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Relative Strength ETFs: What You Need To Know

by on September 14, 2012 | Updated September 20, 2012

Countless investors have embraced ETFs in their portfolios thanks to the cost-efficient and easy-to-use nature of these financial instruments. Aside from serving as excellent core building blocks in long-term and retirement-themed portfolios, ETFs have also gained popularity among investors seeking out tactical exposure. One particular breed of products from industry veteran PowerShares has continued to slip under the radar for many, although a closer look under the hood reveals some attractive opportunities [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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Invesco PowerShares this week announced the latest addition to its lineup of ETFs, rolling out a fund that will utilize relative strength indicators to determine individual holdings. The PowerShares DWA SmallCap Technical Leaders Portfolio (DWAS) will be the fourth PowerShares fund to utilize the DWA Technical Leaders strategy, seeking to replicate an index comprised of small cap U.S. stocks. Other products in the “Technical Leaders” suite include funds focused on the broad U.S. markets (PDP), emerging markets (PIE), and Developed Markets (PIZ).

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Last year was a good year for most asset classes, as investor portfolios continued to recover from the recent recession. The difference in performance between many comparable funds was significant, and many of the best performers of 2010 are relatively small funds that maintain considerably smaller asset bases than their more popular competitors. Below, we […]

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