Last Update: 31 Aug 2021

Category: Stocks
ETF: iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK)

In the last 10 years, the iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK) ETF obtained a 8.94% compound annual return, with a 16.85% standard deviation.

In the last 20 years, a 6.5% compound annual return, with a 21.36% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 1.64% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK): Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Large Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: Developed Europe
  • Country: U.S.

Capital Growth and Historical Returns

Capital growth, returns, stats are calculated assuming a reinvestment of dividends.

If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK): Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth:
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Period Returns
Aug 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+1.37%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
-0.82%
-2.15%
Jun 2021 - Jul 2021
1 - 2
6M
+16.41%
-2.15%
Jun 2021 - Jul 2021
4 - 2
YTD
+14.75%
-2.15%
Jun 2021 - Jul 2021
4 - 4
1Y
+28.84%
23.84%
-10.38%
Sep 2020 - Oct 2020
6 - 6
3Y
+6.68%
annualized
21.83%
-27.49%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
22 - 14
5Y
+6.72%
annualized
18.66%
-32.96%
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
35 - 25
10Y
+8.94%
annualized
16.85%
-32.96%
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
71 - 49
MAX
01 Jan 1997
+5.85%
annualized
21.06%
-70.43%
Jun 2007 - Feb 2009
173 - 123

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+8.62% +83.94%
Mar 2003 - Feb 2004
-66.52%
Dec 2007 - Nov 2008
36.49%
2 Years
+6.25% +58.21%
Mar 2003 - Feb 2005
-42.93%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
34.07%
3 Years
+5.29% +41.92%
Apr 2003 - Mar 2006
-25.74%
Mar 2006 - Feb 2009
30.65%
5 Years
+5.46% +29.64%
Oct 2002 - Sep 2007
-14.01%
Jun 2007 - May 2012
34.60%
7 Years
+5.70% +16.02%
May 2000 - Apr 2007
-4.40%
Jan 2005 - Dec 2011
22.54%
10 Years
+4.75% +12.25%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
-4.95%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
9.04%
15 Years
+4.85% +10.31%
Mar 2003 - Feb 2018
+1.41%
Apr 2005 - Mar 2020
0.00%
20 Years
+4.91% +7.02%
Jun 2001 - May 2021
+2.37%
Jan 1999 - Dec 2018
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK) ETF, the average monthly return is represented.

Below each return, it's also mentioned the probability of obtaining a positive monthly result (Win %).

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Win %
-0.34
52%
-0.46
44%
0.84
68%
3.15
72%
0.63
56%
-0.14
44%
1.60
64%
-0.51
48%
-0.20
58%
-0.37
54%
0.12
63%
3.74
79%
Best
Year
8.4
2018
8.8
2014
8.0
1998
16.5
2003
15.2
2009
8.8
2012
12.7
2010
9.9
2009
13.6
2010
10.8
2002
21.5
2020
13.9
1998
Worst
Year
-19.0
2000
-10.8
2003
-16.2
2020
-4.8
2010
-9.3
2012
-16.5
2008
-13.5
2002
-10.5
1998
-21.1
2008
-33.7
2008
-13.2
2008
-7.2
2018

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.

Investing in iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK) ETF: detail of monthly returns

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+14.75% -1.3 -0.2 5.3 6.1 5.1 -1.8 -0.4 1.4
2020
0.00% -3.5 -10.4 -16.2 7.0 4.1 3.4 4.1 2.5 -3.3 -7.3 21.5 3.1
2019
+25.92% 8.2 1.8 2.3 3.9 -6.5 4.6 3.3 -2.2 2.0 1.3 1.9 3.5
2018
-20.39% 8.4 -4.2 -2.2 -2.5 -3.1 -0.7 3.6 -4.1 -2.0 -9.1 1.6 -7.2
2017
+23.71% 1.7 0.3 5.0 3.6 4.3 -1.7 6.1 -0.9 2.8 0.9 -1.3 1.0
2016
-1.35% -5.0 -4.6 7.9 1.5 2.0 -2.3 2.5 0.1 3.8 -5.1 -4.3 3.2
2015
+13.80% 2.0 5.0 -2.7 3.3 2.1 -1.0 3.6 -5.8 -2.8 6.3 1.5 2.1
2014
+0.60% -3.7 8.8 1.2 1.3 0.4 -1.3 -2.7 1.6 -4.1 -1.5 3.7 -2.4
2013
+24.55% 3.7 -1.0 -0.3 3.3 -0.8 -3.8 6.9 -1.3 7.1 4.6 0.1 4.3
2012
+35.31% 5.6 6.4 3.7 -2.3 -9.3 8.8 -0.7 4.6 5.1 1.0 3.0 6.1
2011
-15.38% 2.1 2.6 2.5 10.6 -4.2 -4.0 -5.5 -5.8 -12.4 5.6 -3.8 -2.3
2010
+5.00% -1.6 -0.1 3.8 -4.8 -9.1 -2.5 12.7 -4.3 13.6 5.5 -11.7 6.9
2009
+49.46% -6.4 -7.8 6.5 13.5 15.2 -1.9 8.7 9.9 7.8 -3.3 5.0 -2.9
2008
-61.72% -7.7 0.3 4.9 4.4 -3.5 -16.5 -7.5 -0.2 -21.1 -33.7 -13.2 11.9
2007
-1.84% 1.8 -2.2 4.5 4.4 0.9 -1.3 -4.7 -1.9 2.7 3.4 -6.7 -2.1
2006
+35.62% 6.7 0.6 2.7 5.7 -3.4 -0.4 2.2 4.1 3.7 1.7 3.2 4.5
2005
+7.89% -2.3 4.9 -1.2 -3.1 -1.6 0.1 4.5 1.6 0.4 -1.9 2.0 4.7
2004
+45.52% 7.5 2.0 -5.1 -0.5 2.9 4.3 -1.9 5.5 7.6 6.9 4.7 5.1
2003
+42.77% -4.6 -10.8 1.6 16.5 11.8 -1.1 2.5 -1.2 5.3 6.7 3.0 9.5
2002
-9.21% -3.3 -0.9 4.5 3.5 3.4 0.4 -13.5 0.3 -16.3 10.8 1.7 3.0
2001
-11.43% 0.4 -0.4 -11.0 2.6 -6.2 1.1 6.3 1.6 -9.1 -2.7 -0.3 7.2
2000
-18.63% -19.0 -1.9 0.5 -4.4 6.6 2.9 4.2 -3.3 -2.8 -0.5 -7.8 8.3
1999
-14.10% -3.5 -4.6 -6.7 -1.0 -5.2 4.0 -2.8 5.9 -2.7 -1.6 -2.0 6.2
1998
+57.13% 3.0 5.1 8.0 5.8 5.5 3.2 5.9 -10.5 1.1 6.2 0.7 13.9
1997
+12.12% 2.0 -0.4 1.6 0.4 4.3 3.7 2.5 -10.3 8.9 -2.6 0.4 2.2
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