Country Specific ETFs : Bet on Countries you Believe Will Grow
How to buy International Stocks?
Country specific ETFs are a great way to invest in the broad equity market of a country that you believe will grow. As the global economy looks to be slowing down, and there are macro events such as the U.S.-China trade war, strategically choosing specific countries could be a worthwhile investment. Make sure to keep in mind that monetary and fiscal policies of countries will affect the broader equity market of the specific country and so there is political risk that must be evaluated.
Where can I buy International Stocks ETFs?
Is there an Indian Stocks ETF?
Wisdom Tree India Earnings E.T.F. (EPI-N)
One of the biggest ETFs in India with a value of around $1.2B. It had quite a rally recently following news that the Indian government was slashing tax rates. The ETF has risen about 7% since last week.
India appears to be breaking its downtrend and there is a new series of higher lows and higher highs. Feels the Indian market looks extremely bullish right now.
Is there an Australian Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Australia E.T.F. (EWA-N)
The largest Australian ETF. Year to date, the fund has 20.42% return rate. This was fuelled by a dovish central bank. Keep in mind that Australia is export heavy with much of it going to China.
Doesn’t follow this too much except that Australia is very much an export driven economy, with most of it going to China.
Is there an Canadian Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Canada E.T.F. (EWC-N)
The fund tracks the investment results of the MSCI Canada Custom Capped Index that measures the broad-based equity performance in Canada. There are large and mid cap companies in this fund.
Not crazy about the Canadian market because the earnings estimates are coming down. Nothing terribly wrong with it but he would prefer something where there are upwards revisions.
Is there a Swedish Stocks ETF?
iSHARES MSCI Sweden ETF (EWD-N)
This ETF tracks large and mid-cap firms of the Swedish market. The fund is non-diversified. The country of 10 million has a lot of industrial capacity. If you believe that its largest trading partner, Germany, will do well, it could be a worthwhile investment.
(A Top Pick Sept. 25/17, Up 0.5%) Sweden is a sleeper country, but their currency is very cheap and it boasts a lot of industrial capacity. Germany, their largest trading partner, is perhaps the most robust economic country. Sweden is firing on all cylinders.
Is there a German Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG-N)
Analyst Keith Richards said that he’s starting to like Europe. Germany faces a recession and there will likely be more fiscal stimulus. However, the chart is going sideways.
(A Top Pick Jul 16/19, Down 5%) He's starting to like Europe. His picks are short-term, lasting around 6 months. Germany faces recession and likely faces more fiscal stimulus, hence higher stock markets there and across Europe. The chart here is sideways, so he'll play this out.
Is there a Hong Kong Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Hong Kong E.T.F. (EWH-N)
Violent clashes between protestors and police is escalating and the ETF could see further lows. It is the largest New York-traded Hong Kong ETF. The fund has bounced back from its most recent lows but it could go even further in the near future.
Hasn’t been doing very much in China because he was into the Chinese market 3-4 years ago and didn’t do well. He has issues with the lack of transparency. Understands that there are a lot of financial products out there that are basically subprime. Their growth is slowing, and you just don’t know what is…
Is there an Italian Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Italy E.T.F. (EWI-N)
The Italy specific ETF has experienced some turbulence due to political events. The YTD performance is 20.44%.
Is there a Japanese Stocks ETF?
iShares Japan ETF (EWJ-N)
One of the largest Japan ETFs listed in the U.S.. The country’s economy has been stimulated with fiscal and monetary policy that has reversed decades of deflation.
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks A reliable and efficient way to get a piece of Japan’s rally is this tried-and-true ETF that trades in New York. EWJ stock carries US$11.59 billion in assets, trades at only a 5.32x PE and charges an 0.51% MER. Last Friday, it jumped 2.84% to a new high of $71.82 and…
Is there a Swiss Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (EWL-N)
Analyst Cameron Hurst recommended it as a top pick. The chart is very steady with more defensive stocks. There are more healthcare, insurance and financial service companies.
More defensive that holds healthcare, insurance and financial services. European growth is stronger than the US at the moment. With the economy being close to the end of the long bull cycle this makes sense. The chart is very steady eddy and is exposed to the swiss franc instead of the euro. Yield 2.02%
Is there a Malaysian Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Malaysia E.T.F. (EWM-N)
The regional export specialist where the country’s GDP is 71.5% accounted by exports. They also have a high manufacturing sector. The country specializes in electrical and electronic components, particularly semi-conductors.
