Top 5 Highest Yielding ETFs of the Week

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Posted: Jul 20, 2011 11:59 PM
Below we will share with you the top 5 highest yielding Exchange Traded Funds of the week. The following chart below displays the ETF name, the 30 day average daily volume (the higher the volume the lower the cost to trade the ETF) and the current trailing 12 month Yield.

ETF Ticker Average Volume Yield
Power Shares Listed Private Equity PSP 212,324 9.46%
SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate RWX 304,338 8.86%
Market Vectors Junior Gold ETF GDXJ 2,418,345 8.57%
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond JNK 2,770,162 8.25%
Ishares S&P US Preferred Stock Index PFF 1,341,772 7.18%

Power Shares Listed Private Equity (PSP) seeks to replicate the Global listed Private Equity Index. This ETF holds mainly publicly listed private equity companies, including such well know names as Leucadia and Blackstone.

As of June 2011, this ETF had $481 million in assets and has returned 9.40% year to date.

SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate
(RWX) seeks to mimic the performance of Dow Jones Global ex-US Select Real Estate Securities Index. This ETF has an annual expense ratio of 0.60% equal to its category average of .58%

The ETF holds mainly international real estate companies such as WestfieldG Stapled and Land SEC REIT.

Market Vectors Junior Gold ETF (GDXJ) seeks to replicate the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Index. This ETF invests both in domestic and international gold mining stock such as Hecla Mining, and New Gold Inc.

This ETF has $2.43 billion in assets and has returned 4.5% year to date.

SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond (JNK) seeks to mimic the performance of the Barclays Capital High Yield Very Liquid Index. This ETF holds mainly “junk bonds” corporate bonds with very high yields and low Investment grade ratings. The ETF’s top holding is the 7 CIT Group17 SrN A note.

This ETF has a lower than average expense ratio of 0.40% compared to a category average of 0.47%.

Ishares S&P U.S Preferred Stock Index (PFF) seeks to replicate the S&P U.S. Preferred Stock index. This ETF holds preferred stocks with a market capitalization over $100 million meets certain requirements such as liquidity, trading volume and minimum price.

This ETF has an expense ratio of .48% below the category average of 0.52.

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