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 ( PCL) and forest product manufacturer Weyerhaeuser ( WY) can be found in the list of holdings for Guggenheim Global Timber ( CUT) as well as iShares Global Timber and Forestry ( WOOD).
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 ( EWS), 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 ( EWSS). 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. Follow @ETFexpert This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.