Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading month. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions.
Likewise, traders can also use this list to spot potential trend reversal opportunities that may offer a generous risk/reward. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.
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The U.S. market showed a downward trend in the last month with all three major indices – the DOW, S&P 500 and NASDAQ moving lower. Several velocity ETFs such as iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term (VXX B+), ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXY A) and VelocityShares VIX Short-Term ETN (VIIX B-) featured on the list of best performing ETFs as volatility rose amidst rising trade war tension. VIX, the CBOE velocity index increased to 16.7 this month from 12.7, earlier. Discover our Volatility hedged equity ETFs here Many long-term treasury ETFs like iShares 20 plus Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT B-) and SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF (SPTL n/a) also made it to the list of best performing ETFs as the yield on U.S. 10 year treasury note dropped to 1.634% from 2.079%, a month ago. Real estate ETFs such as Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE ) and iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB A-) ranked amongst the best performing ETFs, as the real estate sector gained more than 6% this month. It was the best performing sector this month. The housing market is benefitting from falling interest rates.
To compare this month’s list with the one published on August 1, click here.
VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN
PIMCO 25 Plus Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index ETF
Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN
ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF
VelocityShares VIX Short-Term ETN
iPath Bloomberg Lead Subindex Total Return ETN
iPath Series B Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN
AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF
iShares 20 plus Year Treasury Bond ETF
AGFiQ US Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund
SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF
Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond ETF
Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF
VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF
Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF
iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF
iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF
Invesco Solar ETF
Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF
SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust
Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund
AGFiQ US Market Neutral Momentum Fund
ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF
iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN
Several Argentina stocks like Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (ARGT C+) and iShares MSCI Argentina and Global Exposure ETF (AGT n/a) topped this month’s list of worst performing ETFs as the Argentina stock market suffered from a shocking Presidential election result. Investors fear that Argentina might default on its debt and could hit a financial crisis. Several oil & gas equipment & services ETFs like SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (XES B+) and VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH B+) featured on the list, as energy was the worst performing sector this week. The energy equipment & services sector declined by more than 14% this month. Compare and contrast the two energy services ETFs using our “ETF Comparison tool.”: https://etfdb.com/tool/etf-comparison/OIH-XES/ Global X Copper Miners ETF (COPX B) made it to the list of worst performing ETFs this month as Copper prices declined by more than 6% during the month. The metals & mining segment also registered a fall of over 10% during the month. VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX C) and iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF (PICK A-) were also present on the list. Check out all metals ETFs here A few Indian ETFs like First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF (NFTY n/a) and VanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF (SCIF B) also ranked amongst the worst performing ETFs as the Indian stock market was hit by a domestic slowdown and global trade war issues.
Global X MSCI Argentina ETF
iShares MSCI Argentina and Global Exposure ETF
SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF
VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF
Global X Copper Miners ETF
Invesco Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF
iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF
VanEck Vectors Steel ETF
VanEck Vectors Coal ETF
iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF
USCF SummerHaven SHPEN Index Fund
Arrow DOGS of the World ETF
InfraCap MLP ETF
iShares MSCI South Africa ETF
Franklin FTSE South Africa ETF
VanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF
First Trust Natural Gas ETF
iPath Bloomberg Cocoa SubIndex Total Return ETN
VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF
ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF
Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF
iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN
First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund
First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF
iShares MSCI Poland ETF
iShares MSCI All Peru ETF
Amplify CrowdBureau Peer-to-Peer Lending and Equity Crowdfunding ETF
Please note that this list is updated on a monthly basis.
Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.