Global Sector ETFs

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Global Sector ETFs

The ETFs in this category focus on stocks within specific sectors, or specific industries, and include companies from outside the United States. Several years ago this list would have been fairly small, but now there are ETFs focusing on all of the major sectors and an increasing number of industry ETFs with each passing year. While these global ETFs include companies from outside the United States, many of the ETFs include both U.S. and international stocks. When this occurs these ETFs, as a general rule, tend to be weighted towards U.S. stocks.

There is an even larger selection of ETFs that focus exclusively on U.S. stocks within specific sectors and industries. A list of these companies can be found on our U.S. Sector ETF page.

A list of ETFs focusing on global sector ETFs can be found at the bottom of this page or through the ETF category links found on this page.

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Category Links: Global Stock ETFs

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Global ETF Categories

Global Agricultural ETFs

Global Auto ETFs

Global Clean Energy ETFs

Global Coal ETFs

Global Construction ETFs

Global Consumer Discretionary ETFs

Global Consumer Staples ETFs

Global Financial ETFs

Global Gaming ETFs

Global Gold Mining ETFs

Agriculture ETFs

First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF (FTAG)

Global X Fertilizers/Potash ETF (SOIL)

IQ Global Agribusiness Small Cap ETF (CROP) (Small-sized companies; Weighted towards crop production and farming)

iShares MSCI Global Agriculture Producers ETF (VEGI) (Weighted towards companies from the United States)

Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) (Weighted towards companies from the United States)

PowerShares Global Agriculture Portfolio (PAGG) (Weighted towards companies from the United States)

Auto ETFs

First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund (CARZ) (Weighted towards auto companies from Japan, Germany and the United States)

Global Clean Energy ETFs

Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF (ETHO)

Global X Yieldco Index ETF (YLCO)

iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (ICLN) (Weighted towards companies from China and the United States)

Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF (GEX) (Weighted towards companies from the United States)

PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio (PZD) (Weighted towards companies from the United States)

PowerShares Global Clean Energy Portfolio (PBD) (Weighted towards companies from China and the United States)

SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Free ETF (SPYX)

Carbon ETFs

iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (CRBN) (Weighted towards companies from the United States)

SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF (LOWC) (Weighted towards companies from the United States)

Coal ETFs

Market Vectors Global Coal Index (KOL) (Weighted towards companies from China and the United States)

Construction ETFs

First Trust ISE Global Engineering and Construction Index Fund (FLM) (Weighted towards Japan and the United States)

Consumer Discretionary ETFs

iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary ETF (RXI) (U.S. Included)

SPDR S&P International Consumer Discretionary Sector ETF (IPD) (U.S. Excluded)

Other Global Consumer Oriented ETFs

EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer ETF (ECON)

EGShares India Consumer ETF (INCO)

Global X Brazil Consumer ETF (BRAQ)

Global X China Consumer ETF (CHIQ)

Consumer Staple ETFs

iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF (KXI)

SPDR S&P International Consumer Staples Sector ETF (IPS)

Copper ETFs

Global X Copper Miners ETF (COPX) (Weighted towards Canada)

Global Energy ETFs

IQ Global Oil Small Cap (IOIL) (Small-sized companies; Weighted towards the United States)

iShares MSCI Global Energy Producers ETF (FILL) (Oil & Gas exploration and production companies; Weighted towards the United States)

iShares Global Energy ETF (IXC) (Weighted towards the United States)

SPDR S&P International Energy Sector ETF (IPW) (United States excluded; Weighted towards Canada and the United Kingdom)

Other Global Energy ETFs

Global X China Energy Fund (CHIE)

Guggenheim Canadian Energy Income ETF (ENY)

Financial ETFs

iShares Global Financials ETF (IXG) (U.S. Included)

SPDR S&P International Financial Sector ETF (IPF) (U.S. Excluded)

Other Global Financial ETFs

Global X China Financials ETF (CHIX)

iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector ETF (EUFN)

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials ETF (DXJF)

Gaming ETFs

Market Vectors Gaming ETF (BJK) (Weighted towards the United States)

Global Gold Mining ETFs

ALPS ETF Trust Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (SGDJ)

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Fund (GDXJ) (Mid and small-sized companies)

iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)

PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio (PSAU) (Gold and precious metals mining companies)

Sprott Gold Miners ETF (SGDM) (Companies chosen based on price correlation to the spot price of gold)

World Gold Leverage

Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares (JNUG) (Small-sized companies)

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares (NUGT) (Daily Target 3x)

ProShares Ultra Gold Miners ETF (GDXX) (Daily Target 2x)

ProShares Ultra Junior Miners ETF (GDJJ) (Small-sized companies)

World Gold Short

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 1X Shares (MELT)

Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares (JDST) (Small-sized companies)

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares (DUST) (Daily Target -3x)

ProShares UltraShort Gold Miners (GDXS) (Daily Target -2x)

Health Care ETFs

iShares Global Healthcare ETF (IXJ) (United States companies included)

SPDR S&P International Health Care Sector ETF (IRY) (Weighted towards pharmaceutical companies; United States companies excluded)

VanEck Vectors Generic Drugs ETF (GNRX)

Other Global Health Care ETFs

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Health Care ETF (DXJH)

Industrial ETFs

iShares S&P Global Industrials ETF (EXI) (Companies from the United States included)

