The readers (that’s you) have spoken, and by a wide margin. In your opinion, the sexiest exchange traded fund (ETF) sector is the emerging markets. You certainly are not alone in that thinking. Year-to-date inflows into emerging market funds is $13.5 billion, three times the total for all of 2006. Emerging market ETFs as of late have consistently been outperforming the domestic markets. For example, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index has outperformed the S&P 500 by 134.46% over the past three years.

In a distant second were the long/short ETFs. Tied for third were currency and precious metals. And tied for fourth was commodities and the plain vanilla funds (such as SPY).

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