As has been duly noted, Europe ETFs have been bright spots in terms of inflows, but with U.S. stocks on the mend, Europe funds got in on the act this week with the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK) and SPDR EURO STOXX 50 Fund (NYSEArca: FEZ) each gaining more than 3%.
Those are name brand Europe ETFs and frequent guests on this list to be sure, but top honors for most searched Europe ETFs go to the WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DFE) and the db X-trackers MSCI Germany Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBGR). Both have been prolific asset gatherers this year and each offers a unique way to gain Europe exposure. [Europe’s Top ETF]
DFE is a dividend ETF as well and it was one of five dividend ETFs among our 10 most searched this week. Top honors went to the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) and the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: VIG), two of the three largest U.S. dividend ETFs.
Talk of the dividend aristocrats, the concept that backs SDY and the ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL), helped boost dividend ETF searches on ETF Trends this week. NOBL was also among the 10 most searched ETFs.