Popular ETF categories: Equity, Commodity, Bond, Currency.

Middle East ETFs

The Middle East includes Egypt and the majority of the Western Asia: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Syria, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates. The Middle East countries range from being very poor to extremely wealthy. Investing in the Middle East has become popular in the recent years due to the extensive energy resources and rapidly growing population. Exchange-Traded Funds provide a convenient way for investors to gain exposure to the region. ETFs may focus on any specific country e.g. Egypt or Turkey. Investing in a single country involves more risk – less diversification. Many of the Middle East countries focus on the export of crude oil and oil-related products. Fluctuations in the prices of oil may impact economic growth and cause uncertainty of investments. Nevertheless, investing via Middle East ETFs might seem appropriate for long-term investors.

Strongest Trends Summary: Middle East ETFs


Egypt ETF is in the medium-term down -27% below S&P in 1 year. In the long-term down -59% below S&P in 7 years.
Israel ETFs on average are in the long-term up 14% in 4 years.
Qatar ETF is in the long-term down -37% below S&P in 6 years.
Turkey ETF is in the medium-term up 38% above S&P in 4 months. In the long-term down -40% in 1 year and down -86% below S&P in 12 years.
UAE ETF is in the long-term down -18% below S&P in 2 years and down -19% below S&P in 4 years.

Middle East ETFs List

Symbol Company Name Price Change Total net assets Total expense ratio
EGPT Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF 26.42 0.69%
EIS iShares MSCI Israel Capped Inv Mar ETF 46.38 0.17% 105.09 M 0.61%
ISRA Market Vectors ETF Trust 27.03 0.07%
QAT iShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF 19.17 0.7%
TUR Ishares Msci Turkey Inv Market Index Fd 32.23 -0.62% 633.65 M 0.61%
UAE iShares MSCI UAE Capped ETF 16.9 1.75%