A recent Bloomberg survey shows that when it comes to investing in global stock markets, the United States has fallen out of favor. In which exchange traded funds (ETFs) can the investors be found?
Mike Dorning for Bloomberg reports that although the United States is still tops in size, the perception of the United States’ strength and stability has declined. Our country was ranked fourth in potential returns.
Brazil and China, on the other hand, are tied for first place, and India takes the third slot. Meanwhile, expectations for U.S. GDP growth next year have dropped to a median forecast of 2.5% in September from 2.9% in June. [India And 5 Reasons They Are On A Bull Run.]
You can play these economies with any number of single-country ETFs, including:
- iShares MSCI Brazil (NYSEArca: EWZ)
- SPDR S&P China (NYSEArca: GXC)
- WisdomTree India Earnings (NYSEArca: EPI)
In the last quarterly poll, the United States took the top spot, but the slowing recovery appears to have injured the perception of the domestic economy. [As BRICs Gain Strength, Other ETFs Prosper.]
Brazil, India and China can be accessed in one lump (including Russia), with BRIC ETFs, including:
- iShares MSCI BRIC Index (NYSEArca: BKF)
- Claymore/BNY Mellon BRIC (NYSEArca: EEB)
- Direxion Daily BRIC Bull 2x Shares (NYSEArca: BRIL)
For a complete list of the ways you can play investor sentiment toward these and other economies, visit the ETF Analyzer and search for the appropriate fund.
Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.
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