Data Source: from January 1997 to March 2023 (~26 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 March 2023
Category: Stocks
ETF: iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG)

In the last 25 Years, the iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) ETF obtained a 3.82% compound annual return, with a 24.02% standard deviation.

In 2022, the ETF granted a 2.44% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) ETF: 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.

Historical Returns as of Mar 31, 2023

Historical returns and Metrics of iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) ETF.

Returns and metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • No fees or capital gain taxes
  • the reinvestment of dividends
ISHARES MSCI GERMANY ETF (EWG) ETF
Portfolio Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 1997 - 31 March 2023 (~26 years)
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Metrics as of Mar 31, 2023
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y MAX
(~26Y)
Portfolio
Return (%)
4.29 15.08 44.22 3.38 12.77 0.23 3.89 8.44 5.09
US Inflation (%) 0.00 1.36 1.36 4.64 5.24 3.81 2.60 2.48 2.47
Infl. Adjusted
Return (%)
4.29 13.54 42.29 -1.20 7.16 -3.45 1.26 5.82 2.55
Waiting for updates, inflation of Mar 2023 is temporarily set to 0%. Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
RISK INDICATORS
Standard Deviation (%) 31.74 24.99 23.38 19.72 22.97 23.85
Sharpe Ratio 0.03 0.48 -0.04 0.16 0.32 0.05
Sortino Ratio 0.04 0.69 -0.06 0.23 0.44 0.06
MAXIMUM DRAWDOWN
Drawdown Depth (%) -28.32 -41.66 -41.66 -41.66 -60.68 -64.17
Start (yyyy mm) 2022 04 2021 06 2021 06 2021 06 2007 11 2000 03
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2003 03
Start to Bottom (# months) 6 16 16 16 16 37
Start to Recovery (# months) in progress
10
> 22
> 22
> 22
73
74
ROLLING PERIOD RETURNS - Annualized
Best Return (%) 81.35 39.76 32.00 13.20 8.44
Worst Return (%) -54.62 -28.22 -12.78 -1.56 1.34
% Positive Periods 60% 65% 68% 97% 100%
MONTHS
Positive 1 2 4 6 20 30 64 137 176
Negative 0 1 2 6 16 30 56 103 139
% Positive 100% 67% 67% 50% 56% 50% 53% 57% 56%
WITHDRAWAL RATES (WR)
Safe WR (%) 44.57 17.89 12.08 14.02 6.21
Perpetual WR (%) 6.68 0.00 1.24 5.50 2.49
Terms and Definitions
  • Annualized Portfolio Return: it's the annualized geometric mean return of the ETF
  • Standard Deviation: it's a measure of the dispersion of returns around the mean
  • Sharpe Ratio: it's a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the ETF. It's calculated by dividing the excess return of the ETF over the risk-free rate by the ETF standard deviation. The risk-free rate here considered is the 1-3 Mth T-Bill return.
  • Sortino Ratio: another measure of risk-adjusted performance of the ETF. It's a modification of the Sharpe Ratio (same formula but the denominator is the ETF downside standard deviation).
  • Maximum Drawdown: a drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. A maximum drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained.
  • Rolling Returns: returns over a time frame (best, worst, % of positive returns).
  • Pos./Neg. Months: number of months with positive/negative return.
  • Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR): it's the percentage of the original portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the end of each year with inflation adjustment, without the portfolio running out of money (dollar amount withdrawal).
  • Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (PWR): it's the percentage of portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the end of each year, while retaining the inflation adjusted portfolio balance (percentage withdrawal).

Correlations as of Mar 31, 2023

Monthly correlations of iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) ETF vs the main Asset Classes, over different timeframes.

Correlation measures to what degree the returns of the two assets move in relation to each other.

Correlation coefficient is a numerical value between -1 and +1.

If one variable goes up by a certain amount, the correlation coefficient indicates which way the other variable moves and by how much.

Asset correlations are calculated based on monthly returns.

