How to invest in USA using ETFs

How do I invest in American stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the whole American stock market is to invest in a broad market index. This can be done at low cost by using ETFs.

On the American stock market you'll find 6 indices which are tracked by ETFs. Besides these indices 19 alternative indices on small and mid caps as well as equity strategies can be considered. Among these strategies you find dividend focused, growth and value approaches.

Alternatively, you may consider indices on North America or the World. Even in the global indices, the weight of the USA is over 50%.

0.04% p.a. - 0.51% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of USA ETFs
on the American stock market, which are tracked by ETFs
on the American stock market
The best indices for USA ETFs

Performance of American stocks (S&P 500®)

1 month: 3.67%
1 year: 7.03%
3 years: 44.29%
5 years: 96.24%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on USA

For an investment in the American stock market, there are 6 indices available which are tracked by 39 ETFs. On the Dow Jones Industrial Average index there are 4 ETFs. On the MSCI USA index there are 12 ETFs. On the MSCI USA Large Cap index there is 1 ETF. On the Morningstar US Large-Mid Cap index there is 1 ETF. On the S&P 500® index there are 19 ETFs. On the Solactive GBS United States Large & Mid Cap index there are 2 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0.04% p.a. and 0.51% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description

Dow Jones Industrial Average

United States 4 ETFs 30
The Dow Jones Industrial Average index tracks the 30 largest industrial companies in the US.
Index factsheet

MSCI USA

United States 12 ETFs 621
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI USA index tracks the leading stocks on the US market.
Index factsheet

MSCI USA Large Cap

United States 1 ETF 291
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI USA Large Cap index tracks US large cap stocks.
Index factsheet

Morningstar US Large-Mid Cap

United States 1 ETF 699
(31/12/2020)
The Morningstar US Large Mid Cap index tracks large and mid cap stocks of the US equity market.
Index factsheet

S&P 500®

United States 19 ETFs 500
The S&P 500® index tracks the 500 largest US stocks.
Index factsheet

