NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Seeking to top the S&P 500 and other traditional benchmarks, ETF companies have developed a host of new index funds. While some have been duds, many appear to be winners.Among the top performers are equal-weight and fundamental funds. Large-cap funds that have outpaced the S&P 500 by a comfortable margin during the past five years include Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight (RSP) and PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 (PRF), a fundamental fund. PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1500 (PRFZ), a small-cap fundamental fund, outdid the S&P 600 small-cap benchmark.
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