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ISHARES MSCI GERMANY ETF (EWG) ETF
Monthly correlations as of 31 March 2023
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Correlation vs EWG
 
Asset Class 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years Since
Jan 1997
US Total Stock Market
VTI
0.86
0.84
0.82
0.82
US Large Cap
SPY
0.87
0.84
0.82
0.81
US Small Cap
IJR
0.80
0.78
0.72
0.75
US REITs
VNQ
0.81
0.70
0.58
0.56
US Technology
QQQ
0.78
0.75
0.75
0.69
Preferred Stocks
PFF
0.73
0.71
0.63
0.43
EAFE Stocks
EFA
0.98
0.96
0.94
0.90
World All Countries
VT
0.93
0.91
0.90
0.89
Emerging Markets
EEM
0.83
0.81
0.75
0.77
Europe
VGK
0.98
0.97
0.96
0.93
Pacific
VPL
0.94
0.89
0.82
0.69
Latin America
FLLA
0.76
0.66
0.59
0.68
US Total Bond Market
BND
0.80
0.47
0.38
0.12
Long Term Treasuries
TLT
0.68
0.07
0.01
-0.15
US Cash
BIL
0.32
-0.03
-0.02
0.00
TIPS
TIP
0.76
0.50
0.39
0.14
Invest. Grade Bonds
LQD
0.85
0.66
0.57
0.31
High Yield Bonds
HYG
0.86
0.79
0.73
0.65
International Bonds
BNDX
0.79
0.46
0.34
0.11
Emerg. Market Bonds
EMB
0.90
0.79
0.70
0.57
Gold
GLD
0.60
0.27
0.13
0.13
Commodities
DBC
0.56
0.55
0.43
0.32

Capital Growth as of Mar 31, 2023

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 Germany ETF (EWG) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

An investment of 1000$, since April 1998, now would be worth 2554.18$, with a total return of 155.42% (3.82% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 1377.11$, with a net total return of 37.71% (1.29% annualized).
An investment of 1000$, since January 1997, now would be worth 3677.27$, with a total return of 267.73% (5.09% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 1938.62$, with a net total return of 93.86% (2.55% annualized).

Drawdowns

Worst drawdowns since April 1998.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-64.17% Mar 2000 Mar 2003 37 Apr 2006 37 74
-60.68% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Nov 2013 57 73
-41.66% Jun 2021 Sep 2022 16 in progress 6 22
-35.44% Feb 2018 Mar 2020 26 Mar 2021 12 38
-24.57% Jun 2014 Feb 2016 21 May 2017 15 36
-19.68% Aug 1998 Aug 1998 1 Dec 1999 16 17
-6.08% Jan 2014 Jan 2014 1 May 2014 4 5
-5.62% Jan 2000 Jan 2000 1 Feb 2000 1 2
-5.21% May 2006 Jul 2006 3 Oct 2006 3 6
-3.74% Jul 2007 Jul 2007 1 Sep 2007 2 3
-0.52% Jun 2017 Jun 2017 1 Jul 2017 1 2
-0.41% Dec 2017 Dec 2017 1 Jan 2018 1 2

Worst drawdowns since January 1997.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-64.17% Mar 2000 Mar 2003 37 Apr 2006 37 74
-60.68% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Nov 2013 57 73
-41.66% Jun 2021 Sep 2022 16 in progress 6 22
-35.44% Feb 2018 Mar 2020 26 Mar 2021 12 38
-24.57% Jun 2014 Feb 2016 21 May 2017 15 36
-19.68% Aug 1998 Aug 1998 1 Dec 1999 16 17
-10.92% Aug 1997 Aug 1997 1 Feb 1998 6 7
-6.08% Jan 2014 Jan 2014 1 May 2014 4 5
-5.62% Jan 2000 Jan 2000 1 Feb 2000 1 2
-5.21% May 2006 Jul 2006 3 Oct 2006 3 6
-3.74% Jul 2007 Jul 2007 1 Sep 2007 2 3
-2.02% Apr 1997 Apr 1997 1 May 1997 1 2
-0.52% Jun 2017 Jun 2017 1 Jul 2017 1 2
-0.41% Dec 2017 Dec 2017 1 Jan 2018 1 2

