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To put it mildly, Europe stocks have had a rough couple of years, as the Euro Zone sovereign-debt crisis continues to plague the continent. Although allocations to this sector have understandably diminished in recent years, European equities remain a key component of many long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios, seeing as how they nicely round out international exposure as well as add essential diversification benefits [see our Euro Free Europe ETFdb Portfolio].

For investors seeking to create a tactical tilt in their portfolios or to simply increase European stock exposure, there are a number of ETFs that offer access to this particular segment of the market. The Europe Equities ETFdb Category consists of just over 30 exchange-traded products, including both broad region and country-specific funds, as well as dividend and market capitalization-weighted ETPs.

The Pro member download from the Europe Equities ETFdb Category page can be used to highlight the Europe Equities ETFs with the lowest expenses, highest dividend yields, and best historical performance [see a sample Excel download here; Pro members can download more than 60 ETFdb Category pages and 200 ETFdb Types pages with a free 7-day trial].

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One of the most anticipated and watched sporting events in the world, the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship kicked off late last week. Euro 2012 marks a milestone for first-time host countries Ukraine and Poland, and many are hoping that the soccer tournament brings prosperity and inspires hope in the debt-burdened continent. There are competing theories as to whether or not major sporting events bring longer-term wealth to the region. One thing is for certain, however; the infrastructure build-out and jump in tourism plays a key role in local job creation and, more importantly, sets the stage for continued investments in the region.

To get in the spirit as the competition heats up in the first round of the tournament, we run through the 16 competitors, highlighting the ETF options available for each country [try our Free ETF Country Exposure Tool].

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101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn

by on May 23, 2012 | Updated June 12, 2014

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have burst on to the scene in the late 2000s and early 2010s, raking in hundreds of billions of dollars in assets and prompting a major shift towards indexing strategies in the process. ETFs have empowered financial advisors (FAs), registered investment advisors (RIAs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), money managers, and retail investors […]

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The second quarter has been plagued with resurfacing euro fears as a number of nations in the currency bloc have fallen prey to this crisis. At the head of it all is Greece, who has been in financial trouble for several years and has needed not one, but two austerity packages from groups like the […]

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After another choppy trading week, investors will be looking forward to earnings from a number of blue chip firms that have yet to throw their hat in the ring. This past week was another frustrating one, as investors dealt with a mix of data and earnings that pushed and pulled at the market. Of course, […]

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As the ETF universe has expanded dramatically over the last several years, many investors have taken advantage of this asset class to tap into international equity markets. With single-country ETFs dedicated to dozens of developed and emerging markets, accessing the major (and not-so-major) stock markets around the globe has never been easier.  When evaluating international […]

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With the finish line in sight, it’s fairly safe to say that 2011 will be remembered by most investors as a wild, back-and-forth year that brought plenty of both hope and despair. A hot start raised optimism of a continued recovery after a generally impressive 2011, but the summer months were anything but relaxing; major […]

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Earlier today, Eric Dutram, Analyst and Head of Editorial at ETF Database, was on BNN discussing ETFs that have been heavily impacted by the European debt crisis. In the interview, Eric gave his outlook for the European situation as well as some funds to avoid should events deteriorate further in the euro zone. Additionally, Eric […]

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While reports of jobless rates in the U.S. or the pace of inflation in China occasionally pop to the top of the headlines, the last several months have seen the spotlight focused on European markets as the continent continues to battle a debt crisis that has threatened to derail a fragile economic recovery. While the […]

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U.S. equities finished the week pretty much flat as losses in Monday and Tuesday trading were soon erased by solid performances out of the blue chips later in the week to push the S&P 500 back to roughly breakeven for the five day period. International markets didn’t fare much better on the week, and in […]

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Buying Opportunities After Panic Selling

by on May 22, 2011 | Updated December 6, 2017

Weekly Recap Last week proved to be quite bumpy for investors, as asset classes from stocks to commodities–and everything in between–swayed between gains and losses for the last several trading days on Wall Street. Volatility was  abundant across all markets and domestic equity indexes ended the week relatively flat, much like crude oil and silver […]

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The impact of the Middle East protests has reverberated around the world, with a sudden spike in oil prices threatening to pull the globe back into a recession. While crude has soared here in the U.S., events have been even more dramatic in Europe where Brent crude, the benchmark for the EMEA region, has skyrocketed […]

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