10 ETFs for Possible World Cup Winners
December 8th at 8:00am by Tom Lydon
The draw for the 2014 World Cup, which will be hosted by Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, was unveiled Friday and that had football fans (or soccer in the U.S.) all over the world breathless with anticipation.
With the 2014 field believed to be the best ever, there are seemingly more “groups of death” than in previous years. For example, the U.S. will have to navigate Germany and Portugal (assuming a victory against Ghana) to make it out of Group G.
The “D” in Group D could stand for death as Italy, the Uruguay and the U.K. will vie for the top two spots to make it out of pool play. And there this is the so-called group of life or Group E, which includes 1998 champion France, where any two of the four teams could easily emerge.
Overall, there are 32 teams in the World Cup, 21 of which have at least one U.S.-listed country-specific exchange traded fund.
What follows is a list not of the 10 best ETFs from that list, but 10 ETFs for the countries with best odds of winning the 2014 World Cup. Odds are courtesy of William Hill as of Friday afternoon Dec. 6, 2013.