Rolling Returns ( more details)

iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Rolling
Period
Return (*) Negative
Periods
Average (%) Best (%) Worst (%)
1 Year
7.21 81.35
Apr 2003 - Mar 2004
-54.62
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
39.80%
2 Years
5.63 45.92
Apr 2003 - Mar 2005
-30.72
Oct 2000 - Sep 2002
35.27%
3 Years
4.92 39.76
Apr 2003 - Mar 2006
-28.22
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
35.36%
5 Years
4.53 32.00
Oct 2002 - Sep 2007
-12.78
Apr 1998 - Mar 2003
32.42%
7 Years
5.16 16.31
Apr 2003 - Mar 2010
-1.44
Jul 1998 - Jun 2005
5.60%
10 Years
5.42 13.20
Apr 2003 - Mar 2013
-1.56
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
2.55%
15 Years
5.02 11.33
Apr 2003 - Mar 2018
-1.15
Oct 2007 - Sep 2022
2.21%
20 Years
4.93 8.44
Apr 2003 - Mar 2023
1.34
Apr 2000 - Mar 2020
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 Germany ETF (EWG) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) ETF: in which months is it better to invest?

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

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
2.56
40%
-3.25
40%
-2.62
40%
2.64
80%
1.75
60%
-0.91
40%
1.30
60%
-1.03
40%
-3.55
20%
0.21
60%
5.34
60%
0.54
60%
 Capital Growth on monthly avg returns
100
102.56
99.22
96.62
99.18
100.91
99.99
101.29
100.25
96.69
96.89
102.07
102.61
Best 13.4
2023
1.9
2019
4.5
2021
9.8
2020
9.4
2020
7.1
2019
4.4
2018
6.5
2020
2.5
2019
10.5
2022
16.4
2022
5.3
2020
Worst -3.0
2020
-9.2
2022
-18.1
2020
-8.4
2022
-6.5
2019
-13.2
2022
-4.4
2019
-7.4
2022
-9.6
2022
-9.8
2020
-5.8
2021
-5.6
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Apr 2018 - Mar 2023
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
1.19
50%
-1.54
50%
-0.03
50%
2.28
80%
1.45
60%
-1.72
20%
1.60
70%
-1.31
40%
-1.40
40%
1.50
60%
3.35
70%
0.42
50%
 Capital Growth on monthly avg returns
100
101.19
99.63
99.59
101.86
103.34
101.56
103.18
101.83
100.40
101.91
105.32
105.76
Best 13.4
2023
6.3
2014
10.1
2016
9.8
2020
9.4
2020
7.1
2019
6.7
2016
6.5
2020
8.4
2013
10.5
2022
16.4
2022
6.7
2016
Worst -7.1
2016
-9.2
2022
-18.1
2020
-8.4
2022
-6.5
2019
-13.2
2022
-6.8
2014
-7.4
2022
-9.6
2022
-9.8
2020
-5.8
2021
-5.6
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Apr 2013 - Mar 2023
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
-0.10
56%
-0.96
48%
0.79
52%
3.31
65%
0.40
58%
-0.16
42%
1.05
54%
-2.71
38%
-1.48
50%
2.36
69%
2.38
69%
3.08
69%
 Capital Growth on monthly avg returns
100
99.90
98.94
99.72
103.02
103.43
103.27
104.35
101.52
100.02
102.38
104.82
108.04
Best 13.4
2023
10.7
2000
11.0
2009
24.7
2003
11.9
2009
8.4
1999
12.0
2009
6.5
2020
13.9
2010
16.0
2011
16.4
2022
19.6
1999
Worst -19.4
2009
-13.0
2009
-18.1
2020
-8.8
2000
-13.5
2012
-13.2
2022
-16.3
2002
-19.7
1998
-24.0
2002
-22.7
2008
-10.2
2008
-10.1
2002
Monthly Seasonality over the period Jan 1997 - Mar 2023

Monthly/Yearly Returns

iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) ETF data source starts from January 1997: let's focus on monthly and yearly returns.

