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Equity ETF rankings for first quarter 2017

See which funds had the highest returns, and which topped the inflows and outflows lists

Apr 29, 2017 @ 12:01 am

By IN Research and Ellie Zhu

Ranked by quarterly returns
Name/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volume
1Rex VolMAXX Short Vix Weekly Futures Strat ETF (VMIN)58.46%N/A$10.81.45%10,317
2Columbia India Small Cap ETF (SCIN)28.77%35.62%$25.60.86%2,738
3VanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF (SCIF)27.44%39.72%$231.40.78%13,849
4iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF (SMIN)26.73%39.23%$106.30.80%25,667
5ETFis BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials Fund (BBC)25.72%21.85%$24.30.85%13,889
6VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF (BRF)23.71%67.64%$100.60.60%52,094
7Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (ARGT)21.93%47.13%$134.60.74%9,097
8KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB)21.41%19.55%$291.50.72%114,427
9ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF (ARKG)21.34%17.72%$10.40.75%3,873
10Columbia India Infrastructure ETF (INXX)21.31%30.61%$41.50.88%4,326
11EMQQ The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ)20.71%24.48%$37.40.86%12,326
12iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF (EWZS)20.55%65.23%$57.30.63%75,969
13Global X Uranium ETF (URA)20.31%11.91%$319.60.70%797,202
14REX Gold Hedged FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (GHE)19.88%N/A$1.50.65%379
15Global X China Materials ETF (CHIM)19.84%35.43%$3.30.65%1,416
16ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK)19.23%25.44%$17.90.75%5,238
17WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (EPI)18.89%25.59%$1,564.60.84%2,814,599
18PowerShares Golden Dragon China Port (PGJ)18.86%15.28%$146.00.70%9,973
19First Trust EM Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund (FEMS)18.78%27.35%$148.20.80%46,483
20Tierra XP Latin America Real Estate ETF (LARE)18.50%21.13%$2.90.79%1,707
21iShares MSCI Poland Capped ETF (EPOL)18.38%8.17%$251.70.64%78,120
22Guggenheim Invest China Real Estate ETF (TAO)18.28%24.51%$36.40.70%27,747
23ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL)17.87%39.41%$202.50.60%5,545
24VanEck Vectors Poland ETF (PLND)17.53%6.20%$15.90.60%1,572
25KraneShares Zacks New China ETF (KFYP)17.47%24.65%$3.40.73%245
26Guggenheim Invest China Technology ETF (CQQQ)17.34%23.88%$66.80.70%3,593
27BullMark LatAm Select Leaders ETF (BMLA)17.33%N/A$3.10.70%1,140
28SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)17.29%34.42%$3,057.40.35%5,114,609
29iShares India 50 ETF (INDY)17.22%20.94%$847.00.94%153,761
30Columbia India Consumer ETF (INCO)17.19%23.06%$88.10.89%4,718
31WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund (CXSE)17.10%23.95%$8.60.53%615
32PowerShares India Portfolio (PIN)16.93%20.29%$260.30.82%412,799
33iShares MSCI India ETF (INDA)16.90%17.51%$4,740.90.71%3,017,896
34Global X China Consumer ETF (CHIQ)16.77%20.02%$76.00.65%5,462
35Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF (BTEC)16.66%N/A$6.70.42%539
36iShares US Home Construction ETF (ITB)16.42%18.50%$1,430.90.44%2,399,717
37iShares North American Tech-Software ETF (IGV)16.26%25.82%$815.60.48%118,266
38Global X China Industrials ETF (CHII)16.20%18.52%$3.50.65%709
39iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (EWY)16.04%18.50%$3,295.50.64%2,175,884
40iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF (ECH)15.97%20.52%$475.60.64%325,623

