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TIPs. iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (NYSEArca: TIP) is up 7.1% year-to-date. This fund tracks securities that range in duration from one to 20 years. Indiividual TIPs bonds are taxed on inflation adjustment and TIP distributes inflation-adjustment as income.

India. WisdomTree India Earnings (NYSEArca: EPI) is up 85.8% year-to-date. The fund offers access to the Indian equity market while allowing for the limitations that foreigners might have on investing. Potential investors should note that emerging market equities tend to be more volatile.


Gold. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) is up 15.4% year-to-date. Gold has been the talk of the markets these days. Buying gold is a good way to diversify a portfolio. GLD tracks the price of gold stockpiles, so investors won’t be tracking the price through derivative holdings.


S&P 500. SPDRs S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY) is up 16.7% year-to-date. The fund has been providing low-cost exposure to the S&P 500. SPY is a good proxy for the market as a whole and Dion believes it to be a must-have fund for any well-rounded ETF portfolio.


Max Chen contributed to this article.

For full disclosure, Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of GLD and SPY.