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Best Funds: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)

best-funds-eemIn speaking with a friend who used to manage one of the best emerging-market mutual funds, she believes the emerging market selloff is overdone, and that there is fabulous long-term value here. I tend to agree … but I only had a small mutual fund position in emerging markets, so I’ve added the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM).

EEM gives you exposure to a number of emerging markets, though it’s most heavily weighted in China (18%), South Korea (15.9%), Taiwan (12.2%) and Brazil (10.6%). It’s also got more than a quarter of its holdings in financials and another 17% in information technology, so as long as you’re comfortable with those heavy sector leans, you’re fine.

Top holdings include Samsung (SSNLF), Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) and Tencent Holdings (TCEHY).

EEM charges 0.67% in fees.

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