List of International Bond ETFs

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If you're interested in investing in foreign markets, one strategy to consider is international bond ETFs. This category of funds can provide a good way to gain exposure to foreign markets, to hedge foreign interest rates, or to create a revenue stream in your portfolio. Here's a list of some international bond ETFs. You can click on the links for some of these symbols for more information.

  • ALD - Wisdom Tree Asia Local Debt Fund
  • BUNT - PowerShares DB 3x German Bund Futures ETN
  • BNDX - Vanguard Total International Bond ETF
  • BUND - Pimco Germany Bond Index Fund
  • BWX – SPDR Barclays Capital International Treasury Bond ETF
  • BWZ – SPDR Barclays Capital Short-Term International Treasury Bond ETF
  • CEMB - iShares Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF
  • CBON - The Market Vectors China AMC China Bond ETF
  • DSUM - Power Shares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio
  • EBND - SPDR Barclays Capital Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF
  • EMB – iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF
  • EMBH - iShares Interest Rate Hedged Emerging Markets Bond ETF
  • EMCB - WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF
  • EMIH - Deutsche X-trackers Emerging Markets Bond – Interest Rate Hedged ETF
  • EMLC - Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF
  • EMHY - iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF
  • FEMB - First Trust Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF ETF
  • FWDB - Madrona Forward Global Bond ETF
  • HHYX - iShares Currency Hedged Global ex USD High Yield Bond ETF 
  • HYEM - Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF
  • HYXU - iShares Global ex USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
  • IAGG - iShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF
  • IBND - Barclays Capital International Corporate Bond ETF
  • IGOV – iShares S&P / Citi International Treasury Bond ETF
  • IHY - International High Yield Bond ETF
  • ISHG - iShares S&P / Citi 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond ETF
  • LEMB - iShares Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Fund
  • PCY – PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Bond ETF
  • PGHY -  Power Shares Global Short Term High Yield Bond Portfolio ETF
  • PICB - International Corporate Bond Portfolio
  • WIP – SPDR DB International Government Inflation-Protected Bond ETF

A Word of Caution 

You might want to look at some of the major funds when you're well-versed in these types of bond ETFs to see how they perform and react to various market conditions. As with any foreign ETF, it's important to understand both the risks and advantages. There are many aspects to consider, including rates, historical results and what's actually in the fund. Be sure to conduct thorough research and consult a professional such as a licensed broker or a financial advisor if you have any questions or concerns.

Then, when you're ready, have a look at some of the funds on this list. You may find the perfect fit for your investment strategy.

Note: Always consult with a financial professional for the most up-to-date information and trends. This article is not investment advice and it is not intended as investment advice.