International ETF Overview

International Equity ETFs provide exposure to regions and countries outside of the US. Investors seek these ETFs for their non-correlated returns to US equities, adding another layer of diversification to a portfolio. These funds may invest in a single country, or economic sector, or global theme outside of the US.

With 1228 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, International ETFs have total assets under management of $1,651.92B. The average expense ratio is 0.60%. International ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Alternatives
  • Asset Allocation
  • Currency
  • Commodities

The largest International ETF is the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA with $112.46B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing International ETF was GRN at 144.18%. The most recent ETF launched in the International space was the Kelly Hotel & Lodging Sector ETF HOTL on 01/12/22.

Top ETF Performers

KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 280.73%
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil 34.33%
MEXX Direxion Daily MSCI Mexico Bull 3X Shares 30.30%
GCEC Claymore CEF Index-Linked GS Connect ETN 29.74%
OIH VanEck Oil Services ETF 24.32%

Bottom ETF Performers

TEGS Trend Aggregation ESG ETF -74.15%
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil -27.75%
VNSE Natixis Vaughan Nelson Select ETF -17.69%
KLNE Direxion Daily Global Clean Energy Bull 2X Shares -17.09%
VFIN Simplify Volt Fintech Disruption ETF -16.49%

Top Creations

VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 3.49K
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 2.37K
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock ETF 1.68K
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 1.61K
IXUS iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 1.53K

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -967.77
LDEM iShares ESG MSCI EM Leaders ETF -737.55
KWEB KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF -488.36
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -478.17
TAN Invesco Solar ETF -416.74

AUM Winners

EERN DriveWealth Power Saver ETF 10,782.97%
STBL DriveWealth Steady Saver ETF 5,072.11%
RITA ETFB Green SRI REITs ETF 2,174.72%
PPI AXS Astoria Inflation Sensitive ETF 2,083.62%
ZGEN The Generation Z ETF 1,782.92%

AUM Losers

GLDX USCF Gold Strategy Plus Income Fund ETF -93.17%
GOEX Global X Gold Explorers ETF -93.17%
LDEM iShares ESG MSCI EM Leaders ETF -90.56%
TEGS Trend Aggregation ESG ETF -74.39%
EFZ ProShares Short MSCI EAFE -74.07%

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