How to invest in France using ETFs

How do I invest in French stocks?

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

On the French stock market you'll find 2 indices which are tracked by ETFs.

Alternatively, you may invest in indices on the Eurozone.

0,20% p.a. - 0,25% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of France ETFs
on the French stock market, which are tracked by ETFs
on the French stock market
 
The best indices for France ETFs

Performance of French stocks (CAC 40®)

1 month: 9,20%
1 year: -0,81%
3 years: 33,52%
5 years: 45,39%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on France

For an investment in the French stock market, there are 2 indices available which are tracked by 6 ETFs. On the CAC 40® index there are 5 ETFs. On the MSCI France index there is 1 ETF. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0,20% p.a. and 0,25% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description

CAC 40®

Francia 5 ETFs 40
The CAC 40® index tracks the largest and most traded French stocks listed on Euronext in Paris.
Index factsheet

MSCI France

Francia 1 ETF 65
(29/7/22)
The MSCI France index tracks the leading French stocks.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Lyxor CAC 40 (DR) UCITS ETF - DistFR0007052782 2.968 0,25% p.a. Distribución Francia Replicación física perfecta
Amundi CAC 40 UCITS ETF DR EUR (C)LU1681046931 750 0,25% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Amundi ETF CAC 40 UCITS ETF DR EUR (D)LU1681047079 191 0,25% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Xtrackers CAC 40 UCITS ETF 1DLU0322250985 156 0,20% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Lyxor CAC 40 (DR) UCITS ETF - AccFR0013380607 80 0,25% p.a. Acumulación Francia Replicación física perfecta
iShares MSCI France UCITS ETFIE00BP3QZJ36 70 0,25% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI France 9,11% 0,68% -4,86% 0,13% 24,65%
CAC 40® 8,99% 0,52% -5,53% 0,34% 25,43%
Index   2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
CAC 40® -7,48% 31,60% -5,11% 30,20% -8,18%
MSCI France -7,16% 29,36% -4,22% 28,94% -7,72%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/7/22; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

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Alternative investment opportunities

Eurozone indices with a large share of France

Besides France ETFs you may consider ETFs on the European stock markets. In total, you can invest in 3 indices on the Eurozone tracked by 25 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on the Eurozone is between 0,05% p.a. and 0,25% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
EURO STOXX® 50 Europa
France: 39,00%
(31/05/2022)
15 ETFs 50
The EURO STOXX® 50 index tracks the 50 largest companies in the eurozone.
Index factsheet
MSCI EMU Europa
France: 36,18%
(31/05/2022)
8 ETFs 230
(29/7/22)
The MSCI EMU index tracks large and mid cap stocks from countries in the European Economic and Monetary Union.
Index factsheet
Solactive GBS Developed Markets Eurozone Large & Mid Cap Europa
France: 30,80%
(31/05/2022)
2 ETFs 223
(31/3/22)
The Solactive GBS Developed Markets Eurozone Large & Mid Cap index tracks large and mid cap securities from Eurozone countries.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (Dist)IE0008471009 3.763 0,10% p.a. Distribución Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE00B53L3W79 3.230 0,10% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
Xtrackers EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF 1CLU0380865021 2.996 0,09% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Lyxor EURO STOXX 50 (DR) UCITS ETF - AccFR0007054358 2.525 0,20% p.a. Acumulación Francia Replicación física perfecta
iShares Core MSCI EMU UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE00B53QG562 2.350 0,12% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
Xtrackers EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF 1DLU0274211217 2.224 0,09% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Amundi EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681047236 1.883 0,15% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Amundi Index MSCI EMU UCITS ETF DR EUR (C)LU1602144575 1.467 0,25% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Xtrackers MSCI EMU UCITS ETF 1DLU0846194776 1.319 0,12% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disLU0147308422 534 0,18% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
UBS ETF (LU) EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disLU0136234068 394 0,15% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
HSBC EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EURIE00B4K6B022 365 0,05% p.a. Distribución Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
Lyxor Core MSCI EMU (DR) UCITS ETF - DistLU1646360971 279 0,12% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
SPDR MSCI EMU UCITS ETFIE00B910VR50 223 0,18% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
Invesco EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETFIE00B60SWX25 202 0,05% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Swap sin fondos
Lyxor Core EURO STOXX 50 (DR) UCITS ETF AccLU0908501215 120 0,07% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Amundi EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (D)LU1681047319 111 0,15% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
BBVA Acción Eurostoxx 50 ETF FI Cotizado ArmonizadoES0105321030 107 0,20% p.a. Distribución España Replicación física perfecta
Amundi Prime Eurozone UCITS ETF DR (D)LU1931974429 49 0,05% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Amundi Prime Eurozone UCITS ETF DR (C)LU2089238112 42 0,05% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Invesco EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF DistIE00B5B5TG76 23 0,05% p.a. Distribución Irlanda Swap sin fondos
Amundi ETF EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF DR USDLU1681047400 13 0,15% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Lyxor Core MSCI EMU (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU1646361276 9 0,12% p.a. Acumulación Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
Amundi Index MSCI EMU UCITS ETF DR (D)LU2059756325 2 0,25% p.a. Distribución Luxemburgo Replicación física perfecta
HSBC EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE000MWUQBJ0 0 0,05% p.a. Acumulación Irlanda Replicación física perfecta
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI EMU 7,34% -1,72% -9,20% -8,16% 14,94%
Solactive GBS Developed Markets Eurozone Large & Mid Cap 7,67% -1,47% -9,04% -7,87% 15,15%
EURO STOXX® 50 7,47% -0,79% -8,94% -6,38% 15,64%
Index   2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
MSCI EMU -12,65% 23,17% -0,76% 26,22% -12,40%
Solactive GBS Developed Markets Eurozone Large & Mid Cap -12,19% 25,58% -3,86% - -
EURO STOXX® 50 -11,74% 23,74% -3,02% 29,67% -11,54%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/7/22; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.