"iShares Core MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (Dist)" is an exchange-traded investment fund (ETF). It refers to the MSCI Europe Index. This index reflects the development of 429 European stocks and is therefore relatively well diversified. The ETF replicates its index using physical replication with sampling, so it contains the most important securities of its reference index. The ETF's earnings (dividends) are distributed to the investors. The fund company iShares claims a total expense ratio (TER) of 0.12% per year. The yearly average divergence from the index performance (Tracking Difference) since 2008 was -0.04% per year. Therefore, the ETF was less expensive than the TER suggests and even exceeded the index performance.
Comparing Tracking Difference, Total Expense Ratio and fund size
Every bubble represents an ETF. The further to the right it is, the higher (worse) is its tracking difference. The further up it is, the higher the total expense ratio specified by the fund company. The bubble's area represents the fund volume.