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What to Watch For When Investing in International ETFs

Do premiums and discounts matter?

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For investing internationally, single-country and regional ETFs are practical tools for achieving very specific exposure. Nearly every developed and emerging-markets country has at least one ETF tracking it, and there are ETFs for regional Latin American, Europe, and Asia areas.

In this article, we will highlight some of the issues specific to investing in international ETFs. We'll also discuss investing during a crisis by taking a closer look at the performance of the Egypt ETF during and after a two-month stock market shutdown, and the performance of Japan ETFs after the earthquake and tsunami.

Patricia Oey does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.