With the broader US markets coming off a relatively flat year in 2005, investors are looking to position their portfolios in industry groups that may have a better chance of outperforming the pack in 2006. The largest ETF providers, Barclays, State Street and PowerShares are all beefing up their sector offerings as positive asset flows increase in these areas.

Tom Leswing at Ignites spoke with Barclays and State Street. I visited with the people at PowerShares last week in Wheaton, Illinois as well. There’s no doubt that the collective ETF offerings will continue to expand.

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