May 31, 2011 at 07:00 AM EDT
Never Judge An ETF By Its Cover
As hundreds of billions of dollars have flowed into exchange-traded products in recent years, international equity ETFs have been a particularly popular destination. As investors have shed their “home country bias” and recognized the importance of meaningful international equity allocations, the low costs and instant diversification offered by the exchange-traded structure have understandably served as major selling points. And given the often significant volatility in some international markets, the ability to execute trades intraday also stands out as an important quality for investors [see Five Free ETF Tools]. There are dozens of country-specific ETFs, offering pure play exposure to markets that are home to some of the world’s biggest and most important economies (23 China ETFs according to the ETF screener) down to the relatively small and lesser-known (such as Egypt and Vietnam). In addition to the numerous funds focusing on specific countries, there are also several products designed to [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Highlighting Five Free ETF Tools Examining International Dividend ETFs World Cup Of ETFs: Plays On All 32 Countries Israel’s Promotion Spurs Shakeup For ETFs Emerging Market ETFs: Alternative Weighting Edition
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