I’m researching on ETFs for my Roth IRA investment options. The top 5 performers based on YTD data are XLE 19.89% (Energy Select Sector SPDR, not surprisingly, the crude reached at $57), IYE (iShares Dow Jones US Energy) 19.5%, VDE 19.44% (Vanguard Energy VIPERS), IXC 16.73% (iShares S&P Global Energy Sector) and IGE 14.17% (iShares Goldman Sachs Natural Resource).
Since I consider energy sectior quite extended for now, I won’t buy them at this point. The top 5 ETFs excluding energy related issues are EWY 11.52% (iShares MSCI South Korea Index), EWA 7.54% (iShares MSCI Australia Index), EPP 4.91% (iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan), EWS 4.88%(iShares MSCI Singapore Index) and ADRE 4.2% (BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index).
We can see the underlying story, that is, Asia and Pacific are where the growth will be!