When investing in a Switzerland exchange traded fund (ETF), remember that you’re investing in stability. The country’s GDP is at a 3% crawl and is expected to fall to 2% next year. However, the account surplus is at 13% of GDP and the Swiss Franc is solid and stable.

The iShares MSCI Switzerland (EWL) ETF gives investors access to a country that takes a global approach to business. John Christy of Forbes writes that this fund has sectors that the Swiss are known for: luxury and consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and finance. Beware though, this fund is highly concentrated, but the top holdings are valuable and have growth prospects. Year-to-date EWL is up 30%.  Stability and protection are good terms to sum it up.


The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any product.

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