ETF Research and Analysis

by Alex Bryan
Suitability
Although it covers about 85% of the investable market capitalization of the Italian stock market, iShares MSCI Italy 25/50 Capped ETF invests in only 24 large- and mid-cap stocks. This concentration contributes to the fund's   Read more 

Bull Case

This is the only fund that offers targeted exposure to the Italian stock market.
On average, the fund's holdings are currently trading below book value.
The Italian government is taking steps to reform the country's pension system and labor market. Read more 

Bear Case

This fund exposes investors to significant macroeconomic risks.
Many of the fund's holdings lack sustainable competitive advantages and are struggling to remain profitable.
Italian companies have to contend with a rigid workforce and high labor costs.  Read more 

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