What Are the BRIC ETFs?

ETFs That Cover Brazil, Russia, India, and China

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There are a good many foreign ETFs available if you want to give your portfolio international exposure. From broad-based foreign ETFs to country-specific ETFs to currency ETFs and international bond ETFs, you can invest in multiple ways overseas 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 the BRIC region, which covers Brazil, Russia, India, and China—thus the acronym.

Although specific ETFs are available for each of these countries, BRIC ETFs have become popular over the years. BRIC investing originated because the four countries are similar in size and economic status, and they're considered to be emerging markets. That's changed over the years, but this is still a popular grouping for investors and especially for ETF investors.

Here are some of the funds you might want to research and keep your eye on if you want to find out if BRIC ETFs are a good fit for your investing strategy

List of BRIC ETFs

  • BIK - SPDR S&P BRIC 40 ETF
  • BKF - iShares MSCI BRIC Index ETF
  • EEB - Claymore/BNY Mellon BRIC ETF

For those who would prefer to invest in these countries individually, here are 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
  • BRZU - Direxion Daily Brazil Bull 3X Shares ETF
  • BZF - Wisdom Tree Dreyfus Brazilian Real 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
    • 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

    List of India ETFs

    • EPI - WisdomTree India Earnings 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 
    • PIN - PowerShares India ETF
    • SCIF - Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF
    • SCIN - Emerging Global Shares Indxx India Small Cap ETF
    • SMIN - iShares MSCI India Small Cap Index Fund

    List of China ETFs

    • AFTY - CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF
    • ASHS - db X-trackers Harvest China A-Shares Small Cap Fund
    • ASHR - Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF
    • ASHX - Deutsche X-trackers CSI 300 China A-Shares Hedged EquityETF
    • 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
    • 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
    • CN - db X-trackers Harvest MSCI All China Equity Fund
    • CNXT - Market Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF
    • CNY - Market Vectors-Renminbi/USDETN
    • CNYA - iShares MSCI China A ETF
    • CQQQ - Claymore China Technology ETF
    • CWEB - Direxion DailyCSI China Internet Index Bull 2x Shares
    • CSXE - WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund
    • CYB - WisdomTree Chinese Yuan Fund
    • DSUM - PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio
    • ECNS - iShares MSCI China Small-Cap Index Fund
    • FCA - First Trust China AlphaDex Fund
    • FXCH - CurrencyShares Chinese Renminbi Trust
    • FXI - iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index ETF
    • FXP - UltraShort FTSE/Xinhua China25 Proshares ETF
    • GXC - STRK SPDR S&P China ETF
    • HAHA - CSOP ChinaCSI 300 A-H Dynamic 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
      • QQQC - Global XNASDAQChina Technology ETF
      • TAO - Claymore/AlphaShares China Real Estate ETF
      • XINA - SPDR MSCI China A Shares IMIETF
      • XPP - ProShares Ultra FTSEChina 50
      • YANG - Direxion Daily China 3x Bear Shares
      • YAO - Claymore/AlphaShares China All-Cap ETF
      • YINN - Direxion Daily China 3x Bull Shares
      • YXI - Proshares Short FTSE / Xinhua China 25 ETF

      Available ETFs can change by the day as some drop off the list and others are added. But this list can give you a place to begin exploring the possibility of this type of an investment.