This ETF offers pure play exposure to the Irish economy, investing in stocks listed on Irish stock exchanges and generating substantial portions of their revenues in the country. As such, EIRL is probably too targeted for buy-and-hold portfolios, but can be useful for those looking to fine tune their Europe exposure or perhaps combine this fund with another position to create a long/short trade. EIRL is the only ETF option for exclusive Ireland exposure, but there are some limitations to consider. Holdings are far from balanced from a sector perspective, as many corners of the Irish economy are overlooked completely. And EIRL has only about 25 stocks in total, limiting the diversification of the underlying basket and resulting in significant concentrations in some big names. EIRL can still be a very efficient means of accessing the Emerald Isle, but these limitations should be noted.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EIRL on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Europe Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 24 other ETFs in the Europe Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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