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20 Country ETFs to Diversify into International Waters

Exchange traded funds are a cheap and easy way to help investors access targeted markets around the globe through country- and region-specific strategies.

“We looked at the world as a whole and we thought to ourselves, ‘There’s a huge opportunity set for us to come in, get exposures across a whole bunch of different countries and do it at a price point that we think has really been done in the U.S. but hasn’t been done been done a lot in these country and regional funds,’” Pierre Caramazza, Head of Financial Institutions Group U.S., Head of ETF Distribution, Franklin Templeton, said at the Morningstar Investment Conference.

Franklin Templeton offers a number of country- and region-specific ETFs, including:

Franklin FTSE Australia ETF (FLAU n/a) Franklin FTSE Canada ETF (FLCA n/a) Franklin FTSE Europe ETF (FLEE n/a) Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF (FLEH n/a) Franklin FTSE France ETF (FLFR n/a) Franklin FTSE Germany ETF (FLGR n/a) Franklin FTSE Hong Kong ETF (FLHK n/a) Franklin FTSE Italy ETF (FLIY n/a) Franklin FTSE Japan ETF (FLJP n/a) Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF (FLJH n/a) Franklin FTSE United Kingdom ETF (FLGB n/a) Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF (FLKR n/a) Franklin FTSE Brazil ETF (FLBR n/a) Franklin FTSE China ETF (FLCH n/a) Franklin FTSE Mexico ETF (FLMX n/a) Franklin FTSE Taiwan ETF (FLTW n/a) Franklin FTSE India ETF (FLIN n/a) Franklin FTSE Russia ETF (FLRU n/a) Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF (FLSW n/a) Franklin FTSE Asia ex Japan ETF (FLAX n/a)

The ETFs each come with a low 0.09% to 0.19% expense ratio. These Franklin Templeton country-specific ETFs are among the cheapest options available for targeting their respective markets. The country- and region-specific ETFs are market cap-weighted and benchmarked to country and regional indices from FTSE Russell.

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