|Bid||12.00 x 4000|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||30.10 - 30.23|
|52 Week Range||26.56 - 34.95|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.53%|
European stocks and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are coming off dismal performances in 2018. The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) and the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (CBOE:EZU) , two of the largest US-listed ETFs, finished 2018 with losses of about 18% and 19%, respectively. As of Feb. 11, 2019, the Eurozone-focused EZU is up 4.79 percent year-to-date, but some market observers and ETF strategists are taking a cautious approach to Europe ETFs.
It is not a stretch to say that, by now, most investors know that last year was hard on international stocks and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs). When 2018 drew to a close, the MSCI EAFE Index ...
The Swedish krona and currency-related exchange traded fund have not had as good a year as other developed country currencies. The iShares MSCI Sweden ETF (EWD) fell 11.4% year-to date as the Swedish krona depreciated 10.4% to SEK9.13 against the USD, the worst performer among any other developed market currency. Among the 10 most heavily traded currencies in the world, the krona has even underperformed the Chinese yuan, which has taken a beating from the ongoing trade conflict with the U.S., and the United Kingdom's British pound, which has been pummeled over Brexit fears, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The “Mamma Mia” sequel recently premiered and with ABBA receiving renewed attention, perhaps it's time for similar treatment of the iShares MSCI Sweden ETF (NYSE: EWD). EWD, the only U.S.-listed exchange traded fund dedicated to Swedish stocks, is disappointing this year. The fund's year-to-date loss is more than triple that of the S&P Europe 350 Index, in which Sweden is the seventh-largest country weight.
The ETF industry has lately been growing by leaps and bounds, with a smarter approach and new concepts. Amid the whole bunch of newer themes, socially relevant funds are in vogue. Companies that focus heavily on environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices are being desired by investors, if we go by BlackRock.Source: Flickr