Our 100 Favorite ETFs for 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 December 31, 2014.

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ETF NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government0.070.450.310.93
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond0.230.671.551.87
SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corp BondSCPBShort-Term Bond(0.08)0.701.871.98
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond0.003.590.293.93
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond(2.81)(0.71)2.393.15
iShares Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS BondSTIPInflation-Protected Bond(1.46)(1.22)(0.30)
PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS ETFSTPZInflation-Protected Bond(1.54)(1.39)(0.39)1.37
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government1.
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas BondTLTLong Government9.3127.304.2110.58
iShares Core Total US Bond Market ETFAGGIntermediate Bond1.886.002.544.31
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BondCIUCorporate Bond0.823.863.504.62
PIMCO Total Return ETFBONDIntermediate Bond1.716.62
iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond(0.83)1.906.367.53
SPDR Barclays High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond(2.53)0.296.407.66
SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETFSJNKHigh Yield Short Bond(2.13)(1.73)
SPDR Barclays International Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond(2.64)(2.52)(0.17)1.43
PowerShares International Corporate BondPICBWorld Bond(1.55)(1.16)5.46
iShares JPMorgan Emerging Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond(1.37)5.884.516.37
PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond0.099.165.777.30
PowerShares Senior LoansBKLNBank Loan(0.02)0.544.85
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap4.9013.4620.3115.34
PowerShares Buyback AchieversPKWLarge Cap7.7712.7423.1319.35
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap6.0614.0621.9016.91
PowerShares Nasdaq 100QQQLarge Growth4.8919.1624.3618.98
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth4.9014.6420.2215.82
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value5.8311.0717.2614.99
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value5.179.8216.1114.03
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap6.319.3919.6916.21
WisdomTree MidCap EarningsEZMMid-Cap6.278.3821.4117.80
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth5.767.3118.5316.46
PowerShares DWA Technical LeadersPDPMid-Cap Growth4.4512.2120.4217.54
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value6.8611.8521.0416.16
WisdomTree MidCap DividendDONMid-Cap Value7.9515.3020.6917.62
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETFIJRSmall Cap9.805.8520.2717.29
WisdomTree SmallCap EarningsEESSmall Cap9.072.3819.6216.35
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap9.805.0319.3515.57
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth9.074.0119.2017.53
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth10.065.8620.3316.94
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value10.407.5621.0116.79
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value9.384.1418.2014.17
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap11.574.0421.7716.10
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Cap(4.39)(5.06)8.453.89
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Cap(4.70)(1.32)9.547.82
SPDR S&P World ex-USGWLForeign Large Cap(3.85)(5.31)10.275.22
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap(4.38)(4.66)6.394.17
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap(3.94)(6.22)8.864.54
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap(4.66)
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap(1.05)(11.96)15.116.33
iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWLForeign Large Cap(2.52)(1.73)14.609.67
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap(5.13)(7.61)8.396.14
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth(1.18)(7.96)13.707.60
iShares S&P Europe 350 IndexIEVEurope Stock(5.03)(7.32)11.514.97
WisdomTree Asia-Pacific ex-JapanAXJLPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk(1.87)1.657.635.50
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Blend(5.64)(7.76)9.336.59
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities10.0911.459.122.08
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities(14.83)(15.52)(11.22)(10.58)
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities(6.31)(14.75)(10.28)(4.88)
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities1.963.2513.528.75
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities(10.33)(11.26)3.178.24
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities(12.81)(11.59)4.935.40
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities(0.04)2.6810.606.51
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities(4.13)(3.92)3.290.83
iShares MSCI Emerging Mkt Min Vol IndexEEMVEmerging Equities(3.89)(0.18)6.63
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IndexILFEmerging Equities(12.80)(12.30)(6.75)(5.25)
WisdomTree Emerging Mkts Small Cap DivDGSEmerging Small/Mid(6.07)(3.54)4.763.35
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture(2.58)2.64(4.84)(1.20)
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities(20.54)(28.10)(11.75)(5.61)
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities(7.64)(11.05)(8.58)(2.78)
Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary8.639.4624.5321.14
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary15.473.0526.7518.87
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples8.2715.7217.4116.01
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples12.409.8623.5323.23
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy(12.12)(8.70)6.648.72
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy(35.10)(40.07)(14.16)(7.78)
UBS E-TRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETNMLPIEnergy Limited Partnership(10.26)7.6512.24
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial7.2815.0526.0413.17
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate1.194.3414.859.45
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate8.6018.6615.1812.97
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth7.3925.1427.5919.25
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth19.8644.9841.8628.72
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials7.0510.3621.2517.64
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources(1.43)7.1715.7010.71
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals(7.89)(19.51)(17.62)(1.89)
iShares Gold TrustIAUCommodities Precious Metals(2.22)(2.05)(9.10)1.28
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals(3.52)(6.47)(12.05)(0.55)
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate12.2026.6914.8515.14
iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50FTYReal Estate13.0729.1214.2615.49
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology4.1717.8519.7114.41
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology3.9819.4619.0813.64
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IdxWOODTimber7.911.8514.408.05
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities13.1928.7313.7113.12
ProShares Short S&P500SHTrading-Inverse Equity(5.35)(13.67)(18.62)(16.15)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFTrading-Inverse Debt(9.34)(23.53)(6.90)(13.02)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNCurrency(5.41)(12.20)(3.99)(2.91)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency4.8111.382.180.76
VelocityShares Volatility Hdgd Lg Cp ETFSPXHHedge Fund2.207.77
Barclays S&P 500 Dynamic Veqtor ETNVQTHedge Fund1.82(1.71)6.86
Morgan Creek Global Tactical AAGTAAHedge Fund1.473.353.66
ProShares RAFI Long/ShortRALSLong/Short Equity0.690.294.46
Proshares Managed Futures StrategyFUTSManaged Futures5.68