Global X MSCI SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF (SDEM)



The Global X MSCI SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF (SDEM) tracks the MSCI Emerging Markets Top 50 Dividend Index. It invests in the 50 highest yielding stocks in emerging economies.

Investment Thesis

SDEM provides the dividend income of an established company with the growth potential of an emerging market. It does all that at low valuation ratios (P/E of 10.02 and P/B of 1.24). It also pays its dividends monthly, which is unusual for an equity ETF.

SDEM is a transaction free ETF for E*Trade customers, which means that they do not pay E*Trade’s standard $6.95 transaction fee each time they buy or sell shares.


Updated May 20, 2018:

  • Assets under management: $20.4 million
  • Total holdings: 61
  • Portfolio turnover: 122%
  • SEC Yield: 4.82%
  • Expense ratio: 0.66%
  • P/E: 10.02
  • Alpha: -3.18
  • Beta: 1.18


Updated May 20, 2018:

  • Mid-cap value quadrant of the Morningstar style map.
  • Morningstar only gives it a 1-star rating.


From SDEM’s March 31, 2018 Fact Sheet:


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Top Ten Holdings

  1. Barclays Africa Group (OTC:AGRPF)
  2. Truworths Itl. (TRU)
  3. Liberty Holdings (JSE:LBH)
  4. Vedanta Holdings (VEDL)
  5. Centrais Eletricas Brasilieras (EBR)
  6. Lukoil (OTCPK:LUKOY)
  7. Novolupetsk Steel (MCX:NLMK)
  8. Growthpoint Properties (JSE:GRT)
  9. Itausa Investimentos (BVMF:ITSA4)
  10. Petkim Petrokimya Holdings (IST:PETKM)


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Douglass Gaking, Seeking Alpha, 04.25.2018

Primary Documents

pdf icon 240 Fund Fact Sheet (March 31, 2018)
pdf icon 240 Prospectus (March 1, 2018)
pdf icon 240 Annual Report (October 31, 2017)
link icon 240 Official Web Site

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