International and fixed-income exchange traded fund (ETF) assets flourished in June, as investors took a tiny break from U.S. markets. International ETFs gained $3.7 billion in assets. iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) received $1 billion, the most in its category, reports Trang Ho for Investor’s Business Daily. Since investors are putting money into international ETFs, how are they performing? Although EFA gained the most assets, the performance year-to-date doesn’t make it the No. 1 performing ETF.
- iShares MSCI Brazil (EWZ) is up 45% for the year
- iShares MSCI South Korea (EWY) is up 37%
- iShares S&P Latin America 40 (ILF) is up 36%
- iShares MSCI Malaysia (EWM) is up 32%
EFA is up 14%, and comparing to the U.S. markets, SPDR (SPY) is up 10% year-to-date.
For full disclosure, some of Tom Lydon’s clients own ILF.
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