This ETF offers exposure to Polish equity markets, allowing investors to tap into a potentially promising emerging market in Eastern Europe. While Poland is included in many emerging markets funds, the weighting afforded to the country is often very minor. As such, investors with a bullish outlook for this economy may find EPOL to be a useful tool for implementing a tactical overlay or for use in a country rotation strategy. There are a few noteworthy items regarding the exposure offered by EPOL. First, the fund is somewhat lacking on the diversification front, as financials make up a huge portion of the portfolio and a small handful of stocks account for roughly 50% of assets. PLND is another option for Poland exposure; that Van Eck fund maintains fewer total holdings, but is spread more evenly (and also has a heavy tilt towards financials). EPOL is a fine option for Poland exposure, but be sure to take a look under the hood and understand exactly what this fund offers.
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