Both EEM and SPY are ETFs. EEM has a lower 5-year return than SPY (-0.19% vs 9.98%). EEM has a higher expense ratio than SPY (0.67% vs 0.09%). Below is the comparison between EEM and SPY.

Segment Equity: Emerging Markets - Total Market Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Issuer BlackRock State Street Global Advisors
Net Assets $24.13B $256.72B
Expense Ratio 0.67% 0.09%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Dividend Yield 2.12% 1.82%
Underlying Index MSCI Emerging Markets Index S&P 500
YTD Return 3.68% 18.10%
1-Year Return -4.80% 2.74%
3-Year Return 5.33% 12.56%
5-Year Return -0.19% 9.98%
10-Year Return 3.30% 13.31%

EEM description

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Emerging Markets Free Index. The Underlying Index is designed to measure equity market performance in the global emerging markets.

EEM returns

YTD Return 3.68%
1-Month Return -3.78%
3-Month Return -0.53%
1-Year Return -4.80%
3-Year Return 5.33%
5-Year Return -0.19%
10-Year Return 3.30%
EEM expense ratio is 0.67%.

EEM holdings

Top 10 Holdings (23.93% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd 00700 4.92%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 4.5%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2330.TW 3.81%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 005930.KS 3.38%
Naspers Ltd Class N NPN.JO 1.98%
China Construction Bank Corp Class H 00939 1.36%
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd Class H 02318 1.2%
China Mobile Ltd 00941 0.96%
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd HDFC.BO 0.93%
Reliance Industries Ltd RELIANCE.B 0.89%

SPY description

The Trust seeks investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the component common stocks of the S&P 500 Index.

SPY returns

YTD Return 18.10%
1-Month Return -1.67%
3-Month Return 6.76%
1-Year Return 2.74%
3-Year Return 12.56%
5-Year Return 9.98%
10-Year Return 13.31%
SPY expense ratio is 0.09%.

SPY holdings

Top 10 Holdings (21.61% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 4.28%
Apple Inc AAPL 3.63% Inc AMZN 3.12%
Facebook Inc A FB 1.88%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc B BRK.B 1.6%
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 1.49%
Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG 1.49%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 1.46%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 1.39%
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 1.27%
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