ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Exchange traded funds that invest in inflation-protected bonds, U.S. Treasuries and Indonesian stocks earn top marks in the TheStreet’s latest ETF rankings.

The financial news and data website has assigned 16 newly rated ETFs  a “buy” rating based on a sufficient track record of risk and performance data by the end of August 2011, reports Kevin Baker for TheStreet.

Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (NYSEArca: SCHP), iShares MSCI Indonesia (NYSEArca: EIDO) and Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (NYSEArca: SCHR) received A+ marks.

SCHP has returned 12.2% over the past year. The fund tracks U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities that adjust for and help protect against inflation.

EIDO has returned 24.4% in the last year. The fund provides exposure to Indonesia’s market.

SCHR has returned 7.3% in the last year. The fund tracks Treasury securities with a remaining maturity of three to ten years. The ETF received its top rating because it avoided the volatility experienced in other funds.

Other funds listed with a buy recommendation from TheStreet include:

  • WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt (ELD) has returned 10.4% over the past year.
  • United States Commodity Index (USCI) has returned 26.7% over the past year.
  • Direxion Daily Retail Bull 2X Shares (RETL) has returned 27.1% over the past year.
  • Market Vectors EM Local Curr Bond ETF (EMLC) has returned 9.5% over the past year.
  • iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Health Care Idx (AXHE) has returned 16.9% over the past year.
  • iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Cnsmr Stpls Idx (AXSL) has returned 16.5% over the past year.
  • PowerShares DB 3x Lng 25+ Yr Trsy Bd ETN (LBND) has returned 25.4% over the past year.
  • iPath US Treasury 2-year Bull ETN (DTUL) has returned 15.6% over the past year.
  • iPath US Treasury 10-year Bull ETN (DTYL) has returned 28.4% over the past year.
  • iPath US Treasury Flattener ETN (FLAT) has returned 12.8% over the past year.
  • iPath US Treasury Long Bond Bull ETN (DLBL) has returned 20.9% over the past year.
  • iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Telecom Svc Idx (AXTE) has returned 10.7% over the past year.
  • Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (SCHO) has returned 1.3% over the past year.

Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF


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Max Chen contributed to this article.

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