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Equity ETFs ranked by Q4 2016 performance

Jan 22, 2017 @ 12:01 am

By InvestmentNews Research

Ranked by quarterly returns
Name/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volume
1SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE)32.02%34.83%$3,556.80.35%7,010,512
2SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE)30.76%30.75%$3,305.10.35%3,784,233
3PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio (KBWB)30.11%28.02%$618.50.35%606,460
4First Trust NASDAQ Bank ETF (FTXO)29.49%N/A$9.10.60%12,396
5iShares US Regional Banks ETF (IAT)29.41%32.18%$607.40.44%223,645
6PowerShares KBW Regional Banking Portfolio (KBWR)29.15%38.50%$234.80.35%31,925
7First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund (QABA)28.27%37.59%$404.00.60%79,822
8WisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials Fund (DXJF)28.10%-7.22%$75.50.48%51,566
9iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF (KSA)25.37%9.24%$6.20.74%4,233
10VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (SLX)23.58%95.75%$185.30.55%104,320
11VanEck Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF (RSXJ)22.68%101.28%$88.80.77%9,635
12US Global Jets ETF (JETS)22.25%13.15%$65.70.60%39,228
13Global X Copper Miners ETF (COPX)21.66%72.65%$39.50.65%6,340
14First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund (FDM)21.46%35.45%$116.80.60%27,153
15iShares US Financial Services ETF (IYG)21.44%19.88%$1,104.80.44%183,226
16Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)21.01%22.88%$22,477.10.14%72,886,076
17Fidelity MSCI Financials Index ETF (FNCL)20.67%24.73%$587.10.08%225,841
18Vanguard Financials Index Fund;ETF (VFH)20.66%24.69%$4,856.00.10%898,845
19Oppenheimer Financials Sector Revenue ETF (RWW)20.13%22.22%$25.90.49%3,229
20iShares US Broker-Dealers & Securities Exch ETF (IAI)19.76%21.73%$192.90.44%52,008
21PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials Port (PSCM)18.92%54.23%$102.80.29%27,556
22Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Italy Hedged Equity ETF (DBIT)18.86%-5.01%$2.10.45%85
23PowerShares S&P SmallCap Financials Port (PSCF)18.70%33.16%$237.70.29%28,171
24iShares MSCI Russia Capped ETF (ERUS)18.54%53.95%$446.20.62%116,055
25iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Italy ETF (HEWI)18.51%-3.80%$9.10.48%21,395
26WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ)18.01%0.08%$8,017.80.48%5,132,361
27Guggenheim Invest S&P 500 Eql Wght Financials ETF (RYF)17.92%-13.85%$357.20.40%138,809
28WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund (DXJS)17.77%6.87%$101.60.58%41,944
29WisdomTree Japan Hedged Capital Goods Fund (DXJC)17.75%-0.45%$27.10.48%18,483
30SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (XES)17.48%28.22%$312.70.35%493,404
31John Hancock Multifactor Financials ETF (JHMF)17.42%20.03%$33.70.50%2,986
32PowerShares Russell 2000 Pure Value Portfolio (PXSV)17.04%35.52%$80.30.39%1,720
33Guggenheim Invest S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value ETF (RZV)16.30%33.63%$284.80.35%29,493
34SPDR S&P Russia ETF (RBL)16.16%49.67%$30.50.59%10,321
35iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Financials ETF (FNCF)16.15%N/A$3.00.35%872
36United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP (UNL)15.90%20.82%$16.40.90%11,735
37SPDR SSGA US Small Cap Low Volatility Index ETF (SMLV)15.86%30.65%$191.60.12%17,862
38VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH)15.74%27.91%$1,218.10.35%5,134,928
39First Trust RBA American Indus Renaissance ETF (AIRR)15.42%43.33%$138.30.70%83,763
40PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy Port (PSCE)15.30%37.30%$87.40.29%49,499

Largest inflows
Name/ticker3-month estimated net flows ($M)3-Month Return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)$20,997.43.79%11.80%$224,820.20.10%
2iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV)$8,229.93.81%11.90%$90,597.10.04%
3Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)$7,234.321.01%22.88%$22,477.10.14%
4iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)$6,949.28.84%21.36%$38,364.40.20%
5Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)$3,705.2-1.44%2.51%$40,169.40.09%
6Vanguard 500 Index Fund;ETF (VOO)$3,201.53.82%11.93%$56,484.30.05%
7iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA)$3,084.9-1.02%1.36%$15,773.90.08%
8iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR)$3,003.811.08%26.49%$26,387.40.07%
9Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Fund ETF (VWO)$2,772.2-3.84%11.75%$43,947.60.15%
10iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (IJH)$2,601.57.39%20.63%$34,682.30.07%
11PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)$2,562.50.02%7.01%$41,792.70.20%
12Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund;ETF (VTI)$2,483.04.12%12.68%$69,554.00.05%
13Vanguard Value Index Fund;ETF (VTV)$2,456.47.51%16.88%$27,100.80.08%
14Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI)$2,294.57.19%19.93%$10,172.00.14%
15iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)$1,929.8-4.48%9.98%$17,808.90.14%
16iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD)$1,808.36.61%17.09%$34,849.50.20%
17Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)$1,797.47.17%27.95%$17,584.90.14%
18iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF)$1,768.00.98%6.92%$32,388.10.20%
19iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE)$1,589.37.28%17.17%$12,767.70.18%
20Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)$1,575.4-3.99%-2.83%$13,499.80.14%

