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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 July's close. As of last month I made some additional additions so please take a moment to review the new ETFs.

Last month the vast majority is below its 200 day SMA. To see last month's list click here. This month the picture has improved but is still a mixed bag with several ETFs below their long-term moving average.

The top 5 based on the sum of the 3-6-12 month returns are below. This month''s top five are GXG, THD, IDX, BRF, and ECH. Last month's top five were: GXG, BRF, THD, EWM, and TUR.

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 or to use more in-depth and active trading strategies like the one I detailed here and here. Many of the strategies detailed here were inspired by Mebane Faber's The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets

The data source for the information below is Finviz.

Ticker Company Perf. (Quarter) Half Year Year Sum 200-Day SMA
GXG Global X/InterBolsa FTSE Colombia 20 ETF 16.62% 30.53% 61.92% 109.07% 22.39%
THD iShares MSCI Thailand Invest Mkt Index 9.71% 26.67% 42.37% 78.75% 14.37%
IDX Market Vectors Indonesia ETF 5.34% 22.08% 49.06% 76.48% 16.49%

BRF

Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF 6.44% 18.12% 49.73% 74.29% 8.48%
ECH iShares MSCI Chile Investable Mkt Idx 10.98% 12.34% 34.91% 58.23% 13.49%
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey Invest Mkt Index 0.67% 10.99% 38.45% 50.11% 12.79%
EPU iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index 2.75% 16.53% 29.93% 49.21% 6.47%
EWM iShares MSCI Malaysia Index 2.16% 16.30% 28.48% 46.94% 9.60%
EZA iShares MSCI South Africa Index 1.51% 15.24% 27.58% 44.33% 7.88%
EWS iShares MSCI Singapore Index 2.50% 14.19% 20.69% 37.38% 8.52%
EWD iShares MSCI Sweden Index -1.70% 14.79% 24.13% 37.22% 6.50%
RSX Market Vectors Russia ETF -6.93% 1.54% 40.64% 35.25% 0.46%
EWW iShares MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt Idx -3.83% 10.78% 27.78% 34.73% 2.65%
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Index -2.60% 8.80% 26.38% 32.58% 0.50%
PIN PowerShares India -0.13% 8.59% 17.74% 26.20% 3.28%
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea Index -5.40% 7.94% 19.37% 21.91% 3.55%
EWH iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index 3.64% 10.93% 7.20% 21.77% 3.89%
HAO Claymore/AlphaShares China Small Cap -0.26% 9.76% 11.64% 21.14% 2.94%
GXC SPDR S&P China 1.59% 10.34% 7.41% 19.34% 2.46%
EWC iShares MSCI Canada Index -5.56% 9.08% 13.25% 16.77% 0.94%
PGJ PowerShares Gldn Dragon Halter USX China -2.92% 9.96% 6.30% 13.34% 2.03%
EWA iShares MSCI Australia Index -8.06% 2.13% 19.06% 13.13% -3.21%
EWT iShares MSCI Taiwan Index -2.36% 2.82% 11.00% 11.46% 1.85%
EWK iShares MSCI Belgium Investable Mkt Idx -1.37% -2.71% 15.28% 11.20% -2.73%
FXI iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index 2.13% 8.73% -0.15% 10.71% 0.61%
EWN iShares MSCI Netherlands Invstbl Mkt Idx -3.73% -1.52% 14.47% 9.22% -1.75%
EWL iShares MSCI Switzerland Index -3.19% -0.33% 11.33% 7.81% -2.39%
EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index -3.33% -0.26% 9.23% 5.64% -1.28%
EWG iShares MSCI Germany Index -3.04% 1.97% 4.75% 3.68% -2.08%
EWO iShares MSCI Austria Investable Mkt Idx -7.95% -3.24% 9.64% -1.55% -4.89%
JPP SPDR Russell/Nomura PRIME Japan -5.33% -0.27% -0.46% -6.06% -0.90%
PJO PowerShares FTSE RAFI Japan -6.48% -4.48% 1.93% -9.03% -0.97%
EWQ iShares MSCI France Index -4.92% -6.00% 1.04% -9.88% -6.75%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index -7.31% -2.13% -1.03% -10.47% -2.51%
EWI iShares MSCI Italy Index -2.68% -7.85% -5.94% -16.47% -7.80%
EWP iShares MSCI Spain Index -0.38% -8.40% -8.70% -17.48% -7.18%
EIS iShares MSCI Israel Cap Invest Mkt Index -12.00% -10.35% 3.42% -18.93% -9.05%

Disclosure: None

Source: Individual Country ETF Portfolio for August