Visual History Of The Euro Stoxx (FEZ)
The Euro Stoxx 50 Index is one of the most well-known benchmarks in Europe, as it aims to provide exposure to the blue-chip sector of the eurozone. The index uses a free-float market capitalization structure, and its performance is one of the key indicators for how the European economy is faring. The index made highs in the late ’90s and early 2000s but struggled to regain those figures as recessions in 2001, 2008 and 2012 struck various nations of the currency bloc.
Unlike U.S. benchmarks, the Euro Stoxx 50 represents multiple nations at once, giving a broad exposure to countries and companies based overseas. As such, the ETF tracking the index has been popular among investors, with State Street‘s SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ, B+) being one of the best -nown products for eurozone equities.
As the years have gone on, this index has seen a number of its top holdings shift around, especially with the hard times that have befallen certain regions. Below, we offer a visual history of the Euro Stoxx 50 Index. Simply click on a year to see which components dominated the index in that year. All assets are in millions of euros.
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