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Best/Worst Daily ETF Returns: ZROZ Jumps 3.97%

Olivier Ludwig

Five of yesterday’s top-performing ETFs were focused on fixed income, reflecting an exodus from equities into the relative safety of corporate and government bonds.

The Pimco 25+Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Bond Fund (ZROZ - News) was the top beneficiary of the rush into bonds, returning 3.97 percent.

Long-term Treasury bond funds did particularly well yesterday as the yield on 10-year Treasury notes dropped to a record low of 1.62 percent, and investors appear to have discounted the possibility that the U.S. will have inflation anytime soon.

Other top-performing funds yesterday were short- and midterm volatility products such as the iPath S'P 500 VIX Short Futures ETN (VXX - News), which was No. 1 on the list, with 6.92 percent in returns.

Worst Performers

The Elements Credit Suisse Global Warning ETN (GWO - News) was the worst-performing fund for the second straight day, with 11.63 percent in losses.

The ETN’s declines reinforce investor skepticism about the prospects for alternative energy in a period of slowing growth and falling oil prices.

GWO was one of a number of energy funds that took a hit yesterday, as the global slowdown has begun to eat into returns across a broad spectrum of energy related ETFs.

Other notable bottom performers were those affected by the eurozone’s debt woes.

They included the Wisdom Tree Euro Debt Fund (EU - News), which suffered losses of 5.23 percent.

Also, the Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK - News), a repeat bottom performer in the past several weeks, fell 4.9 percent yesterday.

Top 10 1-Day Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and '1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
VXX iPath S'P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN 6.92% 52,006,188 1,823.39
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term 6.75% 1,150,945 169.52
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN 6.38% 331,257 31.68
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury 3.97% 112,322 172.03
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury 3.96% 27,849 225.00
VXZ iPath S'P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 2.98% 391,302 268.23
HYXU iShares Global ex USD High Yield Corporate Bond 2.66% 2,822 23.08
TLT iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond 2.54% 17,171,367 3,907.24
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term 2.40% 14,893 108.27
TLO SPDR Barclays Capital Long Term Treasury 2.35% 5,141 50.89

Bottom 10 1-Day Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and '1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
GWO ELEMENTS Credit Suisse Global Warming ETN -11.63% 28,176 2.75
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility -8.05% 44,623 10.41
UBN ETRACS CMCI Energy Total Return ETN -6.00% 1,600 2.82
EU WisdomTree Euro Debt -5.23% 4,502 4.82
GREK Global X FTSE Greece 20 -4.90% 29,668 2.82
PSCE PowerShares S'P SmallCap Energy -4.61% 21,897 52.11
TSXV Global X S'P/TSX Venture 30 Canada -4.25% 1,600 2.34
OIH Market Vectors Oil Services -4.21% 4,226,968 1,116.05
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction -4.21% 2,130,034 662.07
NAGS Teucrium Natural Gas Fund -4.21% 3,550 3.27


Disclaimer:All data as of 6 a.m. Eastern time the date the article is published. Data is believed to be accurate; however, transient market data is often subject to subsequent revision and correction by the exchanges.

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