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, 2013.

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ETF NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government0.110.521.131.59
Vanguard Short-Term Corp Bond ETFVCSHShort-Term Bond0.333.754.13
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETFBSVShort-Term Bond0.221.852.703.11
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond(0.12)5.408.445.70
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPWorld Bond(2.05)5.587.202.97
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government0.322.775.114.38
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas BondTLTLong Government(2.40)7.7413.448.10
iShares Core Total US Bond Market ETFAGGIntermediate Bond0.073.685.395.26
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BondCIUIntermediate Bond0.355.316.025.93
PIMCO Total Return ETFBONDIntermediate Bond0.9911.04
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETFBNDIntermediate Bond(0.08)3.635.485.38
iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond2.1611.1810.098.23
SPDR Barclays High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond2.0411.7910.038.72
SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETFSJNKHigh Yield Bond2.089.56
SPDR Barclays International Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond(3.68)(0.25)3.672.23
PowerShares International Corporate BondPICBWorld Bond(2.80)5.78
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond(3.50)8.999.188.59
PowerShares Emerging Mkts Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond(4.23)11.4710.068.95
PowerShares Senior Loan PortBKLNBank Loan1.707.19
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap10.5013.7412.545.76
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETFVIGLarge Cap10.7814.9112.906.74
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap12.2316.9213.648.57
PowerShares QQQQQQLarge Growth6.143.4413.8210.40
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth9.2011.3513.077.28
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value14.0820.2413.909.05
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value11.9313.1013.096.32
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap Blend13.2017.4614.799.55
WisdomTree MidCap EarningsEZMMid-Cap Blend13.2917.4815.9212.72
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth12.1815.1215.6310.28
PowerShares DWA Technical LeadersPDPMid-Cap Growth10.7414.2315.455.18
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value14.8820.4614.308.94
WisdomTree MidCap DividendDONMid-Cap Value14.2419.9815.569.92
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETFIJRSmall Cap11.7716.0015.069.15
WisdomTree SmallCap EarningsEESSmall Cap11.9313.7414.2611.63
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap12.3116.3613.458.28
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth11.9415.2016.479.65
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth13.1614.5514.819.10
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value11.4716.7213.668.35
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value11.4017.8111.897.33
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap12.3416.3512.526.03
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETFVEUForeign Large Cap1.638.354.46(0.31)
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Cap2.348.043.72(0.98)
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap7.5621.748.965.88
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap10.778.322.99(1.07)
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap0.392.812.720.71
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap(0.93)8.306.25(2.19)
iShares MSCI Sweden IndexEWDForeign Large Cap7.6516.2111.995.03
iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWLForeign Large Cap9.5520.6410.684.64
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap1.849.717.360.24
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth5.9311.535.74(0.74)
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Value6.9712.948.961.38
iShares S&P Europe 350 IndexIEVEurope Stock1.0410.024.38(2.30)
WisdomTree Asia-Pacific ex-JapanAXJLPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk0.0211.437.894.29
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Blend7.739.587.711.62
Vanguard FTSE All-Wld ex-US Small Cap ETFVSSForeign Small/Mid Blend3.929.386.57
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities(8.70)3.47(2.32)(2.06)
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities(2.61)(13.20)(6.80)(3.22)
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities2.64(3.44)7.125.65
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities2.1617.199.735.30
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities(1.06)4.2411.798.08
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities5.7620.8013.146.32
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities1.9712.9110.815.89
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities(3.56)1.472.290.97
iShares MSCI Emerging Mkt Min Vol IndexEEMVEmerging Equities0.469.45
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IndexILFEmerging Equities(0.43)(5.88)(0.61)(0.25)
WisdomTree Emerging Mkts SmallCap DivDGSEmerging Small/Mid4.4910.728.416.96
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture(7.33)(7.83)2.26(6.24)
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities(1.69)(5.17)5.11(4.95)
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities(2.12)(6.80)4.01(2.69)
Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary12.0619.4919.1813.26
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary13.1042.2722.978.23
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples14.5220.2615.8110.41
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples12.9416.7620.9418.86
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy11.5512.6313.223.21
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy4.19(3.13)4.13(5.31)
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial11.4717.446.13(4.07)
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate4.4324.8014.261.61
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate5.6817.8315.18
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth15.8724.8115.0210.47
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth13.6724.4718.6513.69
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials10.6614.1912.534.80
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources4.808.517.792.02
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals(6.61)(12.59)16.979.93
iShares Gold TrustIAUCommodities Precious Metals(4.66)(4.61)12.4911.35
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals(5.50)(7.51)12.159.89
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate8.3515.8016.056.02
iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50FTYReal Estate7.1514.7816.796.25
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology5.352.1711.167.80
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology3.94(4.79)8.667.59
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IndexWOODTimber10.3222.588.78
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities12.9316.0814.214.81
ProShares Short S&P500SHTrading-Inverse Equity(9.81)(14.18)(14.74)(11.76)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFTrading-Inverse Debt1.80(9.99)(15.69)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNCurrency(4.04)(4.81)(0.53)(2.25)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency3.623.15(1.71)0.31
iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETNVXXHedge Fund(36.34)(69.83)(60.80)
iShares Diversified Alternatives TrustALTHedge Fund1.675.711.31
Barclays S&P 500 Dynamic Veqtor ETNVQTHedge Fund1.82(1.71)
Cambria Global Tactical ETFGTAAHedge Fund2.114.88
Accuvest Global Long Short ETFAGLSLong/Short Equity1.436.92