October 15, 2012 at 07:00 AM EDT
Ultimate Guide To Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF (VGK)
The Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF (VGK) tracks the MSCI Europe Index and is one of the most cost effective ways to gain exposure to the leading companies based in Europe. Overall, developed European markets can offer a comparable risk and return profile to U.S. stocks, while still helping investors to geographically diversify their portfolio’s equity component. More contrarian-minded investors may also want to look to Europe for its recovery potential following sovereign debt worries and slowing economic growth in the region [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. In A Nutshell VGK is made up of common stocks of approximately 462 companies located in 16 European countries. The countries with the largest capitalization weightings in the index are the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Switzerland. The others countries represented are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden [see also [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Europe ETFs: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Three Long/Short Ideas For Euro Zone Debt Drama World Cup Of ETFs: Plays On All 32 Countries Will Stimulus Unwinding Crush Europe ETFs? ETF Plays For The End Of Europe’s Recession
The Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF (VGK) tracks the MSCI Europe Index and is one of the most cost effective ways to gain exposure to the leading companies based in Europe. Overall, developed European markets can offer a comparable risk and return profile to U.S. stocks, while still helping investors to geographically diversify their portfolio’s equity component. More contrarian-minded investors may also want to look to Europe for its recovery potential following sovereign debt worries and slowing economic growth in the region [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. In A Nutshell VGK is made up of common stocks of approximately 462 companies located in 16 European countries. The countries with the largest capitalization weightings in the index are the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Switzerland. The others countries represented are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden [see also [...]

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