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iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF (EWGS)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated May 18, 2022

EWGS is a passive ETF by iShares tracking the investment results of the MSCI Germany Small Cap Index. EWGS launched on Jan 25, 2012 and has a 0.59% expense ratio.

ETF Info

  • ISINUS46429B4656
  • CUSIP46429B465
  • IssueriShares
  • Inception DateJan 25, 2012
  • RegionNorth America (U.S.)
  • CategoryEurope Equities
  • Expense Ratio0.59%
  • Index TrackedMSCI Germany Small Cap Index
  • ETF Home Pagewww.ishares.com
  • Asset ClassEquity
  • Asset Class Size

    Small-Cap
  • Asset Class Style

    Value

Trading Data

  • Previous Close$65.30
  • Year Range$60.84 - $85.94
  • EMA (50)$68.49
  • EMA (200)$75.02
  • Average Volume$916.58

EWGSShare Price Chart


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EWGSPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF on Jan 30, 2012 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $29,161 for a total return of roughly 191.61%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


EWGS (iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF)
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EWGSReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M-7.79%-6.91%
YTD-17.83%-14.21%
6M-21.01%-12.68%
1Y-18.50%-2.04%
5Y6.90%11.97%
10Y12.20%12.79%

EWGSMonthly Returns Heatmap


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EWGSSharpe 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 Germany Small-Cap ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.90. 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.


EWGS (iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF)
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EWGSDividend History

iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF granted a 1.38% dividend yield in the last twelve months, as of May 18, 2022. The annual payout for that period amounted to $0.90 per share.


PeriodTTM2021202020192018201720162015201420132012
Dividend$0.90$0.90$0.85$1.07$1.78$0.72$0.77$0.50$0.73$0.54$0.62

Dividend yield

1.38%1.13%1.14%1.81%3.85%1.21%2.02%1.34%2.20%1.50%2.37%

EWGSDrawdowns Chart

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


EWGS (iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF)
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EWGSWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap 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 Germany Small-Cap ETF is 45.54%, recorded on Mar 19, 2020. It took 170 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-45.54%Jan 29, 2018536Mar 19, 2020170Nov 19, 2020706
-29.2%Sep 3, 2021174May 12, 2022
-22.96%Jun 9, 201489Oct 13, 2014401May 26, 2016490
-16.26%May 2, 201217Jun 4, 201234Sep 14, 201251
-11.82%Jun 9, 201613Jun 27, 201633Aug 12, 201646
-11.73%Sep 8, 201661Dec 2, 201653Feb 21, 2017114
-8.67%Jun 15, 202124Jul 19, 202132Sep 1, 202156
-8.21%Jun 19, 20134Jun 24, 201322Jul 26, 201326
-8.11%Feb 17, 202127Mar 25, 202121Apr 26, 202148
-7.95%Feb 20, 201338Apr 18, 201314May 8, 201352

EWGSVolatility Chart

Current iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF volatility is 41.36%. 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.


EWGS (iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

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