February 27, 2013 at 07:00 AM EST
3 Things You Need To Know When Picking A Country ETF
International investing has earned its place in portfolio construction, as both academic studies and real-world experience have supported the idea that investing outside the United States can improve returns and actually reduce risk and volatility. Investors have a wealth of choices when it comes to using ETFs for international exposure, as there are over 400 equity ETFs that focus on non-U.S. investments [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. One particular option for investors looking to use ETFs to gain international exposure is the country-specific fund. As the name indicates, these funds focus on holding the equities of companies that are domiciled in the country or conduct substantial operations in that country. As such, they are “hyper-focused” on the country [Try the Free ETF Country Exposure Tool]. While country-focused ETFs may seem relatively straightforward, there are three major considerations that investors must examine prior to buying such a fund. 1. How [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Best And Worst Country ETFs Of 2012 Least Correlated Country ETFs To S&P 500 ETF Technical Trading FAQ AdvisorShares Rolls Out Global Opportunities ETF (ACCU) Emerging Market ETFs: Seven Factors Every Investor Should Consider
International investing has earned its place in portfolio construction, as both academic studies and real-world experience have supported the idea that investing outside the United States can improve returns and actually reduce risk and volatility. Investors have a wealth of choices when it comes to using ETFs for international exposure, as there are over 400 equity ETFs that focus on non-U.S. investments [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. One particular option for investors looking to use ETFs to gain international exposure is the country-specific fund. As the name indicates, these funds focus on holding the equities of companies that are domiciled in the country or conduct substantial operations in that country. As such, they are “hyper-focused” on the country [Try the Free ETF Country Exposure Tool]. While country-focused ETFs may seem relatively straightforward, there are three major considerations that investors must examine prior to buying such a fund. 1. How [...]

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