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For broad European market exposure, investors can take a look at the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK), SPDR EURO STOXX 50 Fund (NYSEArca: FEZ) and iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca: EZU). [Europe ETFs Pause, but Upside Remains]

Some Japan ETFs include the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ) , WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) and db X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DBJP). [Japan ETFs Attract Value Investors]

The largest broad emerging market ETFs include the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM).

Moreover, investors can diversify a portfolio with alternative assets. For example, BlackRock advises incorporating alternative strategies like real estate, infrastructure or long/short approaches. For example, the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) provides exposure to real estate investment trusts and the Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEArca: AMLP) tracks master limited partnerships that transport oil and gas. Additionally, the ProSharse RAFI Long/Short ETF (NYSEArca: RALS) seeks to provide absolute return over a full market cycle.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.