This ETF offers exposure to South Korea, a dynamic economy that often receives a meaningful allocation in most long-term portfolios. EWY is the most liquid and most popular option for achieving exposure to the economy of South Korea, though there are other ETF options as well. Given this targeted focus, EWY is most appropriate for investors looking to fine tune international equity exposure or make a tactical and short term tilt towards this market. This ETF may also be useful as a small allocation within a longer-term portfolio among investors who believe South Korea maintains a bright long-term economic outlook. Some investors may prefer to achieve their South Korea exposure through more broad-based funds within the Global Equities ETFdb Category or Asia Pacific Equities ETFdb Category. There are some noteworthy elements of the EWY portfolio. A few companies make up a big chunk of holdings, and the portfolio is dominated by large cap stocks. Moreover, certain sectors (such as technology) receive big weightings in the fund, while others are hardly represented at all. Investors looking for exposure to South Korea through small caps--which many believe offer better "pure play" access to the local economy--may prefer SKOR. The combination of those two will deliver well rounded exposure to this Asian powerhouse.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EWY 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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