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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 January's close. This list is tracked monthly on the right hand side of my blog Scott's Investments.

Note that all country ETFs are above their 200 day moving average except PGJ (China), GXC (China), FXI (China), EWP (Spain), EWG (Germany), and EWI (Italy). This is a significant change versus last month when none of the ETFs were below the 200 day SMA.


The top 5 based on the sum of the 3-6-12 month returns are below. There are some familiar names: RSX (Russia), [[[TUR]] (Turkey), EIS (Israel), EWZ (Brazil), and ECH (Chile). At the end of December the top 5 were the same 5 ETFs in slightly different order.

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.


The data source for the information below is Finviz, which has some of the best free financial data on the web (as well as a new elite service).


Ticker Company Free Trend Analysis Performance (Quarter) Half Year Year Sum 200-Day SMA Price
RSX Market Vectors Russia ETF Here 12.94% 38.50% 182.29% 233.73% 20.76% 31.08
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey Invest Mkt Index Here 14.10% 24.74% 134.01% 172.85% 24.26% 55.67
EIS iShares MSCI Israel Cap Invest Mkt Index Here 10.16% 15.36% 79.76% 105.28% 16.10% 54
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Index Here -0.19% 16.16% 87.45% 103.42% 5.79% 64.69
ECH iShares MSCI Chile Investable Mkt Idx Here 15.11% 20.09% 67.13% 102.33% 17.48% 55.77
EWA iShares MSCI Australia Index Here -3.39% 16.57% 84.76% 97.94% 8.08% 21.1
PIN PowerShares India Here 4.23% 8.42% 81.28% 93.93% 6.56% 20.72
THD iShares MSCI Thailand Invest Mkt Index Here 1.35% 12.40% 80.09% 93.84% 7.61% 39.71
EWT iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Here 3.43% 7.96% 79.61% 91.00% 6.98% 12.07
EWW iShares MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt Idx Here 7.25% 15.35% 66.12% 88.72% 9.43% 46
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea Index Here 4.85% 10.59% 71.28% 86.72% 9.01% 45.44
EWD iShares MSCI Sweden Index Here -2.11% 8.14% 76.67% 82.70% 5.41% 22.72
EWS iShares MSCI Singapore Index Here 4.86% 5.69% 69.50% 80.05% 8.51% 10.78
EZA iShares MSCI South Africa Index Here 4.72% 10.71% 62.04% 77.47% 5.40% 52.63
EWO iShares MSCI Austria Investable Mkt Idx Here -3.79% 13.32% 67.86% 77.39% 2.43% 18.8
EWK iShares MSCI Belgium Investable Mkt Idx Here 1.37% 18.49% 56.41% 76.27% 7.73% 12.56
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands Invstbl Mkt Idx Here 2.65% 16.23% 49.42% 68.30% 9.26% 19.68
PGJ PowerShares Gldn Dragon Halter USX China Here 0.14% -3.32% 71.34% 68.16% -0.44% 22.12
EWM iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Here 1.44% 10.47% 54.92% 66.83% 8.63% 10.55
GXC SPDR S&P China Here -4.86% -2.64% 68.79% 61.29% -0.08% 65.59
EWC iShares MSCI Canada Index Here 3.34% 3.82% 46.43% 53.59% 3.48% 24.44
EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Here -0.06% 9.51% 44.07% 53.52% 5.84% 15.43
EWL iShares MSCI Switzerland Index Here 0.24% 11.70% 37.71% 49.65% 6.41% 21.29
EWH iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Here -4.44% -3.30% 53.19% 45.45% 0.59% 14.63
EWQ iShares MSCI France Index Here -3.76% 7.49% 38.79% 42.52% 1.71% 23.83
FXI iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index Here -8.58% -8.19% 58.51% 41.74% -4.20% 38.36
EWP iShares MSCI Spain Index Here -8.84% -0.32% 44.02% 34.86% -1.87% 43.09
EWG iShares MSCI Germany Index Here -4.37% 2.73% 32.77% 31.13% -0.33% 20.34
PJO PowerShares FTSE RAFI Japan Here 6.07% 0.58% 19.96% 26.61% 4.04% 37.28
EWI iShares MSCI Italy Index Here -7.52% 2.08% 30.53% 25.09% -2.47% 17.7
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Here 4.35% 1.13% 15.49% 20.97% 2.89% 9.84
JPP SPDR Russell/Nomura PRIME Japan Here 3.24% -0.21% 14.90% 17.93% 2.76% 37.25

Disclosure: No Positions

Source: Individual Country ETF February Portfolio