind emerging markets products, Emerging Global, is moving closer to debuting a diverse basket of 11 ETFs. 

Emerging Global Advisors is moving closer towards launching a slew of funds, including several country and sector-specific ETFs, as well as a number of dividend focused products [see SEC Filing]: 

Country-Specific
  •   EGShares Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Small Cap ETF (SCEA):  This broad-based fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Small Cap Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85%. Its underlying portfolio will consist of 50 small cap equities spread out across Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. 
  • EGShares Turkey Small Cap ETF (TUSC):  This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Turkey Small Cap Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85%. Its underlying portfolio will consist of 30 small cap equities that are domiciled in Turkey and have a market capitalization between $100 million and $2 billion.
  • EGShares South Africa Small Cap ETF (SASC):  This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX South Africa Small Cap Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85% [see Africa-Centric ETFdb Portfolio]. The underlying portfolio will consist of 30 small cap companies domiciled in South Africa that have a market cap between $100 million and $2 billion.
Sector-Specific
  • EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer Small Cap ETF (SCON):  This broad-based fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Emerging Markets Consumer Small Cap Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85%. The underlying portfolio will include 30 leading companies in the consumer goods and services industries spread out across several emerging markets.
  • EGShares India Consumer Goods ETF (INCG):  This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX India Consumer Goods Index and charge an expense fee of 0.89%. Its underlying market cap-weighted portfolio of 30 securities will include allocations to food & beverage, household goods, personal goods, general & drug retail, and tobacco companies. 
  • EGShares Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Consumer ETF (ACON):  This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Consumer Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85% . The ETF will feature exposure to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, focusing on small cap businesses in the following sectors: automobiles & parts, food & beverage,  household goods, travel & leisure, personal goods,  general & drug retail.
  • EGShares Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF (EMRE):  This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Emerging Markets Real Estate Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85% [see Examining Three Global Real Estate ETFs]. This ETF will include 30 emerging market companies whose operations involve developing, managing, financing, and supporting the real estate industry. 
  • EGShares Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Infrastructure ETF (EAXX):  This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Beyond BRICs Emerging Asia Infrastructure ETF and charge and expense fee of 0.85%. Its underlying portfolio will include 30 companies spread out across Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines who operate in the following industries: construction & engineering, basic materials, independent power producers, metals & mining, and wireless telecommunication services.  
Dividend Strategy
  • EGShares Emerging Markets Balanced Income ETF (EBAL):  This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Emerging Markets Balanced Income Index and charge an expense fee of 0.92%. The underlying index is dividend yield-weighted and consists of 40 emerging market companies that are deemed to exhibit relatively low volatility and have payed dividends consistently over the last three years [see Dividend ETF Investing: Four Critical Factors To Consider]. 
  • EGShares Low Volatility China Dividend ETF (LVCH):  This fund will seek to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Low Volatility China Dividend Index and charge an expense fee of 0.85%. The underlying index was developed to provide a lower beta and a greater dividend yield that the popular Hang Seng Index.
  • EGShares Low Volatility Brazil Dividend ETF (LVBZ):  This fund will seeks to replicate the price and yield performance of the INDXX Low Volatility Brazil Dividend Index and charge an expense of 0.85% [see Brazil ETF Investing: Five Critical Factors To Consider]. This ETF will include 30 Brazilian equities which are deemed to exhibit lower volatility and have a great dividend yield than the popular Bovespa Index. 

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Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

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