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Best-Performing ETFs Point Way for Economy

Lesson 4: The financial sector is OK. Four financial ETFs, including Claymore/Clear Global Exchanges, Brokers & Asset Managers (EXB), made the list. Closely related to the group is PowerShares International Listed Private Equity (PFP), whose holdings include a number of private-equity firms or managers as well as the consolidated exposure of the underlying portfolio investments.

March's Top-Performing ETFs Are Saying:
Industrial Production Should Pick Up; Green Is Fashionable;
Asia Is Popular; and Financials Are OK
NAME TICKER TheStreet.com RATINGS GRADE 1-MO. TOTAL RET'N (%) 3-MO. TOTAL RET'N (%) 12-MO. TOTAL RET'N (%)
iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund EWY C- 30.55 1.75 -48.038
Claymore/MAC Global Solar Energy Index ETF TAN U 29.72 -20.87 N/A
PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfolio PGF D 28.14 -25.55 -50.515
Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF KWT U 23.64 -19.49 N/A
WisdomTree Pacific ex-Japan High-Yielding Equity Fund DNH D+ 23.35 -4.89 -44.004
PowerShares DB Base Metals Long Exchange Traded Note BDG U 22.24 11.39 N/A
Claymore/AlphaShares China Real Estate ETF TAO E+ 22.05 0.31 -42.336
iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund EZA D+ 21.45 -3.45 -30.888
Market Vectors TR Russia ETF RSX E- 21.33 7.50 -68.983
iPath Barclays Capital Global Carbon Index Total Return GRN U 20.96 -22.32 N/A
Claymore/Clear Global Exchanges, Brokers & Asset Mgrs EXB E- 20.94 -8.13 -52.223
iShares MSCI Austria Inv Mkt Idx EWO C- 20.85 -5.61 -61.831
iShares S&P U.S.Preferred Stock Index Fund PFF E- 20.81 -20.40 -41.425
ELEMENTS MLCX Gold GOE U 20.81 N/A N/A
RevenueShares Financials Sector Fund RWW U 20.42 -26.31 N/A
PowerShares International Listed Private Equity PFP E+ 20.22 -18.11 -64.122
Rydex S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value ETF RZV D 20.09 -25.34 -54.853
WisdomTree International Financial Sector Fund DRF D+ 19.94 -16.05 -56.697
iPath Dow Jones AIG Lead Total Return Sub Index LD U 19.92 25.35 N/A
PowerShares FTSE RAFI Basic Materials Sector Portfolio PRFM E+ 19.79 -10.92 -54.977
UBS E Tracs CMCI Industrial Metals Tr UBM U 19.77 20.64 N/A
iPath Dow Jones-AIG Copper Total Return Sub-Index ETN JJC D- 19.77 31.92 -52.208
PowerShares Dynamic Retail Portfolio PMR C+ 19.35 5.18 -11.996
iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund EWA C 19.34 -4.43 -44.345
PowerShares FTSE RAFI Asia Pacific ex-Japan Small-Mid Portfolio PDQ E 19.24 -3.09 -51.498
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