Likes the far east generally and this one should benefit from the growth in China and India. Be prepared to hold them for some time.
Is there a Spanish Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Spain ETF (EWP-N)
This Spanish ETF has largely stayed flat this year. Europe is coming back but there are still problems that must be fixed so the investment could pay off in a couple of years if you are patient. However, there is still risk.
Tradable but we haven’t made a long-term investment bottom because there are problems coming. It could take up to 3 years and could be an interesting place to invest. Europe is coming back, but it is not fixed by any stretch of the imagination. He feels that within the scope of the next 5 years,…
Is there a French Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI France E.T.F. (EWQ-N)
The U.S. – China trade dispute has helped the France ETF rise more than 2% this week. This is due to the substitution effect that helps their economy.
(A Top Pick Jan 30/07. Up 13.8%.) There was a Sell signal back in the summer so he sold his holdings.
Is there a Singapore Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Singapore E.T.F. (EWS-N)
A good ETF for diversification. Singapore is close to China, and is a stable country with rule of law. Mike Philibrick has chosen this as a top pick earlier this year.
EWU is large cap stocks that would track large UK equities, like banks. EWS is for small caps. HEWU is to play it without the British Pound exposure.
Is there a Taiwanese Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT-N)
The country has a lot of technology component makers. They also profit from Apple whenever their products do well. The Hong Kong protests have raised worry about China’s intrusion into Taiwan but the fund has steadily risen this year.
His key focus is macro. The Taiwan ETF is one of his holdings currently. He is a big fan of the semiconductor cycle. Both producers and equipment companies are beneficiaries of a stronger economy. The whole region is more attractive. When you break out of a range like that it is just the beginning. You…
Is there a UK Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI UK E.T.F. (EWU-N)
A large cap UK fund. The biggest issue with this is the Brexit risk. However, investors should keep in mind that all UK large cap stocks are trading at a discount due to the risk. This ETF also pays a 4.8% dividend.
An ETF that holds UK stocks iShares offers country ETFs. The MER is reasonable and its holdings are diversified.
Is there a Mexican Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Mexico E.T.F. (EWW-N)
The country has profited from the trade war. With U.S. interest rates dropping, the ETF has jumped 14%.
Mexico. An emerging market you should trade rather than hold. You get exposure to telecom, beverage, financials and even Walmart Mexico. Fits into the general theme of emerging markets. Must believe that the Mexican pesos will improve, probably due to oil strength.
Is there a South Korea Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI SouthKorea E.T.F. (EWY-N)
The country ranks as number one for innovation. The semiconductor sales are bottoming due to the trade war. It’s cheap and earning multiples are attractive.
(A Top Pick Nov 03/20, Up 37%) One of the Covid winners. He's reduced exposure now, no longer a bang the table buy, though it will do OK. He'd look for more sectors that are growth or commodity oriented.
Is there a Brazilian Stocks ETF?
iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (EWZ-N)
The Brazilian economy is doing very well although it does have some volatility. Cameron Hurst and Mike Philibrick both recommended it as a top pick this year.
Is there a South African Stocks ETF?
IsHARES MSCI South Africa (EZA-N)
The ETF performed well at the end of summer with the currency rallying to its highest. The move was due to optimism of a central bank intervention to bolster the economy.
Is there a Chinese Stocks ETF?
iShares Xinhua China 25 ETF (FXI-N)
A Chinese large cap fund. It covers more of the older economy stocks. China is currently trying to stimulate their domestic consumption.
Likes the ASHR market. The question is whether the risks around the tech cold war with China is fully priced in. China relative to the rest of the world is pretty fair value. Plays China through KBA and nibbling away at it.
Is there a Vietnamese Stocks ETF?
Mrk Vectr Vietnam E.T.F. (VNM-N)
Vietnam is the biggest beneficiary of the trade spat. Companies looking to move production out of China will probably consider Vietnam for production relocation.
(A Top Pick May 13/19, Down 2%) He felt this would benefit as an alternative supply chain during the US-China trade war. This year, the Vietnamese currency soared 17%. Cheap labour and land there, so this is a good, long-term story.
Is there a Greek Stocks ETF?
Global X MSCI Greece ETF (GREK-N)
The ETF top weights are in the financial sector and telecommunication companies. The fund charges a 0.59% management fee. It is this year’s best performing European country ETF.
For the Europeans to solve Europe they have to solve Greece. They are going to get a deal done. He likes Greek banks but this is a safe way to participate in the global economy. This could be THE trade in Europe as we go forward.