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iShares MSCI-Australia ETF (EWA)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated May 17, 2022

EWA is a passive ETF by iShares tracking the investment results of the MSCI Australia Index. EWA launched on Mar 18, 1996 and has a 0.50% expense ratio.

ETF Info

  • ISINUS4642861037
  • CUSIP464286103
  • IssueriShares
  • Inception DateMar 18, 1996
  • RegionDeveloped Asia Pacific (Australia)
  • CategoryAsia Pacific Equities
  • Expense Ratio0.50%
  • Index TrackedMSCI Australia Index
  • ETF Home Pagewww.ishares.com
  • Asset ClassEquity
  • Asset Class Size

  • Asset Class Style


Trading Data

  • Previous Close$23.72
  • Year Range$22.47 - $26.88
  • EMA (50)$24.86
  • EMA (200)$24.88
  • Average Volume$6.47M
  • Assets Under Management$1.57B

EWAShare Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares MSCI-Australia ETF on Jan 5, 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $17,214 for a total return of roughly 72.14%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

EWA (iShares MSCI-Australia ETF)
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EWAReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized


EWAMonthly Returns Heatmap

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EWASharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current iShares MSCI-Australia ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.31. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

EWA (iShares MSCI-Australia ETF)
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EWADividend History

iShares MSCI-Australia ETF granted a 5.32% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of May 17, 2022. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.26 per share.


Dividend yield


EWADrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.

EWA (iShares MSCI-Australia ETF)
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EWAWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares MSCI-Australia ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the iShares MSCI-Australia ETF is 45.54%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 172 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



To Bottom


To Recover



-45.54%Jan 17, 202045Mar 23, 2020172Nov 24, 2020217
-35.37%Sep 4, 2014345Jan 15, 2016491Dec 27, 2017836
-30.39%Apr 29, 2011109Oct 3, 2011319Jan 10, 2013428
-26.47%Apr 15, 201026May 20, 2010102Oct 14, 2010128
-19.89%May 1, 201336Jun 20, 2013202Apr 9, 2014238
-19.11%Jan 29, 2018229Dec 24, 2018122Jun 20, 2019351
-15.77%Jan 12, 201019Feb 8, 201037Apr 1, 201056
-15.18%Apr 5, 202227May 12, 2022
-13.93%Jun 15, 2021158Jan 27, 202239Mar 24, 2022197
-10.87%Feb 18, 201118Mar 16, 201110Mar 30, 201128

EWAVolatility Chart

Current iShares MSCI-Australia ETF volatility is 38.52%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.

EWA (iShares MSCI-Australia ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

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