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 December 31, 2010.

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Fund NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government(0.18)
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond0.033.694.69
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETFBSVShort-Term Bond(0.62)4.004.64
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond(0.71)6.094.825.19
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond0.186.77
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government(2.33)6.535.75
iShares Barclays 7-10 Year TreasuryIEFLong Government(4.32)9.276.496.44
iShares Barclays Aggregate BondAGGIntermediate Bond(1.31)6.295.775.60
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BdCIUIntermediate Bond(1.25)7.496.45
iShares Barclays Interm Govt/Credit BondGVIMultisector Bond(1.44)5.605.34
iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond2.9112.086.30
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond3.4813.996.21
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond(1.74)4.125.02
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Corp BondIBNDWorld Bond(3.32)
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond(2.42)11.477.74
PowerShares Emerging Mkts Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond(3.25)11.738.30
Rydex S&P Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap11.8521.321.604.10
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap10.6814.89(2.86)2.24
PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWritePBPLarge Cap Hedged5.504.84(2.77)
PowerShares QQQQQQQLarge Growth11.1919.872.596.59
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth10.9514.87(0.62)3.45
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value4.5616.432.253.31
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value7.9613.83(1.72)4.16
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap Blend13.3626.143.205.41
iShares Russell Midcap IndexIWRMid-Cap Blend13.0025.200.964.53
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth14.4830.264.606.52
iShares Russell Midcap Growth IndexIWPMid-Cap Growth13.9226.080.774.68
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value12.2922.482.114.50
iShares Russell Midcap Value IndexIWSMid-Cap Value12.1424.400.943.95
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 IndexIJRSmall Cap16.1926.152.944.53
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap16.2226.732.264.48
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth16.4627.823.225.06
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth17.0729.062.215.25
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value15.8824.452.503.91
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value15.2924.242.173.40
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap19.2828.78(0.98)0.32
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETFVEUForeign Large Cap7.3311.85(4.59)
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Blend7.189.71
iShares MSCI EAFE IndexEFAForeign Large Cap6.497.62(7.01)2.36
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap9.5913.97(0.26)10.89
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap12.0214.91(5.10)(2.92)
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap12.0320.100.569.07
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap9.318.56(9.73)6.09
iShares MSCI Italy IndexEWIForeign Large Cap(2.04)(14.63)(18.12)(5.16)
iShares MSCI Spain IndexEWPForeign Large Cap(7.72)(19.58)(12.23)4.33
iShares MSCI Sweden IndexEWDForeign Large Cap7.2533.823.409.71
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap5.838.13(7.49)2.03
Market Vectors Russia ETFRSXForeign Large Cap15.1721.33(9.43)
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth9.7719.09(3.06)
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Value6.9313.66(5.88)3.39
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Growth11.7024.53(1.31)
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small CapVSSForeign Small/Mid Growth11.5025.24
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities1.222.15(7.93)17.78
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities3.225.911.6121.71
iShares MSCI BRIC IndexBKFEmerging Equities4.199.06(4.66)
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities6.5745.7919.40
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities7.2415.95(0.15)11.85
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities4.6622.50(1.84)11.50
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities5.3036.206.5719.06
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities17.1127.495.0413.37
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities6.6422.243.7515.76
iShares MSCI South Africa IndexEZAEmerging Equities12.8433.298.2312.15
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small CapEWXEmerging Small/Mid7.0522.67
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture17.8822.470.14
ELEMENTS Rogers Intl Commodity Agri ETNRJAAgriculture22.1735.15(0.52)
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities14.4011.85(3.77)
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities16.8425.40
Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary12.5527.396.194.20
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary11.6317.52(1.64)
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples6.0113.863.417.32
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples16.1837.0814.24
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy22.1221.72(3.24)7.88
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy11.343.42(7.85)
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial11.5011.98(16.15)(10.67)
Rydex S&P Equal Weight FinancialsRYFFinancial12.2722.84(10.17)
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate8.0421.12(6.35)
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate7.5523.87
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth3.762.92(1.77)1.65
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth6.1417.592.52
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials11.9927.65(1.46)4.23
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources18.1220.620.117.67
iShares Dow Jones US Basic MaterialsIYMNatural Resources20.3131.201.9710.39
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals38.6379.4426.92
SPDR Gold SharesGLDCommodities Precious Metals7.8027.2518.5521.94
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals14.7037.7119.13
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate6.8126.37(0.41)1.79
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology9.8411.62(0.42)4.98
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology11.3612.431.525.69
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IdxWOODTimber10.1115.57
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities1.035.27(5.95)3.62
ProShares Short MSCI EAFEEFZBear Market(7.67)(14.22)(6.10)
ProShares Short S&P500SHBear Market(10.21)(16.50)(5.31)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFBear Market8.99(13.02)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNBear Market(0.04)(1.89)(0.41)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency(0.22)(1.13)(1.13)
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNVXXHedge Fund(45.96)(72.23)
IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETFQAIHedge Fund0.212.42
iShares Diversified Alternatives TrustALTHedge Fund(0.02)1.84
ELEMENTS S&P CTI ETNLSCLong-Short Commodities16.53(7.03)
Credit Suisse Long/Short Liquid Index ETNCSLSLong-Short Equities3.61