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iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Aug 11, 2022

EZA is a passive ETF by iShares tracking the investment results of the MSCI South Africa Index. EZA launched on Feb 7, 2003 and has a 0.59% expense ratio.

ETF Info

ISINUS4642867802
CUSIP464286780
IssueriShares
Inception DateFeb 7, 2003
RegionNorth America (U.S.)
CategoryEmerging Markets Equities
Expense Ratio0.59%
Index TrackedMSCI South Africa Index
ETF Home Pagewww.ishares.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Trading Data

Previous Close$44.68
Year Range$39.32 - $55.29
EMA (50)$43.13
EMA (200)$45.45
Average Volume$239.82K
Assets Under Management$369.09M

EZAShare Price Chart


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EZAPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares MSCI South Africa ETF in Jan 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $12,472 for a total return of roughly 24.72%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-20.00%-10.00%0.00%10.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-10.83%
-4.72%
EZA (iShares MSCI South Africa ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

EZAReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M5.28%7.97%
6M-10.84%-6.88%
YTD-1.64%-11.66%
1Y-3.61%-5.01%
5Y-0.20%11.56%
10Y-0.12%11.62%

EZAMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20229.33%3.80%5.45%-13.67%0.90%-10.27%-0.09%5.25%
20210.21%5.28%6.77%-0.10%7.62%-7.11%-0.92%2.09%-4.84%-0.00%-4.55%4.42%
2020-8.95%-9.81%-29.54%10.39%7.15%6.86%6.50%-0.96%-0.65%0.30%10.93%11.18%
201914.17%-6.79%-2.53%8.20%-6.64%6.05%-5.47%-7.35%-0.90%4.53%-0.10%9.05%
20183.07%-1.08%-3.73%-4.16%-5.48%-6.11%6.31%-10.33%-2.22%-10.03%9.47%-2.44%
20174.77%0.24%0.36%5.96%1.69%-3.85%6.05%3.94%-6.03%1.97%6.86%10.36%
2016-1.88%-2.25%18.33%5.07%-9.77%8.47%9.23%-9.07%6.74%-1.37%-8.07%4.10%
20154.26%1.30%-2.10%5.48%-8.03%1.54%-4.83%-7.68%-6.64%6.11%-6.27%-10.93%
2014-10.53%7.71%6.53%1.28%0.88%2.49%0.64%2.08%-9.14%6.63%-0.45%-3.49%
2013-7.46%-2.64%-0.99%0.55%-8.19%0.32%2.02%-2.30%8.55%3.78%-2.19%2.01%
20128.94%4.78%-1.15%-0.45%-9.23%4.22%0.89%0.48%3.04%-1.68%-1.45%12.50%
2011-12.17%5.76%5.13%5.40%-5.19%-1.29%-1.77%-1.36%-17.89%12.13%2.18%-3.97%
2010-9.20%1.27%13.38%-1.13%-5.79%-6.03%15.19%-3.71%15.10%0.76%-1.49%14.38%

EZASharpe 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 South Africa ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.12. 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.


-0.500.000.501.00MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-0.12
-0.25
EZA (iShares MSCI South Africa ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

EZADividend History

iShares MSCI South Africa ETF granted a 3.26% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.46 per share.


PeriodTTM202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$1.46$0.95$2.42$6.02$1.92$1.08$2.15$1.41$1.43$1.57$2.16$1.92$1.82

Dividend yield

3.26%2.09%5.74%13.56%4.76%2.00%5.41%4.15%3.10%3.52%4.46%4.81%3.83%

EZADrawdowns Chart

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


-35.00%-30.00%-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2022FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
-23.88%
-12.22%
EZA (iShares MSCI South Africa ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

EZAWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares MSCI South Africa 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 South Africa ETF is 62.25%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-62.25%Jan 29, 2018541Mar 23, 2020
-45.01%Apr 29, 2015184Jan 20, 2016486Dec 21, 2017670
-25.97%May 2, 2011108Oct 3, 2011656May 14, 2014764
-17.71%Sep 8, 201470Dec 15, 201491Apr 28, 2015161
-17.7%Apr 6, 201033May 20, 201079Sep 13, 2010112
-13.4%Jan 4, 201118Jan 28, 201147Apr 6, 201165
-12.68%Jan 7, 201022Feb 8, 201021Mar 10, 201043
-7.6%Apr 11, 20116Apr 18, 20116Apr 27, 201112
-7.41%Nov 9, 201015Nov 30, 20104Dec 6, 201019
-5.83%Oct 19, 20107Oct 27, 20106Nov 4, 201013

EZAVolatility Chart

Current iShares MSCI South Africa ETF volatility is 31.07%. 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.


10.00%20.00%30.00%40.00%50.00%60.00%MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust
31.07%
16.23%
EZA (iShares MSCI South Africa ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)