November 28, 2012 at 07:00 AM EST
5 Best (And 5 Worst) ETF Performers Over The Last Year
This past year has been marked by uncertainty (though nothing compared to recent years), prompting investors to return in droves from safe haven accounts to the U.S. stock market. Investors have their eyes fixed on major indexes and other indicators to judge the overall health of our economy, but another judge of booming markets is watching which ETFs have taken off since last year. Needless to say, some industries have evolved with the changing economic climate, while others have fallen far behind [For ETF industry news, sign up for the free ETFdb Newsletter]. Below, we highlight a handful of ETFs that have surged over the past year (note that inverse and leveraged ETFs are excluded from this list; see the best and worst ETFs over the past 52 weeks including leveraged and inverse): Ticker ETF 1-Year Return ITB Dow Jones US Home Construction Index Fund 99.8% XHB SPDR Homebuilders ETF 76.9% [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: 5 Of The Best ETF Performers Of The First Half (Plus The 5 Worst) Obama Victory Puts Healthcare ETFs In Focus Volatility ETPs: Where Are The Critics Now? Six ETFs Up 45% Or More During The Recent Crisis Reviewing All The VIX ETF Options
This past year has been marked by uncertainty (though nothing compared to recent years), prompting investors to return in droves from safe haven accounts to the U.S. stock market. Investors have their eyes fixed on major indexes and other indicators to judge the overall health of our economy, but another judge of booming markets is watching which ETFs have taken off since last year. Needless to say, some industries have evolved with the changing economic climate, while others have fallen far behind [For ETF industry news, sign up for the free ETFdb Newsletter]. Below, we highlight a handful of ETFs that have surged over the past year (note that inverse and leveraged ETFs are excluded from this list; see the best and worst ETFs over the past 52 weeks including leveraged and inverse): Ticker ETF 1-Year Return  ITB Dow Jones US Home Construction Index Fund  99.8%  XHB SPDR Homebuilders ETF  76.9% [...]

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