2 top international ETFs for ASX investors

Here are two ETFs that give investors international exposure…

| More on:
Global technology shares

Image source: Getty Images

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.

Wondering where you should invest $1,000 right now?

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for over ten years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes could be the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at near dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they could be great buys right now.

*Returns as of January 12th 2022

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns and has recommended BETANASDAQ ETF UNITS. The Motley Fool Australia owns and has recommended BETANASDAQ ETF UNITS. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

More on ETFs

A rugby player with head strapped and ball tucked under one arm raises his other hand in a fend while making an aggressive, grimace face as if to fight off defenders.
ETFs

Here are 2 ASX-listed ETFs that might be able to fend off inflation

Could these ETFs be a way to combat inflation in a portfolio?

Read more »

One boy is triumphant while the other holds his head in his hands after a game of chess.
ETFs

VGS: Were you better off buying the S&P 500 ETF?

IVV and VGS are both popular international ETFs. But which one wins?

Read more »

ETF spelt out
ETFs

Here are 2 fantastic ETFs for ASX investors to buy in May

These ETFs are highly rated for a reason...

Read more »

A rich buisnessman buys luxury items with Bitcoin
Cryptocurrencies

How is the Bitcoin ETF (EBTC) performing compared to the ASX on Friday?

All three crypto ETFs which launched yesterday are well into the green today.

Read more »

Man looking at an ETF diagram.
ETFs

Here are 2 quality ETFs that are now a lot cheaper

These two ETFs have quality businesses, but their prices have fallen heavily.

Read more »

ETF written in white with a blackish background.
ETFs

2 high quality ETFs for ASX investors to buy after the market meltdown

These popular ETFs could be worthy of your attention...

Read more »

a close up of a woman's face looks skywards as she is showered in a sea of graphic symbols of gold and silver coins bearing the bitcoin logo.
Cryptocurrencies

How are Australia’s Ethereum and Bitcoin ETFs faring on their first day?

The three crypto ETFs all offer investors direct exposure to the underlying digital tokens, but you won't find them on…

Read more »

A boy stands in front of two similar but slightly different doors, scratching his head as to which one to choose.
Cryptocurrencies

Why should I buy Bitcoin ETF shares instead of just buying Bitcoin?

Australian investors now have a chance to buy shares that directly represent crypto ownership. So why bother?

Read more »