For example, Australian mining companies are expected to be among that country’s leading dividend growers this year. That includes BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) and Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO). Those stocks combine for 5.6% of EWU’s weight and over 7% of DXPS. [A Look at Australian Dividends]
Additionally, European banks are expected to join their U.S. counterparts in bolstering payouts this year with some of the most robust non-Eurozone bank dividend forecast to come from the U.K. EWU allocates almost 22% of its weight to the financial services sector while DXPS devotes 17% to that sector. [Banking on European Banks]
Do not forget DBUK. HSBC, Shell, BP, GlaxoSmithKline an Vodafone combine for almost 30% of the ETF’s weight. Financials are over 23% of DBUK’s weight. DBUK, like DXPS, is a currency hedged product, meaning the two ETFs could get a lift if the pound declines against the dollar.
iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF