VanEck J. P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF (EMLC)

NYSEARCA: EMLC · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
+0.13 (0.54%)
Jun 5, 2023, 12:14 PM EDT - Market open
Assets $3.20B
Expense Ratio 0.30%
PE Ratio n/a
Shares Out 128.32M
Dividend (ttm) $1.44
Dividend Yield 5.72%
Ex-Dividend Date Jun 1, 2023
Payout Ratio n/a
1-Year Return -2.46%
Volume 459,034
Open 25.03
Previous Close 25.03
Day's Range 25.03 - 25.18
52-Week Low 22.38
52-Week High 25.63
Beta 0.38
Holdings 393
Inception Date Jul 22, 2010

About EMLC

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The VanEck J. P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF (EMLC) is an exchange-traded fund that mostly invests in broad credit fixed income. The fund tracks an index of debt issued by emerging market governments and denominated in local currencies of the issuers. EMLC was launched on Jul 22, 2010 and is managed by VanEck.

Asset Class Fixed Income
Category Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond
Region Emerging-Broad
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol EMLC
Issuer VanEck
Index Tracked J.P. Morgan Government Bond Emerging Markets Global Core Index


Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Jun 1, 2023 $0.1293 Jun 7, 2023
Apr 24, 2023 $0.1231 Apr 28, 2023
Apr 3, 2023 $0.1246 Apr 10, 2023
Mar 1, 2023 $0.1096 Mar 7, 2023
Feb 1, 2023 $0.1203 Feb 7, 2023
Dec 28, 2022 $0.1213 Dec 30, 2022
Full Dividend History


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1 month ago - ETF Trends

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EMLC: Question and Answer

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3 months ago - ETF Trends

Emerging Market Bond ETFs Are on the Mend

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Still a Case for Emerging Markets Debt

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

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Other symbols: HYEM
1 year ago - ETF Trends

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Sanctions Throw ETF Custody Into New Territory

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EM Bonds Could Be Way to Deal With Fed Tightening

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

EM Local Currency Bonds Ready for Redemption in 2022

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Income Investors Might Want to Consider These EM Bonds

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Emerging Market Debt Offers Diversification

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1 year ago - ETFcom

Emerging Markets Improvement Could Be Excellent for EMLC

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Time to Take Technical Look at Emerging Markets Debt ETF

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

EM Rate Hikes Could Be Promising for This Bond ETF

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Central Bank Tightening Could Boost This Bond ETF

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Will EM Central Bank Policy Benefit This VanEck ETF?

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Declining Treasury Yields May Lead to EM Bond Opportunities

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1 year ago - ETF Trends

Rate Hikes Could Actually Benefit This Bond ETF

Rate hikes usually force yields higher on bonds currently on the market, meaning prices move the opposite direction. However, rate increases can serve the purpose of supporting the local currency, ind...

2 years ago - ETF Trends

Assessing Benefits, Risks of Embracing EM Bonds for Income

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2 years ago - ETF Trends

Looking for a Rebound Play? Try EM Currencies with the EMLC ETF

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2 years ago - ETF Trends

An Emerging Markets Bond ETF for the Weak Dollar World

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2 years ago - ETF Trends

How Emerging Markets Debt Can Help You Fight Domestic Inflation

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2 years ago - ETF Trends

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3 years ago - ETF Trends