Data Source: from January 1997 to August 2022
Consolidated Returns as of 31 Aug 2022
Category: Stocks
ETF: iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS)

In the last 25 Years, the iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS) ETF obtained a 3.64% compound annual return, with a 25.56% standard deviation.

In 2021, the ETF granted a 6.03% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Large Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: Developed Markets
  • Country: Broad Developed Markets

Historical Returns as of Aug 31, 2022

Historical returns and stats of iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS) ETF. Total Returns and Inflation Adjusted Returns are both mentioned.

ISHARES MSCI SINGAPORE ETF (EWS) ETF
Consolidated returns as of 31 Aug 2022
Data Source: from January 1997 to August 2022
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Period Return (%)
as of Aug 2022
Return (%)
Infl.Adj.
Standard
Deviation (%)
Max
Drawdown (%)
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
Aug 2022
-2.99
-2.96
-2.99
Aug 2022 - Aug 2022
0 - 1
3M
-3.40
-4.66
-5.95
Jun 2022 - Jun 2022
1 - 2
6M
-12.19
-15.88
-14.51
Mar 2022 - Jun 2022
1 - 5
YTD
-13.83
-18.88
-16.11
Jan 2022 - Jun 2022
1 - 7
1Y
-16.40
-22.78
13.38
-21.82
Nov 2021 - Jun 2022
2 - 10
17% pos
3Y(*)
-3.28
-7.80
19.69
-28.13
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
16 - 20
44% pos
5Y(*)
-1.93
-5.54
18.69
-32.07
May 2018 - Mar 2020
28 - 32
47% pos
10Y(*)
0.28
-2.21
17.17
-32.07
May 2018 - Mar 2020
61 - 59
51% pos
15Y(*)
1.51
-0.86
22.65
-60.07
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
92 - 88
51% pos
20Y(*)
7.02
4.41
21.03
-60.07
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
135 - 105
56% pos
25Y(*)
3.64
1.14
25.56
-64.69
Oct 1997 - Aug 1998
167 - 133
56% pos
MAX(*)
01 Jan 1997
2.30
-0.16
25.71
-73.77
Feb 1997 - Aug 1998
170 - 138
55% pos
(*) Returns over 1 year are annualized

US Inflation is updated to Aug 2022. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 8.26% , 5Y: 3.82% , 10Y: 2.54%

Correlations as of Aug 31, 2022

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

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ISHARES MSCI SINGAPORE ETF (EWS) ETF
Monthly correlations as of 31 Aug 2022
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Correlation vs EWS
 
Asset Class 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years Since
Jan 1997
US Total Stock Market
VTI
0.83
0.77
0.71
0.70
US Large Cap
SPY
0.81
0.76
0.71
0.69
US Small Cap
IJR
0.80
0.77
0.64
0.62
US REITs
VNQ
0.68
0.60
0.53
0.49
US Technology
QQQ
0.75
0.64
0.59
0.55
Preferred Stocks
PFF
0.74
0.60
0.52
0.36
EAFE Stocks
EFA
0.80
0.87
0.80
0.73
World All Countries
VT
0.84
0.83
0.80
0.76
Emerging Markets
EEM
0.65
0.79
0.81
0.83
Europe
VGK
0.77
0.85
0.76
0.68
Pacific
VPL
0.78
0.83
0.80
0.72
Latin America
FLLA
0.36
0.66
0.66
0.71
US Total Bond Market
BND
0.56
0.20
0.20
0.06
Long Term Treasuries
TLT
0.47
-0.21
-0.12
-0.16
US Cash
BIL
-0.12
-0.22
-0.16
-0.08
TIPS
TIP
0.67
0.30
0.33
0.13
Investment Grade Bonds
LQD
0.65
0.46
0.42
0.23
High Yield Bonds
HYG
0.71
0.66
0.62
0.52
International Bond Market
BNDX
0.50
0.27
0.24
0.18
Emerging Market Bonds
EMB
0.68
0.63
0.60
0.59
Gold
GLD
0.23
0.09
0.11
0.20
Commodities
DBC
0.36
0.58
0.46
0.35

Capital Growth as of Aug 31, 2022

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 Singapore ETF (EWS) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

An investment of 1000$, since September 1997, now would be worth 2444.72$, with a total return of 144.47% (3.64% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 1327.31$, with a net total return of 32.73% (1.14% annualized).
An investment of 1000$, since January 1997, now would be worth 1792.48$, with a total return of 79.25% (2.30% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 959.88$, with a net total return of -4.01% (-0.16% annualized).

