This ETF offers exposure to Taiwanese equities, and is the most liquid and most popular option for achieving exposure to the quasi-developed economy of Taiwan. As such, this ETF can be used in a number of different ways within a portfolio; EWT can be used as a short-term trading vehicle for betting on strong performance in Taiwan's equity markets, or as a smaller complementary allocation in a long-term portfolio. Some investors, however, may prefer to achieve Taiwan exposure through more broad-based emerging markets ETFs such as EEM and VWO. Like many international equity ETFs, EWT is dominated by large cap stocks, which introduces certain biases into the portfolio. Within EWT's portfolio, the tech sector receives a huge allocation that may be a pro or a con depending on the investor's outlook for that segment of the market. Investors looking to access this market through small cap stocks may prefer TWON, which focuses on a different subset of the country's equity market. Combining EWT and TWON in complementary roles will deliver broad-based, well-rounded exposure to investors.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EWT 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 Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 12 other ETFs in the Asia Pacific Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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