100 Favorite ETFs to Consider for Your Investment Portfolio

Our watch list of the 100 Favorite ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) for you to consider for your investment portfolio. This 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. Of course, we do not expect you to have all 100 in your accounts at the same time. That is where the Model ETF Investing Portfolios in our come into play. Investment returns are as of September 30, 2014.

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ETF NameTickerAsset Category3 Mo1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury BondSHYShort Government0.040.360.330.89
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit BondCSJShort-Term Bond(0.16)0.961.741.96
SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corp BondSCPBShort-Term Bond(0.11)1.201.93
iShares Barclays TIPS BondTIPInflation-Protected Bond(2.09)1.361.204.30
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected BondWIPInflation-Protected Bond(4.88)1.523.823.77
iShares Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS BondSTIPInflation-Protected Bond(1.41)0.080.44
PIMCO 1-5 Year US TIPS Index ETFSTPZInflation-Protected Bond(1.58)(0.09)0.462.13
iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury BondIEIIntermediate Government(0.08)1.110.923.11
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas BondTLTLong Government3.2012.791.656.90
iShares Core Total US Bond Market ETFAGGIntermediate Bond0.
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit BondCIUCorporate Bond(0.20)3.873.764.60
PIMCO Total Return ETFBONDIntermediate Bond0.404.66
iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate BondHYGHigh Yield Bond(2.09)6.2710.338.74
SPDR Barclays High Yield BondJNKHigh Yield Bond(2.36)6.8310.679.23
SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETFSJNKHigh Yield Bond(2.10)3.19
SPDR Barclays International Treasury BondBWXWorld Bond(5.54)(0.32)0.651.48
PowerShares International Corporate BondPICBWorld Bond(4.67)2.036.48
iShares JPMorgan Emerging Markets BondEMBEmerging Markets Bond(1.16)8.166.986.77
PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign DebtPCYEmerging Markets Bond(1.29)8.947.837.12
PowerShares Senior LoansBKLNBank Loan(1.37)2.416.57
SPDR S&P 500SPYLarge Cap1.1419.5522.8215.60
PowerShares Buyback AchieversPKWLarge Cap0.0215.6125.0519.29
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal WeightRSPLarge Cap(0.86)17.9424.2216.96
PowerShares Nasdaq 100QQQLarge Growth5.4527.0925.0619.78
iShares S&P 500 Growth IndexIVWLarge Growth1.9021.2822.3816.46
SPDR S&P DividendSDYLarge Value(1.58)13.1719.5115.01
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial AverageDIALarge Value1.8315.0418.7914.65
SPDR S&P MidCap 400MDYMid-Cap(4.11)11.3522.0116.05
WisdomTree MidCap EarningsEZMMid-Cap(5.02)12.3224.7718.20
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Growth IndexIJKMid-Cap Growth(3.37)9.8220.1416.44
PowerShares DWA Technical LeadersPDPMid-Cap Growth0.9316.3922.0017.69
iShares S&P MidCap 400 Value IndexIJJMid-Cap Value(4.83)13.1424.3015.84
WisdomTree MidCap DividendDONMid-Cap Value(3.52)15.4222.7017.49
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETFIJRSmall Cap(6.68)5.7622.8716.22
WisdomTree SmallCap EarningsEESSmall Cap(7.69)3.8822.2015.05
iShares Russell 2000 IndexIWMSmall Cap(7.36)3.9121.2914.34
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 GrowthIJTSmall Growth(6.65)4.6521.6016.83
iShares Russell 2000 Growth IndexIWOSmall Growth(6.00)3.7922.0815.68
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value IndexIJSSmall Value(6.73)6.4723.8715.51
iShares Russell 2000 Value IndexIWNSmall Value(8.59)4.0420.4912.92
iShares Russell Microcap IndexIWCMicro Cap(8.15)2.6822.6513.40
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US IndexACWXForeign Large Cap(5.29)4.6912.415.51
PowerShares Intl Dividend AchieversPIDForeign Large Cap(3.50)10.9113.849.84
SPDR S&P World ex-USGWLForeign Large Cap(6.25)4.1513.376.40
iShares MSCI Australia IndexEWAForeign Large Cap(8.38)(1.36)11.525.92
iShares MSCI Japan IndexEWJForeign Large Cap(2.24)0.159.375.15
