4-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund (NYSE: DEM  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income facts

Inception July 2007
Total Assets $1.85 billion
Investment Approach Seeks to track the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Index, which measures the highest dividend yield stocks from the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Index
Expense Ratio 0.63%
Dividend Yield 4.5%
Year-to-Date / 1-Year / 3-Year Returns (8%) / (5.4%) / 21.9%
Major Holdings with High CAPS Interest (at least 500 Active Picks) and Portfolio Weight Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM  ) (3.9%)
Banco Santander (NYSE: STD  ) (2.5%)
Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE: MBT  ) (1.2%)
Alternatives Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSE: VWO  )
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSE: EEM  )

Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 118 members who have rated WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TMFBWItime and ArfytheSeal.

About a month ago, TMFBWItime succinctly summed up the bull case: "Beaten down, lots of potential, [emerging markets] dividend is nice."

In fact, WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income boasts a juicy dividend yield of 4.5%. That's higher than that of other emerging market ETFs like Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets (2%) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (2.1%).

CAPS member ArfytheSeal elaborates on the ETF's positives:

- Provides diversification away from US $0.
- Is exposed heavily to telecom ...
- Pays a healthy dividends yield ... (somewhat unusual for emerging market funds -- the weighted dividend approach is the signature of fund manager Wisdom Tree).
- Is less exposed to China -- note, I like China, it's just that I already have exposure to the country, so this is a way to play emerging markets without undue country concentration

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