Sector allocations include consumer discretionary 27.9%, consumer staples 5.5%, energy 8.1%, financials 15.9%, health care 10.9%, industrials 15.5%, information technology 6.5%, materials 7.8% and telecom services 2.2%. The MSCI EAFE allocations include a heavier tilt toward financials 25.0%, followed by industrials 12.5%, consumer staples 11.8%, consumer discretionary 11.5% and health care 10.3%.

The PowerShares DWA SmallCap Technical Leaders Portfolio (NYSEArca: DWAS) tracks 200 companies selected from the 2,000 smallest U.S. companies that demonstrate relative strength. The fund has gained 27.6% year-to-date, whereas the Russell 2000 has increased 18.4%.

DWAS sector allocations include consumer discretionary 25.2%, consumer staples 2.2%, energy 4.0%, financials 15.8%, health care 17.4%, industrials 15.1%, information technology 11.9%, materials 7.8% and telecom services 0.6%. In comparison, the top Russell 2000 sectors include technology 15.8%, industrials 16.9%, consumer discretionary 15.1%, financials 13.7% and health care 11.4%.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.