Almost Apple: Other ETFs Impacted By Just One Stock

April 10, 2012


While ETFs with a major portion allocated in Apple have garnered a lot of attention recently, they’re not the only funds to have a dangerously high weighting in a single stock, according to an article on Benzinga.

A variety of ETFs covering sectors ranging from retail to emerging markets have stocks that account for a surprising amount of the fund’s weight. The article highlighted the following funds:

  • iShares MSCI Switzerland Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWL): Nestle accounts for almost 23 percent of the fund
  • iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWY): Samsung holds 22.69 percent of EWY’s weight
  • Market Vectors Retail ETF (NYSEArca: RTH): WalMart is 12 percent of RTH
  • Global X FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GXG): Close to 16 percent of GXG is weighted in the Colombian oil company Ecopetrol


For more on the funds mentioned in the article, visit

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