Three more value picks for you ETF portfolio

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We continue to assess the merits of ETFs that have underperformed for investors over the past 3 years: Below we give you a snapshot of funds focused on global energy stocks, copper miners and U.S. telecoms. Each faces industry pressures that impact your returns. Still, there are opportunities here for aggressive investors. ISHARES GLOBAL ENERGY ETF $28.64 (NYSE ARCA symbol IXC; TSINetwork ETF Rating: Aggressive; Market cap: $768.6 million) lets investors tap companies worldwide that produce and distribute oil and gas. The fund passively tracks the S&P Global 1200 Energy Index, which is focused on members of the global energy industry. Qualifying stocks are weighted by their market capitalization and their liquidity. The index is rebalanced quarterly. U.S.-based companies make up 51% of the fund’s assets while investors draw the rest of their assets mainly from firms domiciled in the United Kingdom (16.5%), Canada (12.5%), France (6.1%), Australia (2.7%), Brazil (2.6%) and Italy (2.0%). Integrated oil and gas companies make up 58.5% of the portfolio,…

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