Emerging Market Dividends: DEM Does Value

Emerging Market Dividends: DEM Does Value

A Seeking Alpha Contribution


  • DEM is the largest emerging market dividend ETF.
  • Top holdings at the moment include Russia, China and energy.
  • DEM has a solid yield of 4.5%, but the fund has a relatively low yield versus other EM dividend ETFs.

Emerging market dividend ETFs are attractive options for investors in search of dividends and growth, but these funds can be quite different in their sector and country exposure. The largest emerging markets dividend ETF, the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income (NYSEARCA:DEM),currently has large exposure to Russia, China and energy.

Index & Strategy

DEM tracks the WisdomTree Emerging Market Equity Income Index. The index selects the highest yielding stocks from the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Index. The top 30% are kept in the portfolio and then weighted byannual cash dividends. This skews the portfolio towards large caps since they make larger dividend payments… To Continue Reading, Please Click Here.

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