What are International-Based Exchange Traded Funds?

These are Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) that have as their underlying tracking instrument an index or other financial product focused on a single country. They are usually well diversified and designed to reflect the overall economic condition of the country itself. The underlying index chosen is often the major index of the principal exchange within the country.

Investors choose international-based ETFs for several reasons. They wish to hold a broadly based portfolio of shares from a country without having to directly purchase shares within the country. They may also believe that the economy of a country is going to grow faster than other countries and they wish to participate. International-based ETFs give them the means to do this with a smaller investment and less complication than directly purchasing shares.

International-Based Exchange Traded Funds

Fund NameSymbolLast Sale PriceNet Change%Price ChangeShare Volume
iShares MSCI Mexico Index Fund $71.23 ▼ .37 0.52% 2,155,072
iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund $70.27 ▼ .57 0.8% 437,844
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund $66.47 ▼ .32 0.48% 8,994,254
iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund $65.79 ▲ .36 0.55% 1,411,551
iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund $65.71 ▲ .15 0.23% 224,207
iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund $60.45 ▼ .21 0.35% 743,480
iShares MSCI Pacific Ex-Japan Index Fund $51.23 ▼ .11 0.21% 264,902
iShares S&P/TOPIX 150 Index Fund $50.78 ▼ .735 1.43% 268
iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund $50.41 ▼ .63 1.23% 13,751,591
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Index Fund $47.51 ▼ .19 0.4% 146,567
iShares S&P Europe 350 Index Fund $46.35 ▼ .24 0.52% 590,736
iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund $44.75 ▼ .12 0.27% 45,994,946
BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund $42.38 ▼ .17 0.4% 20,678
IShares Trust FTSE-Xinhua China 25 Index Fund $40.89 ▲ .22 0.54% 15,070,478
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund $40.69 ▼ .47 1.14% 751,052
Fresco DJ EURO STOXX 50 $40.21 ▼ .37 0.91% 1,796,577
iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund $39.91 ▼ .33 0.82% 5,414,022
iShares MSCI EMU Index Fund $39.39 ▼ .30 0.76% 5,404,588
Fresco DJ STOXX 50 $37.82 ▼ .237 0.62% 62,540
iShares MSCI Sweden Index Fund $34.26 ▼ .20 0.58% 139,134
iShares MSCI Switzerland Index Fund $33.33 ▼ .12 0.36% 202,327
PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China Portfolio $33.30 ▲ .07 0.21% 34,139
iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund $32.44 ▼ .06 0.18% 513,941
BLDRS Asia 50 ADR Index Fund $30.70 ▼ .05 0.16% 4,438
iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund $28.80 ▼ .18 0.62% 2,882,240
iShares MSCI France Index Fund $27.04 ▼ .24 0.88% 572,562
iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund $26.94 ▼ .11 0.41% 1,781,789
PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund $26.14 ▼ .01 0.04% 23,806
BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index Fund $24.90 ▼ .145 0.58% 4,026
BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund $24.87 ▼ .16 0.64% 1,293
iShares MSCI Netherlands Index Fund $24.30 ▼ .18 0.74% 67,594
iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund $22.40 ▲ .03 0.13% 2,103,807
iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund $20.34 ▼ .03 0.15% 2,213,460
iShares MSCI Austria Index Fund $17.65 ▼ .07 0.4% 30,398
iShares MSCI Belgium Index Fund $16.96 ▼ .10 0.59% 95,534
iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Fund $16.32 ▲ .20 1.24% 4,415,923
iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund $16.11 ▼ .06 0.37% 1,759,433
iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund $15.72 ▼ .05 0.32% 2,380,053
iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund $13.92 0.000000 416,533
iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund $11.92 ▼ .09 0.75% 12,279,693
As of 8/22/2014 Market Closed