iShares MSCI Canada IndexEWCForeign Large Cap(4.72)10.718.825.91
iShares MSCI Germany IndexEWGForeign Large Cap(11.45)1.6117.486.81
iShares MSCI Switzerland IndexEWLForeign Large Cap(5.27)6.3217.2910.81
iShares MSCI United Kingdom IndexEWUForeign Large Cap(7.18)4.8614.218.45
PowerShares DWA Dev Mkts Technical LdrsPIZForeign Large Growth(7.11)0.6216.838.52
iShares S&P Europe 350 IndexIEVEurope Stock(7.19)5.4616.016.45
WisdomTree Asia-Pacific ex-JapanAXJLPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk(0.90)4.2311.256.66
SPDR S&P International Small CapGWXForeign Small/Mid Blend(7.32)2.9512.587.76
iShares FTSE China 25 Index FundFXIEmerging Equities3.355.2410.190.89
iShares MSCI Brazil IndexEWZEmerging Equities(9.06)(6.28)(2.98)(5.24)
iShares MSCI Chile IndexECHEmerging Equities(6.02)(13.74)(5.74)(0.93)
iShares MSCI Hong Kong IndexEWHEmerging Equities(2.63)5.0816.138.82
iShares MSCI Malaysia IndexEWMEmerging Equities(3.02)5.7911.6611.95
iShares MSCI Mexico IndexEWWEmerging Equities1.369.3313.5511.02
iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSEmerging Equities(1.33)3.3810.978.43
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets IndexEEMEmerging Equities(3.86)3.697.843.18
iShares MSCI Emerging Mkt Min Vol IndexEEMVEmerging Equities(0.45)4.54
iShares S&P Latin America 40 IndexILFEmerging Equities(3.58)(1.04)1.14(0.31)
WisdomTree Emerging Mkts Small Cap DivDGSEmerging Small/Mid(2.48)2.029.586.13
PowerShares DB AgricultureDBAAgriculture(6.96)1.03(4.86)0.07
PowerShares DB Commodity Index TrackingDBCCommodities(12.64)(9.86)(3.39)1.03
GreenHaven Continuous Commodity IndexGCCCommodities(11.39)(6.21)(6.56)0.64
Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDRXLYConsumer Discretionary0.2611.5126.0221.21
SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBConsumer Discretionary(9.48)(2.82)31.5315.66
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDRXLPConsumer Staples1.7416.3018.2215.29
SPDR S&P RetailXRTConsumer Staples(1.23)5.1624.1921.61
Energy Select Sector SPDRXLEEnergy(9.00)11.4317.8612.93
PowerShares DB EnergyDBEEnergy(12.46)(4.40)1.542.65
UBS E-TRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETNMLPIEnergy Limited Partnership3.6523.3122.43
Financial Select Sector SPDRXLFFinancial2.3118.3327.4010.86
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate(5.75)3.0014.669.26
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real EstateRWOGlobal Real Estate(4.22)8.3115.0911.76
Health Care Select Sector SPDRXLVHealth5.4428.2228.5919.60
SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth1.6521.9738.5124.13
Industrial Select Sector SPDRXLIIndustrials(1.22)16.6924.6417.45
Materials Select Sector SPDRXLBNatural Resources0.3620.3721.7712.58
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommodities Precious Metals(19.26)(21.77)(17.30)(0.04)
iShares Gold TrustIAUCommodities Precious Metals(9.16)(9.23)(9.59)3.41
PowerShares DB Precious MetalsDBPCommodities Precious Metals(11.88)(13.01)(12.38)1.49
iShares Dow Jones US Real EstateIYRReal Estate(2.73)12.7015.2914.42
iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50FTYReal Estate(2.38)12.6414.1114.80
Technology Select Sector SPDRXLKTechnology4.4926.8121.2715.72
iShares Dow Jones US TechnologyIYWTechnology4.2929.3420.6815.11
iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry IdxWOODTimber(6.70)1.6214.928.58
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUUtilities(4.05)16.7912.0311.86
ProShares Short S&P500SHTrading-Inverse Equity(1.50)(17.85)(20.68)(16.38)
ProShares Short 20+ Year TreasuryTBFTrading-Inverse Debt(3.68)(13.39)(4.80)(10.11)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BearishUDNCurrency(7.61)(7.20)(2.57)(2.10)
PowerShares DB US Dollar Index BullishUUPCurrency7.575.730.840.07
VelocityShares Volatility Hdgd Lg Cp ETFSPXHHedge Fund(0.33)14.57
Barclays S&P 500 Dynamic Veqtor ETNVQTHedge Fund1.82(1.71)6.85
Cambria Global Tactical ETFGTAAHedge Fund(3.45)4.422.81
Accuvest Global Long Short ETFAGLSLong/Short Equity(2.12)(6.75)0.26
ProShares RAFI Long/ShortRALSLong/Short Equity(0.52)2.684.44