What Are the BRIC ETFs?

ETFs Covering Brazil, Russia, India and China


There are a plethora of foreign ETFs to give your portfolio international exposure. From broad-based foreign ETFs, to country-specific ETFs, to currency ETFs, to international bond ETFs, there are many ways to invest overseas.

And one specific way is with ETFs that cover certain regions. Region ETFs are a hybrid of broad market foreign ETFs and country-specific ETFs. They give investors exposure to regions like Asia, Latin America and in the case of today’s topic, the BRIC region.

The BRIC region covers Brazil, Russia, India, and China (ergo the acronym). And while there are specific ETFs for each of these countries, BRIC ETFs have become popular over the years.

BRIC investing originated because the four countries were similar in size and economic status and considered to be emerging markets. And while that has changed over the years, it is still a popular grouping for investors. And especially for ETF investors.

So, if you want to see if BRIC ETFs are a good fit for your investing strategy, here are the funds you should research…

List of BRIC ETFs

  • BKF - iShares MSCI BRIC Index ETF
  • EEB - Claymore/BNY Mellon BRIC ETF
  • EWBK - Rydex Russell BRIC Equal Weight ETF

And for those who would like to invest in these countries individually, then I have lists of those ETFs as well.

List of Brazil ETFs

  • BRAQ - Global X Brazil Consumer ETF
  • BRAZ - Global X Brazil Mid Cap ETF
  • BRF - Market Vectors Brazil Small Cap ETF
  • BZF - Wisdom Tree Dreyfus Brazilian Real ETF
  • BRZU - Direxion Daily Brazil Bull 3X Shares ETF
  • BZQ - Ultra Short MSCI Brazil ProShares ETF
  • DBBR - DBX Brazil Currency Hedged Equity Fund
  • EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF
  • EWZS - iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap Index Fund
  • FBZ - First Trust Brazil Alpha Dex Fund
  • UBR - Ultra MSCI Brazil ETF

List of Russia ETFs

  • ERUS - iShares MSCI Russia Capped Index Fund
  • RBL - SPDR S&P Russia ETF
  • RSX - Market Vectors Russia ETF
  • RSXJ - Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF
  • RUSL - Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3x Shares ETF
  • RUSS - Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares ETF
  • XRU - CurrencyShares Russian Ruble Trust ETF

List of India ETFs

  • EPI- WisdomTree India Earnings ETF
  • FNI - First Trust ISE Chindia ETF
  • ICN - WisdomTree Dreyfus Indian Rupee ETF
  • INCO - Emerging Global India Infrastructure ETF
  • INDA - MSCI India Index Fund
  • INDL - Direxion Daily India Bull 3x Shares ETF
  • INDY - iShares S&P India Nifty Fifty Index ETF
  • INP - iPath MSCI India Index ETN
  • INR - Market Vectors Rupee/USD ETN
  • INXX - EGShares India Infrastructure ETF 
  • SMIN - iShares MSCI India Small Cap Index Fund
  • PIN - PowerShares India ETF
  • SCIF - Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF
  • SCIN - Emerging Global Shares Indxx India Small Cap ETF

List of China ETFs

  • ASHS - db X-trackers Harvest China A-Shares Small Cap Fund
  • ASHR - Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF
  • AFTY - CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF
  • CBON - The Market Vectors China AMC China Bond ETF
  • CHAD - Direxion Daily CSI 300 China A Share Bear 1X Shares ETF
  • CHAU - Direxion Daily CSI 300 China A Share Bull 2X ETF
  • CHIB - Global X China Technology ETF
  • CHIE - Global X China Energy ETF
  • CHII - Global X China Industrials ETF
  • CHIM - Global X China Materials ETF
  • CHIQ - Global X China Consumer ETF
  • CHIX - Global X China Financials ETF
  • CHLC - Market Vectors Renminbi Bond ETF
  • CHNB - Global X GF China Bond ET
  • CHXF - WisdomTree China Dividend ex-Financials Index
  • CN - db X-trackers Harvest MSCI All China Equity Fund
  • CNXT - Market Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF
  • CQQQ - Claymore China Technology ETF
  • CZI - Dixerion Daily China Bear 3x Shares ETF
  • CZM - Dixerion Daily China Bull 3x Shares ETF
  • DSUM - PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio
  • ECNS - iShares MSCI China Small-Cap Index Fund
  • EWGC - Rydex Russell Greater China Large Cap Equal Weight ETF
  • EWH - iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index ETF
  • EWHS - iShares MSCI Hong Kong Small Cap Index ETF
  • FCA - First Trust China AlphaDex Fund
  • FXI - iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index ETF
  • FXP - UltraShort FTSE/Xinhua China25 Proshares ETF
  • HAO - Claymore/AlphaShares China Small Cap ETF
  • KBA - KraneShares Bosera MSCI China A Share ETF
  • KCNY - The Krane Shares E Fund China Commercial Paper ETF
  • KFYP - KraneShares CSI China Five Year Plan ETF
  • KWEB - KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF
  • MCHI - iShares MSCI China Index Fund
  • PEK - Market Vectors China ETF
  • PGJ - PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China ETF
  • RMB - Guggenheim Yuan Bond ETF
  • SNO - NETS Hang Seng Index ETF
  • TAO - Claymore/AlphaShares China Real Estate ETF
  • YAO - Claymore/AlphaShares China All-Cap ETF
  • XCEM - The EGShares EM Core ex-China ETF
  • YXI - Proshares Short FTSE / Xinhua China 25 ETF