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 September 30, 2013.

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ETF NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government0.290.240.601.47
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond0.530.871.773.96
SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corp BondSCPBShort-Term Bond0.781.032.04
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond0.80(6.14)3.845.17
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond3.51(0.94)3.765.47
iShares Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS BondSTIPInflation-Protected Bond0.52(1.28)
PIMCO 1-5 Year US TIPS Index ETFSTPZInflation-Protected Bond0.79(1.38)1.94
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government0.68(1.30)2.114.10
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas BondTLTLong Government(2.93)(12.00)3.625.98
iShares Core Total US Bond Market ETFAGGIntermediate Bond0.56(2.02)2.615.19
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BondCIUIntermediate Bond0.86(0.37)3.307.23
PIMCO Total Return ETFBONDIntermediate Bond1.140.48
iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond2.345.668.0010.94
SPDR Barclays High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond2.455.518.0310.62
SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETFSJNKHigh Yield Bond2.546.33
SPDR Barclays International Treasury BdBWXWorld Bond4.04(3.34)1.464.00
PowerShares International Corporate BondPICBWorld Bond6.744.704.69
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond0.80(6.11)4.058.89
PowerShares Emerging Mkts Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond1.28(6.87)4.5010.38
PowerShares Senior LoansBKLNBank Loan0.783.56
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap5.2519.2616.1510.04
PowerShares Buyback AchieversPKWLarge Cap10.1231.9321.7016.44
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap6.7626.9517.2113.22
PowerShares Nasdaq 100QQQLarge Growth11.0116.6718.3716.19
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth6.7916.8616.5411.30
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value4.5821.9614.6911.05
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value2.2415.4314.749.75
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap8.0427.4717.1612.80
WisdomTree MidCap EarningsEZMMid-Cap9.7034.5919.9217.00
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth8.2325.7017.4814.07
PowerShares DWA Technical LeadersPDPMid-Cap Growth8.5023.9417.8012.41
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value7.0929.4717.0311.73
WisdomTree MidCap DividendDONMid-Cap Value6.7126.1717.5512.48
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETFIJRSmall Cap10.7831.5420.6912.33
WisdomTree SmallCap EarningsEESSmall Cap10.9434.0719.5716.08
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap10.6830.1518.3611.00
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth12.0531.2021.3813.02
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth13.2933.4920.1713.25
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value9.7131.5819.8811.25
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value7.6726.8416.428.70
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap11.5531.7719.3910.36
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Cap10.1016.835.654.98
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Cap6.3316.409.066.19
SPDR S&P World ex-USGWLForeign Large Cap11.4620.417.966.34
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap11.9112.637.419.81
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap6.2431.938.293.94
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap8.261.862.503.59
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap12.5925.3710.785.62
iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWLForeign Large Cap9.1829.8913.7010.58
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap11.1016.079.656.90
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth19.3033.119.8010.94
iShares S&P Europe 350 IndexIEVEurope Stock13.8624.368.635.36
WisdomTree Asia-Pacific ex-JapanAXJLPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk5.926.235.688.46
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Blend13.3522.578.368.85
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities14.0210.24(2.25)3.69
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities9.23(8.82)(11.57)0.57
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities(6.73)(18.18)(10.91)6.20
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities9.3013.406.3912.38
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities(3.28)5.716.2415.08
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities(2.08)(1.35)7.808.01
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities4.383.994.5010.96
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities5.860.52(1.16)5.37
iShares MSCI Emerging Mkt Min Vol IndexEEMVEmerging Equities2.824.56
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IndexILFEmerging Equities4.11(7.47)(6.30)2.61
WisdomTree Emerging Mkts Small Cap DivDGSEmerging Small/Mid2.315.140.9612.25
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture1.57(14.01)(2.73)(3.16)
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities2.51(10.18)2.23(5.03)
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities2.33(13.48)(2.14)(0.98)
Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary7.8231.6223.9218.63
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary4.1023.9226.2010.77
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples0.9714.3615.8510.82
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples7.1932.5826.6923.66
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy6.3815.0715.917.30
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy3.64(0.95)5.24(6.23)
UBS E-TRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETNMLPIEquity Energy(0.05)19.6417.29
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial2.7729.9513.401.83
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate6.2914.3610.158.03
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate1.239.1610.846.36
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth6.7028.4320.7512.92
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth23.9738.8029.7416.55
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials9.3429.7816.5011.19
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources10.1117.1311.157.70
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals10.17(37.57)(0.65)12.11
iShares Gold TrustIAUCommodities Precious Metals7.51(25.36)0.238.56
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals8.04(29.18)(1.15)7.80
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate(3.07)3.0610.585.17
iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50FTYReal Estate(3.27)1.9110.945.37
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology5.276.0213.5311.93
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology7.355.1911.7911.51
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IdxWOODTimber9.1223.358.454.01
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities0.276.8410.386.79
ProShares Short S&P500SHTrading-Inverse Equity(5.66)(17.81)(16.95)(14.98)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFTrading-Inverse Debt2.0710.11(7.33)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNCurrency4.08(0.37)0.010.16
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency(4.12)(1.32)(1.80)(2.29)
iPath S&P 500 VIX MT Futures ETNVXZHedge Fund(18.69)(44.64)(39.97)
Barclays S&P 500 Dynamic Veqtor ETNVQTHedge Fund1.82(1.71)9.95
Cambria Global Tactical ETFGTAAHedge Fund1.300.66
Accuvest Global Long Short ETFAGLSLong/Short Equity(1.32)1.25(4.08)
ProShares RAFI Long/ShortRALSLong/Short Equity(0.53)14.09