Beyond EZA: Alternative South Africa ETF Plays

May 04, 2012


The iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund (NYSEArca: EZA) is the sole South Africa-specific ETF on the market, but there are other funds that provide investors with the opportunity of gaining more exposure to this increasingly popular developing country, according to an article on Benzinga.

Buying South African stocks may be a bit expensive, but these ETFs can help gain exposure to the resource-rich economy without breaking the bank:

  • First Trust ISE Global Platinum Index Fund (NYSEArca: PLTM)
  • EGShares Consumer Services GEMS ETF (NYSEArca: VGEM)
  • PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility ETF (NYSEArca: EELV)
  • Global X Pure Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GGGG)


Head over to to learn more about the structure and holdings of PLTM, VGEM, EELV and GGGG.

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