The resilience of the U. S. economy and the corporate sector to financial distress in the euro zone has helped U. S. stocks fare better than foreign stocks in 2011. Despite some progress made in resolving the sovereign debt crisis, many euro zone economies including Italy and Spain are struggling to finance their debt. There are policy risks in the U. S. as well. The AlphaProfit Fidelity and ETF Core and Focus model portfolios will be repositioned on December 30 with new mutual fund picks for 2012 and the best ETFs for 2012 . Learn more about AlphaProfit's Free and Premium investment newsletters .