As Treasury Yields Rise, Look to Foreign ETFs
And there's more. While the stock market may be all the rage in recent months, budget debates, $100 oil and/or declining economic growth could potentially dampen enthusiasm. Even if the "expected" does not conspire to create a bit of stock selling or Treasury buying, the "unexpected" may.
For all of these reasons, I would encourage risk-takers to balance their riskiest desires (think homebuilders and small-caps) with a helping of equity income producers. I like international REITs via SPDR DJ International REIT (RWX), iShares Emerging Market Minimum Volatility (EEMV) as well as nontraditional equity income resources like iShares MSCI Australia (EWA).
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