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rabockma1 said:VAESX or WAEMX
VAESX or WAEMX
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FSCOX is not EM, but is international small-caps.
MEGMX is EM, but not small-caps. And it's brand new. $44M AUM.
It's all-cap, "company-first." Macro stuff is not a big priority.
Sorry, I looked at several. I own PRIDX, but it's been closed. Keep tabs on it. It's a gooder "smid" cap fund. Mostly Middle-cap.
May want to consider international small cap funds which often have 10-20% EM small exposure. Matthews Asia Small Companies come to mind. Grandeur Peaks and Wasatch are good companies to research, but pay attention to the ERs.
I'm considering also Matthews Emerging Asia - MEASX, $1b mkt cap
GPEOX (I had it in the past, but then later sold it. Still hold their GPGOX)
WAEMX - Remember it as a high-flier during its early days
There are not many you find in that space. If you are open for ETFs, then you may have more options.
The fund performed exceedingly well within its category the first three full calendar years.
3 Yr return: 10.9% (top 2% of category);
standard deviation of 8.91%
MEASX seems to be in a slump since 2017.
3 Yr return: -13.8% (bottom percentile); 5 Yr return: -4.0% (bottom percentile);
standard deviation of 21.40%
Note: Morningstar moved MEASX from the 'Pacific/Asia ex-Japan Stock' category
to the 'Miscellaneous Region' category sometime after May 31, 2020.
DFA Emerging Markets Small Cap / 954
Morgan Stanley Inst EMkts Sm C / 1,021
Ashmore Emerging Markets Sm Cp / 1,294
Victory Sophus Emerging Market / 1,376
RBC Emerging Markets Small Cap / 1,385
Silk Invest New Horizons Front / 1,527
AMG TimesSquare Emerging Mkts / 1,586
Virtus KAR Emerging Markets Sm / 1,738
Victory Trivalent Emerging Mkt / 1,774
Templeton Emerging Markets Sma / 1,827
ETFs such as EWX in this case may be better for pure emerging market small exposure, although I think purity is overrated.
"There is pretty much no time period where EEM has outperformed SPY over the past decade when yields have surged. Add to this that EEM is full of tech (sensitive to rates) and we ask ourselves how people can be so bullish the relative EEM long here..."
Full Disclosure: I have no idea what will happen this year, nor could I pick out a map of many of the countries where these funds invest in, I'm thinking many others couldn't either...and I also likely wouldn't want any of my money going into some of these countries either, I don't even buy cat food where ingredients are sourced from some of these countries. No, no thanks, not for me.
Good Luck to all,
I am in both ARTYX and FSEAX and could not be happier. ARTYX is up 17.30% and FSEAX is up 16.63% YTD. So thanks to the posters here for sharing.