Targeted Emerging Asia ETF Opportunities


The iShares MSCI India ETF (BATS: INDA), PowerShares India Portfolio (NYSEArca: PIN) and WisdomTree India Earnings ETF (NYSE: EPI) are among the most popular India ETFs. The Indian markets could enjoy continued strength as reform progress continues, inflation remains contained and improved company earnings on increased government spending.

Investors interested in Indonesia can look to the iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) and Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX). The improving domestic consumption, government capital spending and further structural reforms, along with potentially loose monetary policies, could help support the Indonesian market.

Looking at China ETF options, the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI) and SPDR S&P China ETF (NYSEArca: GXC) both track Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Additionally, investors can use China A-shares ETFs that track mainland Chinese stocks traded in Shanghai and Shenzhen plunged Friday, with the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (NYSEArca: ASHR). The Chinese economy has been stabilizing as the government helps support growth.

Alternatively, investors who want a more diversified approach can consider broader region-specific ETF options, including the Global X FTSE ASEAN 40 ETF (NYSEArca: ASEA), SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific ETF (NYSEArca: GMF) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF (NYSEArca: EEMA), which track emerging Asian economies like China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, India and South Korea.

For more information on the developing economies, visit our emerging markets category.