This ETF is one of many products offering exposure to the developed economies of Western Europe, an asset class that includes many of the world's largest stocks markets and is often a core holding within long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios. As such, FEP may be appealing to both investors with a long-term focus and to those looking to establish a shorter-term tactical tilt towards European stock markets. FEP is unique from other options in the Europe Equities ETFdb Category thanks to the methodology of the underlying index; this fund seeks to replicate an AlphaDEX benchmark that employs a quant-based screening system designed to select the component stocks with the greatest potential for capital appreciation. In exchange for this attempt to generate alpha relative to cap-weighted benchmarks, investors can expect to pay a bit more; FEP has an expense ratio quite a bit higher than low cost options for European exposure such as VGK. For those who believe that the AlphaDEX methodology has the ability to generate excess returns over the long run, this ETF might be the optimal way to establish exposure to European stock markets. Those looking to minimize costs or who believe in fully efficient markets may prefer cheaper options such as VGK or FEZ.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FEP 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 24 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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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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