Equity: Developed Europe - Total Market
With 19 ETFs and over $28.32B in combined AUM, the Equity: Developed Europe - Total Market segment provides exposure to the Developed Europe space with a focus on Total Market securities.
Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the First Trust IPOX Europe Equity Opportunities ETF (FPXE), with a total return of 14.13%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) with $12.11BB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. VGK tracks an all-cap, market-cap weighted index of developed European securities. VGK has an expense ratio of 0.08% and tracks the FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index (Net TR US RIC).
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Equity: Developed Europe - Total Market segment is 76 out of 100, with the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF(VGK) obtaining the highest rating of 97 out of 100.
Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.43% per year, with the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.08% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.03%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Equity: Developed Europe - Total Market segment is 62 out of 100, with the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund(HEDJ) obtaining the highest rating of 92 out of 100.
The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 244.40M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF (EZU), with $187.83M in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX ETF(FEUZ), due to their double-digit market spreads.
ETF.com Fit Insight
The MSCI Europe IMI has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.
Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to VGK. This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.
Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, PTEU follows a Volatility Hedged strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.