Global Sector ETF Portfolio for April

by: Scott's Investments
Global sector ETF performance update for the close of March is below and has also been updated as a free portfolio to track on my blog. Note that all of the ETFs are above the 200 day moving average. Last month two of the ETFs were below the 200 day SMA which in my preferred strategy would exclude them for consideration of any long position. The top three at the end of March are MXI (Materials), EXI (industrials) and RXI (discretionary). I have previously discussed some possible strategies using this data here as well as some more active trading strategies.
The momentum strategy that an investor could implement would be to purchase the best returning Global sector ETF(s) over the trailing 3, 6, and 12 months (sum). This strategy has been written about extensively by Mebane Faber, author of The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets.
Another strategy would involve purchasing the top performing ETFs based on 6 month (half year) returns and only purchase ETFs when they are also above their 200 day simple moving average.
The data source for the information below is Finviz.

Ticker Company Free Trend Analysis Perfor-mance (Quarter) Half Year Year Sum 200-Day SMA
EXI iShares S&P Global Industrials Here 7.81% 12.62% 67.88% 88.31% 14.06%
IXC iShares S&P Global Energy Here -1.72% 4.31% 36.43% 39.02% 4.34%
IXG iShares S&P Global Financials Here 3.62% 0.06% 77.31% 80.99% 6.70%
IXJ iShares S&P Global Healthcare Here 0.02% 9.06% 34.81% 43.89% 7.51%
IXN iShares S&P Global Technology Here 2.63% 11.19% 55.14% 68.96% 11.35%
IXP iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Here -3.42% 0.38% 26.69% 23.65% 2.65%
JXI iShares S&P Global Utilities Here -5.95% -1.78% 24.60% 16.87% 0.93%
KXI iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples Here 3.08% 11.54% 44.62% 59.24% 9.62%
MXI iShares S&P Global Materials Here 1.53% 14.43% 72.19% 88.15% 12.13%
RXI iShares S&P Global Cons Discretionary Here 5.92% 13.70% 62.62% 82.24% 13.12%

Disclosure: No positions