This ETF offers investors a way to access the economies of developed Europe, including 350 stocks in more than a dozen different economies. For investors who favor a region by region approach to international equities, IEV can be a building block in a long-term buy-and-hold portfolio (though some may prefer broader EAFE funds such as VEA). This iShares fund offers impressive liquidity and solid diversification, as no one name accounts for a significant portion of assets and the portfolio is spread across numerous markets and sectors. The biggest concern with IEV is the expenses; this ETF is considerably more expensive than options such as VGK; that fund includes more holdings at only a fraction of the cost. IEV is an efficient way of establishing a Europe bias, but the fees are too high to be justified, especially considering the cost structure of the closest competition.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IEV 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 Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Fidelity)
There are 23 other ETFs in the Europe Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of IEV 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 Category.
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