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Mega Millions Winner’s ETF Model Portfolio

The “ETF Professor” over at Benzinga has already constructed his ETF portfolio in advance of winning the now, $640 million jackpot scheduled for drawing tonight.  The model portfolio comprises a nice mix representing energy, gold, emerging market, consumer staples, high yield bonds, blah blah blah…

Here’s the verbatim extract courtesy of Benzinga On Line:

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLP [FREE Stock Trend Analysis]) The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR is of course low-beta and almost downright boring in the world of sector ETFs, but just because one has $360 million to play with doesn’t mean that they should be taking on excessive risk. At least one of your new ETF positions should be something for the long-term and something that won’t cause lost sleep at night.

A stake in XLP would make your grandad and Warren Buffett proud. Rounding up a bit, 1 million shares of XLP would run about $34 million, leaving the Mega Millions winner with $325 million, some of which can be devoted to the…

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund (NYSE: DEM) Of course some of the winnings should go to an emerging markets fund, but we can do better than standard fare such s the Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE: VWO). There’s a lot to like with DEM, including a yield approaching 4% and that the fund is up 12% year-to-date, just be advised Brazil and Taiwan account for over 43% of the fund’s country allocation.

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