Infrastructure ETF Picks Best of BRICs
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Two new exchange traded funds and one closed-end fund that have received initial ratings of "buy" bet on global equities, but in different regions of the world.
The most impressive of the three funds, PowerShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure Portfolio (PXR), returned 98% in the 12 months through October.
As countries around the world stimulate their economies by investing in infrastructure, the PowerShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure Portfolio cleaned up by holding stocks of the S-Network Emerging Infrastructure Builders Index. The fund's concentration of BRIC stocks -- those in Brazil, Russia, India and China -- performed particularly well, with Brazil's Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SID - Get Report), Russia's Mechel (MTL), Sterlite Industries India (SLT) and China's Jiangxi Copper (JIXAY) more than tripling.
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