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Top 10 Asia-Pacific Regional ETFs


PowerShares BLDRS Asia 50 ADR ETF (ADRA) follows the Bank of New York Mellon Asia 50 ADR Index covering 50 different Asian market-based depository receipts. The fund was launched in November 2002. The expense ratio is .23%. AUM equal $42 million and average daily trading volume is 5,000 shares. As of late July 2011 the annual dividend was $.23 making the current yield .85% and year-to-date return -1.50%.

Data as of July 2011

ADRA Top Ten Holdings and Weightings

1. BHP Billiton Limited ADR (BHP): 12.10%

2. Toyota Motor Corporation ADR (TM): 9.38%

3. Westpac Banking Corp ADR (WBK): 5.34%

4. Honda Motor Company ADR (HMC): 5.18%

5. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ADR (TSM): 5.02%

6. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. ADR (MTU): 4.88%

7. Canon, Inc. ADR (CAJ): 4.18%

8. China Mobile Ltd. ADR (CHL): 3.61%

9. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. ADR (SMFG): 3.04%

10. CNOOC, Ltd. ADR (CEO): 2.84%

PowerShares Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF (PAF) follows the FTSE RAFI Developed Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index which is designed to track the largest equities in the region selected on four fundamental measures: book value, income, sales and dividends. The fund was launched in June 2006. The expense ratio is .80%. AUM equal $81 million and average daily trading volume is 7.6,000 shares. As of late July 2011 the annual dividend was $.71 making the current yield 1.25% and year-to-date return of 4.50%.

Data as of July 2011

PAF Top Ten Holdings and Weightings

1. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SSNLF): 5.30%

2. BHP Billiton Limited (BHPLF): 4.20%

3. National Australia Bank Limited (NAB): 3.93%

4. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA): 3.68%

5. Westpac Banking Corp (WBC): 3.26%

6. SK Holdings Co Ltd: 3.22%

7. Australia & New Zealand Banking Grp Ltd. (ANEWF): 2.95%

8. Hyundai Motor Company Ltd. GDR (HYUO): 2.53%

9. Posco ADR (PKX): 2.27%

10. Hutchison Whampoa Ltd (00013): 1.77%

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