What is the future of the BRICs? Since 2001, when Goldman Sachs introduced the term ‘BRIC’ (Brazil, Russia, India and China),  many investors began debating whether these countries could really be the next global hotspots. Property Abroad notes that with 40% of the world’s population in these four countries, they may have hiccups, but they’re not going anywhere. [The Ultimate Guide to the BRICs.]

Nick Smith and Jack Aldhous for IFA Online reports that the BRIC economies have outperformed the other emerging economies and the developed markets as well. Some of the pure plays that can be gained from these funds include energy, commodities and the domestic consumption of the countries themselves. [BRIC ETFs Get Stronger.]

Our ETF Analyzer shows that there are five BRIC ETF plays, as well as numerous single-country ETF options to play these dynamic economies:

  • SPDR S&P BRIC 40 ETF (NYSEArca: BIK)
  • iShares MSCI BRIC Index (NYSEArca: BKF)
  • Claymore/BNY Mellon BRIC (NYSEArca: EEB)

For more stories about BRICs, visit our BRIC category.

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this category.