List of Developed Markets ETFs (U.S. Excluded) Listed on Major U.S. Exchanges
The ETFs in this category focus on companies from developed market economies but exclude companies from the United States. Examples of developed markets include Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. When companies from the United States are included in global ETFs, U.S. stocks tend to make up a very large percentage of the ETF. With these ex-U.S. ETFs, investors have an increased amount of choices if they want exposure to global stocks outside of the United States.
A couple of notes regarding these ETFs:
- As a collective whole, Japan and the United Kingdom are the most represented countries within this group of ETFS. It is very common for these two countries to each represent approximately 20 percent of the ETF.
- Canada and South Korea are sometimes included in these ETFs and other times are excluded from the ETF.
- The amount of stocks within each ETF varies, with many ETFS comprised of around 200 stocks with several ETFs comprised of over 1,000.
A large selection of similar ETFs can be found in our EAFE ETF section.
Developed Market ETFs (U.S. Excluded)
BLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR Index Fund (ADRD) (Companies with ADRs on U.S. exchanges)
First Trust Developed Markets Ex-US AlphaDEX ETF (FDT) (Weighted towards Japan)
FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt Index Fund (TLTD) (Tilted towards small cap and value stocks)
iShares MSCI International Developed Quality Factor ETF (IQLT) (Weighted towards the United Kingdom)
iShares MSCI International Developed Momentum Factor ETF (IMTM) (Stocks from developed countries that are exhibiting price momentum)
JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF (JPIN) (Weighted towards Japan and the United Kingdom)
Lattice Developed Markets (ex-US) Strategy ETF (RODM) (Attempts to reduce exposure to meg-cap companies and major currencies such as the Euro and Yen)
PowerShares DWA Developed Markets Momentum Portfolio (PIZ) (Companies that demonstrate strong relative strength characteristics)
PowerShares FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-US Portfolio (PXF) (Weighted towards large-caps; Japan and the United Kingdom)
PowerShares S&P International Developed High Quality Portfolio (IDHQ) (Weighted towards Japan and the United Kingdom)
Schwab International Equity ETF (SCHF) (Weighted towards large-caps; Japan and the United Kingdom)
SPDR S&P World Ex-US ETF (GWL) (Weighted towards Japan and the United Kingdom)
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) (Weighted towards Japan and the United Kingdom)