Equity: South Korea - Total Market

FKO Top Performer Intra-day
Price $19.84
Today’s Change -0.71%
11:23am 10/18/2019
FLKR Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $19.92
Today’s Change -1.43%
4:00pm 10/18/2019

ETF.com Insight

With 5 ETFs and over $4.21B in combined AUM, the Equity: South Korea - Total Market segment provides exposure to the South Korea space with a focus on Total Market securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI South Korea ETF (HEWY), with a total return of 6.26%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the iShares MSCI South Korea ETF (EWY) with $4.18BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the iShares MSCI South Korea ETF (EWY). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. EWY tracks a market-cap-weighted index of large- and midcap Korean firms. EWY has an expense ratio of 0.59% and tracks the MSCI Korea 25/50 Index.

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Equity: South Korea - Total Market segment is 67 out of 100, with the Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF(FLKR) obtaining the highest rating of 89 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.53% per year, with the Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF (FLKR) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.09% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF (FLKR), with a 12-month median tracking difference of 0.08%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Equity: South Korea - Total Market segment is 45 out of 100, with the iShares MSCI South Korea ETF(EWY) obtaining the highest rating of 86 out of 100.

The iShares MSCI South Korea ETF (EWY) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 176.28M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX Fund (FKO), with $60.76K in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX Fund(FKO), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

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DBKO
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

The MSCI Korea IMI has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.

Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to . This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.

Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, follows a strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

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