Both IST and KSA are ETFs. Below is the comparison between IST and KSA.
|Family||State Street Global Advisors||BlackRock|
|Management Style||passive (index-based)||passive (index-based)|
|Underlying Index||S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI Telecommunication Services Sector Index||MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI 25/50 Index|
iShares Trust - iShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond ETF is an exchange traded fund launched by BlackRock, Inc. The fund is managed by BlackRock Fund Advisors. It invests in the fixed income markets of countries across the globe. The fund primarily invests in the U.S. dollar-denominated, fixed-rate securities such as U.S. Treasury bonds, government-related bonds (i.e., U.S. and non-U.S. agencies, sovereign, quasi-sovereign, supranational and local authority debt), investment-grade and high yield U.S. corporate bonds, mortgage-backed pass-through securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities, Eurodollar bonds, and and U.S. dollar-denominated emerging market bonds with remaining maturities between one and five years. It seeks to replicate the performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal 1-5 Year Index, by using representative sampling technique. iShares Trust - iShares Core 1-5 Year USD Bond ETF was formed on October 18, 2012 and is domiciled in the United States.
IST performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (0.00% of Total Assets)
IST prosNone that we could think of.
The following are IST weaknesses from our perspective:
- IST net assets are $0.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
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iShares Trust - iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF is an exchange traded fund launched by BlackRock, Inc. The fund is managed by BlackRock Fund Advisors. It invests in public equity markets of Saudi Arabia. It invests in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. The fund invests in growth and value stocks of companies across diversified market capitalization. The fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI 25/50 Index , by using representative sampling technique. iShares Trust - iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF was formed on September 16, 2015 and is domiciled in the United States.
KSA performance & returns
Top 10 Holdings (7.81% of Total Assets)
The following are KSA strengths from our perspective:
The following are KSA weaknesses from our perspective:
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