Our 100 Favorite ETFs April 2015

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, 2015.

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ETF NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government0.590.900.550.91
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond0.500.991.341.75
SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corp BondSCPBShort-Term Bond0.801.241.642.09
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond1.412.990.484.18
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond(4.20)(7.09)(0.99)2.52
iShares Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS BondSTIPInflation-Protected Bond0.35(1.04)(0.60)
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government1.744.201.823.59
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas BondTLTLong Government4.2123.248.2511.44
iShares Core Total US Bond Market ETFAGGIntermediate-Term Bond1.525.733.014.29
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BondCIUCorporate Bond1.633.973.334.54
PIMCO Total Return ETFBONDIntermediate-Term Bond3.037.676.05
iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond1.971.246.147.49
SPDR Barclays High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond2.550.456.227.39
SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETFSJNKHigh Yield Short Bond1.77(0.82)4.73
SPDR Barclays International Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond(3.99)(9.15)(2.23)0.86
PowerShares International Corporate BondPICBWorld Bond(6.45)(9.60)1.03
iShares JPMorgan Emerging Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond2.875.074.356.29
PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond2.
PowerShares Senior LoansBKLNBank Loan1.181.003.72
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap0.8812.5415.9514.33
PowerShares Buyback AchieversPKWLarge Cap2.7314.6120.0818.43
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap1.6512.7517.8615.50
PowerShares Nasdaq 100QQQLarge Growth2.5121.7917.6118.32
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth2.4615.8016.6415.55
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value(0.26)11.4215.8813.85
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value0.3610.4513.0213.04
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap5.2611.9016.7115.41
WisdomTree MidCap EarningsEZMMid-Cap4.189.6917.9716.83
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth7.6913.2616.2716.12
PowerShares DWA Technical LeadersPDPMid-Cap Growth5.8816.9017.3016.80
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value2.7710.5517.3314.90
WisdomTree MidCap DividendDONMid-Cap Value3.1414.4218.5116.44
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETFIJRSmall Cap3.858.6117.2616.19
WisdomTree SmallCap EarningsEESSmall Cap2.154.4615.5615.15
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap4.308.3416.3314.59
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth6.5810.3517.5217.36
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth6.6512.2517.8816.69
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value1.266.4616.7014.86
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value1.924.3614.6712.39
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap3.053.6017.1114.48
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Cap3.91(1.14)6.124.30
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Cap0.07(1.85)7.497.30
SPDR S&P World ex-USGWLForeign Large Cap4.94(0.80)7.815.96
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap3.11(7.39)4.233.77
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap11.4812.008.795.37
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap(5.82)(6.06)0.881.59
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap8.87(2.90)11.098.71
iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWLForeign Large Cap4.80(1.07)12.549.88
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap(0.11)(6.42)5.916.03
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth3.58(6.26)10.817.60
iShares S&P Europe 350 IndexIEVEurope Stock4.09(5.18)9.256.15
WisdomTree Asia-Pacific ex-JapanAXJLPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk3.235.685.135.54
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Blend6.04(3.12)6.636.69
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities6.6827.509.643.49
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities(14.22)(28.10)(18.93)(13.05)
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities1.00(10.19)(14.90)(4.74)
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities6.7714.8111.479.32
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities(1.41)(11.85)(0.32)5.83
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities(2.41)(8.25)(1.02)3.06
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities(2.14)1.333.616.03
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities2.140.01(0.19)0.96
iShares MSCI Emerging Mkt Min Vol IndexEEMVEmerging Equities4.205.943.80
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IndexILFEmerging Equities(7.73)(18.04)(12.55)(6.95)
WisdomTree Emerging Mkts Small Cap DivDGSEmerging Small/Mid2.48(2.45)0.363.07
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture(11.05)(21.85)(7.64)(1.78)
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities(7.48)(34.65)(16.00)(6.21)
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities(7.31)(24.80)(11.22)(3.31)
Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary4.7818.0620.4119.86
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary8.1514.1720.8518.20
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples1.1216.2115.7814.93
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples5.6021.1219.4720.91
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy(1.34)(10.92)4.728.15
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy(9.10)(45.75)(19.15)(9.24)
UBS E-TRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETNMLPIEnergy Limited Partnership(5.39)(0.38)9.31
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial(2.15)9.7517.1410.35
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate4.598.5110.8210.22
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate4.5317.3012.2912.92
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth6.3225.6726.5419.83
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth21.0660.0541.8130.79
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials(0.98)8.6616.5914.61
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources0.795.1712.1110.22
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals5.78(16.33)(20.23)(1.45)
iShares Gold TrustIAUCommodities Precious Metals0.09(7.96)(11.05)0.98
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals0.75(10.75)(14.13)(0.70)
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate4.0921.5312.5513.98
iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50FTYReal Estate3.4922.5712.3314.49
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology0.6316.0913.2314.31
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology0.8116.6511.7613.47
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IdxWOODTimber3.177.2711.577.84
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities(5.17)10.8812.3612.73
ProShares Short S&P500SHTrading-Inverse Equity(1.47)(13.01)(15.65)(15.40)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFTrading-Inverse Debt(4.61)(21.01)(10.29)(13.63)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNCurrency(9.55)(20.55)(7.81)(4.13)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency8.0520.695.741.71
VelocityShares Volatility Hdgd Lg Cp ETFSPXHHedge Fund(1.01)6.54
Barclays S&P 500 Dynamic Veqtor ETNVQTHedge Fund1.82(1.71)3.51
Morgan Creek Global Tactical AAGTAAHedge Fund2.002.723.18
PowerShares S&P 500 Downside HdgPHDGHedge Fund(3.07)0.92
ProShares RAFI Long/ShortRALSLong/Short Equity(3.52)(4.18)3.78
Proshares Managed Futures StrategyFUTSManaged Futures1.03