Category: Europe ETFs
Beer, Chocolate, and Europe ETFs

One of the most attractive advantages of the exchange-traded fund industry is the ability for investors to easily tap into foreign equity markets. Prior to ETFs, mutual funds were the only vehicles available for individual investors to gain broad, diversified exposure to stocks outside of the U.S.. Thankfully, there are now plenty of low-cost ETF options that offer investors access to not only particular regions, but also to specific countries. A close look under the hood of some of these products, however, can reveal some rather questionable holdings and biases. These strange holdings are typically seen in the more hyper-targeted funds, like single-country ETFs. In this piece we’ll take a close look at four of these funds, highlighting a few of these oddities. America’s Chocolate Consumption Fuels the Switzerland ETF Ticker Name Weight (%) NESN NESTLE S.A. 17.21 NOVN NOVARTIS AG 13.72 ROG ROCHE HOLDING AG 13.69 CFR COMPAGNIE FINANCIERE RICHEMONT SA 4.44 […]

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