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The Turkey ETF, Up 5%, Outperformed All Other ETFs Today

The iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund (TUR) outperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a +5% one-day return and outperforming the wider markets by a total of 5.62 percentage points.

Behind The Gains

TUR closed today at $33.60 per share, up $1.60 (+5.00%). Putting this move in context, the S&P 500 index — largely considered the most popular and useful benchmark for equity performance — closed down $1.42 (-0.62%) on the day.

TUR’s trading volume today was a total of 792,756 shares, which was an increase of 20% versus its average daily trading volume of 659,098. Rising trading volume generally an indicator of increased demand for a particular security, and is typically associated with a specific news event or trend that draws investors into or out of specific asset classes, or sectors or subsectors within those classes.

Including any dividends as well as today’s gains, TUR has now returned a total of 3.48% year-to-date, versus a 1.8% gain in the S&P 500 during the same timeframe.

A Look Under The Hood

iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund is a Equity-focused product issued by BlackRock. Its expense ratio of 0.62% makes it the #31 cheapest ETF among 77 total funds in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFs category.

TUR currently boasts $324.47M in assets under management (AUM), placing it #16 of 77 ETFs in its category, and #537 of 1922 total ETFs in the U.S. exchange traded universe.

The investment objective of the iShares MSCI Turkey ETF seeks to track the investment results of a broad-based index composed of Turkish equities. The Turkish markets surged today after it was announced over the weekend that Britain would provide the country 100 million pounds toward its defense.


TUR currently has an ETF Daily News SMART Grade of C (Neutral), and is ranked #62 of 77 funds in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFs category.

For more information about this ETF, including full ratings, news, data, and more, please visit TUR’s ticker page.

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