EZA - iShares MSCI South Africa ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
50.37
+0.67 (+1.35%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close49.70
Open0.00
Bid50.33 x 1100
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range0.00 - 0.00
52 Week Range
Volume0
Avg. Volume368,239
Net Assets391.09M
NAV49.25
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield4.81%
YTD Daily Total Return-0.93%
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.24
Expense Ratio (net)0.59%
Inception Date2003-02-03
  • Benzinga

    Credit Woes Come Calling For The South Africa ETF

    In a year in which precious metals prices are pushing higher, it would be reasonable to expect that equities in South Africa, a major producer of those commodities, would be following suit. For the most part, that hasn't been the case as the iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSE: EZA) is higher by just 4.26%, less than half the 10% returned by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Reserve Bank of South Africa has been cutting rates this year to prop up a flailing economy, Africa's largest, but that isn't doing much to allay credit concerns by the major ratings agencies.

  • ETF Trends

    South Africa ETF Pops on Slowing Inflation, Rate Cut Buts

    South Africa country-specific ETF was among the best performers on Wednesday as the rand currency rallied to its highest in almost a week on growing optimism that the central bank could intervene to bolster the economy on the backdrop of a lower-than-expected inflation rate. The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA) rose 2.8% on Wednesday. After consumer inflation decreased more than expected, investors were betting that the Reserve Bank could cut rates again, following a 25 basis point cut to 6.5% in July, supporting companies and consumers, Reuters reports.

  • ETF Trends

    South Africa ETFs Could Be a Contrarian Play

    South Africa country-specific exchange traded funds have fallen behind global markets, but an improving political environment may be the catalyst needed to turn the economy around. Year-to-date, the iShares ...

  • ETF Trends

    South Africa ETF Experiences a Post-Election Dip

    The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEArca: EZA), the largest exchange traded fund dedicated to Africa’s largest economy, rallied in advance of national elections there, but with some of the marquee results ...

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    General Election Results Could Bolster South Africa ETF

    As South Africa’s general election will be finalized and tallied in the weeks ahead, investors may find an opportunity in the country-related exchange traded fund. The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEArca: ...

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  • ETF Trends

    South Africa ETF Pops as Rand Currency Strengthens

    The South Africa country-specific ETF rallied Wednesday as the South African rand currency firmed below the 14.00 level for the first time in six weeks while the weaker U.S. dollar fueled investor demand for developing markets. Among the best performing non-leveraged ETFs of Wednesday, the iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA) increased 3.0%. Meanwhile, the South African rand appreciated 1.3% to ZAR13.91 against the U.S. dollar.

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    Trending: Palladium Continues Record Run as Supply Worries Intensify

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  • Benzinga

    A Precarious State For The South Africa ETF

    The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSE: EZA), the largest exchange traded fund dedicated to stocks in Africa's largest economy, is up about 6 percent this year. To be precise, EZA is up 6.05 percent year to date, but the South Africa ETF is trailing the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, of which South Africa is 5.95 percent, by more than 300 basis points. South Africa is the world's largest producer of platinum and the second-largest palladium-producing country.

  • Trending: Palladium Shoots up on Supply Shortages and Strike Fears
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    Trending: Palladium Shoots up on Supply Shortages and Strike Fears

    Palladium prices skyrocketed to new record levels as strike jitters in South Africa added to a tense market engulfed by a sustained supply deficit.

  • Trending: Chinese Stimulus Pledge Provides Impetus for African Economies
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    Trending: Chinese Stimulus Pledge Provides Impetus for African Economies

    The South African economy received a boon last week from its largest trade partner, China, as authorities in Beijing promised to implement monetary and fiscal stimulus. In the U.S., despite the three-week funding deal announced last Friday, airlines were brought to the very edge by the longest government shutdown in history. FAANGs caught this week’s podium with earning releases while worries regarding the slowdown in global economic activity and uncertainties over Sino-U.S. relations took a toll on the U.S. dollar. Finally, investors took interest in leveraged bets on commodities as oil surged after U.S. slapped fresh sanctions on Venezuela. Check out our previous trends edition at Trending: Investors Turn to Dividend Aristocrats Amid Market Volatility.

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