If you’re looking for an easy way to invest in international shares for diversification, then exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be just what you need.
But which ETFs should you look at? Here are two popular ETFs that could be top long term options:
BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASX: ASIA)
The first ETF to look at is the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF. This ETF allows investors to gain exposure to a portfolio of exciting tech shares that are revolutionising the lives of billions of people in Asia.
One of the shares included in the fund is search engine giant Baidu. As well as dominating search in China, Baidu is making great progress with artificial intelligence and is aiming to be an autonomous vehicle powerhouse.
Also included in the fund is tech giant Tencent Holdings. It is the tech giant responsible for the hugely popular WeChat app. This app also has a virtual duopoly with Alibaba’s Ant Group in the mobile payments industry in the country. In addition to this, it has a huge online and mobile games business and has just launched into new areas such as advertising, content, and commercial services.
BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ)
Another ETF to look at is the BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF. This ETF aims to track the performance of the NASDAQ 100. This comprises 100 of the largest non-financial companies listed on Wall Street’s famous exchange.
Among the 100 companies you will find tech giants such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, and Google parent, Alphabet. In addition, investors will be gaining a slice of non-tech companies including Gilead Sciences, Lululemon, Moderna, and Starbucks.
BetaShares thinks this ETF is a good option for Australian investors as it has a strong focus on technology. It feels this gives investors diversified exposure to a high-growth potential sector that is under-represented on the Australian share market.