EWG is up 19.8% year-to-date compared to an 18.3% gain for the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK). Piard’s analysis notes that EWG has only produced a negative November/December performance twice over the past 14 years – a 4% loss in 2002 and a 2.8% loss in 2011. EWG rose 7.1% in the November/December time frame in 2012. [Germany ETFs for a Stalwart Economy]

iShares MSCI Germany ETF

ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of QQQ and SPY.