Top Ranked Commission Free International ETFs

Includes: EWI, EWJ, EWQ, EWU, IOO, VT
by: Lowell Herr

Beginning with 31 international commission free ETFs for TDAmeritrade clients, the following table shows the ranking based on several factors. The order of ranking is calculated using three- and six-months of performance, and volatility. Fifty (50%) percent of the ranking weight is allocated to the most recent three months or 91 days performance. Thirty (30%) percent of the ranking weight is assigned to the most recent six months or 182 days performance. The last twenty (20%) percent is tied to volatility where low volatility is preferred.

In addition to the ranking system investors can easily observe if the price of the security is above or below its 195-Day, 34-Day, and 13-Day Exponential Moving Average. The top three ETFs are the S&P Global Index (NYSEARCA:IOO), Vanguard Total Stock ETF (NYSEARCA:VT), and France (NYSEARCA:EWQ).

The relative normalized growth between the three- and six-month performance is measured by the momentum factor. Momentum leaders are Japan (NYSEARCA:EWJ), United Kingdom (NYSEARCA:EWU), and Italy (NYSEARCA:EWI).

Investors looking for international ETFs to include in their portfolios would do well to consider any of these six securities.

Disclosure: I am long RWX, VEU, VEA, VWO. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.