Korea is situated in the center of air and maritime transportation networks in the Northeast Asia. The most important thing about investing in South Korea is that the country has a firm and well-balanced economy with a strong growth potential in the coming years. The country belongs to the G20 group. In the recent years the South Korea’s economy has attracted many investors and it remains top-tier investment opportunity. It is a developed, high-income economy that is considered the most industrialized member of the OECD. Moreover, it is included in the Asian Tiger group as one of the fastest-growing developed countries. Furthermore, South Korea has a well-educated workforce which undoubtedly contributes to the continuous economic growth and high level of innovation. Investors can easily invest in South Korea through Exchange Traded Funds. IT and services are the Korea’s main sectors. Besides, Korea is an extensive exporter of many goods e.g.: petrochemicals, semiconductors, machinery and automobiles. For global investors, Korean ETFs provide exposure to the Korean market. The potential investors must be aware of the geopolitical location of South Korea. Proximity to North Korea, which is well-knows for its unpredictable behaviors, may cause excessive volatility on the South Korean market.
South Korea ETFs on average are in the long-term down -28% below S&P in 1 year.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Change||Total net assets||Total expense ratio|
|DBKO||Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI South Kor Hdgd Eq ETF||24.33||0.18%|
|DXKW||WisdomTree Korea Hedged Equity Fund||21.86||0.73%||8.15 M||0.58%|
|EWY||iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund||53.09||0.61%||4.2 B||0.61%|
|FKO||First Trust Exchange Traded AlphaDEX Fund II||22.09||1.52%|
|HKOR||Horizons Korea KOSPI 200 ETF||30.74|
|KORU||Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust||23.65||1.72%|