Best- and worst-performing ETFs

By category, ranked by three-month return

Jan 21, 2014 @ 3:00 pm (Updated 3:43 pm) EST

International market funds

Top 103-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month avg daily volume
Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK)14.31%26.93%$129.70.65%127,534
WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFE)13.88%47.17%$642.40.58%212,301
iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG)13.12%31.18%$6,249.90.53%2,361,800
First Trust Germany AlphaDEX Fund (FGM)12.50%26.63%$47.70.80%13,341
iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF (EWP)12.45%34.26%$882.60.53%597,390
db X-trackers MSCI Germany Hedged Equity Fund (DBCN)11.16%17.76%$20.60.50%12,514
iShares MSCI Denmark Capped ETF (EDEN)11.04%43.36%$17.90.53%5,693
iShares MSCI United Kingdom Small-Cap ETF (EWUS)10.87%38.32%$27.10.59%8,180
iShares MSCI Italy Capped ETF (EWI)10.59%20.94%$856.20.53%1,155,310
Market Vectors Israel ETF (ISRA)10.31%N/A$30.00.59%6,169
Bottom 5
Global X Junior Miners ETF (JUNR)-11.31%-44.72%$5.80.69%2,170
iShares MSCI Thailand Capped ETF (THD)-10.13%-14.99%$506.00.61%214,111
iShares MSCI Singapore Small-Cap ETF (EWSS)-8.22%-5.04%$19.00.59%10,079
iShares MSCI Australia Small-Cap ETF (EWAS)-3.93%-9.91%$2.00.59%1,532
IQ Australia Small Cap ETF (KROO)-3.80%-10.71%$9.10.69%760

Large-cap

Top 103-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month avg daily volume
Global X Guru Index ETF (GURU)12.76%46.99%$406.90.75%258,532
RevenueShares Large Cap Fund (RWL)11.99%37.63%$207.80.49%33,089
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)11.95%36.61%$45,337.80.20%31,311,795
iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Growth ETF (JKE)11.74%32.07%$529.80.25%34,656
iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM)11.67%N/A$194.90.15%8,185
iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL)11.63%N/A$276.80.15%50,002
iShares Russell Top 200 Growth Index Fund (IWY)11.41%32.35%$442.40.20%20,964
Guggenheim Invest Russell Top 50 Mega Cap ETF (XLG)11.39%28.78%$545.50.20%22,374
WisdomTree LargeCap Value Fund (EZY)11.25%30.74%$28.90.38%1,105
Vanguard Mega Cap Growth Index Fund;ETF (MGK)11.18%32.48%$1,231.10.12%73,820
Bottom 5
Market Vectors BDC Income ETF (BIZD)5.26%N/A$25.18.33%8,898
ALPS/GS Risk-Adjusted Return US Lg Cap Indx ETF (GSRA)6.21%28.48%$3.10.55%4,178
Alps VelocityShares Tail Risk Hedged Large Cap ETF (TRSK)7.20%N/A$1.40.71%10,665
VelocityShares Equal Risk Weighted Large Cap ETF (ERW)7.51%N/A$29.30.65%300
iShares NYSE Composite ETF (NYC)8.61%25.88%$71.00.25%2,362

Multicap

Top 103-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month avg daily volume
Guggenheim Invest S&P 500 Pure Value ETF (RPV)13.83%47.48%$559.50.35%132,716
Powershares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio (SPHB)13.57%40.85%$519.90.25%21,058
PowerShares Dynamic Market (PWC)12.98%40.75%$170.70.60%6,471
Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Index Tracking Stock (ONEQ)11.03%39.68%$312.00.22%14,992
Guggenheim Invest S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF (RPG)10.83%43.29%$934.60.35%106,147
SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum TILT ETF (MMTM)10.77%33.23%$11.80.35%2,250
RevenueShares Navellier Overall A-100 Fund (RWV)10.62%30.90%$7.70.60%1,147
Madrona Domestic ETF (FWDD)10.54%39.14%$22.01.25%3,573
Schwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF (FNDB)10.53%N/A$38.20.32%34,084
PowerShares Dynamic Buyback Achievers Portfolio (PKW)10.50%45.57%$2,502.50.71%646,857
Bottom 5
Guggenheim Invest Multi-Asset Income ETF (CVY)5.69%19.60%$1,165.20.77%212,441
Powershares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV)6.94%23.26%$3,916.60.25%198,886
iShares Aggressive Allocation ETF (AOA)7.04%22.40%$220.70.30%26,999
First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund (FVD)7.12%26.59%$796.30.70%102,775
Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF (MOAT)7.21%30.89%$541.70.49%161,780

Midcap

Top 103-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month avg daily volume
Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares (KNOW)11.21%35.68%$23.70.65%761
Guggenheim Invest S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF (RFG)10.91%35.72%$805.40.35%26,796
First Trust Value Line 100 Exchange-Traded Fund (FVL)10.87%39.50%$56.10.70%5,140
PowerShares Dynamic OTC (PWO)10.87%43.42%$24.30.61%798
TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (TTFS)10.67%42.42%$98.10.99%6,635
Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Index Fund;ETF (VOE)10.55%37.65%$2,256.30.10%123,244
Guggenheim Invest Insider Sentiment ETF (NFO)10.39%35.41%$203.70.65%24,791
First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund (FNY)10.19%36.62%$40.60.70%2,065
iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value ETF (JKI)10.05%41.72%$165.80.30%7,675
PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Value Portfolio (PXMV)10.03%40.59%$39.70.39%1,425
Bottom 5
PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio (XMLV)6.45%N/A$21.30.25%6,269
Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth Index Fund;ETF (VOT)6.55%32.23%$1,895.80.10%100,468
iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth ETF (JKH)7.18%33.84%$192.50.30%4,818
WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (DON)8.11%32.98%$913.30.38%50,773
SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF (MDYV)8.14%33.87%$75.10.28%939

