Are atomic tests a problem for South Korean ETFs?

Two weeks ago, I wrote about China, last week about Japan and today I decided to write about another Asian economic power – South Korea. iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF is up nearly 8% over the past month and over 40% year-to-date.



This kind of performance may be strange to those who are aware of situation at Korean peninsula. However, thanks to this political crisis, speculators became more anxious which resulted in a very peaceful rise in the value of South Korean companies.

“iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF allocates 40.7% of its weight to technology stocks, by far the ETF’s largest sector allocation. Financial services and consumer discretionary names combine for 26% of the fund’s roster. Data suggest some traders have recently been building short positions in the South Korea fund.” according to

Considering that it has now become a bit quieter on North Korean nuclear tests, we can expect calm growth in the South Korean economy in the upcoming months. Finally, the table with the performance of the best ETFs tracking the South Korean market.


Source: Capital Lab




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