More than 75% of global economic output comes from outside the U.S. Yet most U.S. investors continue to focus on domestic stocks and bonds.
Instead of asking, “Why invest globally?” a better question might be: “Why not?”
Many of the world’s most profitable companies reside outside the U.S. By broadening your investment universe, you can also expand your portfolio’s growth potential.
¹ Sources: Data on world GDP and market capitalization from World Bank, as of 12/31/11
- Are an easy way to cover the globe.
iShares Core international ETFs cover 99% of the investable global markets (according to MSCI) so you can get exposure to several countries in one fell swoop.
- Focus on a region or single country
Whether you’re interested in developed markets or specifically in Chinese large-cap companies, iShares has a corresponding ETF.
- Offer a new place to seek dividends
International ETFs help you diversify across regions and seek new sources of yield.
- Have minimum volatility options
Explore international markets with iShares minimum volatility ETFs, which are designed to help investors weather the markets ups and downs.
- Test emerging markets
Emerging markets may seem risky, but in many cases they have healthier fundamentals than their developed-market counterparts. Cash in where growth is today using one of our single-country ETFs.