Drawdowns

Worst drawdowns since September 1997.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-64.69% Oct 1997 Aug 1998 11 Dec 1999 16 27
-60.07% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Dec 2010 22 38
-53.11% Jan 2000 Mar 2003 39 Jul 2005 28 67
-32.07% May 2018 Mar 2020 23 in progress 29 52
-29.26% Aug 2014 Jan 2016 18 Oct 2017 21 39
-23.50% Aug 2011 Sep 2011 2 Dec 2012 15 17
-12.53% May 2013 Aug 2013 4 Jul 2014 11 15
-7.82% May 2006 May 2006 1 Oct 2006 5 6
-5.78% Jan 2011 Feb 2011 2 Apr 2011 2 4
-5.55% Aug 2005 Oct 2005 3 Dec 2005 2 5
-3.63% May 2011 Jun 2011 2 Jul 2011 1 3
-3.09% Feb 2018 Mar 2018 2 Apr 2018 1 3
-2.85% Jun 2007 Aug 2007 3 Sep 2007 1 4
-0.80% Feb 2013 Feb 2013 1 Mar 2013 1 2
-0.26% Feb 2007 Feb 2007 1 Mar 2007 1 2

Worst drawdowns since January 1997.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-73.77% Feb 1997 Aug 1998 19 Oct 2006 98 117
-60.07% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Dec 2010 22 38
-32.07% May 2018 Mar 2020 23 in progress 29 52
-29.26% Aug 2014 Jan 2016 18 Oct 2017 21 39
-23.50% Aug 2011 Sep 2011 2 Dec 2012 15 17
-12.53% May 2013 Aug 2013 4 Jul 2014 11 15
-5.78% Jan 2011 Feb 2011 2 Apr 2011 2 4
-3.63% May 2011 Jun 2011 2 Jul 2011 1 3
-3.09% Feb 2018 Mar 2018 2 Apr 2018 1 3
-2.85% Jun 2007 Aug 2007 3 Sep 2007 1 4
-0.80% Feb 2013 Feb 2013 1 Mar 2013 1 2
-0.26% Feb 2007 Feb 2007 1 Mar 2007 1 2

Rolling Returns ( more details)

iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Rolling
Period
Return (*) Negative
Periods
Average (%) Best (%) Worst (%)
1 Year
7.64 155.37
Sep 1998 - Aug 1999
-62.92
Sep 1997 - Aug 1998
41.41%
2 Years
6.45 59.17
Sep 1998 - Aug 2000
-29.38
Feb 1997 - Jan 1999
34.74%
3 Years
5.82 36.20
Nov 2004 - Oct 2007
-20.67
Jan 2000 - Dec 2002
32.97%
5 Years
6.34 31.21
Nov 2002 - Oct 2007
-14.05
Jan 1997 - Dec 2001
20.48%
7 Years
6.93 20.66
May 2003 - Apr 2010
-7.42
Jan 1997 - Dec 2003
8.89%
10 Years
7.49 17.54
Apr 2003 - Mar 2013
-0.28
Nov 2010 - Oct 2020
0.53%
15 Years
7.34 13.08
Sep 1998 - Aug 2013
1.16
Jul 2007 - Jun 2022
0.00%
20 Years
6.28 10.45
Sep 1998 - Aug 2018
2.29
Jan 1997 - Dec 2016
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 Singapore ETF (EWS) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS) 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
Win %
-0.16
50%
-0.59
42%
0.70
65%
3.38
81%
-1.48
38%
0.68
50%
2.07
69%
-3.54
27%
-0.53
56%
2.01
64%
1.26
56%
1.90
64%
Best
Year
14.3
2012
14.6
1998
12.0
2016
27.1
1999
27.3
2009
16.0
1999
16.7
2009
5.6
2000
17.6
1998
40.0
1998
17.3
2020
12.1
2001
Worst
Year
-12.2
2000
-11.0
2009
-20.5
2020
-9.8
1998
-18.8
1998
-13.4
1998
-6.8
2002
-27.0
1998
-20.8
2001
-27.8
2008
-8.6
2007
-10.0
1997
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 1997 - Aug 2022

Monthly/Yearly Returns

iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS) ETF monthly and yearly returns: how is the distribution of the returns recorded so far?

