iShares MSCI China Small-Cap ETF

Price: $49.75
Change: $0.25 (-0.01%)
Last Updated:


Brand iShares
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.59%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Sep 28, 2010
Index Tracked MSCI China Small Cap

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to small cap Chinese stocks, an asset class that is generally overlooked, even by investors with significant exposure to Chinese equity markets. The majority of China-specific funds and emerging markets ETFs are dominated by mega cap stocks, and often exhibit a significant tilt towards the energy and financial sectors. ECNS does not share those biases, making this fund a potential complement or alternative to large cap-heavy ETFs; ECNS can be partnered with FXI or GXC to deliver more complete and well-rounded China exposure. Because small cap companies depend more heavily on local consumption than their large cap counterparts, these stocks are often a better “pure play” on the local economy. With about 300 holdings and only 10% of total holdings in the top ten securities, ECNS receives high marks for diversification. This fund is also relatively cheap considering the nature of the exposure, coming in right in line with the category average. HAO is another option delivering similar exposure, while YAO focuses on Chinese stocks across all market capitalizations.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Multi-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Region (General) Emerging Asia Pacific
Region (Specific) China

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: China - Small Cap
  • Category Size and Style
  • Focus Small Cap
  • Niche Broad-based
  • Strategy Vanilla
  • Weighting Scheme Market Cap

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $39.67
  • 52 Week Hi $65.26
  • AUM $86.1 M
  • Shares 1.7 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 13,800
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 17,900

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Asia Pacific Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest VPL 0.08% $5.7 B 562,271 6.07%
Largest (AUM) EWT 0.59% $7.5 B 3 M 20.93%
Most Liquid (Volume) EWH 0.51% $963.7 M 4 M -2.22%
Top YTD Performer SMIN 0.81% $362.6 M 62,554 43.93%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: China - Small Cap Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest ASHS 0.65% $40.2 M 15,118 15.51%
Largest (AUM) ASHS 0.65% $40.2 M 15,118 15.51%
Most Liquid (Volume) ASHS 0.65% $40.2 M 15,118 15.51%
Top YTD Performer ASHS 0.65% $40.2 M 15,118 15.51%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

ECNS ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 262 324 377
% of Assets in Top 10 17.59% 43.77% 13.24%
% of Assets in Top 15 22.14% 52.23% 16.90%
% of Assets in Top 50 45.80% 78.14% 36.17%

Size Comparison

ECNS ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 0.00% 58.74% 1.74%
Mid (>2.7B) 19.54% 29.08% 47.82%
Small (>600M) 67.38% 8.79% 43.88%
Micro (<600M) 13.06% 1.39% 6.55%

ECNS Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

P/E Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio

ECNS Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

ECNS ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.56 $ 0.39 $ 0.36
Dividend Date 2021-06-10 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 1.74 $ 0.80 $ 0.95
Annual Dividend Yield 3.42% 1.82% 1.90%

ECNS Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: -2.59 M 3 Month Net Flows: -7.79 M 6 Month Net Flows: -13.34 M 1 Year Net Flows: 33.05 M 3 Year Net Flows: 54.94 M 5 Year Net Flows: 59.65 M 10 Year Net Flows: 61.6 M

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for ECNS 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.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B n/a
Expenses A- n/a

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

ECNS Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Qualified dividends
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores

ECNS does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.

ECNS Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

ECNS ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return -6.19% -0.87% -3.26%
3 Month Return -14.93% -2.42% -4.37%
YTD Return 2.22% 6.11% 8.87%
1 Year Return 23.97% 28.82% 23.45%
3 Year Return 21.86% 24.46% 40.78%
5 Year Return 37.12% 32.82% 29.31%

ECNS Price and Volume Chart

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of ECNS's underlying holdings.

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 90.16%
American Depositary Receipt 9.56%
CASH 0.15%
Open-ended Fund 0.12%
Other 0.01%
Sector Percentage
Finance 19.0%
Health Technology 13.06%
Process Industries 11.57%
Technology Services 8.32%
Producer Manufacturing 7.73%
Utilities 5.51%
Electronic Technology 4.71%
Consumer Non-Durables 4.69%
Consumer Durables 3.58%
Commercial Services 3.3%
Consumer Services 3.27%
Transportation 3.05%
Industrial Services 2.36%
Distribution Services 2.1%
Non-Energy Minerals 2.0%
Energy Minerals 1.77%
Miscellaneous 1.53%
Retail Trade 1.07%
Health Services 0.88%
Communications 0.34%
CASH 0.15%
Other 0.01%
Market Cap Percentage
Small 67.38%
Mid 19.54%
Micro 13.06%
Large 0.0%
Region Percentage
Asia Pacific 88.99%
North, Central and South America 10.85%
Other 0.16%
Region Percentage
Country Percentage
China 69.93%
Hong Kong 27.93%
United States 1.55%
Other 0.28%
Singapore 0.19%
Cayman Islands 0.12%
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 90.16%
American Depositary Receipt 9.56%
CASH 0.15%
Open-ended Fund 0.12%
Other 0.01%

ECNS Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group Category.

5 Day Volatility
12 of 50

20 Day Volatility
1 of 50

50 Day Volatility
1 of 50

200 Day Volatility
1 of 50

42 of 49

Standard Deviation
11 of 49


  • 20 Day MA $52.80
  • 60 Day MA $53.41
  • MACD 15 Period -2.63
  • MACD 100 Period -4.65
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 88.03
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 90.69
  • RSI 10 Day 35
  • RSI 20 Day 40
  • RSI 30 Day 42
  • Ultimate Oscillator 39

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $48.77
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $53.85
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $49.19
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $56.44
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $49.36
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $55.83

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $49.49
  • Support Level 2 $49.24
  • Resistance Level 1 $49.93
  • Resistance Level 2 $50.11


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 41.67
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 35.40
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 37.14
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 39.17

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