January 16, 2008 05:30 ET

ETFguide's Portfolios Thrive During Market Turmoil

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - is proud to report that five of its six ETF Portfolios outperformed their respective benchmark in 2007.

This remarkable feat was accomplished in the face of a credit crisis, rising inflation, and a falling U.S. Dollar.

"Just because you have access to water, sugar and food coloring doesn't mean you know how to make Coca-Cola. Building an ETF portfolio is the exact same. The right asset allocation and mix of funds is an essential ingredient to beating Wall Street," said Simon Maierhofer, Co-Founder of

Contrarian Fox (+17.31%)

Contrarian investors have to be smart as a fox. Among our top holdings was streetTRACKS Gold. During the first half of the year, gold was dead money. Instead of jumping out, we held on and were handsomely rewarded. Top performer: +99% - streetTRACKS Gold

World Traveler (+15.10%)

Which of the 135 plus international ETFs offer the best opportunity? This portfolio tells you the answer. The Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF was one of our strongest gainers.

Generation Growth (+9.14%)

Looking for high octane growth to get your portfolio moving? Rising commodity prices boosted many of our holdings including the iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust. Top performer: +196% - iShares FTSE/Xinhua China

Capital Defense (+7.78%)

This ETF portfolio takes a defensive posture by focusing on areas or asset classes which have a solid record of performance in expanding and recessionary economic environments. Top performer: +38% - PowerShares Commodities Index

Sector Savvy (6.56%)

This portfolio helps you to make disciplined investment decisions as you rotate in and out of top industry sectors. Top performer: +48% - ProShares Inverse Real Estate

Getting the right mix of ETFs for your investment portfolio is just one key ingredient to outperforming the markets. Visit to learn more.

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