Track the companies that matter to you. It's FREE! Click one of these fan favorites to get started: Apple; Google; Ford.



4-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: iShares MSCI Canada

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the iShares MSCI Canada Index ETF (NYSE: EWC  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at iShares MSCI Canada and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

EWC facts


March 1996

Total Net Assets

$4.62 billion

Investment Approach

Seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Canadian equity market.

Expense Ratio


Dividend Yield


1-Year / 3-Year / 5-Year Annualized Returns

(12%) / 3.1% / 2.5%

Best YTD Performers Among Top 10 Holdings

Canadian National Railway (NYSE: CNI  )
Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO  )
Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY  )

Foreign Large-Cap ETF Alternatives

iShares MSCI Value Index (NYSE: EFV  )
iShares Dow Jones International Select Dividend Index (NYSE: IDV  )

Source: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 412 members who have rated EWC believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Masaladosai and TheMightyKhan.

A few months ago, Masaladosai nicely summed up the EWC bull case:

Canada has not turned on the printing press to print money and rich in natural resources of all kinds. ... Not aware of single Canadian bank that went bankrupt during the financial crisis. This ETF well represents the Canadian industry.

EWC even sports a low annual turnover ratio of 6%. That's much lower than that of other foreign large-cap ETF plays such as iShares MSCI Value Index (29%) and iShares Dow Jones International Dividend Index (38%).

CAPS member TheMightyKhan expands on the outperform argument:

Canada is a major exporter to the USA. I would venture to say their economy would be non existent without us buying their exports. Their currency is strong and likely to continue gaining against the dollar as long as the printing presses are churning out dollars at home. This will juice returns. I remember when a dollar US got you $1.65 Canadian.

What do you think about iShares MSCI Canada, or any other ETF for that matter? If you want to retire rich, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional ETFs is a surefire way to secure your financial future, and on Motley Fool CAPS, thousands of investors are working every day to find them. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!

Interested in another easy way to track the iShares MSCI Canada Index? Add it to your watchlist.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Canadian National Railway. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (0)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 1564662, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/21/2016 1:20:18 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,111.44 -50.91 -0.28%
S&P 500 2,137.87 -3.47 -0.16%
NASD 5,250.70 8.87 0.17%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

10/21/2016 1:03 PM
EWC $25.68 Down -0.06 -0.23%
iShares MSCI Canad… CAPS Rating: ***
BMO $64.30 Down -0.35 -0.54%
Bank of Montreal CAPS Rating: ***
CNI $65.32 Down -0.36 -0.54%
Canadian National… CAPS Rating: *****
EFV $46.06 Down -0.09 -0.20%
iShares MSCI EAFE… CAPS Rating: *****
IDV $29.30 Down -0.20 -0.66%
iShares Dow Jones… CAPS Rating: ****
RY $63.47 Down -0.01 -0.02%
Royal Bank of Cana… CAPS Rating: ***