Spin the globe and you will most likely find an international exchange traded fund (ETF) with impressive performance. These international ETFs are gaining ground as U.S. investors are starting to choose ETFs to access the global growth. Total international assets in ETFs are at $129.8 billion. During the first 6 months of 2007, more than $25 billion went into international stock ETFs versus $13 billion in U.S. focused funds. Jonathon Burton for MarketWatch reports contributors to the category’s growth are a weak U.S. dollar and strong market performance. Top industry players, such as State Street, Barclays, PowerShares and WisdomTree, have all launched new and highly specialized products to access this top market. Bonds will most likely be the next area to go abroad, with plans for global and international bond ETFs investors really will have everything at their fingertips.
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