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Below is a table in order of the sum of the 3, 6, and 12 month returns for individual country ETFs. Each column represents returns for various timeframes and the percent each ETF is above (or below) the 200 day moving averages as of December's close.

Note that all country ETFs are above their 200 day moving average but that Japan's ETFs are flirting with the 200 day moving average (as they were last month). The top 5 based on the sum of the 3-6-12 month returns are below. There are some familiar names: RSX (Russia), EWZ (Brazil), TUR (Turkey), EIS (Israel), and ECH (Chile). At the end of November, the top 5 were: EWZ (Brazil), RSX (Russia), THD (Thailand), EWA (Australia), PIN (India).

One potential strategy investors could use would be to purchase the top ETFs based on the sum of their returns over 3, 6, and 12 months. Or, one could purchase ETFs based solely on 6 month returns (a strategy featured on ETF Screen). An additional twist would be to only purchase the top performing ETFs if they are also above the 200 day moving average.

Ticker
Company Performance (Quarter) Half Year Year Sum 200-Day SMA
RSX Market Vectors Russia ETF 15.22% 52.15% 139.19% 206.56% 29.44%
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Index 16.65% 47.57% 121.99% 186.21% 28.83%
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey Invest Mkt Index 11.25% 43.70% 103.09% 158.04% 29.30%
EIS iShares MSCI Israel Cap Invest Mkt Index 14.14% 32.81% 81.27% 128.22% 22.72%
ECH iShares MSCI Chile Investable Mkt Idx 16.70% 22.22% 86.04% 124.96% 21.10%
EWA iShares MSCI Australia Index 7.84% 44.83% 68.19% 120.86% 22.90%
THD iShares MSCI Thailand Invest Mkt Index 2.29% 30.50% 81.43% 114.22% 21.41%
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea Index 5.21% 37.25% 71.74% 114.20% 19.50%
EWS iShares MSCI Singapore Index 12.10% 32.68% 67.98% 112.76% 21.72%
EWT iShares MSCI Taiwan Index 8.44% 28.93% 73.86% 111.23% 19.63%
PIN PowerShares India 6.72% 22.68% 79.72% 109.12% 19.36%
EWW iShares MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt Idx 16.89% 36.51% 53.87% 107.27% 22.09%
GXC SPDR S&P China 11.71% 20.84% 60.56% 93.11% 13.67%
EWD iShares MSCI Sweden Index 5.57% 29.83% 55.42% 90.82% 13.73%
PGJ PowerShares Gldn Dragon Halter USX China 8.85% 16.59% 63.17% 88.61% 12.96%
EWC iShares MSCI Canada Index 8.85% 25.02% 53.17% 87.04% 15.85%
EZA iShares MSCI South Africa Index 8.91% 23.34% 51.64% 83.89% 16.44%
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands Invstbl Mkt Idx 5.74% 35.95% 40.81% 82.50% 18.75%
EWH iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index 5.10% 19.00% 55.05% 79.15% 11.52%
EWO iShares MSCI Austria Investable Mkt Idx -4.96% 25.06% 57.87% 77.97% 11.47%
EWK iShares MSCI Belgium Investable Mkt Idx 1.51% 26.09% 49.59% 77.19% 14.18%
EWM iShares MSCI Malaysia Index 6.41% 21.09% 49.37% 76.87% 13.70%
EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index 8.07% 25.97% 36.25% 70.29% 15.61%
FXI iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index 7.15% 13.48% 47.35% 67.98% 8.77%
EWQ iShares MSCI France Index 3.86% 28.22% 27.21% 59.29% 14.42%
EWP iShares MSCI Spain Index 1.67% 24.26% 33.11% 59.04% 13.78%
EWL iShares MSCI Switzerland Index 5.25% 27.20% 22.11% 54.56% 15.29%
EWG iShares MSCI Germany Index 4.86% 27.28% 20.52% 52.66% 13.65%
EWI iShares MSCI Italy Index -0.51% 23.48% 22.09% 45.06% 11.50%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index 1.46% 5.30% 3.18% 9.94% 4.04%
JPP SPDR Russell/Nomura PRIME Japan 1.68% 4.67% 3.28% 9.63% 5.49%
PJO PowerShares FTSE RAFI Japan 3.64% 1.79% 1.70% 7.13% 4.21%
Source: Individual Country ETF Returns