Largest inflows
Name/ticker3-month estimated net flows ($M)3-Month Return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)$6,560.011.74%16.93%$26,749.60.14%
2iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV)$6,116.76.06%17.11%$101,821.90.04%
3Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)$4,298.37.81%12.75%$47,553.70.09%
4iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA)$4,030.97.42%11.85%$21,115.10.08%
5Vanguard 500 Index Fund;ETF (VOO)$3,994.36.05%17.14%$63,736.40.05%
6SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)$3,793.56.03%17.04%$241,041.80.10%
7iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR)$3,500.11.08%24.56%$30,106.50.07%
8iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)$3,219.77.23%11.60%$67,301.10.33%
9iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (IJH)$3,014.73.92%20.80%$38,986.10.07%
10Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund;ETF (VTI)$2,895.15.78%18.07%$76,196.10.05%
11Vanguard Value Index Fund;ETF (VTV)$2,329.53.26%18.75%$30,166.20.08%
12Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Fund ETF (VWO)$2,237.710.87%17.60%$50,991.00.15%
13Vanguard REIT Index Fund;ETF (VNQ)$1,447.90.96%3.10%$34,120.20.12%
14iShares Core S&P Total US Stock Market ETF (ITOT)$1,394.95.80%18.02%$8,035.10.03%
15VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)$1,354.513.64%36.08%$5,272.00.56%
16Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK)$1,281.910.79%22.27%$16,942.60.14%
17Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)$1,249.18.28%11.40%$15,836.40.14%
18Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund;ETF (VB)$1,241.63.74%21.51%$17,999.90.08%
19iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF (EZU)$1,138.48.53%12.31%$9,067.50.48%
20Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund;ETF (VO)$1,103.06.18%16.74%$18,613.80.08%

Largest outflows
Name/ticker3-month estimated net flows ($M)3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund (FXN)-$930.0-8.54%8.10%$519.40.62%
2iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF)-$778.58.85%15.56%$34,281.70.20%
3WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ)-$740.39.28%24.20%$9,300.30.58%
4iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV)-$721.25.99%10.88%$12,300.20.15%
5iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)-$639.32.48%26.25%$38,532.70.20%
6iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (EWW)-$485.415.13%-4.41%$1,539.20.48%
7iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC)-$419.52.48%14.53%$3,206.30.48%
8Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DBJP)-$369.10.08%12.54%$1,715.40.45%
9iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB)-$358.35.99%17.27%$17,502.70.15%
10Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)-$339.96.38%6.92%$7,010.50.14%
11iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF (ACWX)-$339.27.82%12.79%$2,073.30.33%
12Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund;ETF (VYM)-$334.53.33%16.00%$17,714.60.08%
13Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB)-$325.65.80%19.29%$3,582.40.14%
14iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF (ACWV)-$292.05.87%7.57%$3,019.50.20%
15PowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio (PDP)-$289.47.93%11.95%$1,409.40.64%
16iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY)-$286.73.83%15.17%$17,107.60.39%
17iShares MSCI China ETF (MCHI)-$229.812.75%18.94%$2,180.90.64%
18PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC)-$222.2-3.85%14.44%$2,240.70.85%
19iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH)-$219.913.29%16.09%$1,640.20.48%
20First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (FV)-$214.93.89%12.31%$2,527.90.89%

New launches: Ranked by average daily volume during the first quarter of 2017
Name/tickerClassification3-month average daily volumeExpense ratio*
1Inspire Global Hope ETF (BLES)Global Large-Cap Core53,2540.61%
2Davis Select Financial ETF (DFNL)Financial Services Funds35,9320.65%
3Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF (ISMD)Small-Cap Core Funds34,7220.61%
4Davis Select US Equity ETF (DUSA)Large-Cap Core Funds28,5650.60%
5Davis Select Worldwide ETF (DWLD)Global Multi-Cap Core25,9670.65%
6Global X US Infrastructure Development ETF (PAVE)Industrials Funds18,2600.47%
7SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust ETF (GLDW)Commodities General Funds12,8720.50%
8ETFis InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF (PFFR)Real Estate Funds7,2300.45%
9ALPS/Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF (SWIN)Specialty/Miscellaneous Funds6,9000.40%
10Gabelli Food of All Nations NextShares (FOANC)Consumer Goods Funds5,4352.60%

One-year anniversary: Ranked by average daily volume during the first quarter of 2017
Name/ticker3-month average daily volume3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Intl Equity (DDWM)91,5415.31%17.39%$378.50.35%
2First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF (FVC)85,3153.89%11.11%$285.60.89%
3Vanguard Intl Dividend Appreciation Index Fund;ETF (VIGI)62,7649.16%8.39%$255.90.25%
4Vanguard Internatl High Div Yield Index Fund;ETF (VYMI)44,6117.59%14.55%$271.00.30%
5WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund (PUTW)26,6413.55%12.49%$59.30.38%
6PowerShares DWA Tactical Multi-Asset Income Port (DWIN)24,4223.16%14.86%$116.80.59%
7Pacer Global Cash Cows Dividend ETF (GCOW)18,8166.56%9.22%$58.20.60%
8WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Europe Equity (DDEZ)6,1587.51%18.72%$1.40.43%
9Eaton Vance Stock NextShares (EVSTC)4,9114.86%11.53%$21.60.65%
10WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Japan Equity (DDJP)4,5781.05%14.78%$2.60.43%

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

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