EWU - iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
+0.08 (+0.25%)
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Previous Close32.56
Bid32.65 x 29200
Ask32.66 x 40700
Day's Range32.49 - 32.65
52 Week Range28.41 - 34.02
Avg. Volume2,863,935
Net Assets2.39B
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
YTD Daily Total Return13.45%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.93
Expense Ratio (net)0.47%
Inception Date1996-03-12
  • Benzinga

    Germany Avoids Technical Recession, Eurozone GDP Projected To Rise 0.5% In 2020

    Germany has narrowly avoided a recession, with the latest figures released Thursday showing the country’s economy grew by 0.1% in the third quarter. Economists estimate that growth domestic product in the eurozone will grow by only 0.5% in 2020. In Spain, the latest quarterly GDP growth figure is 0.4% quarter-over-quarter; in the Netherlands, 0.4%; in the U.K., 0.3%; in France, 0.3%; and in Italy, 0.1%.

  • UK ETF in Focus on Slowest Growth in Nearly a Decade

    UK ETF in Focus on Slowest Growth in Nearly a Decade

    The U.K. economy is grappling with shrinking business investments largely due to Brexit uncertainty.

  • Benzinga

    UK GDP: Economy Avoids Recession Despite Weak Growth

    The United Kingdom's economy is growing at its slowest annual rate in almost a decade. The U.K.'s year-over-year growth in the three month period ended in September slowed from 1.3% to to 1%, the Office for National Statistics said. The U.K. may have ducked a recession, but it's seeing it's weakest growth in a decade and may struggle to expand if the rest of the global economy is slowing, said Artur Baluszynski, head of research at Henderson Rowe.

  • Top ETF Stories of October

    Top ETF Stories of October

    Announcement of phase-one trade deal, Fed rate cut, moderate earnings, marijuana crash and Brexit extension regulated the ETF world in October.

  • Benzinga

    EU Grants Another 3-Month Brexit Extension

    Britain has the option to exit the E.U. before this deadline if its Parliament and the European Parliament ratify a deal. The EU is unlikely to oblige, according to the BBC. The bloc wants to avoid a no-deal scenario in case the British Parliament can’t ratify Johnson’s proposal by January. The EU further said it isn’t open to renegotiating the “Brexit deal” agreed to with Johnson.

  • ETFs to See Short-Term Rally on Signs of New Brexit Deal

    ETFs to See Short-Term Rally on Signs of New Brexit Deal

    These ETFs are likely to soar in the near term if a Brexit deal is passed by Oct 31.

  • Market Exclusive

    Market Morning: Brexit Deal Details, Drug Wars, Danone Down, Aramco Delay, Hong Kong Boils

    The Lowdown on The Brexit Deal It’s going to be a weekend of fireworks galore in the United Kingdom, possibly one of the most interesting times in the country’s history since World War II. Except this time nobody is going to get bombed and killed, so that’s definitely a plus. SEE: Canopy Rivers Gets Approval […]The post Market Morning: Brexit Deal Details, Drug Wars, Danone Down, Aramco Delay, Hong Kong Boils appeared first on Market Exclusive.

  • ETF Trends

    U.K. ETF Gains on Brexit Deal, Still Faces Uncertain Parliament Response

    United Kingdom country-specific ETFs strengthened on Thursday after Britain reached a tentative Brexit deal with the European Union, but further gains were capped as Prime Minister Boris Johnson still needs a divided parliament to approve the agreement. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) rose 0.6% on Thursday. “All in all, I am happy, relieved that we reached a deal,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

  • MarketWatch

    United Kingdom ETF rises after tentative Brexit deal announced

    A popular U.K.-specific exchange-traded fund rose Thursday after Britain and the European Union struck a tentative deal to exit from out of the trade bloc. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF rose 0.4%. The iShares ETF maintains a high concentration of large and midcap companies and a particularly heavy concentration to financial shares (19.9%) and the energy sector (17.95%), according to FactSet data. For the week, the ETF is on pace for a gain of 0.9% after a 3.4% rise last week. The rally for the U.K. ETF comes as the embattled pound has been surging against the dollar on hopes of a Brexit divorce agreement. The buck last changed hands against the pound at $1.2849, with the U.S. dollar down 1.2% against the U.K. unit. A stronger pound tends to cap gains in U.K. stocks because it can weigh on revenue for the export-heavy economy. Despite reaching the draft Brexit agreement, the U.K. parliament must ratify the pact on Saturday.

  • Benzinga

    Brexit Update: Queen Elizabeth II Says UK's Priority Is To Leave EU At End Of Month

    Queen Elizabeth II delivered a speech Monday outlining the government priority to leave the European Union Oct. 31.  The queen's speech normally marks the opening of a parliamentary session and outlines ...

  • ETF Trends

    U.K. ETFs Surge on Brexit Deal Hopes

    United Kingdom markets and country-specific exchange traded funds surged Friday on hopes that the country could reach an amicable divorce deal with the European Union. Among the best performing non-leveraged ...

  • Benzinga

    Brexit Update: Scottish Court Delays Decision On Extension, EU Negotiator Says Deal 'Difficult But Possible'

    Brexit dscussions between the European Union and the United Kingdom are intensifying with 22 days to go before the U.K. is due to depart from the EU. The Scottish Court of Session delayed a decision on whether to sign a letter requesting a Brexit extension if Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to do so, the BBC reported. The U.K. Parliament is set to meet Saturday, Oct. 19 following an EU summit.

