Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the iShares MSCI Chile Investable Market Index Fund
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at iShares MSCI Chile and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.
iShares MSCI Chile facts
|Total Assets||$503.2 million|
|Investment Approach||Seeks to replicate the MSCI Chile Investable Market index, which measures broad-based equity market performance in Chile.|
|Year-to-Date / 1-Year / 3-Year Returns||(27.6%) / (21.8%) / 25.1%|
|Top Holdings With High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 Stars) and Portfolio Weight||
Empresa Nacional de Electricidad
Sociedad Quimica y Minera
iShares MCSI Brazil
SPDR S&P Emerging Latin America
Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 157 members who have rated iShares MSCI Chile believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include alee1227 and AjOrellana. This past summer, alee1227 tapped the ETF as a hidden opportunity: "Chile is often overlooked, but I like this play."
iShares MSCI Chile even sports a respectable expense ratio of 0.61%. That's exactly in line with Latin America ETFs iShares MSCI Brazil and roughly comparable to SPDR S&P Emerging Latin America.
CAPS member AjOrellana elaborates on the bull case:
There are a number of reason will I think this EFT will outperform the S&P 500. First, the Chilean economy is fundamentally strong, with a fiscally conservative government, and hawkish central bank. ... Now this is the main reason why I am extremely bullish on ECH: China (and other emerging economies) are growing like crazy, and there are consumer raw materials in vast quantities. Chile's exposure to Chinese growth will benefit the Chilean economy. As the Chilean economy continues to grow so will its other sectors (such as utilities, industrial, materials, and consumer staples).
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