The 2012 ETFdb Portfolio is now available to ETFdb Pro members and those with a free 7-day trial of the Pro subscription. This new portfolio, one of more than 35 all-ETF model portfolios available at ETFdb.com, is designed for risk-tolerant investors who wish to construct a well rounded portfolio that tilts exposure to asset classes which we believe are poised to perform well in 2012. The investment thesis behind the 2012 ETFdb Portfolio may appeal to those who are looking to implement a short-term, tactical strategy that is well positioned to benefit throughout the year.
This ETFdb portfolio is geared towards investors who wish to maintain broad-based exposure across several asset classes which are favorably positioned to benefit in 2012. All of the ETFs included in this portfolio are deemed to possess lucrative upside potential based on a variety of fundamental reasons. Some of the funds featured in the 2012 ETFdb Portfolio are poised to benefit as the global economy picks up steam; although a number of ETFs may also serve as defensive instruments, capable of delivering potentially uncorrelated returns to help smooth overall portfolio volatility.
The 2012 ETFdb Portfolio is split 65/30/5 between stocks, bonds, and alternatives respectively. The equity component is well diversified internationally, featuring a meaningful allocation to emerging markets through a number of country-specific ETFs. The fixed income component is another distinguishing feature of the 2012 ETFdb Portfolio; unlike traditional portfolios which have a tendency to overweight U.S. Treasuries, this ETFdb portfolio omits exposure to this asset class entirely, instead focusing on the high yield segment of the bond market. This portfolio also rounds out exposure to a one-of-a-kind volatility product that stands to benefit as uncertainty gradually evaporates from the markets in 2012.
The complete 2012 ETFdb Portfolio is available to ETFdb Pro members or with a free 7-day trial to ETFdb Pro. Also check out our new Financials Free ETFdb Portfolio , as well as our Cheapskate Hedge Fund ETFdb Portfolio.
Also included with the ETFdb Pro subscription are more than 35 all-ETF model portfolios, including both retirement-focused and more tactical themed strategies. [To see all that is included, a free sample of the Emerging & Frontier Markets ETFdb Portfolio is available to all ETFdb readers]
Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.