Physical trade barriers between countries have been significantly reduced and there has been a development of interdependence. The world is economically integrated. More and more investors have begun to think globally. Their investment objectives concentrate not only on their domestic market, but they are trying to invest on at least several markets in order to protect against local risks. Global ETF is a type of exchange-traded fund that can focus on companies located in the entire world, including the investor's home country. There are many global ETFs today, they may focus on the variety of sectors (precious metals, utilities or health care), different market capitalizations and various types of bonds or equities. Global ETFs may also use different market strategies (dividend or buyback). The ETFs offer more global opportunities for diversification and performance - hedge against inflation and currency risks. Global ETFs are designed for investors who are looking for diversification against country-specific risks without excluding their own country. Nevertheless, diversification does not guarantee a profit or protection against loss in a declining market. Global ETFs may benefit from rising international markets. Investing through global ETFs exposes investors to both fast-growing emerging markets and more developed economies; while one of the groups slows down the other might speed up. Global ETFs are generally less volatile than country-specific ETFs.
International Exchange-Traded Funds (also known as foreign ETF) invest in companies located in the entire world outside the investors' country of residence. Generally, international ETFs are more volatile than similar domestic ETFs. International ETFs offer diversification outside of the investor's domestic investments. Nevertheless, diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against losses. Many investors use them to build international exposure into their portfolios. International ETFs may not be appropriate for very conservative investors. They are designed for investors with at least medium risk tolerance who are looking for broad diversification to their portfolios. By investing in many different ETFs, managers may create more effective investments opportunities and higher returns. Although, every investor should remember that investments which offer higher returns generally involve higher risks. Risks may depend on the market conditions, currency fluctuations, economic instability and political situation in the countries where the ETF managers want to invest. International investments allow investors to profit from the best-performing markets in the world.
Large-cap, High Dividend Yield, Value, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 202% in 13 years.
Large-cap, Growth, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 37% in 4 years.
EMU, Europe ETF is in the long-term down -63% below S&P in 16 years.
Equity, Sweden ETF is in the long-term down -58% below S&P in 12 years.
Malaysia ETF is in the long-term up 785% above S&P in 27 years.
Shipping ETF is in the long-term down -67% below S&P in 7 years.
Turkey ETF is in the long-term down -85% below S&P in 12 years.
Wheat ETF is in the long-term down -76% in 10 years.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Change||Total net assets||Total expense ratio|
|AGLS||Accuvest Global Long Short ETF||19.38||30.66 M|
|CARZ||First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund II||34.82||0.23%||0.7%|
|CRBQ||Jefferies CRB Global Commodity ETF||30.24||0.65%|
|CU||First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund||9.61||0.7%|
|CUT||Claymore/Clear Global Timber Index||24.83||-1.62%|
|DRW||WisdomTree Int Real Estate Fund||24.91||-3.19%||127.73 M||0.58%|
|FFR||First Trust FTSE EPRA G R E Idx Fd||41.73||0.27%|
|FILL||iShares Inc.||20.46||0.15%||5.21 M||0.39%|
|FWDB||AdvisorShares Trust||25.21||24.3 M|
|GAL||SSGA Actice ETF Trust||33.32||0.15%||0.35%|
|GIVE||AdvisorShares Trust||60.7||8.96 M|
|GNAT||WisdomTree International Energy Fund||13.43||22.38 M||0.58%|
|GQRE||FlexShares Global Quality Real||55.5||0.29%|
|GRN||iPath Global Carbon ETN||7.5||3.59%|
|GTIP||iShares Trust||51.26||25.56 M||0.4%|
|GURI||Global X Guru International Index ETF||13.43|
|GURX||Global X Guru Small Cap Index ETF||12.03|
|GYLD||Northern Lights ETF Trust||18.53||0.65%|
|HYXU||iShares Global ex USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF||45.19||-0.02%||146.21 M||0.4%|
|ILB||PIMCO Global Advantage Inflation Linked Bond Exchange-Traded Fund||41.46||-0.55%||0.63%|
|IOIL||Index IQ ETF Trust||12.83||0.14%||0.75%|
|JPGE||JPMorgan Diversified Return Glbl Eq ETF||50.93||-1.81%|
|PEX||ProShares Global Listed Private Eq ETF||38.63||0.49%|
|PGHY||POWERSHARES EXCH TRADED FD TST II||24.39||-0.04%||0.35%|
|PICK||iShares Inc.||25.69||-0.04%||154.96 M||0.39%|
|PSP||PowerShares Listed Private Eq.||11.05||2.19%|
|RING||iShares Inc.||15.85||0.83%||58.18 M||0.39%|
|RWX||SPDR Dow Jones Interntnl Real Estate ETF||35.47||0.48%||0.59%|
|SLVP||iShares Inc.||9.73||1.46%||9.5 M||0.39%|
|URTH||iShares Inc.||73.59||0.38%||141 M||0.24%|
|VEGA||AdvisorShares Trust||27.66||0.14%||27.22 M|
|VEGI||iShares Inc.||24.76||0.24%||39.52 M||0.39%|