Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the iShares MSCI Israel Capped Investable Market Index Fund
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at iShares MSCI Israel and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.
iShares MSCI Israel facts
|Total Assets||$75.5 million|
|Investment Approach||Seeks to replicate the MSCI Israel Capped Investable Market Index, which measures the performance of Israeli equity market and caps all component companies' weights at 24%.|
|3-Month / 1-Year / 3-Year Returns||(0.5%) / (31.3%) / 14.6%|
|Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 Stars) and Portfolio Weight||
SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa
Market Vectors Gulf States Index
Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.
Having gotten on board a couple of years ago, Montserrat25 tapped Israel as a particularly potent place to invest:
Wish I could change time frame on this call to 'forever'. I love the country, companies and the people. ... A bright future remains for Israel after this global recession.
iShares MSCI Israel, in particular, sports a juicy trailing dividend yield of 4.2%. That's higher than that of other Middle East ETFs like SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa (2.3%) and Market Vectors Gulf States (1.1%).
CAPS member jwebbzor expands on the tailwinds working in the ETF's favor:
We are moving into the next stage of the information/computing age. Israel with its strong concentration on R&D and high tech industry, will fare well. Wars? Bah, there will always be wars.
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