Investing in Taiwan ETFs / Taiwan ETF List
A list of Taiwan ETFs consists of the iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Fund (NYSEARCA: EWT) from iShares tracking the FTSE Taiwan Capped Index and the Franklin FTSE Taiwan ETF (NYSEARCA: FLTW) from Franklin Templeton tracking the FTSE Taiwan Capped Index. The First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX Fund (NYSEARCA: FTW) from First Trust has changed its name and ticker to the First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF (NYSEARCA: NFTY) while the SPDR MSCI Taiwan Quality Mix ETF (NYSEARCA: QTWN) from State Street SPDR was liquidated in 2016.
Investors interested in investing in Taiwan ETFs should also check out our Taiwan closed-end fund list and Taiwan ADR list as well as our Asia Pacific ETF list, Asia Pacific closed-end fund list, East Asia closed-end fund list, China closed-end fund list pages as region wide and/or China ETFs or closed-end funds could have exposure to Taiwan or Taiwanese stocks. In addition, its worth remembering that many Taiwanese stocks and the Taiwan economy itself would have significant exposure to Mainland China as well as to the regional and global economies due to the electronics and semiconductor industries.
Taiwan ETF List*
|ETF||Ticker||Mgr / Advisor||Asset Class||Inception||Tracking Index|
|1||First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX Fund||FTW||First Trust||Equities - EM||2012/02/15 - 2018 Reorganized||Defined Taiwan Index|
|2||Franklin FTSE Taiwan ETF||FLTW||Franklin Templeton||Equities - EM||2017/11/02||FTSE Taiwan Capped Index|
|3||iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Fund||EWT||iShares||Equities - EM||2000/06/20||MSCI Taiwan 25/50 Index (M1CXBISD)|
|4||SPDR MSCI Taiwan Quality Mix ETF||QTWN||State Street SPDR||Equities - EM||2014/09/17 - 2016/11/14 Liquidated||MSCI Taiwan Quality Mix A-Series Index|
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Taiwan ETF investors will want to check out these useful and mostly English news resources for investing in Taiwan stocks or about the country in general:
- China Economic News Service
- Focus Taiwan News Channel (The Central News Agency)
- Taipei Times
- Taiwan’s Business Weekly (Chinese)
- Taiwan News
- Taiwan Review
- Taiwan Sun
- Taiwan Today
Investors may also want to watch or listen to The Craziest Stockmarket Bubble You’ve Never Heard of:
The financial bubble that gripped Taiwan in the 1980s is one of the wildest the world has ever seen. Stock prices went up more than 12x in less than four years, over a third of the Taiwanese population over the age of 15 were actively playing the stock market, and on peak days trading on the Taipei Stock Exchange exceeded the turnover of both the Tokyo and New York stock exchanges, combined! This is the story behind the boom and bust of Taiwan’s seldom discussed, yet spectacular stock market bubble.