If you would like to invest globally but aren't sure which shares to buy, you could look at exchange-traded funds (ETFs) instead. They can provide investors with easy access to groups of shares from across the globe.
But which ETFs could help you achieve your goal? Two high-quality options that open the door to global investing are listed below. Here's what you need to know about them:
iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF (ASX: IXI)
The first ASX ETF to consider buying is the iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF.
This ETF could be a good option in the current uncertain economic environment. That is because it has been designed to measure the performance of the world's leading consumer staples companies.
Consumer staples companies are those that produce or sell essential everyday products. This includes food, tobacco, and household items. As these are products that experience relatively consistent demand whatever is happening in the economy, the companies behind them have a tendency to outperform in tough economic times.
Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (ASX: VGS)
Another ASX ETF for investors to look at for global investing is the Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF.
This popular ETF provides investors with exposure to approximately 1,500 of the world's largest listed companies from major developed countries.
The fund manager, Vanguard, points out that this provides investors with low-cost access to a broadly diversified range of stocks that allow them to participate in the long-term growth potential of international economies.
Among the ETF's largest holdings are household names such as Apple, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, Microsoft, and Visa.