EZA - iShares MSCI South Africa ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
-0.21 (-0.75%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close28.15
Bid25.82 x 900
Ask30.60 x 1300
Day's Range27.39 - 28.38
52 Week Range24.12 - 58.29
Avg. Volume779,861
Net Assets295.28M
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
YTD Daily Total Return-42.39%
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.35
Expense Ratio (net)0.59%
Inception Date2003-02-03
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  • ETF Trends

    South Africa ETF Saddled With Potential Troubles

    The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA) is off more than 5% this year, a performance that's far worse than broader emerging markets benchmarks and there could be more trouble brewing for riskier assets in Africa's largest economy. South African companies have been struggling to turn out a profit as strained consumers reduced spending and faced a weak growth outlook amid continued political uncertainty. Some market observers are concerned Moody's Investors Service could downgrade South African debt next month.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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

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    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.