Europe ETFs Jump Ahead of Brexit Vote Tally

European markets and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) were leading the market rebound Thursday ahead of widely observed “Brexit” vote.

The European Stoxx 600 ended 1.5% higher Thursday. Meanwhile, in the U.S., the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU) added 2.7% and the SPDR EURO STOXX 50 (NYSEArca: FEZ) returned 2.8%. The two ETFs both focus on Eurozone countries.

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Additionally, more peripheral European markets charged ahead Thursday, with the iShares MSCI Italy Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWI) up 4.4%, Global X MSCI Norway 30 ETF (NYSEArca: NORW) 3.7% higher and Global X MSCI Greece ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) up 3.8%.

Meanwhile, the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF’s (NYSEArca: EWU), the largest U.K.-related ETF, gained 1.8%, and the CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (NYSEArca: FXB) rose 0.7%. British assets have been strengthening over the past week, suggesting that traders are growing less concerned about a potential “leave” vote passing.

Global equities markets seemed optimistic heading into the U.K. vote on its European Union membership, despite polls showing a neck-to-neck race, CNBC reports.

“I think the market’s already voted. … It looks like they’re looking for the stay vote to prevail,” Adam Sarhan, CEO of Sarhan Capital, said told CNBC.