The idea of a soaring single-country Europe ETF with a heavy weight to consumer staples names is not exclusive to EWK. The iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF (NYSEArca: EWN) has a 29.4% weight to staples and that ETF is up nearly 25% this year. [Buyers Go Dutch With This ETF]
However, EWK has soared thanks to beer. As in Anheuser Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) is 22.2% of the ETF’s weight, more than triple the weight of the fund’s second-largest holding. The next big hurdle for EWK is a move to $17, a price the ETF has not seen since the third quarter of 2008. If that happens, EWK could be worth toasting to.
iShares MSCI Belgium Capped ETF
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