Investing in South Africa ETFs / South Africa ETF List
A list of South Africa ETFs consists of the iShares MSCI South Africa Index ETF (NYSEARCA: EZA) from iShares tracking the MSCI South Africa Index and the Franklin FTSE South Africa ETF (FLZA) from Franklin Templeton tracking the FTSE/JSE South Africa Capped Index.
The MSCI South Africa Index contains 38 constituents (or approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization of the South African stock market) and is designed to measure the performance of large cap and mid cap South Africa stocks across a wide range of industries or sectors. The FTSE/JSE South Africa Capped Index is a joint venture between the JSE Limited (JSE) and the FTSE Group (FTSE).
It should be noted that many South Africa stocks would have operations in or indirect exposure to other African countries. Therefore, investing in South African stocks will give an investor exposure to many African frontier markets and especially to those in southern Africa.
Investors interested in investing in South Africa ETFs should check out our South Africa ADR list while our Africa ETFs list (region wide) would also have ETFs with a heavy exposure to the country along with the rest of Africa.
South Africa ETF List*
|ETF||Ticker||Mgr / Advisor||Asset Class||Inception||Tracking Index|
|1||Franklin FTSE South Africa ETF||FLZA||Franklin Templeton||Equities - EM||2018/10/10||FTSE/JSE South Africa Capped Index|
|2||iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund||EZA||iShares||Equities - EM||2003/02/03||MSCI South Africa Index|
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South Africa ETF investors will want to check out these useful and mostly English news resources for investing in South African stocks or about the country in general:
- Cape Times
- City Press
- Daily Sun
- Financial Mail
- Mail & Guardian
- Pretoria News
- Sunday Independent
- Sunday Times
- Times Live