A Quick Investor Guide To Retail ETFs [SPDR S&P Retail (ETF), Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ETF, PowerShares Dynamic Retail (ETF)]

Market Vectors Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:RTH):

Initiated in Dec 2011, Market Vectors Retail ETF (RTH) tracks the performance of Market Vectors US Listed Retail 25 Index. The fund comprises 26 stocks with the top holdings being Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), and The Home Depot Inc. (HD), representing asset allocation of 10.65%, 10.02% and 7.52%, respectively, as of Mar 26, 2014. The fund’s expense ratio is 0.35% and dividend yield is 1.03%. RTH has managed to attract $24.9 million in assets under management till Mar 26, 2014.

PowerShares Dynamic Retail (NYSEARCA:PMR):

PowerShares Dynamic Retail (PMR), launched in Oct 2005, follows Dynamic Retail Intellidex Index and is made up of 31 stocks that are primarily engaged in operating general merchandise stores such as department stores, discount stores, warehouse clubs and superstores. The fund’s top holdings are The Kroger Co. (KR), CVS Caremark Corporation(CVS) and Macy’s Inc. (M), reflecting asset allocation of 5.24%, 5.23% and 5.09%, respectively, as of Mar 26, 2014. The fund’s expense ratio is 0.63%, while the dividend yield is 0.84%. PMR has managed to attract $24.5 million in assets under management as of Nov 21, 2013.

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