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, 2013.

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ETF NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government(0.02)0.220.640.91
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond0.521.161.943.13
SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corp BondSCPBShort-Term Bond0.421.312.13
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond(2.16)(8.49)3.324.98
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond(0.63)(5.86)3.336.61
iShares Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS BondSTIPInflation-Protected Bond(0.17)(1.75)1.58
PIMCO 1-5 Year US TIPS Index ETFSTPZInflation-Protected Bond(0.25)(2.06)1.60
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government(0.75)(1.84)2.692.50
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas BondTLTLong Government(3.15)(13.37)6.000.31
iShares Core Total US Bond Market ETFAGGIntermediate Bond0.02(1.98)3.083.77
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BondCIUCorporate Bond0.83(0.42)4.156.34
PIMCO Total Return ETFBONDIntermediate Bond(0.16)(1.26)
iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond3.425.758.0312.63
SPDR Barclays High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond3.835.868.0814.96
SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETFSJNKHigh Yield Bond2.776.55
SPDR Barclays International Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond(0.33)(3.58)1.993.04
PowerShares International Corporate BondPICBWorld Bond1.632.486.23
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond0.76(7.79)5.098.17
PowerShares Emerging Mkts Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond(0.13)(10.25)5.5412.11
PowerShares Senior LoansBKLNBank Loan1.844.07
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap10.5232.3116.0717.85
PowerShares Buyback AchieversPKWLarge Cap10.5145.5722.1423.08
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap9.6735.5316.4122.59
PowerShares Nasdaq 100QQQLarge Growth11.8636.6318.6125.35
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth10.9832.5016.5318.98
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value7.8330.0715.8616.63
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value10.1829.6415.4816.55
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap8.2233.0615.3421.66
WisdomTree MidCap EarningsEZMMid-Cap10.1340.2418.5625.75
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth8.2432.5615.2523.02
PowerShares DWA Technical LeadersPDPMid-Cap Growth8.3531.6916.4720.69
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value8.0934.0215.5520.48
WisdomTree MidCap DividendDONMid-Cap Value8.0733.2717.0920.83
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETFIJRSmall Cap9.7041.3218.3221.41
WisdomTree SmallCap EarningsEESSmall Cap10.6645.2217.9425.31
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap8.6238.6915.6520.32
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth9.7442.2618.9122.67
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth7.9243.3316.8822.70
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value9.2839.3417.4619.68
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value9.2834.3414.3117.56
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap10.1145.2116.0920.19
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Cap5.4314.744.9211.69
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Cap7.0719.139.1815.30
SPDR S&P World ex-USGWLForeign Large Cap5.7618.907.0111.74
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap(1.07)1.773.7216.69
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap2.5925.965.446.51
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap4.415.290.2013.04
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap14.2030.8312.5713.21
iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWLForeign Large Cap5.4725.7012.1514.53
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap7.6819.509.8014.71
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth8.0335.548.9916.65
iShares S&P Europe 350 IndexIEVEurope Stock8.0624.129.8612.14
WisdomTree Asia-Pacific ex-JapanAXJLPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk0.58(0.63)3.7714.91
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Blend5.3221.876.1015.63
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities3.96(2.18)(1.32)7.88
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities(5.52)(17.52)(14.36)8.52
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities(5.20)(23.91)(14.59)11.20
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities3.769.525.8817.97
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities6.917.806.4020.13
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities7.82(1.62)4.7817.75
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities0.65(0.02)2.3317.46
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities3.46(3.70)(2.35)12.88
iShares MSCI Emerging Mkt Min Vol IndexEEMVEmerging Equities0.65(1.32)
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IndexILFEmerging Equities(1.60)(12.57)(8.99)10.74
WisdomTree Emerging Mkts Small Cap DivDGSEmerging Small/Mid(0.65)(3.50)(2.07)17.47
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture(4.11)(13.24)(9.16)(1.53)
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities(0.39)(7.63)(2.34)3.90
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities(2.61)(10.86)(7.95)3.23
Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary10.6742.7423.2027.36
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary7.6042.1923.4935.74
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples8.8126.3016.8515.72
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples8.8925.5925.1724.09
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy7.8825.69
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy3.524.332.747.73
UBS E-TRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETNMLPIEquity Energy2.7218.559.99
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial10.3435.5212.9713.49
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate0.344.627.2315.13
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate(0.86)2.377.6915.42
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth0.8448.3927.5019.55
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth10.0441.4023.1018.16
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials13.1940.5516.8919.98
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources10.7126.008.7818.12
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals(10.26)(31.35)(8.89)5.66
iShares Gold TrustIAUCommodities Precious Metals(10.48)(36.30)(14.73)10.71
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals(9.39)(28.25)(5.64)6.15
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate1.094.129.0217.71
iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50FTYReal Estate(0.12)3.098.2016.37
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology12.0926.2514.3120.28
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology9.0731.7611.7727.47
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IdxWOODTimber7.6718.957.5514.60
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities2.6813.0510.969.96
ProShares Short S&P500SHTrading-Inverse Equity(9.93)(25.86)(16.82)(18.92)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFTrading-Inverse Debt2.6811.95(9.42)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNCurrency(0.04)(0.55)(0.05)0.67
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency(0.39)(2.76)0.153.65
VelocityShares Volatility Hdgd Lg Cp ETFSPXHHedge Fund8.65
Barclays S&P 500 Dynamic Veqtor ETNVQTHedge Fund1.82(1.71)10.47
Cambria Global Tactical ETFGTAAHedge Fund2.531.43(0.03)
Accuvest Global Long Short ETFAGLSLong/Short Equity1.89(0.89)(3.80)
ProShares RAFI Long/ShortRALSLong/Short Equity3.1010.971.95