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EWU: I'm Bullish On Britain As A Diversifier (Rating Upgrade)


  • EWU has seen gains of late and I believe more could be on the way.
  • British stocks, and this fund by extension, are cheaply priced compared to the S&P 500.
  • The IMF recently upgraded its growth forecast for the British economy.
  • This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, CEF/ETF Income Laboratory. Learn More »
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Main Thesis & Background

The purpose of this article is to evaluate the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (NYSEARCA:NYSEARCA:EWU) as an investment option at its current market price. The fund's stated objective is "to track the investment results of

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I've been in the Financial Services sector since 2008, which gives me an invaluable insight in how markets can turn. I currently work for a large-cap US Bank in funds management. I was a D1 athlete in college (men's tennis) when I got my Finance degree. I received my MBA in 2013 in North Carolina.

My readers/followers can trust that I won't pump any investment nor discuss a topic I don't genuinely follow and research. In that spirit, I list my portfolio here for transparency

Broad market: VOO; DIA, RSP

Utilities: VPU, BUI 

Energy: VDE, RYE, IXC

Innovation: GINN, QQQ


Dividends: DGRO; SDY, SCHD

Municipals/Debt Funds: BGT, Individual muni issues (NC)


Cash position: 25%

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