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Emerging Global Rolls Out Emerging-Markets High-Dividend ETF

As planned, Schwab's fundamentally indexed funds launch, while Van Eck draws up plans for a Puerto Rico municipal-bond ETF and a short-term, emerging-markets corporate-bond ETF.

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On Thursday, Aug. 15, Emerging Global Advisors launched an equally weighted, passively managed exchange-traded fund that holds 50 emerging-markets stocks that pay high dividends.

EGShares EM Dividend High Income ETF (EMHD) tracks an FTSE index that contains the 50 highest-yielding and liquid, emerging-markets stocks found in a broader FTSE parent index. To ensure diversification, the benchmark caps the number of stocks per country and industry at 10.

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Robert Goldsborough does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.