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 March 31, 2010.

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Fund NameTickerAsset Category3 MthsYTD1 Yr3 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government0.640.641.164.52
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond1.301.1410.915.27
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government1.421.19(0.12)6.79
iShares Barclays 7-10 Year TreasuryIEFLong Government1.531.41(3.64)6.77
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond0.51(0.24)6.005.91
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond0.01(0.17)21.36
iShares Barclays Aggregate BondAGGIntermediate Bond1.621.577.185.95
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond(1.33)(1.20)10.59
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond2.821.9142.73
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond3.713.5953.72
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond4.053.4729.33
PowerShares Emerging Mkts Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond5.264.2633.72
US Stock Funds3 MthsYTD1 Yr3 Yr
Rydex S&P Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap7.958.8973.61(2.80)
SPDRs S&P 500 IndexSPYLarge Cap5.345.7049.41(4.16)
PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWritePBPLarge Cap Hedged0.761.0329.29
PowerShares QQQQQQQLarge Growth5.385.2659.033.81
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth3.694.2845.15(1.14)
PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap GrowthPWBLarge Growth2.612.9442.92(3.71)
DIAMONDS DJIADIALarge Value11.9211.9239.81(1.48)
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value8.228.2250.16(2.85)
PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap ValuePWVLarge Value7.177.1744.25(1.04)
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap Blend8.989.8263.30(1.12)
iShares Russell Midcap IndexIWRMid-Cap Blend8.619.6667.35(3.39)
PowerShares DWA Technical LeadersPDPMid-Cap Growth9.4010.4456.45(5.96)
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth9.3510.4962.320.94
iShares Russell Midcap Growth IndexIWPMid-Cap Growth7.618.5062.59(2.23)
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value8.699.7965.02(2.88)
iShares Russell Midcap Value IndexIWSMid-Cap Value9.5210.8571.96(5.27)
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 IndexIJRSmall Cap8.5810.0663.77(3.22)
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap8.839.8662.62(3.89)
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCSmall Blend9.9410.8763.34(9.09)
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth7.278.4061.42(2.26)
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth7.628.6660.22(2.42)
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value9.8911.1665.98(4.24)
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value9.9411.3664.66(5.70)
International Stock Funds3 MthsYTD1 Yr3 Yr
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Blend1.363.7360.41
iShares MSCI EAFE IndexEFAForeign Large Blend0.743.0553.82(7.08)
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap3.997.1385.192.12
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap7.988.8236.60(9.45)
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap5.917.9371.273.99
iShares MSCI Sweden IndexEWDForeign Large Cap7.5411.4888.11(4.99)
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap(2.67)(0.93)51.19(5.94)
iShares MSCI Spain IndexEWPForeign Large Cap(12.81)(9.95)47.18(5.18)
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap(0.79)2.3458.00(8.75)
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth2.595.4363.57
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Value2.463.9667.88(6.40)
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid5.017.3467.47
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small CapEWXEmerging Small/Mid2.835.92100.80
iShares MSCI BRIC IndexBKFEmerging Equities0.893.7485.88
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities0.861.4065.41
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities1.064.1473.164.61
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities2.325.7463.593.40
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities8.9111.2970.075.95
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities(1.25)2.2687.741.46
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities8.5910.2998.271.17
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities(0.29)0.45102.3418.31
iShares MSCI South Africa IndexEZAEmerging Equities4.4210.2969.932.87
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 IndexFXIEmerging Equities(2.24)2.3849.058.16
Sector Funds3 MthsYTD1 Yr3 Yr
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture(8.32)(7.67)(0.78)(0.41)
ELEMENTS Rogers Intl Commodity Agri ETNRJAAgriculture2.66(9.86)2.66
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities(4.26)(2.59)16.89(1.10)
ELEMENTS Rogers Intl Commodity ETNRJICommodities28.45(2.31)28.45
ELEMENTS S&P CTI ETNLSCLong-Short Commodities(8.43)(8.28)(13.75)
PowerShares Dynamic Consumer DiscPEZConsumer Discretionary12.3412.7749.07(6.86)
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary11.5612.5758.71(18.54)
Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary10.3811.2969.54(3.24)
PowerShares Dynamic RetailPMRConsumer Staples11.1212.0937.91(3.94)
PowerShares Dynamic Consumer StaplesPSLConsumer Staples6.447.1742.38(0.04)
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples6.186.6436.474.29
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples15.9117.5482.54(0.04)
PowerShares Dynamic EnergyPXIEnergy5.918.1569.16(1.09)
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy1.343.0437.65(0.02)
PowerShares Dynamic FinancialsPFIFinancial7.658.4733.11(9.83)
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial11.0911.9282.92(21.21)
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth11.8012.6924.908.10
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth3.444.3434.620.31
PowerShares Dynamic IndustrialsPRNIndustrials7.286.3551.27(4.64)
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials12.6713.5172.47(2.05)
PowerShares Dynamic Basic MaterialsPYZMaterials5.617.0877.580.18
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBMaterials2.834.8355.57(1.48)
SPDR Gold SharesGLDPrecious Metals0.952.7421.2418.54
iShares Silver TrustSLVPrecious Metals2.886.0532.828.89
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate9.369.97103.21(12.05)
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate0.912.9568.33(15.92)
PowerShares Dynamic TechnologyPTFTechnology1.05(0.17)47.88(4.47)
PowerShares Lux NanotechPXNTechnology(3.62)(3.24)44.27(16.10)
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology0.960.8849.450.86
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IdxWOODTimber3.676.0788.78
iShares S&P Global Clean Energy IndexICLNUtilities(14.59)(14.59)7.67
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities(3.57)(2.19)20.51(5.98)
Specialty Funds3 MthsYTD1 Yr3 Yr
PowerShares DB Commodity Short ETNDDPBear Market0.070.56(19.44)
ProShares Short MSCI EAFEEFZBear Market(2.74)(4.42)(39.97)
ProShares Short S&P500SHBear Market(5.80)(6.44)(36.20)(1.44)
ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year TreasuryTBTBear Market(2.60)(1.94)11.55
PowerShares DB G10 Currency HarvestDBVCurrency0.5915.96(2.85)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNCurrency(3.77)(3.19)5.282.13
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency3.262.51(7.25)(0.93)
IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETFQAIHedge Fund0.1510.27
iShares Diversified Alternatives TrustALTHedge Fund(0.03)
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNVXXHedge Fund(37.59)(81.44)