How do I invest in Taiwanese stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the whole Taiwanese stock market is to invest in a broad market index. This can be done at low cost by using ETFs.

On the Taiwanese stock market youll find 2 indices which are tracked by ETFs.

Alternatively, you may invest in indices on the Asia-Pacific region or emerging markets.

0.45% p.a. - 0.74% p.a.

annual total expense ratio (TER) of Taiwan ETFs

on the Taiwanese stock market, which are tracked by ETFs

on the Taiwanese stock market

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Performance of Taiwanese stocks (MSCI Taiwan 20/35)

Indices in comparison

Indices on Taiwanese stocks

The best indices for ETFs on Taiwan

For an investment in the Taiwanese stock market, there are 2 indices available which are tracked by 4 ETFs. On the MSCI Taiwan 20/35 index there are 3 ETFs. On the MSCI Taiwan 20/35 Custom index there is 1 ETF. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0.45% p.a. and 0.74% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description

MSCI Taiwan 20/35

Taiwan 3 ETFs 87
(30.07.21)
The MSCI Taiwan 20/35 index tracks large- and mid-cap companies from Taiwan. The weight of the largest constituent is constrained to 35% and the weights of all other constituents are constrained to a maximum of 20%.
Index factsheet

MSCI Taiwan 20/35 Custom

Taiwan 1 ETF 87
(30.07.21)
The MSCI Taiwan 20/35 Custom index tracks large- and mid-cap companies from Taiwan. The weight of the largest constituent is constrained to 35% and the weights of all other constituents are constrained to a maximum of 20%. A buffer of 10% is applied on these limits at each index rebalancing.
Index factsheet

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.07.21; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

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Alternative investment opportunities

Indices on Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific indices with a share of Taiwan

Besides Taiwan ETFs you may consider ETFs on Asia-Pacific. In total, you can invest in 5 Asia-Pacific indices, which are tracked by 13 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on Asia-Pacific is between 0.12% p.a. and 0.74% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan Asia Pacific
Taiwan: 13.35%
(31/03/2021)
1 ETF 1,270
(31.08.21)
The MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex Japan index tracks equity markets of the emerging and developed countries of the Asia and Pacific region, excluding Japan.
Index factsheet
MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Asia Pacific
Taiwan: 15.57%
(31/03/2021)
3 ETFs 1,199
(31.08.21)
The MSCI AC Asia ex Japan index tracks equity markets of the emerging and developed countries of the Asia region, excluding Japan.
Index factsheet
MSCI AC Far East ex Japan Asia Pacific
Taiwan: 17.46%
(31/03/2021)
2 ETFs 1,095
(31.08.21)
The MSCI AC Far East ex Japan index tracks equity markets of the emerging and developed countries of the East Asian region, excluding Japan.
Index factsheet
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia Asia Pacific
Taiwan: 17.33%
(31/03/2021)
6 ETFs 1,143
(31.08.21)
The MSCI Emerging Markets Asia index tracks large and mid cap companies from Asian emerging markets.
Index factsheet
MSCI Emerging Markets Far East Asia Pacific
Taiwan: 19.72%
(31/03/2021)
1 ETF 1,039
(31.08.21)
The MSCI Emerging Markets Far East index tracks the largest companies in China (as accessible through the Hong Kong market), Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand.
Index factsheet

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.07.21; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

Indices on Emerging Markets

Emerging markets indices with a share of Taiwan

As further alternative you may invest in ETFs on emerging markets. In total, you can consider 2 emerging markets indices tracked by 15 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on emerging markets indices is between 0.14% p.a. and 0.65% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
FTSE Emerging Emerging Markets
Taiwan: 16.20%
(31/03/2021)
2 ETFs 1,851
(30.07.21)
The FTSE Emerging index tracks stocks from emerging markets worldwide.
Index factsheet
MSCI Emerging Markets Emerging Markets
Taiwan: 13.84%
(31/03/2021)
13 ETFs 1,407
(31.08.21)
The MSCI Emerging Markets index tracks stocks from emerging markets worldwide.
Index factsheet
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
FTSE Emerging -6.68% -2.79% -0.47% 17.86% 22.78%
MSCI Emerging Markets -6.80% -2.89% -0.78% 20.04% 23.27%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.07.21; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

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