If you're interested in diversifying your portfolio by investing in some international shares, then I think exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a great way to achieve this.
But given the large number of ETFs on offer, it can be hard to decide which ones to choose.
To narrow things down for you, I've picked out three that I think would be great additions to most portfolios.
Here's why I think they could provide strong long term returns for investors:
BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASX: ASIA)
The first ETF to look at buying is the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF. This fund tracks the performance of the 50 largest technology and ecommerce companies that have their main area of business in Asia (excluding Japan). This means you'll be getting exposure to companies such as ecommerce giant Alibaba, electronic behemoth Samsung, and WeChat owner Tencent Holdings. Given the outlook for the Asian economy over the next decade and beyond, I believe these quality companies are well-positioned for growth over the long term. I believe this could lead to the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF outperforming most major markets.
BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ)
Another option for investors to consider buying is the BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF. This ETF has a strong focus on technology and provides investors with diversified exposure to a high-growth potential sector that is under-represented in the ASX. Among its holdings you'll find the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Netflix, to name just a few. I believe the majority of the companies on the index have very positive outlooks. As a result, I suspect the Nasdaq 100 will continue to outperform the ASX 200 over the next decade.
VanEck Vectors China New Economy ETF (ASX: CNEW)
Similar to the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF, the VanEck Vectors China New Economy ETF gives investors access to the growing Chinese economy. This fund gives investors exposure to a portfolio of exciting companies in China which are in sectors that are making up "the New Economy." This includes the technology, health care, consumer staples, and consumer discretionary sectors. The VanEck Vectors China New Economy ETF is invested in 120 companies, which it believes represent growth at a reasonable price.