SPDR S&P International Industrial Sector ETF (IPN) (Companies from the United States excluded; Weighted towards Japan)

Other Global Industrials ETFs

Global X China Industrials ETF (CHII)

Infrastructure ETFs

Deutsche X-trackers S&P Hedged Global Infrastructure ETF (DBIF)

FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NFRA)

iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (IGF)

Guggenheim S&P High Income Infrastructure ETF (GHII)

ProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF (TOLZ)

SPDR FTSE/Macquarie Global Infrastructure 100 ETF (GII)

Other Global Infrastructure ETFs

EGShares India Infrastructure ETF (INXX)

iShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF (EMIF)

PowerShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure Portfolio (PXR)

Lithium ETFs

Global X Lithium ETF (LIT) (Weighted towards the United States)

Materials Sector ETFs

iShares Global Materials ETF (MXI) (Companies from the United States are included)

SPDR S&P International Materials Sector ETF (IRV) (Companies from the United States are excluded)

Other Materials Sector ETFs

Global X China Materials ETF (CHIM)

Metal and Mining ETFs

iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF (PICK) (Excludes gold and silver mining companies; Weighted towards Australia)

Global Natural Resource ETFs

First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF (FTRI)

FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index ETF (GUNR) (Focused on upstream stage of supply chain; Weighted towards the United States and the United Kingdom)

Guggenhiem Timber Index ETF (CUT) (Weighted towards the United States and Brazil)

IQ ARB Global Resources ETF (GRES) (Weighted towards the United States)

iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF (WOOD) (Companies in the timber & forestry industry; Weighted towards the United States)

iShares North America Natural Resources ETF (IGE) (United States and Canada)

Market Vectors Natural Resources ETF (HAP) (Weighted towards the United States)

PowerShares Water Resources Portfolio (PHO)

SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF (GNR) (Weighted towards the United States)

SPDR S&P North American Natural Resources ETF (NANR)

Rare Earth ETFs

Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX)

Global Real Estate ETFs

ALPS Cohen & Steers Global Realty Majors ETF (GRI) (REITs)

Deutsche X-trackers Dow Jones Hedged International Real Estate ETF (DBRE)

First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index ETF (FFR) (Weighted towards the United States)

First Trust Heitman Global Prime Real Estate ETF (PRME)

FlexShares Global Quality Real Estate Index Fund (GQRE) (Weighted towards the United States, Commercial REITs, specialized REITs and real estate development companies)

Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF (SRET) (Weighted towards the United States, Mortgage REITs and Diversified REITs)

iShares International Developed Property ETF (WPS) (United States excluded)

iShares International Developed Real Estate ETF (IFGL) (United States excluded)

iShares Global REIT ETF (REET) (REITs; Weighted towards the United States)

SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF (RWO) (Weighted towards the United States)

SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (RWX) (United States excluded)

Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF               (VNQI) (United States excluded)

WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Hedged Real Estate Fund (HDRW)

WisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate ETF (DRW) (United States excluded)

Other Global Real Estate ETFs

Guggenheim China Real Estate ETF (TAO)

iShares Europe Developed Real Estate ETF (IFEU)

Tierra XP Latin America Real Estate ETF (LARE)

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Real Estate ETF (DXJR)

Shipping ETFs

Guggenheim Shipping Index ETF (SEA)

Silver Mining ETFs

Direxion Daily Silver Miners Index Bear 2x (DULL)

iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners Fund (SLVP)

Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL)

PureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Minors/Explorers) ETF (SILJ) (Small-sized companies)

Solar ETFs

Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) (Weighted towards companies from China, Hong Kong and the United States)

Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT) (Weighted towards companies from China and the United States)

Steel ETFs

Market Vectors Steel ETF (SLX)

Technology ETFs

ARK Web x.0 ETF (ARKW) (Companies that benefit from cloud-based technology)

First Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone Index Fund (FONE)

Global X Social Media Index ETF                (SOCL) (Weighted towards the United States, China and Japan)

iShares Global Tech ETF (IXN) (Weighted towards the United States)

PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK)

Robo-Stox Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (ROBO) (Companies focused on robotics and robotic related technologies)

SPDR S&P International Technology Sector ETF (IPK) (United States excluded; Weighted towards Japan and South Korea)

Other Global Technology ETFs

Direxion Daily CSI China Internet Index Bull 2X Shares (CWEB)

Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ)

Global X China Technology ETF (QQQC)

Guggenheim China Technology ETF (CQQQ)

KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB)

Telecommunications ETFs

iShares Global Telecom ETF (IXP) (U.S. included)

SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (IST)  (U.S. excluded)

Uranium ETFs

Global X Uranium ETF (URA) (Weighted towards Canada)

Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF (NLR) (Weighted towards the United States)

Utilities ETFs

iShares Global Utilities ETF (JXI) (United States Included)

SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector ETF (IPU) (United States Excluded)

WisdomTree Global ex-US Utility ETF (DBU) (United States Excluded)

Water ETFs

First Trust ISE Water Index Fund (FIW)

Guggenhiem S&P Global Water Index ETF (CGW)

PowerShares Global Water Resources Portfolio (PIO)

Summit Water Infrastructure Multifactor ETF (WTRX)

Wind Power ETFs

First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy Index Fund (FAN)