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The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, net of expenses.
The investment strategy of XEM is to invest primarily in shares of a U.S. iShares Fund (iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF) that seeks investment results that correspond generally to the applicable index.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index provided by MSCI that is designed to measure the equity market performance of emerging markets.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a leading measure of emerging market equity performance.
It currently includes 23 countries, spanning the Americas, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
|Category (main)||Emerging Markets Equity - Broad Market|
|Underlying Index||MSCI Emerging Markets Index (USD)|
|ETF Structure||Passive type. Endeavours to return the Index return before fees/costs|
|Issuer||iShares Canada by Blackrock|
|ETF Home Page||Available here|
|Inception Date||18 Jun 2009|
|Total Holdings||1 (832) *|
|Significant Currency Exposure||Yes|
* The US iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF has 832 holdings (May 2013)
|Management Expense Ratio (MER)||0.82%|
|Exchange||TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)|
|Eligibility *||RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP|
|DRIP available **||No|
|PACC Plan available **||No|
|SWP available **||No|
* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ
** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.
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