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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer ETF (NYSEMKT: ECON  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

ECON facts



September 2010 

Total Assets

$784.4 million

Investment Approach

Seeks investment results that correspond to the price of the Dow Jones Emerging Markets Consumer Titans Index, which measures the stock performance of 30 leading emerging-market companies in the Consumer Goods and Consumer Services Industries.

Expense Ratio


Dividend Yield


1-Month / 3-Month / 1-Year Returns

4.7% / 8.9% / 22.3%


WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund (NYSEMKT: DGS  )

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income (NYSEMKT: DEM  )

Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, all 20 of the members who have rated ECON believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, Seattleldg, succinctly summed up the ECON bull case for our community:

Emerging market stocks seem unloved these days and on sale. I like the focus on the emerging market consumer oriented companies of this ETF. This sector has HUGE growth potential as emerging economies steadily develop and create greater wealth for their populations. Take note that this ETF only includes companies based in emerging market countries. ... I see ECON as a complementary investment with other international companies in my portfolio and a way to gain more targeted exposure to this market.

The expense ratio is 0.85% (a bit high relative to other emerging market ETFs).

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