Since their inception, ETFs have made their way into countless portfolios, giving investors access to nearly every corner of the global market. In light of U.S. markets closing July 4th to celebrate Independence Day, we are looking into the historical battle for returns between U.S. markets and their British counterparts [check out the 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013].
Below, we outline two strong representations from each economy: The SPDR S&P 500 (SPY, A) and the MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund (EWU, A) [try our Free ETF Head-To-Head Comparison Tool].
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Tracking back from when the U.S. and U.K. bottomed out in March 2009, both have gone up substantially since this record low. This recovery has not been without faults, with both markets taking heavy hits in late 2011; however, since then each has seen impressive growth.
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