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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund - XEM

ETF Overview

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 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.

Key ETF Data

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
Asset Class Equity
Region Emerging Markets
Issuer iShares Canada by Blackrock
ETF Home Page Available here
Fund Facts
Inception Date 18 Jun 2009
Total Holdings 1 (832) *
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annual
Leverage None
Significant Currency Exposure Yes
Currency Hedging No

* The US iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF has 832 holdings (May 2013)

Management Fee 0.79%
Management Expense Ratio (MER) 0.82%
Trading Information
Ticker XEM
Exchange TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
Currency CAD
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.

Current Price, Fund Performance, Yield, NAV, Charts etc

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iShares US: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

iShares US includes a wealth of data on the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, including: