3. The iShares MSCI Ireland Capped ETF (EIRL | D-81) is up 42.7 percent year-to-date
EIRL tracks a market-cap-weighted index of Irish firms and offers a very good proxy for broad-based exposure to Ireland-listed stocks. The fund has been gaining upward momentum as Ireland readies itself to exit a massive bailout program as its banking system strengthens.
EIRL is heavily allocated to basic materials and consumer staples, and only 10 percent of its portfolio is tied to financial stocks.
Still, the fund has roughly doubled in size this year thanks to a price performance accompanied by $59 million in net asset inflows year-to-date. EIRL now has over $116 million in total assets.