Our 100 Favorite ETFs

These are our 100 Favorite ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) to follow the financial markets. Many of these can be considered for your investment portfolio, while others give us a flavor for what is happening in the financial markets across the world. Our List of Exchange Traded Funds includes the most actively traded exchange traded funds along with those that we feel are the best in each asset category.
Investment returns shown are as of December 31. 2009.

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Fund NameTickerAsset Category3 MthYTD1 Yr3 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government(0.32)0.250.254.69
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government(1.12)(1.69)(1.69)
iShares Barclays 7-10 Year TreasuryIEFLong Government(3.33)(6.57)(6.57)6.73
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond1.528.958.956.65
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond(0.53)16.2616.26
iShares Barclays Aggregate BondAGGIntermediate Bond(0.62)3.013.015.82
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BondCIUIntermediate Bond0.4412.7912.79
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond(2.24)4.964.96
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond7.7128.8828.88
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond6.2036.3836.38
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond0.5715.5015.50
PowerShares Emerging Mkts Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond(0.88)35.7035.70
Rydex S&P Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap9.8244.5944.59(4.36)
SPDRs S&P 500 IndexSPYLarge Cap8.7626.3126.31(5.63)
PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWritePBPLarge Cap Hedged10.2824.0124.01
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth10.4931.1331.13(2.36)
PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap GrowthPWBLarge Growth11.1134.6234.62(4.40)
PowerShares QQQQQQQLarge Growth11.7754.6654.662.40
DIAMONDS DJIADIALarge Value10.2822.7222.72(3.22)
PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap ValuePWVLarge Value9.1518.6118.61(3.12)
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value8.1419.0419.04(4.96)
MidCap SPDRsMDYMid Cap8.6737.5237.52(2.12)
PowerShares Dynamic Mid CapPJGMid Cap7.7029.5729.57(6.45)
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth8.6241.1141.11(0.13)
PowerShares Dynamic Mid Cap GrowthPWJMid-Cap Growth7.1823.6123.61(4.10)
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value8.9434.3334.33(4.04)
PowerShares Dynamic Mid Cap ValuePWPMid-Cap Value6.7325.6825.68(7.54)
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 IndexIJRSmall Cap8.0225.8825.88(4.98)
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCSmall Cap2.6523.7223.72(11.78)
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap7.2728.5328.53(5.96)
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth8.6128.7828.78(3.23)
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth7.6234.6134.61(4.01)
PowerShares Dynamic Small Cap GrowthPWTSmall Growth9.1217.5017.50(10.23)
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value7.9422.3522.35(6.56)
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value6.9820.5920.59(8.30)
PowerShares Dynamic Small Cap ValuePWYSmall Value9.4720.0220.02(9.24)
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Blend6.6036.3036.30
iShares MSCI EAFE IndexEFAForeign Large Blend4.7626.8926.89(6.28)
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap7.6967.9067.903.66
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap1.423.133.13(10.71)
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap8.8153.0753.072.94
iShares MSCI Sweden IndexEWDForeign Large Cap5.5955.0055.00(6.65)
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap4.8820.3120.31(3.09)
iShares MSCI Spain IndexEWPForeign Large Cap1.6732.9132.910.53
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap8.0436.1536.15(8.09)
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth7.1737.7637.76
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Value7.4538.0038.00(6.46)
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid3.3938.3038.30
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small CapEWXEmerging Small/Mid12.3194.6694.66
iShares MSCI BRIC IndexBKFEmerging Equities12.7385.3285.32
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities16.7086.0486.04
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities10.5268.8168.814.74
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities5.1254.9954.992.42
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities6.4549.3449.348.86
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities12.0367.9067.904.91
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities16.8753.8053.800.32
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities16.48121.42121.4220.88
iShares MSCI South Africa IndexEZAEmerging Equities8.9051.3451.342.77
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 IndexFXIEmerging Equities7.1547.3047.306.03
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture5.630.990.99
iPath DJ AIG Agriculture TR Sub-Idx ETNJJAAgriculture12.8013.1713.17
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities12.3116.1916.191.42
iPath Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index ETNDJPCommodities11.4520.0920.09(4.77)
ELEMENTS S&P CTI ETNLSCLong-Short Commodities(1.93)(12.84)(12.84)
PowerShares Dynamic Consumer DiscPEZConsumer Discretionary6.5825.7525.75(8.98)
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary5.2027.6027.60(24.90)
Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary11.3940.5240.52(6.64)
PowerShares Dynamic RetailPMRConsumer Staples5.5430.0530.05(6.19)
PowerShares Dynamic Consumer StaplesPSLConsumer Staples4.9419.7519.75(0.64)
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples5.9014.2214.223.03
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples8.2077.2977.29(3.02)
PowerShares Dynamic EnergyPXIEnergy11.2642.2042.20(0.56)
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy9.7121.8121.810.58
PowerShares Dynamic FinancialsPFIFinancial1.27(5.07)(5.07)(12.37)
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial1.2117.5017.50(24.62)
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate2.3136.3436.34(14.57)
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth3.560.360.365.77
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth10.5519.4919.49(0.60)
PowerShares Dynamic IndustrialsPRNIndustrials5.8714.9114.91(5.16)
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials8.9222.0022.00(5.32)
PowerShares Dynamic Basic MaterialsPYZMaterials12.7147.6147.611.99
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBMaterials11.5648.1148.110.45
SPDR Gold SharesGLDPrecious Metals9.6224.0324.0319.49
iShares Silver TrustSLVPrecious Metals3.1047.6747.678.74
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate13.5930.4630.46(13.70)
PowerShares Dynamic TechnologyPTFTechnology11.1843.7443.74(3.75)
PowerShares Lux NanotechPXNTechnology3.2538.1538.15(15.18)
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology13.6351.2551.250.72
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IndexWOODTimber13.9336.6736.67
iShares S&P Global Clean Energy IndexICLNUtilities1.455.415.41
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities8.8811.6911.69(2.05)
PowerShares DB Commodity Short ETNDDPBear Market(12.55)(16.30)(16.30)
ProShares Short MSCI EAFEEFZBear Market(6.32)(30.36)(30.36)
ProShares Short S&P500SHBear Market(8.97)(27.02)(27.02)0.99
ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year TreasuryTBTBear Market16.5732.2032.20
iPath Optimized Currency Carry ETNICICurrency0.774.424.42
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNCurrency(0.79)5.195.19
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency0.57(6.52)(6.52)
IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy ETFQAIHedge Fund1.93
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNVXXLarge Cap Hedged(34.92)

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