Forget The ‘Fiscal Cliff’: These Sector ETFs Stand To Profit In 2013

December 31, 2012


The “fiscal cliff” impasse in Washington, D.C., is clearly stoking anxieties about what the future holds, but it might also be distracting ETF investors from focusing on bright spots in the economy such as the recovering housing sector and the opportunities they are creating, according to an article on Forbes.

Moreover, the housing sector’s potential recovery could benefit the financial sector, and other sectors that have stood out this year—such as biotechnology and global real estate—are likely to continue that trend, the article said.

If all those pieces fall into place, the following ETFs are a good place to obtain broad exposure, according to the article:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund Homebuilder ETF (NYSEArca: ITB)
  • Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLF)
  • iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund (NasdaqGM: IBB)
  • iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Real Estate ex-U.S. Index Fund (NasdaqGM: IFGL)
  • iShares S&P Developed ex-U.S. Property Index Fund (NYSEArca: WPS)
  • Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSEArca: VNQI)


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