Why invest in Europe

Europe is one of the most advanced  geographical area in the world. The region accounts for almost 20% of the global GDP. . It is one of the biggest trading block with the rest of the world. Investing in Europe is less risky than emerging markets . The region had sound financial and legal regulations . On the downside, the growth is slower as most economies in Europe are mature . The economies are interrelated to one another being a part of European union and are also affected by business cycles of US.

Key indicators to consider before investing

  • GDP
  • Employment
  • International Trade

Top 5 ETF’s by Market Capitalization

Name of the Fund Ticker Symbol /Total AUM* Year of Inception Expense Ratio
Vanguard FTSE Europe  VGK 03/04/2005 0.12%
iShares MSCI Eurozone Index  EZU  07/25/2000  0.48%
 SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 FEZ  10/15/2002 0.29%
 iShares S&P Europe 350 Index IEV  07/25/2000 0.60%
Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity  DBEU   10/1/2013 0.45%


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