Place 15% Of Your Portfolio Into Canadian and Australian ETFs? (EWC, CNDA, EWA, KROO)

Stephen Leeb, senior editor for the complete investor, discusses with Forbes why Australian and Canadian ETFs should make up 15% of your portfolio. He likes them for their resources, and strong currancies. See his segment below:

ETFs discussed in this segment:

Canada:

(LARGE CAP) iShares MSCI Canada Index (NYSE:EWC) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded securities in the Canadian market, as measured by the MSCI Canada index. The fund normally invests at least 95% of assets in the securities of the underlying index and in ADRs based on the securities in the underlying index. It uses a representative sampling strategy to try to track the index. The index consists of stocks traded primarily on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

(SMALL CAP) IQ Canada Small Cap ETF (NYSE:CNDA) seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the price and yield performance of its underlying index, the IQ Canada Small Cap Index (the “Underlying Index). The fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Underlying Index. The Underlying Index is a rules based, modified capitalization weighted, float adjusted index intended to give investors a means of tracking the overall performance of the small capitalization sector of publicly traded companies domiciled and primarily listed on an exchange in Canada.

Austraila:

(LARGE CAP) iShares MSCI Australia Index (NYSE:EWA) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded securities in the Australian market, as measured by the MSCI Australia index. The fund generally invests at least 90% of assets in the securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities in the underlying index. It invests at least 80% of assets in the securities of the underlying index or in DRs representing securities in the underlying index. The index consists of stocks traded primarily on the Australian Stock Exchange.

(SMALL CAP) IQ Australia Small Cap ETF (NYSE:KROO) seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the price and yield performance of its underlying index, the IQ Australia Small Cap Index (the Underlying Index). The fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Underlying Index. The Underlying Index is a rules based, modified capitalization weighted, float adjusted index intended to give investors a means of tracking the overall performance of the small capitalization sector of publicly traded companies domiciled and primarily listed on an exchange in Australia.

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