List of ETFs Focusing on Russia Listed on U.S. Exchanges

There are a few choices for investors looking to invest in Russian companies through ETFs. Here are a few notes regarding these ETFS:

  • With the exception of the small-cap ETF (RSXJ), these ETFs have historically been weighted towards energy stocks. In the past, it has been very common for energy stocks to represent 45 and 52 percent of the total ETF. Two companies in particular, Gazprom and Lukoil, are frequently the top holdings.
  • All of these ETFs are comprised of a smaller-selection of companies, ranging from around 30 to 50, than you normally find in country ETFs when you have more than one or two ETF choices.
  • There are two leveraged ETFs, one for bears and one for bulls, with daily targets of -3x and 3x respectively.
  • There are also a couple of ETFs included on this list that are weighted towards Russian stocks. The theme of these ETFS is emerging Europe/Eastern Europe and in this type of ETF it is common for Russian companies to make up anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of the ETF.

ETFs Focusing on Russia

iShares MSCI Russia Capped ETF (ERUS)

Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX)

SPDR S&P Russia ETF (RBL)

Small-Cap ETFs

Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF (RSXJ)

Short ETFs

Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares (RUSS) (Daily Target: -3x)

Leveraged ETFS

Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3x Shares (RUSL) (Daily Target: 3x)

ETFs Weighted Towards Russia

SPDR S&P Emerging Europe ETF (GUR) (Weighted towards Russia, Poland and Turkey)

Related Links:

iShares Website

State Street Global Advisors Website

VanEck Vectors Website