BRIC ETFs Take the Lead

Along with riding on the coat tails of the global economy, the emerging markets are also producers of some of the most highly demanded raw materials, such as industrial metals and crude oil. Furthermore, with a weaker USD, U.S. investors are more apt to diversify into international markets to capitalize on more favorable foreign exchange interactions.

ETF investors can also target these countries individually through the recently launched suite of Franklin Templeton country-specific ETFs, including the Franklin FTSE Brazil ETF (NYSEArca: FLBR), Franklin FTSE Russia ETF (NYSEArca: FLRU) and Franklin FTSE China ETF (NYSEArca: FLCH).

“The goal of our new collaboration with FTSE Russell is to provide investors with the ability to gain access to a diversified set of efficient non-US market exposures,” Patrick O’Connor, head of global ETFs for Franklin Templeton Investments, said in a note.

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