ARGT - Global X MSCI Argentina ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
32.32
-0.64 (-1.94%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close32.96
Open32.89
Bid32.31 x 1800
Ask32.44 x 1400
Day's Range32.31 - 33.00
52 Week Range21.75 - 33.95
Volume70,272
Avg. Volume101,103
Net Assets96.04M
NAV32.39
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield1.73%
YTD Return38.41%
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.36
Expense Ratio (net)0.59%
Inception Date2011-03-02
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