Investors are noticing global markets and the opportunities they offer. According to Financial Research Corp., more new money went into global and international mutual funds in the first three months of 2006 than in all of 2005.
Exchange traded funds also offer plenty of international/global investing options. Many of these ETFs have outperformed the U.S. markets. Here are just a few of the returns for global regions in 2006 through April 28th:
- Dow Jones Industrial Average: 6%
- S&P 500:6%
- Nasdaq: 5%
- iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index (ILF): 24%
- iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM): 20%
- BLDRS Asia 50 ADR Index (ADRA): 18%
- iShares MSCI EMU Index (EZU): 17%
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