This ETF is one option available for investors seeking to establish exposure to the economies of the euro zone, a sub-set of general European equity exposure. As such, FEZ is more than likely too targeted for long-term portfolios; broad EAFE funds such as VEA or even all-inclusive European ETFs such as VGK are probably better building blocks for buy-and-holders. But this fund can potentially be useful for implementing short-term tactical tilts, and has the potential to be a component of long/short trades as well. FEZ maintains a few biases; it is almost exclusively comprised of large cap stocks, and financials receive a hefty allocation. This product is also not the greatest in terms of diversification; with just 50 holdings, FEZ includes only a small fraction of Euro zone stocks. EZU offers similar Euro zone exposure with greater depth, as that fund holds more than 200 individual names and exhibits a more balanced sector and market cap breakdown.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FEZ 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: (TD Ameritrade)
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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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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