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  • Histogram: it shows the distribution of the returns recorded so far
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MONTHLY RETURNS HISTOGRAM
Jan 1997 - Mar 2023
176 Positive Months (56%) - 139 Negative Months (44%)
MONTHLY RETURNS TABLE
Jan 1997 - Mar 2023
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Yearly Return(%)
Monthly Return(%)
Year Total Infl.Adj Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2023
+15.08 +13.54 13.4 -2.7 4.3
2022
-22.20 -26.91 -2.3 -9.2 -2.4 -8.4 5.1 -13.2 2.5 -7.4 -9.6 10.5 16.4 -2.6
2021
+5.84 -1.12 -1.0 1.7 4.5 3.5 3.4 -1.7 -0.2 1.2 -5.8 2.6 -5.8 3.9
2020
+10.56 +9.08 -3.0 -8.1 -18.1 9.8 9.4 6.2 4.2 6.5 -3.2 -9.8 16.3 5.3
2019
+19.15 +16.49 5.7 1.9 -1.4 7.0 -6.5 7.1 -4.4 -2.1 2.5 6.1 1.4 1.6
2018
-21.37 -22.85 6.0 -7.4 -1.2 1.3 -2.5 -3.0 4.4 -3.4 -1.6 -8.4 -1.5 -5.6
2017
+27.44 +24.81 3.9 0.0 4.5 3.2 4.5 -0.5 1.5 0.2 5.4 2.0 0.5 -0.4
2016
+3.60 +1.49 -7.1 -4.0 10.1 1.9 -1.1 -5.0 6.7 2.2 0.2 -1.4 -4.2 6.7
2015
-2.79 -3.50 2.3 5.9 0.5 -0.7 -1.7 -2.6 1.6 -7.0 -6.1 9.6 0.5 -3.9
2014
-11.96 -12.62 -6.1 6.3 -1.1 1.1 1.5 -0.7 -6.8 -0.8 -4.2 -1.7 5.7 -4.8
2013
+30.83 +28.90 4.1 -4.0 -0.8 4.1 2.7 -3.9 6.6 -2.5 8.4 5.5 4.2 3.9
2012
+32.40 +30.14 11.0 7.6 1.4 -3.2 -13.5 4.7 2.1 5.0 6.4 1.6 2.5 5.0
2011
-17.65 -20.02 5.1 3.3 -0.2 10.9 -5.7 1.6 -4.4 -18.7 -12.7 16.0 -2.7 -6.8
2010
+8.22 +6.62 -9.4 -1.4 9.1 -2.2 -10.5 -0.9 10.8 -6.9 13.9 8.3 -5.5 6.3
2009
+20.43 +17.24 -19.4 -13.0 11.0 15.5 11.9 -4.2 12.0 3.8 6.1 -5.4 7.1 -0.2
2008
-43.48 -43.53 -12.0 -0.7 1.7 3.7 2.6 -8.9 -0.9 -6.1 -12.8 -22.7 -10.2 16.3
2007
+33.68 +28.44 2.5 0.1 4.5 8.9 5.3 0.2 -3.7 1.1 7.2 4.9 -1.8 1.0
2006
+34.96 +31.62 8.1 0.5 4.5 4.9 -4.4 -0.7 -0.1 3.7 1.1 4.7 4.8 3.9
2005
+9.64 +6.02 -4.7 4.1 -2.2 -4.3 2.1 0.4 6.8 1.9 0.7 -2.8 3.0 5.0
2004
+16.28 +12.61 1.5 -1.3 -4.1 -1.0 1.0 3.8 -6.3 -0.9 5.1 4.5 7.8 5.9
2003
+66.64 +63.57 -0.2 -7.2 -4.6 24.7 5.8 6.4 4.1 -1.2 -0.7 11.5 6.6 10.8
2002
-34.04 -35.57 -4.6 -1.0 7.6 -2.9 -1.4 -1.0 -16.3 -1.0 -24.0 13.8 6.3 -10.1
2001
-21.64 -22.84 5.1 -9.0 -10.5 5.7 -5.4 -0.6 -1.0 -6.1 -18.4 5.7 10.3 4.1
2000
-18.02 -20.70 -5.6 10.7 -3.1 -8.8 0.5 -2.0 -0.3 -4.6 -6.1 1.0 -6.7 7.2
1999
+22.55 +19.34 1.7 -9.1 -3.3 6.9 -5.3 8.4 -4.6 3.1 -0.3 5.1 1.4 19.6
1998
+28.04 +26.01 2.1 6.6 6.8 6.4 6.3 3.2 2.3 -19.7 1.0 5.7 3.9 3.4
1997
+23.78 +21.71 0.0 3.5 3.8 -2.0 6.6 2.7 10.6 -10.9 8.9 -5.7 1.5 4.6
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