Solactive GBS United States Large & Mid Cap

United States 2 ETFs 506
(30/10/2020)
The Solactive GBS United States Large & Mid Cap index tracks large and mid-cap securities from the US.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B5BMR087 35,028 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETFIE00B3XXRP09 22,708 0.07% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD (Dist)IE0031442068 9,893 0.07% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Invesco S&P 500 UCITS ETFIE00B3YCGJ38 7,351 0.05% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Xtrackers S&P 500 Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0490618542 5,917 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI USA UCITS ETF 1CIE00BJ0KDR00 4,536 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
SPDR S&P 500 UCITS ETFIE00B6YX5C33 4,376 0.09% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
HSBC S&P 500 UCITS ETF USDIE00B5KQNG97 4,100 0.09% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF - Dist (EUR)LU0496786574 2,974 0.09% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI USA Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0274210672 2,748 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
CSIF (IE) MSCI USA Blue UCITS ETF B USDIE00BJBYDR19 2,293 0.09% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi S&P 500 UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681048804 2,197 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
BNP Paribas Easy S&P 500 UCITS ETF USDFR0011550177 2,152 0.15% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF - Dist (USD)LU0496786657 1,954 0.09% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Invesco MSCI USA UCITS ETFIE00B60SX170 1,448 0.05% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (USD) AccumulatingIE00BFMXXD54 1,353 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF - AccLU1135865084 1,207 0.09% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Invesco S&P 500 UCITS ETF DistIE00BYML9W36 1,151 0.05% p.a. Distributing Ireland Unfunded swap
Amundi MSCI USA UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681042864 909 0.28% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
BNP Paribas Easy S&P 500 UCITS ETF EURFR0011550185 874 0.15% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
Lyxor MSCI USA UCITS ETF - DistFR0010296061 745 0.25% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B77D4428 745 0.14% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
iShares MSCI USA UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B52SFT06 675 0.33% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
iShares Dow Jones Industrial Average UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B53L4350 557 0.33% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI USA UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0136234654 557 0.14% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) S&P 500 UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B7K93397 441 0.12% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Deka MSCI USA UCITS ETFDE000ETFL268 417 0.30% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Amundi Index S&P 500 UCITS ETF DR (C)LU1437017863 294 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
iShares S&P 500 Swap UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE00BMTX1Y45 256 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Lyxor Dow Jones Industrial Average UCITS ETF - DistFR0007056841 219 0.50% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
iShares Dow Jones Industrial Average UCITS ETF (DE)DE0006289390 211 0.51% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Amundi Prime USA UCITS ETF DR (D)LU1931974858 112 0.05% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
BNP Paribas Easy S&P 500 UCITS ETFFR0011550680 109 0.15% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
Lyxor Dow Jones Industrial Average (LUX) UCITS ETFLU0378437502 76 0.45% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Deka MSCI USA Large Cap UCITS ETFDE000ETFL094 65 0.30% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Lyxor Core Morningstar US Equity (DR) UCITS ETF - DistLU1781540957 52 0.04% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Optimized sampling
Lyxor MSCI USA (LUX) UCITS ETFLU0392495700 36 0.10% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
HSBC MSCI USA UCITS ETF USDIE00B5WFQ436 28 0.30% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi Prime USA UCITS ETF DR (C)LU2089238468 1 0.05% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.91% 5.48% 8.99% -0.06% 27.32%
S&P 500® 1.36% 6.92% 11.31% 8.04% 43.99%
MSCI USA Large Cap 1.08% 6.20% 11.45% 9.18% 45.79%
Morningstar US Large-Mid Cap 1.57% 7.79% 12.83% 10.25% -
Solactive GBS United States Large & Mid Cap 1.55% 7.67% 12.87% 10.52% -
MSCI USA 1.64% 7.88% 13.01% 10.70% 46.22%
Index   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.84% -0.06% 26.86% 0.42% 11.85%
S&P 500® 7.34% 8.04% 33.54% -0.20% 6.71%
MSCI USA Large Cap 9.18% 9.18% 35.00% -1.09% 6.48%
Morningstar US Large-Mid Cap 9.62% 10.25% 33.32% - -
Solactive GBS United States Large & Mid Cap 9.75% 10.52% - - -
MSCI USA 10.00% 10.70% 34.86% -2.05% 7.64%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/12/2020; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

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Alternative investment opportunities

