Play Four Megatrends With These ETFs

December 13, 2012


Volatility in markets related to geopolitical shifts, extreme weather and competition for resources is likely to be around until at least 2030, but investors have a number of exchange-traded products at their disposal to help them grapple with the uncertainty, according to an article published on Zacks that cited a report by the National Intelligence Council.

The article, identifying specific securities for addressing specific challenges, said the following ETFs could benefit U.S. investors in the coming years:

  • Geopolitical Shift: iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund (NYSEArca: AAXJ)
  • Black Swans: PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio (NYSEArca: PHDG) and Barclays S&P 500 Dynamic Veqtor ETN (NYSEArca: VQT)
  • Population Growth: Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (NYSEArca: MOO)
  • Cities Continue to Grow: iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index Fund (NYSEArca: IGF)


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