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, 2012.

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ETF NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government0.160.691.463.15
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond0.041.502.934.02
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETFBSVShort-Term Bond0.682.393.324.64
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond3.0711.669.418.30
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond(2.60)(1.41)6.64
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government1.846.485.787.08
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas BondTLTLong Government12.3737.3714.0812.41
iShares Barclays Aggregate BondAGGIntermediate Bond1.977.446.516.59
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BondCIUIntermediate Bond1.
PIMCO Total Return ETFBONDIntermediate Bond4.196.75
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETFBNDIntermediate Bond2.117.676.656.78
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate BdHYGHigh Yield Bond2.447.5513.556.57
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond2.116.4114.57
SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETFSJNKHigh Yield Bond1.74
SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond(0.86)(0.50)4.54
PowerShares International Corporate BondPICBWorld Bond(2.36)(1.65)
iShares JPMorgan Emerging Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond2.9810.0312.40
PowerShares Emerging Markets DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond4.2512.1813.27
PowerShares Senior Loan PortBKLNBank Loan0.463.16
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap(3.34)4.7216.000.02
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETFVIGLarge Cap(2.64)3.5015.082.32
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap(4.14)(0.63)18.840.91
PowerShares QQQQQQLarge Growth(5.02)13.1821.616.74
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth(2.06)7.6117.262.87
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value(0.94)6.4417.541.85
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value(2.09)6.2317.821.78
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap Blend(5.21)(2.78)18.742.15
Wisdomtree MidCap EarningsEZMMid-Cap Blend(8.09)(3.47)20.792.94
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth(5.66)(3.85)20.103.93
PowerShares DWA Technical LeadersPDPMid-Cap Growth(3.13)1.5622.380.63
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value(4.02)(0.99)18.250.85
WisdomTree MidCap DividendDONMid-Cap Value(2.27)3.0923.361.98
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 IndexIJRSmall Cap(3.61)1.2919.481.76
WisdomTree SmallCap EarningsEESSmall Cap(5.05)0.0120.222.79
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap(3.92)(2.50)17.540.44
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth(2.01)1.3821.343.40
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth(4.10)(2.82)18.102.00
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value(4.80)1.8718.100.20
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value(3.54)(2.13)17.00(1.24)
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap(2.65)(1.04)16.16(2.78)
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETFVEUForeign Large Cap(7.33)(14.83)7.16(4.28)
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Cap(7.16)(14.69)6.63
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap(5.05)(11.70)13.99(0.50)
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap(6.64)(7.85)1.71(6.84)
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap(8.04)(16.60)8.43(1.02)
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap(12.31)(24.08)5.77(6.87)
iShares MSCI Sweden IndexEWDForeign Large Cap(7.90)(15.92)15.19(2.54)
iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWLForeign Large Cap(5.86)(11.38)11.42(0.55)
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap(3.54)(4.96)10.69(4.92)
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LeadersPIZForeign Large Growth(9.16)(19.19)8.11
iShares Dow Jones Intl Select Div IdxIDVForeign Large Value(5.46)(10.84)12.49(4.62)
iShares S&P Europe 350 IndexIEVEurope Stock(7.12)(16.78)5.75(7.06)
WisdomTree Asia-Pacific ex-JapanAXJLPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk(3.40)(6.09)13.001.45
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Blend(9.32)(15.59)9.38(4.36)
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small Cap Index ETFVSSForeign Small/Mid Blend(8.53)(18.20)10.25
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities(5.79)(19.39)(2.19)(2.71)
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities(18.33)(27.47)2.920.24
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities(8.64)(17.09)12.27
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities(3.81)(8.37)9.222.55
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities(1.61)(2.86)20.567.57
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities(0.77)(0.19)20.301.75
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities(2.86)(6.49)15.092.09
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities(7.73)(15.99)8.64(0.26)
iShares MSCI Emerging Mkt Min Vol IndexEEMVEmerging Equities(2.87)
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IndexILFEmerging Equities(11.57)(17.14)8.942.18
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Small Cap DivDGSEmerging Small/Mid(8.98)(14.37)13.18
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture0.43(11.09)3.501.94
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities(10.59)(11.08)4.410.85
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities(6.34)(15.34)7.42
Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary(2.56)10.6025.673.81
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary0.5119.6823.66(5.33)
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples2.7314.5318.067.99
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples(3.27)11.8830.047.78
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy(7.28)(10.60)13.180.77
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy(16.01)(15.10)1.11(1.61)
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial(6.90)(2.90)8.42(14.57)
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate1.37(4.79)15.03(6.02)
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate2.424.0922.94
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth1.599.2615.293.51
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth9.9621.0120.3812.04
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials(4.21)(2.10)19.980.49
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources(4.03)(8.37)13.81(0.17)
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals(15.07)(21.25)25.8216.65
iShares Gold TrustIAUCommodities Precious Metals(3.91)5.9019.5619.39
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals(6.77)(1.04)19.6117.20
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate3.5510.1630.330.83
iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50FTYReal Estate4.3011.5731.462.35
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology(4.39)13.4818.193.71
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology(8.29)10.2617.614.19
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IndexWOODTimber(7.97)(11.82)12.02
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities6.5414.9314.452.62
ProShares Short S&P500SHTrading-Inverse Equity1.96(10.88)(17.83)(6.01)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFTrading-Inverse Debt(11.88)(31.19)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNCurrency(3.06)(7.55)(0.21)0.88
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency2.565.89(2.04)(1.72)
iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETNVXXHedge Fund(9.36)(28.05)(61.78)
iShares Diversified Alternatives TrustALTHedge Fund(0.31)(6.49)
Barclays S&P 500 Dynamic Veqtor ETNVQTHedge Fund1.82(1.71)
Cambria Global Tactical ETFGTAAHedge Fund(2.80)(8.18)
Accuvest Global Long Short ETFAGLSLong/Short Equity0.093.48