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Global Regional ETFs

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Global Regional ETFs

It is truly amazing the choices investors have today. This selection of ETFs gives investors a wide array of ETF choices from specific regions around the world. Here is a little on each section to help narrow down your search for the investment that is right for you.

Africa: There are three African ETFs with only one that is entirely focused on Africa. The other two are heavily weighted towards Africa but also include companies from the Middle East and/or Eastern Europe.

Asia and Asia-Pacific: While many of the Asia-Pacific ETFs are weighted towards Japan and/or Australia, China and South Korea do sometimes make an appearance in these ETFs. The Asia ETFs are exclusively focused on the Asian region and have a lot of variation in the ETF offerings. If you are looking for ETFs that are weighted towards China you will have several selections to choose from.

BRIC and BICK: Both ETF categories have companies from Brazil, China and India. BRIC includes companies from Russia while BICK includes companies from South Korea along with the other three countries.

Eastern Europe: A limited selection of choices with one ETF focusing primarily on companies from Russia and Poland with the other focusing on companies from Russia, Poland and Turkey.

Europe: The largest global regional category with over 30 ETFs focusing on this region. There is the wide array of choices that many investors have become accustomed to including broad ETFs, sector ETFs, leveraged ETFs, hedged ETFs, large and small-cap ETFs and dividend ETFs. Some of these ETFs exclude the United Kingdom and focus exclusively on Eurozone countries.

Latin America: A handful of choices that are primarily weighted towards companies from Brazil and Mexico.

Middle East: The most represented countries in the ETFs that focus on this region are Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. There are a couple of ETFs that focus exclusively on the Middle East and a couple that include companies from the Middle East with companies from other emerging market regions.

Nordic: There is only one ETF currently in this category that include companies from Demark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Africa ETFs

Market Vectors Africa Index ETF (AFK) (Includes companies who generate the majority of their revenues in Africa)

SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa ETF (GAF) (South African companies represent a significant percentage of this ETF)

Asian ETFs

BLDRS Asia 50 ADR Index ETF (ADRA) (Large-cap companies. Japan has the most representation)

Global X FTSE ASEAN 40 ETF (ASEA) (Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand)

Global X Scientific Beta Asia ex-Japan ETF (SCIX)

iShares Asia 50 ETF (AIA) (Large and mid-cap companies. China has historically had the most representation)

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (AAXJ) (Large and mid-cap companies. China has the most representation)

iShares MSCI Asia ex Japan Minimum Volatility ETF (AXJV) (Focused on companies with expected low volatility when compared to similar companies)

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF (EEMA) (Japan is excluded)


First Trust BICK Index ETF (BICK)


Guggenhiem BRIC ETF (EEB)


Europe ETFs

BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index ETF (ADRU)

ETFS Diversified-Factor Developed Europe Index ETF (SBEU)

First Trust Europe AlphaDEX ETF (FEP)

First Trust Eurozone AlphaDex ETF (FEUZ)

Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF (SCID)

Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF (GSEU)

iShares Europe ETF (IEV)

iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF (IEUR)


iShares MSCI Europe Minimum Volatility ETF (EUMV)

JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Equity ETF (JPEU)

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

WisdomTree Europe Local Recovery Fund (EZR)

Hedged ETFs

Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EMU Hedged Equity ETF (DBEZ)

Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF (DBEU)

iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Eurozone ETF (DEZU)

IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Europe ETF (HFXE)

iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EMU ETF (HEZU)

iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Europe Currency Hedged ETF (HEUV)

PowerShares Europe Currency Hedged Low Volatility Portfolio (FXEU)

ProShares Hedged FTSE Europe ETF (HGEU)

SPDR EURO STOXX 50 Currency Hedged ETF (HFEZ)

WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF (HEDJ)

WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Europe Equity Fund (DDEZ)

Dividend ETFs

Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Eurozone High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF (HDEZ)

First Trust STOXX European Select Dividend Index Fund (FDD)

ProShares MSCI Europe Dividend Growers ETF (EUDV)

WisdomTree Europe Dividend Growth ETF (EUDG)


Europe Large-Cap ETFs



Small-Cap ETFs

iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF (HEUS)

iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF (IEUS)


WisdomTree Europe Hedged SmallCap Equity ETF (EUSC)

WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend ETF (DFE)

European Sector ETFs

Direxion Daily European Financials Bull 2X Shares (EUFL)

iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund (EUFN)

iShares Europe Developed Real Estate ETF (IFEU)

Leveraged ETFs and ETNs

Barclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN (FEEU)

Credit Suisse FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN (FIEU)

Direxion Daily FTSE Europe Bull 3x Shares (EURL)

ProShares Ultra FTSE Europe ETF (UPV)

Short ETFs

ProShares UltraShort Europe (EPV)

Latin America ETFs

BullMark LatAm Select Leaders ETF (BMLA)

Direxion Daily Latin America Bull 3x Shares (LBJ) (Leveraged ETF)

First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX Fund (FLN) (Weighted towards Brazil and Mexico)

Global X FTSE Andean 40 ETF (AND) (Chile, Columbia and Peru)

iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund (ILF) (Weighted towards Brazil and Mexico)

SPDR S&P Emerging Latin America ETF (GML) (Weighted towards Brazil and Mexico)

Tierra XP Latin America Real Estate ETF (LARE)

Middle East ETFs

SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa ETF (GAF) (Weighted towards South Africa)

WisdomTree Middle East Dividend ETF (GULF) (Weighted towards Qatar and the United Arab Emirates; Dividend Paying Companies)

Nordic Region ETFs

Global X FTSE Nordic Region ETF (GXF)

Pacific ETFs

Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Asia Pacific ex Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DBAP) (Hedged)

iShares Asia / Pacific Dividend 30 ETF (DVYA) (High dividend yielding companies)

iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan ETF (EPP) (Weighted toward Australia)

iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF (IPAC) (Weighted toward Japan)

First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund (FPA)

PowerShares FTSE RAFI Asia Pacific ex-Japan Portfolio (PAF) (Weighted toward Australia)

SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific ETF (GMF) (Weighted toward China)

Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF (VPL) (Weighted toward Japan)

WisdomTree Asia-Pacific ex-Japan ETF (AXJL)