4 Reasons South Korea ETFs May Not Be Down for Long

August 27th at 3:00pm by Tom Lydon

South Korea’s economy grew in the second quarter. That growth has yet to translate over to South Korea exchange traded funds (ETFs), which are down for the last month.

That may not be the case for long, though. There are some encouraging signs being seen in the South Korean economy:

The two ETFs listed below are the most direct ways to play the South Korean economy. There’s no direct play on the South Korean won (though there is one in registration from WisdomTree), you can get partial exposure via the WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging Currency (NYSEArca: CEW). The fund holds a basket of eight to 12 currencies, which are selected annually. Each currency is weighted equally and reset quarterly to maintain those weights. You can read more about the fund’s inner workings here.

  • iShares MSCI South Korea Index (NYSEArca: EWY)

South Korea ETF, Asia ETFs

  • IQ South Korea Small Cap ETF (NYSEArca: SKOR)

South Korea ETFs, Asia ETFs, SKOR

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.

The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any product.

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