5-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Index (NYS: DGS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividendfacts


October 2007

Total Assets

$760 million

Investment Approach

Seeks to track the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Index, which includes about 700 small-cap companies across 19 countries and weighs holdings based on annual cash dividends paid.

Expense Ratio


3-Month / 1-Year / 3-Year Return

(6.3%) / (17.7%) / 25.9%

Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 Stars) and Portfolio Weight

Partner Communications (NAS: PTNR) (1.2%)
WisdomTree India Earnings ETF (NYS: EPI) (0.8%)
Telecom Argentina (NYS: TEO) (0.7%)

Dividend Yield



Vanguard Emerging Markets (NYS: VWO)
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYS: EEM)

Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 184 members who have rated WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include spoonieluv and All-Star mrwizard001, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Earlier this year, spoonieluv added it all up for Fools: "Small / mid caps + emerging markets (no PIGS) + solid dividend = yes please."

In fact, WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend sports a juicy dividend yield of 4%. That's higher than that of alternatives like Vanguard Emerging Markets (2%) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (2.1%).

CAPS member mrwizrd001 elaborated on the bull case back in late 2008:

Small cap stocks beat large cap stocks in the long run. Value stocks beat growth stocks in the long run. Emerging market stocks beat developed nations in the long run. [WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend] is the ONLY ETF that provides a small cap, value, emerging market investment.

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