This recommended investment portfolio is one of 20+ mutual fund portfolios that we've assembled for investors with different time horizons and risk-tolerance levels to consider. Visit our Portfolio Finder to see them all. View Another Investment Portfolio: Aggressive ETF Portfolio Balanced ETF Portfolio Balanced Mutual Fund Portfolio Contrarian ETF Portfolio ETF Portfolio for Growth and Income ETF Portfolio for Long-Term Growth Fidelity Moderate ETF Portfolio High-Income Combo Portfolio High-Yielding ETF Portfolio Higher Risk, Higher Yield ETF Portfolio Higher Risk, Higher Yield Mutual Fund Portfolio Kiplinger 25 for College: 6-10 years away Kiplinger 25 for Income: 5 Years or less Kiplinger 25 for Retirement: 11+ years away Lower Risk, Lower Yield ETF Portfolio Lower Risk, Lower Yield Mutual Fund Portfolio Multi-Asset ETF Portfolio Multi-Asset Mutual Fund Portfolio Overseas Portfolio for ETF Investors Schwab Growth ETF Portfolio Super-Simple Balanced Mutual Fund Portfolio Tax-Exempt Income Portfolio Vanguard Conservative ETF Portfolio Vanguard Index Funds to Buy and Hold Forever Contrarian ETF PortfolioFor those going against the herd. 40% Stocks | 40% Alternative | 10% Cash Data through August 31, 2019 FUND NAME SYMBOL % OFPORTFOLIO YTDRETURN 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN MAX LOAD EXPENSE RATIO iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWG10%7.27%-11.07%2.6%0.34%4.63%none%0.47% iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWL1021.469.079.74.58.49none0.47 iShares MSCI South Korea IndexEWY10-9.38-20.08-0.33-2.553.8none0.59 PowerShares Financial PreferredPGF1511.617.054.386.248.93none0.62 Vanguard Information Technology ETFVGT1028.826.723.3917.6317.45none0.1 Data not foundREX15—————none— iShares S&P North Amer Tech-SemicondctrsSOXX1031.519.0924.952018.18none0.46 Data not foundn/a10—————none— 909.710.436.74.926.6 0.31 ** Closed to new investors. # Closed to new investors; other share classes are available. r Maximum redemption fee charged when you sell shares. s Front-end load; redemption fee may apply. — Fund has not existed for the specified time. Source: Morningstar, Inc.. Most investors loathe bank stocks, which makes them ideal for contrarians. The PowerShares ETF, which holds preferred stocks, offers a healthy yield and has held up better than other financial-sector ETFs since 2008. The rest of the package contains a healthy dose of out-of-favor foreign markets, including the BRICs -- Brazil, Russia, India and China. Funds investing in technology stocks and real estate investment trusts round out the portfolio.