ETF Trends
ETF Trends

iShares Singapore (EWS) deserves some attention.

Larry Edelson from Weiss Research suggest Singapore’s economy is one of the crown jewels of Asia:

  • Singapore’s GDP rose 8.5% in the first quarter of 2006.
  • Manufacturing gained 13.8%.
  • Exports were up 12.5%.
  • Retail sales increased 12.3%.
  • Per-capita GDP is nearly $30,000 per year, second only to Japan.

Roger Nusbaum from theStreet.com points out that the largest sector weight in EWS is the financial sector, at 35%, and three of the fund’s four largest holdings are financial stocks. The heavy weighting in financials contributes to EWS’ 3.2% dividend yield.

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