Global investments serve as a great hedge for poor US economic conditions. This article analyzes an exchange traded fund that provides exposure to international companies in the market for energy solutions, yet still allocates a portion of its funds to US companies with the same focus. iShares S&P Global Energy (IXC) is the exchange traded fund covered in this article and provides investors with a slight variation from Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE), which I outlined in a previous article, XLE: A Low Risk Gateway To Investing In Energy. Both exchange traded funds are excellent investment products, however this article highlights the different attributes IXC provides investors concentrating specifically on its exposure to the global energy market and the firms which operate within it.
IXC is an exchange traded fund that provides a broad range of exposure to energy firms operating