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, 2011.

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ETF NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government(0.12)1.462.013.96
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond0.522.293.88
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETFBSVShort-Term Bond0.042.943.51
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond1.947.973.786.10
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond4.0711.681.64
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government(0.09)4.843.79
iShares Barclays 7-10 Year TreasuryIEFLong Government(0.38)
iShares Barclays Aggregate BondAGGIntermediate Bond(0.01)4.674.945.70
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BdCIUIntermediate Bond0.795.535.82
iShares Barclays Intermediate Govt/Credit BondGVIMultisector Bond0.314.394.30
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate BdHYGHigh Yield Bond3.1613.068.11
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond3.2913.078.93
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond2.367.602.56
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Corp BondIBNDWorld Bond4.06
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond0.447.677.76
PowerShares Emerging Markets DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond0.556.857.22
Rydex S&P Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap7.0820.357.364.26
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap5.4315.022.232.43
PowerShares QQQQQQLarge Growth5.6020.1410.146.99
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth5.0216.444.663.88
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value4.1712.895.663.43
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value6.7816.102.984.63
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap Blend9.0326.339.675.67
iShares Russell Midcap IndexIWRMid-Cap Blend7.4724.157.054.48
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth9.6830.9111.357.19
iShares Russell Midcap Growth IndexIWPMid-Cap Growth7.7826.727.394.65
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value8.8322.898.084.46
iShares Russell Midcap Value IndexIWSMid-Cap Value7.4422.036.533.93
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 IndexIJRSmall Cap7.6225.168.373.54
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap7.8025.668.723.35
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth8.9830.159.294.64
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth9.1531.0210.394.32
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value6.2520.376.962.44
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value6.3820.276.952.10
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap6.1824.935.53(1.03)
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETFVEUForeign Large Cap3.3313.36(0.79)
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Cap3.2011.85(1.58)
iShares MSCI EAFE IndexEFAForeign Large Cap3.1910.31(3.01)1.15
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap4.6414.815.5010.56
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap(5.45)0.21(4.57)(5.35)
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap8.4222.545.358.95
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap8.4020.46(3.50)4.90
iShares MSCI Sweden IndexEWDForeign Large Cap5.0032.276.388.04
iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWLForeign Large Cap0.8411.240.985.49
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap3.1113.22(2.56)1.19
Market Vectors Russia ETFRSXForeign Large Cap9.8121.79(2.49)
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth0.9017.93(1.33)
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Value5.5516.81(1.02)3.24
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Growth2.4321.251.61
Vanguard FTSE All-Wld ex-US Small Cap IndexVSSForeign Small/Mid Growth2.3222.84
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities4.228.291.5414.31
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities0.149.274.5017.91
iShares MSCI BRIC IndexBKFEmerging Equities2.4010.552.12
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities(9.75)31.9212.22
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities2.1617.294.739.89
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities0.0519.425.3310.04
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities2.8529.9611.1118.07
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities1.5018.923.7212.08
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities(1.30)22.786.2313.20
iShares MSCI South Africa IndexEZAEmerging Equities(2.34)23.8313.038.18
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small CapEWXEmerging Small/Mid(5.53)12.18
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture5.8141.33(1.50)
ELEMENTS Rogers Intl Commodity Agri ETNRJAAgriculture5.6959.800.67
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities10.7429.72(4.64)6.35
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities6.9240.472.89
IQ Global Resources ETFGRESHedged Commodities3.8124.66
Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary4.3820.4110.064.46
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary4.9010.43(3.96)(15.22)
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples2.089.645.057.38
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples5.0524.2618.79
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy16.8540.574.189.52
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy17.0021.99(6.17)
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial2.763.59(11.08)(10.75)
Rydex S&P Equal Weight FinancialsRYFFinancial4.5812.46(4.64)
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate0.7421.52(3.99)
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate3.5922.62
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth5.114.673.922.45
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth5.8511.388.186.22
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials8.0222.432.494.26
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources4.1921.912.566.99
iShares Dow Jones US Basic MaterialsIYMNatural Resources5.7730.395.119.76
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals21.84114.5329.22
SPDR Gold SharesGLDCommodities Precious Metals0.8228.3715.6519.21
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals4.8842.0917.30
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate7.0523.791.990.38
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology3.4614.066.674.51
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology3.4614.508.785.38
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IdxWOODTimber13.0626.06
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities1.6911.05(1.97)4.22
ProShares Short MSCI EAFEEFZBear Market(4.23)(15.57)(9.98)
ProShares Short S&P500SHBear Market(6.09)(16.85)(10.39)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFBear Market0.16(11.20)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNBear Market3.846.07(1.36)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency(4.05)(8.45)(0.69)
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNVXXHedge Fund(21.91)(65.05)
IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETFQAIHedge Fund(0.32)1.97
iShares Diversified Alternatives TrustALTHedge Fund0.552.62
Elements S&P CTI ETNLSCLong-Short Commodities7.248.51
Wisdom Tree Managed FuturesWDTILong-Short Commodities2.39
Credit Suisse Long/Short Liquid Idx ETNCSLSLong-Short Equities3.718.71