Swine Flu, Drugstores and ETFs

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a story on how drugstores might benefit from the upcoming swine flu season. We take the question one step further and ask which ETFs might benefit if the H1N1 virus returns this fall.

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Safe Harbor ETFs

In a market that is down for the year and continues to present an uncertain outlook, which ETFs have managed to hold onto their value at this point in the year? Setting aside the volatile energy and commodities sectors and the idea of shorting financials, we were still able to find five ETF categories that are unchanged or even higher from January levels.


Consumer Goods Climbing Back

Despite continuing declines in the auto sector, the DJ Consumer Goods Index has steadily climbed back from its July low. Strength in food & beverage as well as in personal and household goods have lead the sector higher.