Six of the 10 most populated countries in the world are in Asia, and the continent holds more than half of the worldâ€™s population. The second- and third-largest economies in the world, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), also are in Asia. The mix of frontier, emerging and developed economies in Asia creates a geographic region with an enticing combination of raw materials, markets to sell goods and both cheap and skilled labor. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that you can use to invest in Asia include: iShares Asia / Pacific Dividend 30 Index Fund (DVYA), SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific ETF (GMF), SPDR S&P Small Cap Emerging Asia Pacific ETF (GMFS) and FTSE ASEAN 40 ETF (ASEA).
This set of funds is tied to a region that offers big economic potential. The funds also are among a wide variety of country-specific and Asia-area offerings.
Read more about these Asian emerging market ETF opportunities at Eagle Daily Investor.