Nevertheless, companies that own/lease forested property for sale of lumber and other wood-based products may be a means for total return seekers to capitalize on a real estate renaissance. REITs like
Plum Creek Timber
and forest product manufacturer
can be found in the list of holdings for
Guggenheim Global Timber
as well as
iShares Global Timber and Forestry
3.) Singapore ETFs.
Singapore Telecom provides mobile services to nearly a half billion people in the Asia Pacific region. The company has a 10% weighting in
iShares MSCI Singapore
, helping to bolster the dividend yield to 3.6%. What's more, with Singapore rapidly become the center of the Asian financial universe, there are few places with as much "Street" credibility. Note: More adventurous souls might look to
iShares Singapore Small Cap
Hesitant to revisit the
Asia growth story
? You shouldn't be. Not only is China's economy stabilizing, but Singapore boasts full employment (1.9% unemployed) as well as an enviable budget surplus that is 16.4% of GDP.
This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.