Small-cap

Top 103-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month avg daily volume
First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund (FDM)12.44%43.15%$91.10.60%49,545
Guggenheim Invest S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value ETF (RZV)12.14%45.10%$155.60.38%21,123
RevenueShares Small Cap Fund (RWJ)11.47%45.54%$253.20.54%26,630
First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (FYT)11.46%43.42%$78.10.70%3,631
PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Value Portfolio (PXSV)11.45%44.14%$60.90.39%1,081
Guggenheim Invest S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth ETF (RZG)11.18%43.44%$119.70.35%13,112
First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (FYX)11.11%43.08%$488.60.70%71,043
WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund (EES)10.85%45.43%$404.20.38%39,621
First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund (FYC)10.80%42.91%$25.90.70%2,469
iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF (JKL)10.54%35.36%$348.80.30%7,769
Bottom 5
PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Growth Port (PXSG)7.07%32.34%$29.50.41%527
iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF (JKK)7.42%41.91%$139.10.30%6,553
Vanguard Small-Cap Growth Index Fund;ETF (VBK)7.53%38.18%$3,637.30.10%161,187
PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio (DWAS)7.61%49.19%$637.10.61%175,621
iShares Enhanced US Small-Cap ETF (IESM)7.74%N/A$6.00.36%4,067

Sector equity

Top 103-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month avg daily volume
iShares US Broker-Dealers ETF (IAI)18.83%65.61%$224.00.46%69,368
PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio (KBWC)18.80%53.29%$12.50.35%1,844
SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR)17.77%58.65%$34.70.35%1,033
SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF (KCE)17.73%50.05%$122.81.86%29,249
EGShares India Infrastructure ETF (INXX)16.64%-17.57%$16.50.85%4,876
PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Portfolio (PJP)16.23%55.59%$943.40.63%171,981
SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH)15.99%60.70%$708.10.35%125,207
iShares US Aerospace & Defense ETF (ITA)15.34%57.07%$296.20.46%48,544
SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME)15.16%-5.41%N/A0.35%2,520,672
SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (XTN)14.83%52.01%$73.30.35%2,023
Bottom 5
ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXY)-27.84%-66.00%$279.00.83%204,140
Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)-24.96%-60.95%$1,136.80.55%347,013
PureFunds ISE Jr Silver (Sm Cap Miners/Expl) ETF (SILJ)-19.91%-53.06%$1.40.69%4,342
Global X Pure Gold Miners ETF (GGGG)-17.77%-52.79%$2.90.59%1,878
ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF (VIXM)-16.73%-44.38%$55.00.83%34,923

Emerging markets

Top 103-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month avg daily volume
Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF (SCIF)25.72%-28.75%$110.40.91%16,171
iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF (SMIN)23.55%-15.50%$5.40.74%2,536
EGShares India Small Cap ETF (SCIN)22.83%-19.94%$20.40.85%4,251
Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (EGPT)16.45%10.97%$48.60.96%3,331
WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (EPI)13.51%-8.72%$1,022.00.83%4,154,021
iShares India 50 ETF (INDY)11.48%-4.69%$449.80.93%42,956
KraneShares CSI China Five Year Plan ETF (KFYP)10.97%N/A$3.30.68%906
Global X Nigeria Index ETF (NGE)10.82%N/A$7.10.68%8,462
iShares MSCI India ETF (INDA)10.25%-4.24%$511.00.67%296,128
Guggenheim Invest China Small Cap ETF (HAO)9.30%15.01%$265.10.75%124,158
Bottom 5
iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR)-14.28%-26.76%$452.20.61%345,935
Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF (BRF)-10.13%-28.53%$196.90.60%93,028
iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF (EWZS)-9.88%-26.53%$34.70.61%3,768
Global X/InterBolsa FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (GXG)-7.45%-14.42%$111.10.79%52,052
iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (ECH)-7.33%-23.86%$365.30.61%252,642

Fixed income

Top 103-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month avg daily volume
iShares Global ex USD High Yield Corp Bond ETF (HYXU)5.18%12.84%$68.90.40%13,868
WisdomTree Euro Debt Fund (EU)4.97%6.69%$4.60.35%1,696
First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF (HYLS)4.23%N/A$92.61.19%14,887
ProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged (HYHG)4.23%N/A$63.70.50%13,324
Guggenheim Invest BulletShares 2019 HY Corp Bd ETF (BSJJ)4.20%N/A$15.40.42%12,704
Market Vectors International High Yield Bond ETF (IHY)4.04%7.63%$135.60.40%182,712
Guggenheim Invest BulletShares 2020 HY Corp Bd ETF (BSJK)4.00%N/A$12.80.42%10,608
Market Vectors Treasury-Hedged High Yield Bond ETF (THHY)4.00%N/A$10.10.80%923
iShares B - Ca Rated Corporate Bond ETF (QLTC)3.89%7.29%$10.40.55%1,227
iShares Global High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (GHYG)3.89%7.78%$85.30.40%15,929
Bottom 5
Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fund ETF (EDV)-5.26%-20.93%$127.20.12%30,878
PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF (ZROZ)-5.19%-21.94%$55.20.15%3,108
PIMCO 15+ Year US TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (LTPZ)-4.90%-19.54%$72.50.20%3,499
PIMCO Australia Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund (AUD)-3.80%-12.18%$25.30.45%3,141
Global X Canada Preferred ETF (CNPF)-3.75%-10.67%$7.50.58%2,419

As of Dec. 31. Excludes leveraged and inverse funds, and exchange-traded notes. *Most recently reported net prospectus expense ratio. Rankings are based on unrounded figures. N/A = Not available Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company