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 October 31, 2017 FUND NAME SYMBOL % OFPORTFOLIO YTDRETURN 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN MAX LOAD EXPENSE RATIO iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWG10%26.01%29.71%8.76%9.65%1.61%none%0.48% iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWL1019.5621.574.718.984.65none0.48 iShares MSCI South Korea IndexEWY1039.435.769.816.561.38none0.64 PowerShares Financial PreferredPGF159.522.214.171.1245.36none0.63 Vanguard Information Technology ETFVGT1035.5537.9918.820.5610.8none0.1 Data not foundREX15—————none— Data not foundSOXX10—————none— Data not foundn/a10—————none— 9013.4913.375.285.562.65 0.26 ** 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.