USA indices on small and mid caps or equity strategies

Alternatively, you may consider indices on small and mid caps or equity strategies. Below, we selected 19 alternative USA indices, which are tracked by 32 ETFs as an example. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on alternative USA indices is between 0.07% p.a. and 0.45% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
Dow Jones US Select Dividend United States
Dividend
1 ETF 100
The Dow Jones US Select Dividend index tracks the companies with the highest dividend yield in the US.
Index factsheet
FTSE RAFI US 1000 United States
Fundamental/Quality
1 ETF 1,000
The FTSE RAFI US 1000 index tracks 1000 of the largest listed U.S. companies. The FTSE RAFI Index Series selects and weights index constituents using four fundamental factors, rather than market capitalisation. The factors are dividends, cash flows, sales and book value.
Index factsheet
Foxberry Sustainability Consensus US United States
Social/Environmental
1 ETF 464
(30/10/2020)
The Foxberry Sustainability Consensus US index tracks a basket of companies taking into account environmental, social and corporate governance factors.
Index factsheet
MSCI USA ESG Leaders United States
Social/Environmental
1 ETF 286
(30/10/2020)
The MSCI USA ESG Leaders index tracks large and mid cap US securities. In order to be considered for inclusion in the index, companies must demonstrate a strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, compared to their sector peers. Companies active in alcohol, gambling, weapons, tobacco and nuclear power are excluded from the index.
Index factsheet
MSCI USA ESG Screened United States
Social/Environmental
2 ETFs 578
(30/10/2020)
The MSCI USA ESG Screened index tracks US companies. The index excludes companies that are involved in businesses related to thermal coal, controversial weapons, tobacco and other controversial industries.
Index factsheet
MSCI USA Enhanced Value United States
Value
1 ETF 149
(30/10/2020)
The MSCI USA Enhanced Value index tracks the US value stocks. These are U.S. equities which are determined as value stocks using eight historical and forward-looking fundamental data points.
Index factsheet
MSCI USA High Dividend Yield United States
Dividend
1 ETF 135
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI USA High Dividend Yield index tracks high dividend paying US stocks.
Index factsheet
MSCI USA Momentum United States
Momentum
1 ETF 125
(30/10/2020)
The MSCI USA Momentum index tracks stocks with a high price momentum from the United States. The index consists of titles that have experienced price increases over the past 6 and past 12 months with the assumption that increases will continue in the future.
Index factsheet
MSCI USA SRI Select Reduced Fossil Fuels United States
Social/Environmental
2 ETFs 133
(30/10/2020)
The MSCI USA SRI Select Reduced Fossil Fuels index tracks US stocks considering only companies with very high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings relative to their sector peers, to ensure the inclusion of the best of class companies from an ESG perspective and avoiding companies incompatible with values screen or having exposure to fossil fuels through extraction and production activities, power generation activities or reserves ownership. The weight of each company is capped to 5%.
Index factsheet
MSCI USA Small Cap United States
Small Cap
1 ETF 1,754
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI USA Small Cap index tracks US small cap stocks.
Index factsheet
MSCI USA Value United States
Value
1 ETF 443
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI USA Value index tracks the US value stocks. These are U.S equities which are determined as value stocks using eight historical and forward-looking fundamental data points.
Index factsheet
Nasdaq 100® United States
Technology
6 ETFs 100
The Nasdaq 100® index tracks a selection of 100 stocks chosen from among non-financial stocks listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Index factsheet
Russell 2000® United States
Small Cap
5 ETFs 2,000
The Russell 2000® index tracks 2000 companies from the US small cap stocks.
Index factsheet
Russell Midcap United States
Mid Cap
1 ETF 817
(31/12/2020)
The Russell Midcap index tracks mid-cap US stocks. The index contains the appr. 800 smallest stocks in the Russell 1000 Index.
Index factsheet
S&P 500 Minimum Volatility United States
Low Volatility/Risk Weighted
1 ETF 94
(31/12/2020)
The S&P 500 Minimum Volatility index tracks an optimized portfolio that includes a selection of stocks where volatility is among the lowest in the S&P 500. The S&P 500 index tracks large cap US stocks.
Index factsheet
S&P 500® Equal Weight United States
Equal Weighted
1 ETF 500
The S&P 500® Equal Weight (EWI) index tracks large cap US stocks equally weighted with a fixed weight of 0.20%.
Index factsheet
S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats United States
Dividend
1 ETF 117
(31/12/2020)
The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats index tracks the stocks of the S&P Composite 1500 index that have increased dividends every year for at least 20 consecutive years.
Index factsheet
S&P MidCap 400 United States
Mid Cap
2 ETFs 400
The S&P MidCap 400 index tracks 400 mid-sized US companies.
Index factsheet
S&P SmallCap 600 United States
Small Cap
2 ETFs 600
The S&P SmallCap 600 index tracks 600 small cap US stocks.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Nasdaq 100 UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B53SZB19 5,670 0.33% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
