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The 5 Best ETFs in the World

These five country-specific funds have been killing it

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#5: Switzerland

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YTD Return: +13.2%

Our first destination is none other than Switzerland — a country The Daily Post UK says “has an economy to aspire to.”

That’s true if the iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (EWL) is any indication, as its 13.2% climb so far in 2013 is good enough for a top-five spot on this list.

One of the Swiss economy’s main strengths: trade. While a decent chunk of the company’s exports go to names in the European Union, Germany — the strongest of the struggling eurozone — tops that list, and the U.S. isn’t far behind.

Plus, Switzerland just signed a free-trade pact with China that’s expected to boost business even more.

The country also is home to 15 of the world’s 500 largest companies — not a small feat considering Switzerland’s relatively small size. One of those: top EWL holding Nestle (NSRGY), which makes up 17% of the fund.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/08/5-best-etfs-in-the-world/.

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