A Juicy 5% Yield From Emerging Markets But Be Aware Of The Risks

Income-seeking investors often look to familiar sectors like financials and utilities to generate a higher yield from their equities. A place that investors may not consider for dividend income is emerging markets but, believe it or not, there are some significant yields in this space.


The SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:EDIV) has been around for over four years and boasts a little over $300M in assets. Since its inception, the fund has trailed the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) and one of its larger competitors, the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income ETF (NYSEARCA:DEM) on a total return basis.

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