iShares MSCI USA SRI UCITS ETFIE00BYVJRR92 4,294 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco EQQQ Nasdaq-100 UCITS ETFIE0032077012 3,812 0.30% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers S&P 500 Equal Weight UCITS ETF 1CIE00BLNMYC90 2,361 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
iShares Nasdaq 100 UCITS ETF (DE)DE000A0F5UF5 2,222 0.31% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
SPDR S&P US Dividend Aristocrats UCITS ETFIE00B6YX5D40 2,158 0.35% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor UCITS ETFIE00BD1F4M44 2,137 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
iShares MSCI USA ESG Screened UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE00BFNM3G45 1,910 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers Russell 2000 UCITS ETF 1CIE00BJZ2DD79 1,710 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
L&G US Equity (Responsible Exclusions) UCITS ETFIE00BKLWY790 1,450 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
SPDR Russell 2000 US Small Cap UCITS ETFIE00BJ38QD84 1,437 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B6SPMN59 1,138 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 UCITS ETFIE00B2QWCY14 1,091 0.40% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
CSIF (IE) MSCI USA ESG Leaders Blue UCITS ETF B USDIE00BJBYDP94 971 0.10% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Lyxor Nasdaq-100 UCITS ETF - AccLU1829221024 844 0.22% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
SPDR S&P 400 US Mid Cap UCITS ETFIE00B4YBJ215 817 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
iShares MSCI USA Small Cap UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B3VWM098 780 0.43% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor UCITS ETFIE00BD1F4N50 774 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI USA Value UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B78JSG98 743 0.20% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Lyxor Nasdaq-100 UCITS ETF - DistLU2197908721 694 0.22% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi Nasdaq 100 UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681038243 668 0.23% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
iShares Dow Jones US Select Dividend UCITS ETF (DE)DE000A0D8Q49 275 0.31% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
iShares MSCI USA ESG Screened UCITS ETF USD (Dist)IE00BFNM3H51 248 0.07% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI USA Dividend IQ UCITS ETFIE00BKM4H312 233 0.35% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi Russell 2000 UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681038672 209 0.35% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
iShares MSCI USA SRI UCITS ETF USD (Dist)IE00BZ173T46 181 0.20% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1000 UCITS ETFIE00B23D8S39 177 0.39% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers Russell Midcap UCITS ETF 1CIE00BJZ2DC62 93 0.35% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Lyxor S&P SmallCap 600 UCITS ETFLU0392496005 74 0.35% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Invesco Russell 2000 UCITS ETFIE00B60SX402 57 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
L&G Russell 2000 US Small Cap UCITS ETFIE00B3CNHJ55 27 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Lyxor S&P MidCap 400 UCITS ETFLU0392495965 17 0.35% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
Dow Jones US Select Dividend -0.41% 11.59% 8.78% -15.21% 2.17%
MSCI USA Enhanced Value 0.50% 12.78% 10.70% -9.23% 8.70%
MSCI USA Value 0.76% 8.68% 9.50% -8.10% 13.13%
MSCI USA High Dividend Yield -0.23% 4.32% 4.32% -7.65% 16.09%
S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats 0.53% 10.23% 7.45% -7.26% 17.73%
FTSE RAFI US 1000 1.54% 11.86% 12.96% -1.80% 21.15%
S&P 500 Minimum Volatility 0.23% 2.66% 5.33% -1.00% 31.69%
S&P SmallCap 600 5.68% 25.18% 23.34% 1.30% 20.14%
S&P 500® Equal Weight 1.76% 12.85% 15.04% 2.69% 28.18%
S&P MidCap 400 3.93% 18.48% 18.53% 3.43% 22.45%
Russell Midcap 2.17% 14.22% 17.23% 6.59% 32.33%
MSCI USA Small Cap 5.22% 22.79% 23.90% 8.16% 30.82%
Russell 2000® 6.02% 25.20% 25.48% 9.32% 27.46%
MSCI USA ESG Screened 1.88% 7.97% 13.31% 12.03% -
Foxberry Sustainability Consensus US 1.62% 7.25% 13.66% 14.89% -
MSCI USA SRI Select Reduced Fossil Fuels 1.04% 6.30% 14.62% 15.53% 59.64%
MSCI USA Momentum 1.01% 4.28% 12.33% 18.22% 57.42%
Nasdaq 100® 2.57% 7.77% 15.96% 35.65% 100.08%
MSCI USA ESG Leaders 1.27% 6.73% 10.29% - -
Index   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
Dow Jones US Select Dividend -15.21% -15.21% 24.63% -3.32% 0.07%
MSCI USA Enhanced Value -9.77% -9.23% 29.35% -7.43% 6.77%
MSCI USA Value -8.60% -8.10% 27.40% -3.37% 0.79%
MSCI USA High Dividend Yield -8.33% -7.65% 23.84% 1.50% 4.24%
S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats -7.75% -7.26% 25.19% 1.40% 1.54%
FTSE RAFI US 1000 -2.28% -1.80% 29.40% -4.65% 1.61%
S&P 500 Minimum Volatility -1.37% -1.00% 34.19% -0.88% 2.60%
S&P SmallCap 600 1.04% 1.30% 24.37% -4.64% -1.01%
S&P 500® Equal Weight 2.36% 2.69% 32.06% -5.48% 4.85%
S&P MidCap 400 2.97% 3.43% 27.87% -7.41% 1.61%
Russell Midcap 6.06% 6.59% 33.46% -6.99% 4.30%
MSCI USA Small Cap 7.65% 8.16% 29.00% -6.24% 2.39%
Russell 2000® 8.78% 9.32% 28.30% -9.12% 1.40%
MSCI USA ESG Screened 11.19% 12.03% 34.01% - -
MSCI USA SRI Select Reduced Fossil Fuels 14.62% 15.53% 34.51% 2.73% 8.48%
Foxberry Sustainability Consensus US 14.89% 14.89% - - -
MSCI USA Momentum 17.60% 18.22% 29.76% 2.62% 20.63%
Nasdaq 100® 34.61% 35.65% 41.44% 4.28% 16.32%
MSCI USA ESG Leaders - - - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/12/2020; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