MONTHLY RETURNS HISTOGRAM
170 Positive Months (55%) - 138 Negative Months (45%)
Jan 1997 - Aug 2022
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Yearly Return(%)
Monthly Return(%)
Year Total Infl.Adj Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2022
-13.83 -18.88 -1.4 -0.5 -0.7 -6.3 -2.3 -5.9 5.9 -3.0
2021
+5.56 -1.38 0.3 2.5 6.1 2.2 0.6 -2.4 1.1 -1.7 -1.4 5.6 -6.5 -0.3
2020
-8.49 -9.72 -5.2 -4.6 -20.5 6.7 -1.5 4.1 -0.7 2.3 -1.8 -3.7 17.3 3.3
2019
+14.53 +11.97 6.6 -0.4 1.1 5.9 -9.1 10.2 -2.1 -5.5 1.6 4.8 -0.9 3.1
2018
-11.33 -13.00 6.1 -3.0 -0.1 4.5 -5.1 -7.4 1.8 -2.5 2.0 -8.4 3.1 -1.7
2017
+34.81 +32.03 9.2 2.5 2.2 0.7 3.1 0.8 5.2 -0.4 -1.3 4.5 3.6 0.5
2016
+0.70 -1.35 -8.7 3.3 12.0 0.1 -4.1 4.9 0.5 -3.0 2.5 -4.7 1.7 -2.2
2015
-18.34 -18.93 -2.4 0.4 -0.2 6.9 -5.8 -1.0 -4.2 -12.1 -3.9 9.3 -5.5 0.2
2014
+2.68 +1.91 -7.2 3.7 3.1 4.2 1.8 -1.1 4.0 -0.7 -4.4 -0.5 1.1 -0.6
2013
-0.02 -1.50 0.6 -0.8 2.2 3.4 -6.3 -3.7 4.1 -6.9 7.7 3.4 -1.7 -1.1
2012
+31.79 +29.53 14.3 4.1 0.0 0.9 -10.4 7.5 6.7 -0.1 2.1 -0.5 1.4 3.8
2011
-18.67 -21.01 -0.8 -5.0 4.8 5.7 -1.7 -1.9 4.7 -9.5 -15.5 11.4 -3.9 -5.6
2010
+24.58 +22.74 -6.2 2.1 4.5 4.4 -8.3 3.1 9.5 -1.2 8.7 3.2 -2.1 6.1
2009
+67.94 +63.49 -8.5 -11.0 9.8 16.2 27.3 -2.5 16.7 -2.8 5.1 -2.5 8.4 3.4
2008
-46.10 -46.15 -11.7 -0.2 5.1 6.3 1.3 -8.7 -0.6 -8.8 -13.4 -27.8 -3.3 8.2
2007
+27.88 +22.87 4.6 -0.3 5.8 2.9 7.5 -0.4 -0.8 -1.7 11.4 6.2 -8.6 -0.4
2006
+45.79 +42.18 6.6 1.5 2.7 6.4 -7.8 2.2 0.1 3.0 2.9 8.6 8.3 5.0
2005
+14.25 +10.48 1.8 0.4 -1.2 0.6 1.1 2.9 7.1 -3.5 1.9 -4.0 2.5 4.4
2004
+24.13 +20.22 5.5 2.4 -1.5 -4.4 -0.3 3.0 0.6 4.0 3.8 1.5 3.3 4.5
2003
+45.02 +42.34 -3.0 -1.0 -2.2 3.7 12.5 3.2 9.1 2.8 3.1 6.8 0.0 3.7
2002
-14.25 -16.24 13.0 -3.8 2.9 -3.0 0.5 -4.7 -6.8 1.6 -11.0 6.1 -3.2 -4.7
2001
-20.90 -22.11 2.3 -2.7 -16.5 2.0 -3.1 1.7 -3.1 0.4 -20.8 3.6 5.8 12.1
2000
-26.39 -28.80 -12.2 -10.9 2.6 1.7 -11.7 12.3 0.0 5.6 -10.6 0.0 -4.5 0.8
1999
+52.65 +48.66 -2.0 -3.1 3.2 27.1 -2.5 16.0 -6.5 0.0 -4.7 6.6 3.1 10.8
1998
-5.09 -6.60 -9.4 14.6 1.8 -9.8 -18.8 -13.4 0.0 -27.0 17.6 40.0 13.1 4.2
1997
-44.41 -45.34 3.6 -5.5 -8.5 -1.2 4.7 -1.1 1.7 -21.4 5.0 -19.0 -0.8 -10.0
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