Popular ETF categories: Equity, Commodity, Bond, Currency.

Global ETFs

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.

Strongest Trends Summary: Global ETFs

Equity

Blend

Blend, Earnings-Oriented ETFs on average are in the long-term up 262% in 14 years.
Blend, Equity ETFs on average are in the long-term up 141% in 12 years.
Large-cap, Blend, Equally-Weighted, Equity ETF is in the long-term up 291% in 14 years.
Multi-cap, Blend ETFs on average are in the long-term up 236% in 14 years.
Small-cap, Blend, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 215% in 14 years.

Technology

Information Technology

Internet, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 590% in 15 years.
Software ETFs on average are in the long-term up 112% in 5 years.

Other Technology

Equally-Weighted, Technology ETF is in the long-term up 278% in 12 years.
Software, North America ETF is in the long-term up 107% in 5 years.

Energy

Energy, Global sectors ETF is in the long-term down -65% below S&P in 13 years.
Uranium ETF is in the long-term down -96% below S&P in 12 years.

Equally-Weighted

Large-cap

Growth, Equally-Weighted, U.S. ETF is in the long-term up 326% in 14 years.
Large-cap, Equally-Weighted, Equity, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 308% in 14 years.

Other Equity

Malaysia ETF is in the long-term up 1507% in 27 years.
Rare Earth ETF is in the long-term down -63% below S&P in 2 years.
Socially Responsible ETF is in the long-term up 276% in 15 years.
Turkey ETF is in the long-term down -87% below S&P in 13 years.

Other Global ETFs

Large-cap, Equally-Weighted, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 259% in 14 years.
VIX, Volatility, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term down -100% in 15 years.

Global ETFs List

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%
GUNR Flexshares Trust 28.44 0.18%
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%