Best Performing Single Country ETFs Of 2017

March 01, 2017

SPDR S&P Russia ETF (RBL) is up 55.8%

RBL is a market-cap-weighted total-market portfolio of Russian equities. It’s one of three ETFs competing in this segment. The fund also includes Russian companies that are incorporated outside of Russia.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, energy is RBL’s biggest sector bet, at about 46% of the portfolio. Russia is a big oil-centered economy. Financials and basic materials follow, at 20% and 12%, respectively.

The fund is much smaller and less liquid than the competing VanEck Vectors Russia ETF (RSX), but it’s competitively priced at 0.59% in expense ratio and has $32 million in assets. RSX, with $2.8 billion in AUM, costs 0.67%.  

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