ETF Growth Strategy #3: Go International for Small-Cap Exposure
Europe has continued to attract additional ETF assets and one of my favorite opportunities overseas is the WisdomTree Europe Small Cap Dividend Fund (DFE).
This ETF gives you exposure to 250 smaller companies in foreign developed markets that are weighted according to their cash dividend payouts. This fundamental index approach has enabled DFE to capture over $1.5 billion in total assets and so far this year the fund has gained more than 8%.
European markets have not experienced the same shifting tides that the U.S. has this year and I think that DFE still has additional room to run on the upside if economic conditions remain favorable. Overseas diversification can be an excellent way to gain tactical exposure to opportunities that you may have otherwise overlooked.