PowerShares Intl Dividend Achievers (NYSEArca: PID): up 33.2% year-to-date, has 30% in financials compared to its original 41%. It still has a high weighting in financials because the five large Canadian banks in the fund have held up in the crisis and none had to cut dividends.

WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials (NYSEArca: DTN): up 13.7% year-to-date; as its name states, this fund has no exposure to financials; its weightings are in utilities, 17.5%; consumer staples, 13%; telecommunications, 11.3% and industrials, 11%.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.