Largest outflows
Name/ticker3-month estimated net flows ($M)3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)-$3,669.2-4.30%10.51%$26,033.60.69%
2iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV)-$2,037.50.13%10.50%$12,363.10.15%
3iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF (EFAV)-$1,579.0-6.61%-1.86%$5,928.70.20%
4First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund (FXG)-$1,485.5-1.19%4.71%$780.00.62%
5iShares Gold Trust (IAU)-$1,173.6-12.40%8.88%$7,310.20.25%
6First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund (FXD)-$1,170.30.88%5.11%$585.40.63%
7iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)-$722.4-4.41%1.74%$2,901.70.74%
8Powershares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV)-$706.40.74%10.08%$6,382.60.25%
9Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE)-$683.3-4.43%3.18%$2,343.80.14%
10Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF (DBEF)-$663.47.04%5.75%$7,802.30.35%
11Vanguard REIT Index Fund;ETF (VNQ)-$594.8-2.98%8.53%$32,602.00.12%
12SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (RWX)-$549.8-7.15%0.30%$3,432.90.59%
13United States Oil Fund LP (USO)-$499.26.37%6.18%$3,113.70.76%
14Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)-$495.00.10%16.06%$6,994.20.14%
15iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR)-$493.0-3.28%7.00%$4,251.50.44%
16iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF (ICF)-$486.5-3.55%4.57%$3,444.30.35%
17WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ)-$485.07.39%9.30%$9,247.80.58%
18iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF (EEMV)-$475.1-6.58%3.72%$3,618.40.25%
19First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (FV)-$471.61.62%-0.35%$2,641.70.79%
20iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (EWY)-$396.5-6.42%7.12%$2,848.00.62%

New launches: Ranked by average daily volume during the fourth quarter of 2016
Name/tickerClassification3-month average daily volumeExpense ratio*
1John Hancock Multifactor Developed Internatl ETF (JHMD)International Large-Cap Core123,772.10.45%
2WBI Power Factor High Dividend ETF (WBIY)Multi-Cap Value Funds101,256.40.67%
3NuShares Short-Term REIT ETF (NURE)Real Estate Funds99,515.50.20%
4Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF (INFR)Global Infrastructure Funds95,801.00.53%
5Janus SG Global Quality Income ETF (SGQI)Global Equity Income Funds44,629.70.45%
6JPMorgan Diversified Return US Small Cp Equity ETF (JPSE)Small-Cap Core Funds34,973.10.39%
7Elkhorn Lunt Low Vol/High Beta Tactical ETF (LVHB)Equity Income Funds31,924.10.49%
8SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF (EFAX)International Multi-Cap Growth22,110.10.20%
9Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Vol ETF (MVIN)International Multi-Cap Core14,293.90.55%
10Pacer US Cash Cows 100 ETF (COWZ)Large-Cap Core Funds14,209.70.49%

One-year anniversary: Ranked by average daily volume during the fourth quarter of 2016
Name/ticker3-month average daily volume3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE)2,363,886-4.43%3.18%$2,343.80.14%
2Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF (GSIE)79,706-1.98%1.69%$326.70.25%
3PowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio (DWTR)49,321-2.69%-2.43%$159.50.75%
4SPDR S&P North American Natural Resources ETF (NANR)45,9732.55%40.39%$828.50.35%
5Deutsche X-trackers FTSE Dev ex US Compre Fctr ETF (DEEF)39,181-4.18%1.31%$4.80.35%
6SPDR S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (SPYD)36,4523.15%24.75%$90.60.12%
7Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF (LVHD)35,2673.32%18.32%$108.50.30%
8Deutsche X-trackers Russell 1000 Compre Factor ETF (DEUS)23,0923.58%12.80%$32.40.25%
9First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Sec ETF (FCVT)18,0470.86%6.78%$19.30.95%
10WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short US Equity Fund (DYLS)12,198-0.41%11.70%$30.10.48%

Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company; As of December 31. Excludes leveraged and inverse funds, and exchange traded notes. *Most recently reported net prospectus expense ratio.

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