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Best & Worst Monthly Performers: December 18 Edition

Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past week. 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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Best Performing ETFs

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To compare this month’s list with the one published on November 21, click here.

Ticker Name Price 1-Month Return 1-Year Return Leverage
(BBC ) BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials ETF $36.42 32.48% 35.39% Long
(JO B-) iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN $44.56 26.70% 17.51% Long
(SBIO ) ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF $42.73 19.12% 32.09% Long
(GNOM) Global X Genomics & Biotechnology ETF $15.95 17.58% 3.75% Long
(PALL A) Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF $183.28 14.56% 50.48% Long
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(EWZS A-) iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF $19.83 13.81% 35.79% Long
(JJS C) iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN $43.22 13.41% 0.97% Long
(XBI B-) SPDR S&P Biotech ETF $94.82 12.92% 18.41% Long
(ARGT C+) Global X MSCI Argentina ETF $24.56 12.35% -3.84% Long
(CNCR ) Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF $23.15 11.96% 10.25% Long
(AGT) iShares MSCI Argentina and Global Exposure ETF $21.00 11.85% -2.99% Long
(CHIK) Global X MSCI China Information Technology ETF $19.93 11.64% 30.22% Long
(BTEC ) Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF $37.64 11.18% 23.70% Long
(IDNA) iShares Genomics Immunology and Healthcare ETF $29.55 11.06% 18.59% Long
(ARKG ) ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF $34.51 10.93% 20.71% Long
(FBT C) First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund $148.55 10.55% 10.05% Long
(BBP ) BioShares Biotechnology Products ETF $43.54 10.23% 13.47% Long
(PAK B-) Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF $7.87 10.22% -12.56% Long
(FBZ C) First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund $17.59 10.07% 31.06% Long
(XPH B) SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF $41.97 9.93% 1.04% Long
(BRF A-) VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF $25.94 9.92% 27.28% Long
(PSCH B+) Invesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF $129.26 9.76% 6.07% Long
(PTH B+) Invesco DWA Healthcare Momentum ETF $90.54 9.68% 14.11% Long
(XES B+) SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF $7.64 9.61% -27.79% Long

Worst Performing ETFs

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Ticker Name Price 1-Month Return 1-Year Return Leverage
(HEWY ) iShares Currency Hedged MSCI South Korea ETF $21.44 -18.15% -14.03% Long
(LEND) Amplify CrowdBureau Peer-to-Peer Lending and Equity Crowdfunding ETF $17.47 -16.01% -29.07% Long
(GAZ C+) iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN $26.74 -14.21% -51.01% Long
(UNG B-) United States Natural Gas Fund $17.92 -13.56% -46.09% Long
(VXX B+) iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN $16.20 -11.72% -59.11% Long
(VIXY A) ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF $13.38 -11.39% -59.01% Long
(VIIX B-) VelocityShares VIX Short-Term ETN $34.43 -11.38% -58.86% Long
(CNBS) Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF $13.61 -11.26% -44.01% Long
(JJN C+) iPath Series B Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN $56.56 -10.36% 30.98% Long
(POTX) Global X Cannabis ETF $15.53 -9.40% -35.06% Long
(THCX) The Cannabis ETF $13.23 -8.76% -46.13% Long
(TOKE) Cambria Cannabis ETF $15.39 -8.39% -38.19% Long
(EVIX) VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN $3.86 -7.72% -63.76% Long
(UFO) Procure Space ETF $24.64 -7.68% -2.06% Long
(UNL B) United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund $8.54 -7.27% -23.95% Long
(LD A-) iPath Bloomberg Lead Subindex Total Return ETN $41.99 -7.14% -2.60% Long
(EGPT C) VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF $29.45 -6.72% 7.23% Long
(YOLO) AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF $12.06 -6.41% -51.62% Long
(MJ) ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF $17.46 -5.93% -38.50% Long
(UJUL) Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF $25.09 -5.25% 2.24% Long
(LVHI ) Legg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend ETF $26.54 -4.79% -0.24% Long
(FLEH) Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF $23.82 -4.54% 2.40% Long
(DWSH) AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF $23.31 -4.45% -18.47% Long
(EPOL B+) iShares MSCI Poland ETF $20.99 -4.42% -9.84% Long
(RTL A-) Pacer Benchmark Retail Real Estate SCTR ETF $27.06 -3.98% 0.26% Long
(COW A) iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN $45.00 -3.80% -9.34% Long
(INR C) Market Vectors Indian Rupee USD ETN $62.12 -3.63% 56.79% Long

Please note that this list is updated on a monthly basis.

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Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

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