Global & International ETFs - etf guide

A well-constructed portfolio is properly diversified, and an excellent way to obtain less-correlated, diversified exposure is through overseas investing. International ETFs are one of the best ways to efficiently accomplish this, as investing directly in overseas markets can be difficult, complicated, and expensive. Instead, with as little as a single ETF investors can gain exposure to entire countries or regions of the world.etf guide

Because there are so many available, it can be daunting to begin selecting an international ETF. These top 10s can be useful in helping you narrow down your focus to those that matter. Within the Global & International category you will find that my top 10s range from different market capitalizations (All-Cap, Large-Cap, Mid-Cap, Small-Cap) to different investment styles (Growth, Value, Blend) to selected sectors (for example Technology, Finance, or Materials). If you’re looking for greater insight into my investing methodology, you should have a look at my upcoming ebook.  It’s a practical reference tool for ETF investing in the U.S. Equities space.

There will definitely be some similarities between the ten ETFs presented in each of the following top 10s. Sometimes they might even appear practically identical, but you need to keep in mind that there are any number of characteristics that might make an ETF more advantageous than another, depending on your investment style. Chief among those characteristics to be aware of are fee ratios (lower is better), trading volume, benchmarked index, whether the index is “enhanced,” and assets under management.

  • Multinational ETFs
  • Eurozone ETFs
  • European Regional ETFs
  • Asia Pacific Regional ETFs
  • Asia ex China & India ETFs
  • Russia, Middle East & Africa ETFs
  • Global Building Infrastructure ETFs
  • Global Real Estate Sector ETFs
  • China ETFs
  • India ETFs
  • Latin America ETFs
  • Large-Cap International ETFs
  • International Small Cap ETFs
  • U.S. Listed Canadian ETFs