  • Benzinga

    Brexit Update: Germany's Merkel Informs British PM Johnson Deal 'Overwhelmingly Unlikely'

    A No. 10 Downing Street source has said a Brexit deal is "essentially impossible" in the wake of a call between U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to a Tuesday BBC report.

  • Benzinga

    UK Supreme Court Rules Boris Johnson's Pre-Brexit Parliament Suspension Unlawful

    The Supreme Court of the U.K. has declared that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament is unlawful. The Tuesday ruling is a huge blow to Johnson, as the Supreme Court has now cleared the way for Parliament to reconvene immediately and resume debating his Brexit plans. The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal in the U.K. for civil and criminal cases, and hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance affecting the British population.

  • Benzinga

    Analyst: Expect Upward Trend In Pound Sterling As Britain Preps To Leave EU

    On Thursday, Juncker said a new Brexit deal could still be reached by the deadline, according to the BBC. The pound sterling should continue on an upward trend, said Marc-André Fongern, an FX and macro strategist at MAF Global Forex.

  • Market Exclusive

    Market Morning: Fed Decides In Wake Repo Rate Spike, Saudis Blame Iran, FedEx Falls

    FOMC Decision Clouded By Repo Rate Spike The Federal Open Market Committee concludes its two-day meeting today with an announcement as 2:00pm EST regarding its rate target decision. The chances of a rate hike have been declining ever since the oil price spike at the beginning of the week, but fed funds futures are still […]The post Market Morning: Fed Decides In Wake Repo Rate Spike, Saudis Blame Iran, FedEx Falls appeared first on Market Exclusive.

  • Benzinga

    Brexit Update: UK Parliament Suspended Until Mid-October, Johnson Preps To Leave EU

    U.K. Parliament has officially been suspended or “prorogued” until Oct. 14. The move has been met with protests from some MPs who were against the suspension. The decision comes after Prime Minister Boris ...

  • Market Exclusive

    Market Morning: Draghi’s Final Act, Brexit Saga Continues, Saudis Get New Energy Guy, China Buys Gold

    Mario Draghi Expected to Rage Against the Dying of the Euro This week will be European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s last opportunity to print the Old World into prosperity. Monetary policy wonks are almost universally expecting him to push overnight lending rates in the Eurozone even further into negative territory, despite the fact that […]The post Market Morning: Draghi's Final Act, Brexit Saga Continues, Saudis Get New Energy Guy, China Buys Gold appeared first on Market Exclusive.

  • Benzinga

    Brexit Update: Johnson's Brother Quits, Pence Supports PM

    It's unclear what a "no-deal Brexit" will look like now, said, David Stubbs, chief client investment strategist at JPMorgan Private Bank, who shared his thoughts on the latest developments with CNBC.

  • ETF Trends

    United Kingdom ETFs Jump on Optimism for a Brexit Deal

    With parliament successfully taking steps to avert a no-deal Brexit from the European Union, United Kingdom country-specific ETFs popped on renewed optimism. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) , the largest U.K.-related ETF listed in the U.S., was up 1.5% on Wednesday after retreating in the previous session amid growing anxiety over a snap election in Britain that would bring additional risks to a Brexit deal. Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his working majority in parliament Tuesday, and lawmakers also pushed to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

  • Benzinga

    Brexit Update: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Loses Majority Support

    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost majority support in the House of Commons as he faced a showdown Tuesday with members of the Conservative Party. Earlier today, Conservative Party MP Phillip Lee defected to the Liberal Democrats. Lee took his seat on the opposition benches as Johnson addressed the House of Commons, which caused a huge stir.

  • ETFs in Focus as a No-Deal Brexit May be in the Cards

    ETFs in Focus as a No-Deal Brexit May be in the Cards

    We may see a no-deal Brexit in October. What impact could it have on the UK and pound ETF?

  • Benzinga

    Brexit Update: Queen Approves Johnson's Request To Suspend UK Parliament, Sterling Falls

    "[The] sterling suffered a large sell-off this morning as traders suddenly got notice that Boris Johnson will not let Parliament get in the way of a no-deal Brexit," said Andy Scott, associate director at JCRA. "Today’s move by Johnson undermines Parliament’s chances and sets the U.K. on a hard Brexit course with arguably few prospects of avoiding such an outcome.

  • HSBC Might Cut Jobs after CEO’s Exit
    Market Realist

    HSBC Might Cut Jobs after CEO’s Exit

    After CEO John Flint's exit, HSBC might cut thousands of jobs—mainly seniors executives. Noel Quinn will serve as an interim CEO.

  • Benzinga

    'No End In Sight:' Boris Johnson's Brexit Prep Breaks The Pound, No-Deal Scenario Likely

    Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is standing by his promise that the U.K. must leave the European Union by Oct. 31 — with or without a deal in place. Capital Economics' chief markets economist John Higgins said much has been made of sterling’s poor performance recently, and the fact that it is close to the weakest it has ever been in nominal trade-weighted terms. “This [sterling weakness] masks the fact that the currency’s valuation still does not look particularly low on any of the usual fundamental measures.