North America indices with a large share of USA

Besides USA ETFs you may invest in ETFs on the North American stock market. In total, you can invest in 2 North America indices, which are tracked by 5 ETFs. Both the MSCI North America index (with 95.60%) and the FTSE North America index (with 95.98%) strongly weight American stocks (as of 30/10/2020). The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on North America is between 0.10% p.a. and 0.40% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
FTSE North America North America
USA: 95.98%
(30/10/2020)
2 ETFs 637
(31/12/2020)
The FTSE North America index tracks stocks in USA and Canada.
Index factsheet
MSCI North America North America
USA: 95.60%
(30/10/2020)
3 ETFs 709
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI North America index tracks stocks from developed North American countries (Canada and United States).
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Vanguard FTSE North America UCITS ETF DistributingIE00BKX55R35 1,052 0.10% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
iShares MSCI North America UCITS ETFIE00B14X4M10 960 0.40% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Vanguard FTSE North America UCITS ETF (USD) AccumulatingIE00BK5BQW10 198 0.10% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Lyxor MSCI North America UCITS ETFLU0392494992 110 0.25% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi Index MSCI North America UCITS ETF DR EUR (D)LU1737653045 6 0.15% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
FTSE North America 1.49% 7.68% 12.55% 9.60% 44.85%
MSCI North America 1.58% 7.83% 12.75% 9.72% 43.99%
Index   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
FTSE North America 8.83% 9.60% 33.54% -1.03% 6.63%
MSCI North America 9.07% 9.72% 33.07% -1.38% 6.18%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/12/2020; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

