This ETF offers exposure to Singaporean equities, and is the most liquid and most popular option for achieving exposure to the Singaporean economy. Singapore is one of the more unique economies in the world, and many investors may find the risk/return profile to be attractive. As such, EWS can be used in multiple ways by different investors. This ETF can certainly be an efficient means of establishing a short-term tactical tilt towards Singapore, as the impressive liquidity allows investors to establish or liquidate positions quickly. And EWS can also be appealing as a satellite holding within a more stable long-term portfolio; because Singapore receives little weighting within broad-based international or Asian ETFs, EWS can help to establish a more meaningful allocation to this country. Several elements of the EWS portfolio are worth noting. Like many international equity ETFs, EWS is dominated by large cap stocks, which introduces certain biases into the portfolio. In the case of EWS, financials receive a heavy allocation, which may be a pro or con depending on an investor's outlook. EWS is ideal for investors seeking exposure to large cap Singaporean stocks as many of these securities are not heavily represented in other developed market ETFs. Those seeking more broad-based exposure to developed Asian economies might look at EPP (which excludes Japan) or VEA (which includes a big weighting to Japan).
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EWS 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 Asia Pacific 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 11 other ETFs in the Asia Pacific 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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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of EWS relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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