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Best/Worst Daily ETF Returns: Energy Shines

Alex Ulam

Energy shined yesterday, with the Teucrium WTI Crude Oil Fund (CRUD - News) the top-performing ETF yesterday, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao indicated his government was ready to take action to maintain China’s growth.

CRUD was one of four energy-related ETFs on the list, with oil-related investments boosted also by the Group of Eight industrialized nations stressing the need for growth at its summit on Saturday in Chicago.

The bullish oil news likely boosted Russia-focused funds, which were also on the top-performers list.

For example, the Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX - News) gained 4.30 percent and the iShares MSCI Russia Capped Index Fund (ERUS - News) rose 4.23 percent.

The Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF (LVOL - News) was No. 2 on the top-performers list—a beneficiary of the volatile swings in the market that have been occurring over the past few weeks.

Worst Performers

The C-Tracks Exchange Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility (CVOL - News) was yesterday’s worst-performing exchange-traded product, losing almost 12 percent, as a major turnaround in the stock market reversed CVOL’s recent bullish fortunes.

In addition to volatility-related products, which dominated the worst-performers list, the Teucrium Natural Gas Fund (NAGS - News) dropped more than 3.5 percent—also a reversal after recent gains.

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

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
CRUD Teucrium WTI Crude Oil 6.67% 1,600 2.07
LVOL Russell 1000 Low Volatility 6.50% 20,938 69.78
GEX Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy 4.97% 25,251 48.16
PSCE PowerShares S'P SmallCap Energy 4.97% 12,700 54.52
XOP SPDR S'P Oil ' Gas Exploration ' Production 4.91% 5,429,482 797.76
VNM Market Vectors Vietnam 4.73% 337,704 316.01
AGF PowerShares DB Agriculture Long ETN 4.61% 2,190 10.97
PLND Market Vectors Poland 4.41% 3,763 28.64
RSX Market Vectors Russia 4.30% 7,243,375 1,667.70
ERUS iShares MSCI Russia Capped 4.23% 320,537 101.25

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

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility -11.85% 32,978 10.21
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -11.06% 520,340 30.11
VXX iPath S'P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -11.00% 74,723,442 1,924.56
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -10.90% 1,477,051 177.15
TDX db-X In-Target Date -5.57% 6,361 10.38
VXCC ETRACS 3-Month S'P 500 VIX Futures ETN -4.44% 1,500 7.41
VXZ iPath S'P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -3.84% 692,802 245.80
AGRG Russell Aggressive Growth -3.77% 1,481 4.93
NAGS Teucrium Natural Gas Fund -3.52% 8,111 2.35
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -3.44% 28,006 116.90


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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