New SPDR ETFs Give Emerging Markets Exposure

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State Street Global Advisors have created new exchange traded funds that give exposure to growth in emerging markets and international stocks, in one shot.  Lately, investors have begun to trickle back into this area of the market.

“Against a backdrop of a reduction in emerging market equity values in 2011, the asset class now offers a more attractive entry,” James Ross, senior managing director and global head of SPDR Exchange Traded Funds, said.  “The launch of the SPDR MSCI EM 50 ETF enhances our emerging market SPDR ETF offering and provides investors with very precise access to a well-established index,” he said. [Emerging Market Dividend ETFs]

According to the press release, the new ETFs are:

  • SPDR MSCI EM 50 ETF (NYSEArca: EMFT - News) The market-cap weighted index holds 50 of the largest MSCI Emerging Markets Index constituents.  To enhance liquidity, the index applies eligibility screens that exclude smaller emerging market countries and replaces constituent securities for selected markets with depositary receipts. The expense ratio is 0.50%. [New ETFs Track Higher-Volatility International Stocks]
  • SPDR MSCI ACWI IMI ETF (NYSEArca: ACIM - News) The fund tracks the MSCI All Country World Investable Market Index.  The Index is a free float- adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that captures up to 98 %of the developed and emerging investable market universe. The expense ratio is 0.25%. [Top International ETFs for Dividends]

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.

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