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Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Best and Worst Performing ETF's, Courtesy of ETF DATABASE and SEEKING ALPHA

Michael Johnston lists '2010's Worst 10 ETFs', excluding " all leveraged and inverse funds, as well as any ETFs that began trading during the year " :
10. iPath EUR/USD Exchange Rate ETN (ERO) -9.0%
9. ELEMENTS S&P CTI ETN (LSC) -10.1%
8. iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cocoa ETN (NIB) -12.9%
7. MSCI Italy Index ETF (EWI) -14.8%
6. MSCI Spain Index ETF (EWP) -20.5%
5. S&P Global Clean Energy ETF (ICLN) -28.0%
4. Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT) -28.2%
3. PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio ETF (PWND) -36.5%
2. United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) -44.4%
1. iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) -72.9%

Jared Cummans lists the 'Top 10 Equity ETFs of 2010 ':
10. First Trust Internet ETF (FDN) +38%
9. PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio (PEJ) +42%
8. iShares MSCI Chile Index Fund (ECH) +44%
7. PowerShares Dynamic Networking (PXQ) +46%
6. Global X/InterBolsa FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (GXG) +50%
5. HOLDRS Internet Infrastructure (IIH) +53%
4. iShares MSCI Thailand Index Fund (THD) +53%
3. iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (EPU) +57%
2. Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) +60%
1. HOLDRS B2B Internet (BHH) +72%


Can't get enough info or opinion on ETF's ? Check out 2 additional articles by Michael Johnston, '10 Big ETF Stories From 2010' and '10 New Year's Resolutions for ETF Investors'.