Retail-focused ETFs have declined less than funds in many other sectors of the market, but whether they can continue outperforming is subject to debate.Year-to-date, the PowerShares Dynamic Retail Fund (PMR), the Retail HOLDRs Fund (RTH) and the SPDR S&P Retail Fund (XRT) are down 4.5%, 6.0% and 11.3%, respectively. These funds have held up well compared with the S&P 500, which is down 13.7% so far this year.
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