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 Fund has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

DGS facts


October 2007

Total Assets

$1.3 billion

Investment Approach

Seeks to track the price and yield performance of the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Index.

Expense Ratio


Dividend Yield


1-Year / 3-Year / 5-Year Annualized Returns

23% / 7.6% / 5.4%


SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index

Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 199 members who have rated DGS believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, Seattleldg, succinctly summed up the DGS bull case for our community:

Emerging market stocks seem unloved these days and on sale. I have been burned on several emerging market small cap companies so buying an ETF with a broader exposure seems more prudent. I like the dividend focus of this ETF. In countries with less than stellar accounting practices, dividends offer some insurance that these companies are legitimately earning what they claim. I also like the fact that this ETF is dividend weighted rather than cap weighted. Dividend weighting ensures that the ETF will have a value bent. The current 3% dividend yield is nice while we wait for world markets to improve. The expense ratio is 0.64% (in line with other similar emerging market ETFs).

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