The most popular Exchange-Traded Funds are associated with North America with U.S.A being the most recognizable market in the world. The United States market is more likely to be overvalued than any other foreign market. North America is characterized by significant and multifaceted economic systems. Generally, Canadian economy is similar to the one in the U.S.; the major economic areas in Canada constitute of services, mining and manufacturing sectors. In comparison, U.S. has the most technologically advanced economy in the region. The North American ETFs focus on every possible market capitalization segment, a variety of sectors and they also adopt different strategies. Investing in the North American ETFs is relevant for portfolio diversification - especially during time periods when the North American financial markets lose correlation with the returns of other countries (e.g. the investor’s domestic financial market.)
Energy, North America ETFs on average are in the long-term down -19% below S&P in 4 years.
MLP, Actively Managed, Energy, North America ETF is in the medium-term up 4% above S&P in 1 month and up 11% in 5 months. In the long-term down -12% below S&P in 4 years.
Materials, Natural Resources, North America ETF is in the medium-term down -6% in 2 months. In the long-term down -18% below S&P in 1 year and down -26% below S&P in 4 years.
Software, North America ETF is in the medium-term up 21% in 5 months and up 9% above S&P in 1 year. In the long-term up 135% in 4 years.
Technology, North America ETFs on average are in the medium-term up 17% in 5 months. In the long-term up 102% in 5 years.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Change||Total net assets||Total expense ratio|
|EMLP||First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund||25.27||0.28%||0.95%|
|IFNA||iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Nrth Amrc Idx||56.22||27.75 M||0.48%|
|IGE||iShares S&P NA Nat. Re. Sc. Idx. Fd||36.31||-0.12%||2.22 B||0.48%|
|IGM||iShares S&P NA Tech. Sec. Idx. Fd.||125.48||0.04%||696.26 M||0.48%|
|IGN||iShares S&P NA Tec.-Mul. Net. Idx.||44.05||0.11%||332.1 M||0.48%|
|IGV||iShares S&P NA Tec.-SW. Idx. Fund||110.42||0.43%||1.3 B||0.48%|