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European countries represent almost 78% of HDEF’s weight, led by the U.K., Germany and France. Germany and France are the Eurozone’s two largest economies.

“The strong dividend growth around the world prompted Janus Henderson to increase its forecast for 2018 underlying dividend increases from 6.0 percent to 7.4 percent,” according to CNBC.

HDEF has a trailing 12-month dividend yield of 2.21%.

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