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 June 30, 2010.

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Bond FundsTickerAsset Category3 MthsYTD1 Yr3 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government1.161.812.544.68
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond0.551.866.135.26
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETFBSVShort-Term Bond1.812.965.406.08
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond3.764.309.347.51
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond(5.58)(5.57)2.02
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government4.335.807.368.42
iShares Barclays 7-10 Year TreasuryIEFLong Government7.819.569.649.94
iShares Barclays Aggregate BondAGGIntermediate Bond3.565.249.207.42
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BdCIUIntermediate Bond3.605.369.447.62
iShares Barclays Interm Govt/Credit BondGVIMultisector Bond2.844.317.696.93
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate BdHYGHigh Yield Bond(0.36)2.4421.573.57
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond(1.05)2.6224.21
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond(3.77)(5.06)0.10
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Corp BondIBNDWorld Bond0.000.00
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond1.035.1217.72
PowerShares Emerging Mkts Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond1.256.5719.67
Rydex S&P Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap(10.71)(3.61)24.33(8.12)
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap(11.39)(6.66)14.31(9.78)
PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWritePBPLarge Cap Hedged(10.46)(9.78)5.10
PowerShares QQQQQQQLarge Growth(11.03)(6.24)18.35(3.04)
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth(11.29)(8.02)12.45(7.00)
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value(7.57)(0.65)23.24(5.99)
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value(9.35)(5.04)18.70(7.47)
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap Blend(9.64)(1.52)24.45(6.17)
iShares Russell Midcap IndexIWRMid-Cap Blend(9.88)(2.13)24.93(8.26)
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth(9.29)(0.81)24.09(4.52)
iShares Russell Midcap Growth IndexIWPMid-Cap Growth(10.21)(3.38)21.07(7.69)
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value(9.92)(2.09)25.26(7.53)
iShares Russell Midcap Value IndexIWSMid-Cap Value(9.59)(0.98)28.65(9.48)
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 IndexIJRSmall Cap(8.75)(0.92)23.49(7.69)
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap(9.91)(1.96)21.42(8.55)
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth(6.97)(0.21)23.66(6.48)
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth(9.19)(2.28)17.96(7.51)
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value(10.45)(1.59)23.27(8.96)
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value(10.60)(1.71)24.82(9.84)
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap(8.92)0.1420.12(12.80)
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETFVEUForeign Large Cap(13.05)(11.49)9.46(10.57)
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Blend(13.12)(11.93)9.30
iShares MSCI EAFE IndexEFAForeign Large Cap(13.78)(13.14)5.77(13.40)
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap(18.97)(15.73)17.17(7.87)
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap(9.98)(2.80)0.24(12.39)
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap(10.49)(5.19)17.66(4.30)
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap(12.49)(14.82)6.93(14.40)
iShares MSCI Italy IndexEWIForeign Large Cap(21.34)(26.93)(10.24)(22.39)
iShares MSCI Spain IndexEWPForeign Large Cap(20.76)(30.91)(13.95)(13.40)
iShares MSCI Sweden IndexEWDForeign Large Cap(6.84)0.1929.77(9.68)
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap(13.83)(14.51)7.91(15.19)
Market Vectors Russia ETFRSXForeign Large Cap(17.29)(9.24)35.25(9.71)
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth(14.31)(12.09)13.71
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Value(9.75)(7.53)15.92(11.94)
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Growth(8.50)(3.92)15.33(10.91)
Vanguard FTSE All-Wld ex-US SmCp Idx ETFVSSForeign Small/Mid Growth(10.58)(6.58)18.06
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 IndexFXIEmerging Equities(3.50)(5.66)6.29(0.21)
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities(15.16)(15.40)21.624.19
iShares MSCI BRIC IndexBKFEmerging Equities(9.80)(9.00)18.44
iShares MSCI Chile Investable Mkt IdxECHEmerging Equities2.953.8424.85
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities(9.53)(8.58)19.13(2.76)
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities(5.98)(3.80)13.67(0.54)
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities0.169.0833.173.11
iShares MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt IdxEWWEmerging Equities(9.32)(1.53)32.74(6.00)
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities0.14(1.12)29.35(1.78)
iShares MSCI South Africa IndexEZAEmerging Equities(9.62)(5.63)17.44(1.38)
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small CapEWXEmerging Small/Mid(6.45)(3.80)28.65
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture(0.99)(9.23)(5.44)(1.96)
ELEMENTS Rogers Intl Commodity Agri ETNRJAAgriculture(1.96)(11.63)(3.05)
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities(8.14)(12.05)(3.47)(4.26)
ELEMENTS Rogers Intl Commodity ETNRJICommodities(8.01)(10.13)0.72
Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary(10.88)(1.63)27.87(7.97)
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary(14.67)(4.84)22.84(20.83)
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples(8.15)(2.46)13.880.57
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples(13.35)0.4330.67(5.08)
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy(13.17)(12.01)5.42(8.97)
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy(10.10)(10.65)(4.48)(5.40)
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial(13.31)(3.70)16.78(25.38)
Rydex S&P Equal Weight FinancialsRYFFinancial(11.46)0.6628.40(21.60)
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate(9.39)(8.56)14.79(17.92)
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate(6.93)(2.16)31.95
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth(11.80)(8.76)9.00(5.36)
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth(13.57)(3.37)2.201.08
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials(11.69)(0.51)27.72(8.95)
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources(16.08)(13.70)11.72(9.14)
iShares Dow Jones US Basic MaterialsIYMNatural Resources(15.45)(9.88)25.27(7.01)
iShares Silver TrustSLVPrecious Metals6.9910.0733.8213.77
SPDR Gold SharesGLDPrecious Metals11.4112.4732.6123.64
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate(4.39)4.5650.89(10.68)
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology(11.09)(10.24)13.82(6.01)
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology(13.15)(10.34)13.05(6.70)
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IdxWOODTimber(9.10)(5.76)32.53
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities(3.74)(7.17)5.53(7.04)
ProShares Short MSCI EAFEEFZBear Market14.6511.52(11.60)
ProShares Short S&P500SHBear Market11.104.66(16.28)3.43
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFBear Market(14.01)(14.98)
PowerShares DB G10 Currency HarvestDBVCurrency(7.63)(7.43)1.30(7.73)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNBear Market(6.26)(9.79)(7.06)(0.71)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency5.298.574.850.75
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNVXXHedge Fund48.50(8.42)(54.19)
IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETFQAIHedge Fund(2.90)(2.63)2.04
iShares Diversified Alternatives TrustALTHedge Fund0.440.01
ELEMENTS S&P CTI ETNLSCLong-Short Commodities(5.08)(13.08)(13.83)
Credit Suisse Long/Short Liquid Idx ETN
CSLSLong-Short Equities
(4.82)

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