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, 2013.

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ETF NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government(0.16)0.190.681.75
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond(0.18)1.752.173.23
SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corp BondSCPBShort-Term Bond(0.22)1.902.41
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond(7.10)(5.00)4.424.18
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond(6.55)1.306.931.82
iShares Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS BondSTIPInflation-Protected Bond(2.49)(0.82)
PIMCO 1-5 Year US TIPS Index ETFSTPZInflation-Protected Bond(2.96)(1.11)2.01
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government(2.08)(1.19)2.904.52
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas BondTLTLong Government(5.59)(9.48)6.257.43
iShares Core Total US Bond Market ETFAGGIntermediate Bond(2.60)(0.97)3.154.94
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BondCIUIntermediate Bond(2.42)1.484.365.72
PIMCO Total Return ETFBONDIntermediate Bond(3.33)2.99
iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond(2.20)6.149.937.93
SPDR Barclays High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond(2.47)6.7710.068.12
SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETFSJNKHigh Yield Bond(0.96)6.65
SPDR Barclays International Treasury BdBWXWorld Bond(3.47)(2.86)3.842.39
PowerShares International Corporate BondPICBWorld Bond(2.80)5.316.50
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond(5.91)(0.43)6.627.45
PowerShares Emerging Mkts Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond(7.35)(0.94)6.868.03
PowerShares Senior LoansBKLNBank Loan(0.30)6.38
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap2.9320.5118.296.92
PowerShares Buyback AchieversPKWLarge Cap4.6726.4022.4912.02
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap3.1425.7919.339.72
PowerShares Nasdaq 100QQQLarge Growth3.6612.6419.8310.46
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth2.3816.4118.617.38
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value1.1122.7417.3912.42
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value2.8218.5717.978.42
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap0.5424.2018.918.48
WisdomTree MidCap EarningsEZMMid-Cap2.4630.9320.4812.75
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth0.8823.1019.788.64
PowerShares DWA Technical LeadersPDPMid-Cap Growth1.1519.2919.864.36
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value0.7926.5118.598.70
WisdomTree MidCap DividendDONMid-Cap Value1.1624.1619.4310.99
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETFIJRSmall Cap4.0425.2320.209.88
WisdomTree SmallCap EarningsEESSmall Cap5.6726.5719.6514.25
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap2.7223.8018.508.70
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth3.3621.5220.619.68
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth3.6023.4719.938.90
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value4.2727.8619.629.76
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value2.4924.3517.138.39
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap5.2325.2818.038.04
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Cap(3.41)12.408.03(1.65)
SPDR S&P World ex-USGWLForeign Large Cap(2.66)15.219.85(0.54)
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap(14.53)9.5711.471.89
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap4.3321.018.70(0.50)
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap(7.21)3.743.88(2.67)
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap2.7126.9312.39(1.10)
iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWLForeign Large Cap(0.36)27.7015.406.01
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap(1.91)11.5713.040.08
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth(0.73)21.8411.32(1.11)
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Blend(2.19)14.5112.071.81
iShares S&P Europe 350 IndexIEVEurope Stock(0.16)18.3610.77(1.33)
WisdomTree Asia-Pacific ex-JapanAXJLPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk(6.74)7.5010.082.95
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Blend(5.25)14.509.901.37
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities(9.61)(0.63)(3.58)(3.73)
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities(17.94)(12.71)(7.64)(9.87)
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities(16.16)(11.38)(0.34)4.73
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities(5.48)15.1310.605.05
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities5.3711.6314.1911.80
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities(11.89)7.2112.284.24
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities(6.67)8.448.744.86
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities(8.83)0.283.05(1.28)
iShares MSCI Emerging Mkt Min Vol IndexEEMVEmerging Equities(5.09)6.93
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IndexILFEmerging Equities(14.28)(8.69)(1.21)(5.10)
WisdomTree Emerging Mkts Small Cap DivDGSEmerging Small/Mid(9.14)10.478.207.06
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture(3.86)(11.76)1.25(9.04)
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities(7.98)(2.41)5.22(10.62)
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities(8.61)(9.06)1.14(6.90)
Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary6.7630.9226.6416.71
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary(2.04)38.6428.7713.61
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples0.3917.5319.2511.38
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples9.1531.7730.6322.77
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy(0.80)20.2218.39(0.65)
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy(6.66)7.655.48(12.66)
UBS E-TRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETNMLPIEquity Energy3.4829.8420.43
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial7.2235.2613.891.21
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate(5.89)15.8416.132.58
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate(3.47)11.0416.934.28
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth3.9427.7021.4911.49
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth4.4418.2226.4212.75
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials2.6322.3518.357.08
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources(1.38)11.5013.710.95
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals(30.84)(28.82)1.371.91
iShares Gold TrustIAUCommodities Precious Metals(22.74)(22.94)(0.50)5.62
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals(25.08)(25.67)(1.47)3.60
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate(3.51)7.9316.386.45
iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50FTYReal Estate(3.15)6.5916.716.74
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology1.558.5216.337.70
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology0.754.6013.467.04
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IdxWOODTimber(8.23)22.269.301.23
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities(2.78)5.9314.582.60
ProShares Short S&P500SHTrading-Inverse Equity(3.26)(18.57)(18.58)(12.83)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFTrading-Inverse Debt4.917.17(9.84)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNCurrency(0.38)(2.18)1.55(2.34)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency(0.18)0.40(3.44)0.23
iPath S&P 500 VIX MT Futures ETNVXZHedge Fund7.07(48.58)(38.37)
Barclays S&P 500 Dynamic Veqtor ETNVQTHedge Fund1.82(1.71)
Cambria Global Tactical ETFGTAAHedge Fund(4.36)3.20
Accuvest Global Long Short ETFAGLSLong/Short Equity(2.82)3.81
ProShares RAFI Long/ShortRALSLong/Short Equity2.0715.72

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