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This ETF offers exposure to small cap European stocks, giving investors a way to access an asset class that is often overlooked (most European ETFs are tilted heavily towards large cap stocks). Because their performance is generally more closely tied to local consumption, small caps may be a better way to access the local economies of Western Europe. As such, DFE can potentially be used for complementary exposure to large caps, or perhaps as an alternative means of overweighting this region. It should be noted that SCZ is a more broadly-based small cap option; that fund offers exposure to small caps throughout the EAFE region. DFE's dividend-weighting methodology may have appeal to those looking to enhance current returns or simply steer clear of the potential pitfalls associated with cap-weighting. DFE is a little on the pricey side, but the depth and balance of exposure offered are impressive.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DFE on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Europe Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)
There are 23 other ETFs in the Europe Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of DFE relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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