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 South Africa Index Fund $69.15 ▼ .78 1.12% 518,096
iShares MSCI Mexico Index Fund $68.39 ▼ 1.25 1.79% 2,657,015
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund $66.59 ▼ 1.13 1.67% 26,121,675
iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund $66.10 ▼ 1.26 1.87% 3,758,320
iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund $64.49 ▼ 1.06 1.62% 342,468
iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund $59.39 ▼ 1.12 1.85% 1,119,805
iShares S&P/TOPIX 150 Index Fund $51.48 ▼ .81 1.55% 790
iShares MSCI Pacific Ex-Japan Index Fund $50.64 ▼ .49 0.96% 562,815
iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund $48.50 ▼ 1.42 2.84% 21,229,684
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Index Fund $47.28 ▼ .82 1.7% 782,016
iShares S&P Europe 350 Index Fund $46.52 ▼ .93 1.96% 1,263,371
iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund $43.82 ▼ .78 1.75% 88,185,169
iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund $40.91 ▼ 1.36 3.22% 1,188,803
BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund $40.82 ▼ .77 1.85% 17,280
Fresco DJ EURO STOXX 50 $40.76 ▼ .97 2.32% 3,564,138
IShares Trust FTSE-Xinhua China 25 Index Fund $40.47 ▼ .24 0.59% 56,941,298
iShares MSCI EMU Index Fund $39.80 ▼ .97 2.38% 14,130,602
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund $39.24 ▼ .86 2.14% 1,384,221
Fresco DJ STOXX 50 $37.86 ▼ .711 1.84% 72,947
iShares MSCI Sweden Index Fund $34.11 ▼ .74 2.12% 322,323
iShares MSCI Switzerland Index Fund $32.80 ▼ .57 1.71% 1,497,442
iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund $32.16 ▼ .45 1.38% 1,673,894
PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China Portfolio $31.10 ▼ .82 2.57% 78,576
BLDRS Asia 50 ADR Index Fund $30.21 ▼ .59 1.92% 49,856
iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund $29.15 ▼ .71 2.38% 5,478,884
iShares MSCI France Index Fund $27.23 ▼ .61 2.19% 1,726,225
iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund $26.59 ▼ .34 1.26% 1,822,804
PowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund $25.87 ▼ .07 0.27% 22,073
BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund $24.96 ▼ .384 1.52% 3,876
BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index Fund $24.93 ▼ .623 2.44% 1,357
iShares MSCI Netherlands Index Fund $24.11 ▼ .52 2.11% 238,936
iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund $22.00 ▼ .041 0.19% 3,478,694
iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund $20.38 ▼ .35 1.69% 8,990,684
iShares MSCI Austria Index Fund $17.86 ▼ .32 1.76% 152,232
iShares MSCI Belgium Index Fund $16.74 ▼ .27 1.59% 198,362
iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund $16.34 ▼ .41 2.45% 3,629,441
iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund $15.79 ▼ .19 1.19% 2,144,300
iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Fund $15.75 ▼ .42 2.6% 16,520,639
iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund $14.06 0.000000 1,340,467
iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund $12.00 ▼ .18 1.48% 39,458,238
As of 7/31/2014 Market Closed