Many investors have a home country bias, and an easy way to diversify their portfolios is to look to overseas markets and international ETFs.
“Do you want to basically take one small step into a country that you really like? Do you want to take a little bigger step – regional. But as you look at the volatility in this market, lots of opportunity,” Pierre Caramazza, Head of ETF Distribution for Franklin Templeton, said at the 2018 Morningstar Investment Conference.
For example, Franklin Templeton’s smart beta ETF suite includes Franklin LibertyQ International Equity Hedged ETF (NYSEArca: FLQH), Franklin LibertyQ Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: FLQE), Franklin LibertyQ Global Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: FLQG) and Franklin LibertyQ Global Equity ETF (NYSEArca: FLQD).