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 EAFE Index Fund $67.53 .35 0.52% 19,203,002
iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund $67.26 .905 1.36% 265,916
iShares MSCI Mexico Index Fund $64.85 .30 0.46% 1,785,639
iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund $63.69 .22 0.34% 2,568,896
iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund $60.87 .13 0.21% 149,623
iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund $58.30 .175 0.3% 291,680
iShares MSCI Pacific Ex-Japan Index Fund $49.65 .11 0.22% 892,397
iShares S&P Europe 350 Index Fund $48.54 .28 0.58% 315,185
iShares S&P/TOPIX 150 Index Fund $47.87 .09 0.19% 1,762
iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund $47.50 .89 1.91% 20,213,917
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Index Fund $47.03 .255 0.55% 188,581
Fresco DJ EURO STOXX 50 $42.91 .20 0.47% 1,253,780
iShares MSCI EMU Index Fund $42.38 .24 0.57% 2,643,777
iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund $42.01 .38 0.91% 69,952,991
iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund $41.19 .01 0.02% 636,069
Fresco DJ STOXX 50 $38.72 .12 0.31% 29,436
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund $38.13 .45 1.19% 430,276
BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund $37.68 .449 1.21% 102,959
iShares MSCI Sweden Index Fund $35.92 .21 0.59% 232,182
IShares Trust FTSE-Xinhua China 25 Index Fund $35.82 .09 0.25% 17,614,540
iShares MSCI Switzerland Index Fund $34.48 .165 0.48% 523,136
iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund $31.02 .31 1.01% 2,183,406
iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund $29.94 .11 0.37% 389,818
iShares MSCI France Index Fund $29.55 .125 0.42% 321,172
PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China Portfolio $29.36 .21 0.72% 31,968
BLDRS Asia 50 ADR Index Fund $27.95 .005 0.02% 952
iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund $26.45 .08 0.3% 1,622,791
PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund $25.99 .15 0.57% 24,671
iShares MSCI Netherlands Index Fund $25.53 .02 0.08% 170,196
BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index Fund $24.90 .279 1.13% 610
BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund $24.83 .061 0.25% 4,079
iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund $20.98 .06 0.29% 3,817,371
iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund $20.90 .13 0.63% 1,614,044
iShares MSCI Austria Index Fund $19.83 .08 0.41% 30,026
iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund $17.80 .03 0.17% 1,561,814
iShares MSCI Belgium Index Fund $17.38 .13 0.75% 41,848
iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund $15.80 .005 0.03% 1,617,398
iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Fund $14.91 .09 0.61% 5,445,675
iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund $13.55 .04 0.3% 819,580
iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund $11.18 .03 0.27% 22,337,015
As of 4/17/2014 Market Closed