2 fantastic international ETFs that ASX investors can buy today

Here's why I think ASX investors should buy the BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (ASX:NDQ) and this international ETF right now…

| More on:
Global technology shares

Image source: Getty Images

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

Investors that are interested in diversifying their portfolios by investing in international shares might want to consider some of the many exchange traded funds (ETFs) that are listed on the ASX.

But given the large number of ETFs for investors to choose form, it can be hard to decide which ones to choose over others.

In order to narrow things down for you, I've picked out two ETFs that I think would be great additions to most portfolios. 

Here's why I think they could provide strong returns for investors over the long term:

BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ)

The first option for investors to consider buying is the BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF. This ETF has a strong focus on technology and gives investors diversified exposure to a high-growth sector that is under-represented on the ASX. 

By investing in this fund, you'll be buying a slice of a number of the biggest and brightest companies in the world. This includes tech behemoths Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Netflix. In addition, a number of other household names such as Starbucks, Tesla, and Zoom are included in the fund.

I believe the majority of the companies included in the fund have very positive long term outlooks. As a result, I suspect the Nasdaq 100 ETF could outperform the ASX 200 meaningfully over the next decade.

VanEck Vectors China New Economy ETF (ASX: CNEW)

Another exchange traded fund to consider buying is the VanEck Vectors China New Economy ETF. This fund gives Australian investors exposure to the growing Chinese economy through a total of 120 promising companies.

According to VanEck, this includes many of the most fundamentally sound companies in China which have the best growth prospects in sectors making up the New Economy. These are sectors such as technology, healthcare, consumer staples, and consumer discretionary.

As I'm very bullish on the Chinese economy over the next decade, I believe these companies are well-placed to grow with it and generate strong returns for investors.

James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of BETANASDAQ ETF UNITS. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended BETANASDAQ ETF UNITS. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

More on ⏸️ Alternative Assets

a close up picture of a man's face with an expression of dumbfounded surprise as he holds his hand to his chin as if thinking further about what has just been revealed to him.

Why ASX investors should pay attention to bond markets

You might think bonds are boring, but here's why you're wrong.

Read more »

A couple sits in their lounge room with a large piggy bank on the coffee table. They smile while the male partner feeds some money into the slot while the female partner looks on with an iPad style device in her hands as though they are budgeting.

Why I prefer investing in ASX shares over bonds

When it comes to shares versus bonds, shares offer what bonds just can't.

Read more »

Group of thoughtful business people with eyeglasses reading documents in the office.

Are bonds a 'safer' investment than buying ASX shares?

Let's discuss the pros and cons of buying bonds.

Read more »

Young woman using computer laptop with hand on chin thinking about question, pensive expression.

Does Telstra sell bonds to ASX retail investors?

With rising interest rates, bonds are becoming more attractive again.

Read more »

a smiling woman looks towards the camera as she tends to the engine under the lifted bonnet of her car.

BetaShares just launched a new ASX ETF. Here's what's under the hood…

The ASX has a brand new ETF to welcome today...

Read more »

An older woman wearing a party hat is giving a thumbs up, but she's not happy about it.
Share Market News

2 interest rate hikes by the end of 2022? Seriously?

Inflation leads to rate rises, which are a party pooper for the share market. Now there could be 2 coming…

Read more »

A businessman holding a world globe in one hand, representing global investment.
⏸️ Alternative Assets

Here's a fantastic ETF that ASX investors need to know about

Here's why ASX investors should get better acquainted with the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASX:ASIA)...

Read more »

A businessman holding a world globe in one hand, representing global investment.
⏸️ Alternative Assets

2 outstanding ASX ETFs to buy

BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASX:ASIA) and this ASX ETF could be ones to buy right now. Here's why...

Read more »