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 June 30, 2011.

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ETF NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government0.901.182.644.02
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond0.993.274.36
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETFBSVShort-Term Bond1.602.594.46
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond3.427.354.996.83
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond3.2722.453.10
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government3.083.555.84
iShares Barclays 7-10 Year TreasuryIEFLong Government3.873.286.647.70
iShares Barclays Aggregate BondAGGIntermediate Bond2.373.156.166.31
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BondCIUIntermediate Bond2.245.447.20
iShares Barclays Intermed Govt/Credit BondGVIMultisector Bond2.063.355.46
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond1.1616.378.85
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond1.1717.369.17
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond3.4515.895.22
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Corp BondIBNDWorld Bond4.4919.23
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond3.8310.609.38
PowerShares Emerging Markets DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond3.999.789.85
Rydex S&P Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap0.6335.908.364.90
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap(0.48)29.643.092.73
PowerShares QQQQQQLarge Growth(0.45)34.588.758.56
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth1.4933.244.465.00
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value0.6123.7811.003.52
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value1.1029.835.864.70
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap Blend(1.18)38.347.336.24
iShares Russell Midcap IndexIWRMid-Cap Blend0.3238.216.325.12
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth0.6745.208.548.36
iShares Russell Midcap Growth IndexIWPMid-Cap Growth1.5142.826.376.06
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value(2.20)33.176.604.50
iShares Russell Midcap Value IndexIWSMid-Cap Value(0.85)33.916.223.85
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 IndexIJRSmall Cap(0.13)36.928.094.50
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap(1.63)37.147.734.16
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth1.8642.418.816.18
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth(0.51)43.418.385.89
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value(2.31)31.456.962.88
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value(2.61)
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap(3.61)32.085.76(0.16)
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETFVEUForeign Large Cap0.9932.570.07
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Cap0.5531.47(1.37)
iShares MSCI EAFE IndexEFAForeign Large Cap2.0833.09(1.46)1.42
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap(0.42)43.124.409.68
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap2.0015.13(4.35)(3.93)
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap(5.14)29.520.347.70
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap6.3347.47(0.53)6.30
iShares MSCI Sweden IndexEWDForeign Large Cap0.2944.0510.538.49
iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWLForeign Large Cap7.3735.845.776.50
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap1.2036.22(1.61)0.56
Market Vectors Russia ETFRSXForeign Large Cap(7.42)38.07(9.46)
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LeadersPIZForeign Large Growth1.0340.01(1.45)
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Value0.9031.070.643.26
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Growth0.9737.193.36
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small CapVSSForeign Small/Mid Growth0.7840.39
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities(2.81)11.991.2412.90
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities(3.94)24.47(2.07)17.46
iShares MSCI BRIC IndexBKFEmerging Equities(3.89)19.06(1.04)
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities6.2634.7219.67
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities(1.22)29.873.5710.78
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities(0.88)28.196.569.79
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities4.3837.1916.9619.67
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities0.2432.204.7612.84
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities1.8726.647.5213.57
iShares MSCI South Africa IndexEZAEmerging Equities(1.33)39.5511.4111.40
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small CapEWXEmerging Small/Mid1.2323.518.39
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture(7.27)32.31(7.40)
Elements Rogers Commodity Agriculture ETNRJAAgriculture(13.33)40.49(6.85)
PowerShares DB Commodity IndexDBCCommodities(5.08)34.26(13.07)4.09
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities(4.91)34.38(3.15)
IQ Global Resources ETFGRESHedged Commodities(5.42)24.05
Consumer Disc Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary3.3240.1914.085.33
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary(0.62)28.624.89(10.55)
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples5.1125.978.317.93
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples5.2751.1723.998.46
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy(5.18)54.04(3.52)7.45
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy(5.47)28.42(17.69)
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial(6.02)12.47(6.95)(11.79)
Rydex S&P Equal Weight FinancialsRYFFinancial(3.60)21.79(0.19)
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate4.5541.670.97
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate3.9638.062.15
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth7.8228.467.245.19
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth9.5041.228.3810.16
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials(0.66)38.365.534.15
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources(1.10)43.900.836.86
iShares Dow Jones US Basic MaterialsIYMNatural Resources(2.78)49.91(0.36)9.07
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals(7.97)85.8325.1524.89
SPDR Gold SharesGLDCommodities Precious Metals4.3919.9916.9018.98
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals1.1030.0617.44
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate2.4232.484.811.30
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology(1.01)27.775.526.16
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology(2.12)26.646.846.95
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IndexWOODTimber(13.14)21.00(0.27)
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities6.1123.45(2.26)4.52
ProShares Short MSCI EAFEEFZTrading-Inverse Equity(3.21)(28.73)(11.75)
ProShares Short S&P500SHTrading-Inverse Equity(0.63)(25.63)(11.36)(5.73)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFTrading-Inverse Debt(3.99)(0.60)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNTrading-Miscellaneous2.2015.78(0.60)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency(2.62)(15.32)(1.69)
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNVXXHedge Fund(28.02)(83.06)
IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETFQAIHedge Fund0.815.87
iShares Diversified Alternatives TrustALTHedge Fund2.184.40
Elements S&P CTI ETNLSCManaged Futures(7.19)5.97(4.66)
WisdomTree Managed FuturesWDTIManaged Futures(2.78)
Credit Suisse Long/Short Liquid Index ETNCSLSLong/Short Equity1.3515.76