European ETFs: Get One Whole or Take Them by the Slice | ETF Trends

Investing in Europe via exchange traded funds (ETFs) is another way to diversify your portfolio. In a way, it’s kind of like ordering pizza. When you invest in a European ETF that has different holdings in various countries, it’s like you get a whole pizza with different toppings. Or, if you’re not feeling as hungry, you can order by the slice: Invest in a specific country with its own economy. Again, there’s plenty of variety, as you can see from the menu below. (Note that it is not an all-inclusive list of European ETFs.) That’s the beauty of them, there’s always something to satisfy your investment craving. To learn more about European ETFs, check out this article from Zoe Van Schyndel for The Motley Fool.

Whole European ETFs

  • DJ Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) – up 9.2% year-to-date
  • Vanguard European Stock ETF (VGK) – up 8.9% year-to-date
  • WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend (DFE) – up 9.5% year-to-date
  • iShares S&P Europe 350 Index (IEV) – up 7.4% year-to-date


By the slice

  • iShares MSCI Germany Index (EWG) – up 18% year-to-date
  • iShares MSCI Spain Index (EWP) – up 7.8% year-to-date
  • iShares MSCI France (EWQ) – up 6.6% year-to-date
  • iShares MSCI UK Index (EWU) – up 4.5% year-to-date


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