Global indices with USA share of over 50%

As further alternative you may invest in global stock markets. In total, you can invest in 7 global indices, which are tracked by 27 ETFs. The World indices strongly weight the USA with 57% to 83%. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on global indices is between 0.12% p.a. and 0.51% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
Dow Jones Global Titans 50 World
USA: 83.40%
(30/10/2020)
1 ETF 55
(30/12/2020)
The Dow Jones Global Titans 50 index tracks multinational companies traded on major exchanges worldwide.
Index factsheet
FTSE Developed World
USA: 64.37%
(30/10/2020)
2 ETFs 2,136
(31/12/2020)
The FTSE Developed index tracks the largest stocks in developed markets across the world.
Index factsheet
MSCI All Country World (ACWI) World
USA: 58.13%
(30/10/2020)
4 ETFs 2,982
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) tracks large- and mid-cap stocks from 23 developed and 27 emerging markets worldwide.
Index factsheet
MSCI All Country World Investable Market (ACWI IMI) World
USA: 57.36%
(30/10/2020)
1 ETF 8,982
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI All Country World Investable Market Index (ACWI IMI) tracks stocks from 23 developed and 27 emerging markets worldwide. It covers securities across large, mid and small cap size segments.
Index factsheet
MSCI World World
USA: 66.80%
(30/10/2020)
17 ETFs 1,585
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI World index tracks stocks from 23 developed countries worldwide.
Index factsheet
MSCI World ex EMU World
USA: 73.80%
(30/10/2020)
1 ETF 1,346
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI World ex EMU index tracks stocks from 13 developed countries worldwide, excluding the European Monetary Union.
Index factsheet
MSCI World ex Europe World
USA: 81.93%
(30/10/2020)
1 ETF 1,151
(31/12/2020)
The MSCI World ex Europe index tracks stocks from 8 developed countries worldwide, excluding Europe.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE00B4L5Y983 24,852 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1CIE00BJ0KDQ92 5,423 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M62Q58 4,560 0.50% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF - DistFR0010315770 2,972 0.30% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0274208692 2,934 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Lyxor MSCI World (LUX) UCITS ETFLU0392494562 2,336 0.20% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00B60SX394 2,217 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
SPDR MSCI ACWI UCITS ETFIE00B44Z5B48 2,068 0.40% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USDIE00B4X9L533 2,039 0.15% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI ACWI UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B6R52259 1,372 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681043599 1,260 0.38% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1DIE00BK1PV551 889 0.19% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0340285161 876 0.30% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Vanguard FTSE Developed World UCITS ETF DistributingIE00BKX55T58 760 0.12% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU1781541179 724 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Optimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI AC World UCITS ETF 1CIE00BGHQ0G80 706 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares Dow Jones Global Titans 50 UCITS ETF (DE)DE0006289382 687 0.51% p.a. Distributing Germany Optimized sampling
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00BFY0GT14 555 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Deka MSCI World UCITS ETFDE000ETFL508 494 0.31% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Lyxor MSCI All Country World UCITS ETF - Acc (EUR)LU1829220216 409 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi MSCI World ex Europe UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681045537 313 0.35% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi ETF MSCI World ex EMU UCITS ETF EUR (C)FR0010756114 251 0.35% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
SPDR MSCI ACWI IMI UCITS ETFIE00B3YLTY66 246 0.40% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi Index MSCI World UCITS ETF DR EUR (D)LU1737652237 180 0.18% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B7KQ7B66 148 0.30% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Vanguard FTSE Developed World UCITS ETF AccIE00BK5BQV03 64 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BD4TXV59 13 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI All Country World Investable Market (ACWI IMI) 2.32% 10.08% 13.73% 5.60% 27.34%
MSCI All Country World (ACWI) 2.15% 9.35% 12.86% 5.92% 29.34%
MSCI World 1.77% 8.74% 12.24% 6.13% 32.26%
FTSE Developed 1.96% 9.07% 12.62% 6.39% 31.54%
MSCI World ex EMU 1.89% 8.76% 12.67% 6.72% 34.03%
MSCI World ex Europe 1.78% 8.78% 13.16% 8.40% 37.72%
Dow Jones Global Titans 50 2.63% 5.95% 10.37% 10.61% 49.29%
Index   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
MSCI All Country World Investable Market (ACWI IMI) 4.76% 5.60% 28.36% -6.05% 8.30%
MSCI All Country World (ACWI) 5.19% 5.92% 28.92% -5.28% 8.84%
MSCI World 5.46% 6.13% 30.22% -4.30% 7.61%
FTSE Developed 5.67% 6.39% 29.86% -4.79% 8.36%
MSCI World ex EMU 6.20% 6.72% 29.96% -3.36% 6.45%
MSCI World ex Europe 7.82% 8.40% 30.38% -2.56% 6.29%
Dow Jones Global Titans 50 10.61% 10.61% 35.75% -0.58% 6.10%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/12/2020; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.