S&P Capital IQ Highlights 3 Contrarian ETFs (IEZ, VWO, VOT)

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Devon Layne
June 04, 2012
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During a period where U.S. stocks and ETFs are in a slump, S&P Capital IQ’s contrarian ETF portfolio—which is currently outperforming its benchmark index by 150 basis points—has made adjustments in hopes of maintaining its positive momentum, according to an article on Benzinga.

The portfolio is composed of eight ETFs, and was up 11.2 percent through the end of April. The article said the updated contrarian portfolio now includes the following ETFs:

  • Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO)
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF (NYSEArca: VOT)
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment Index Fund (NYSEArca: IEZ)

 

In addition, the S&P contrarian portfolio includes the iShares Dow Jones International Select Dividend Index Fund (NYSEArca: IDV), the First Trust Health Care AlphaDex Fund (NYSEArca: FXH) and the PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality ETF (NYSEArca: SPHQ).

Head over to Benzinga.com to read more.

ETF DAILY DATA

The small-cap fund 'IWM' added money on Thursday, Jan. 22, as net inflows and markets stoked higher by eurozone QE news lifted total U.S.-listed ETF assets above $2 trillion.

A slew of iShares funds, including the eurozone-focused 'EZU,' paced the firm's issuer-leading inflows on Thursday, Jan. 22. The ECB's announcement about aggressive QE in the eurozone stoked markets and lifted total U.S.-listed ETF assets to more than $2 trillion.

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