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Best & Worst Monthly Performers: November 21 Edition

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 moved up during the last month. Market performance improved amid positive investor sentiment on a potential agreement to be reached between the U.S. and China.

Many healthcare ETFs such as iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF B+), SPDR S&P Health Care (XHS A) and iShares Genomics Immunology and Healthcare ETF (IDNA) featured on the list of best performing ETFs as the healthcare sector gained nearly 6% this month. The cost of healthcare services increased by 0.8% in October. Check out why Healthcare ETFs Are The Top Performers for October here Several biotechnology ETFs like BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials ETF (BBC ), BioShares Biotechnology Products ETF (BBP ) and VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF (BBH B-) also made it to the list. The biotechnology segment gained more than 10% during the month. Several semiconductor ETFs like First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (FTXL) and SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD B) were present on the list of best performing ETFs as the semiconductor sector gained more than 8% during the month. iPath Bloomberg Cocoa SubIndex Total Return ETN (NIB A+) and iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN (JO B-) ranked amongst the best performing ETFs as cocoa prices increased over tightening supply concerns. Cocoa also witnessed a strong demand in the spot market. iShares Self-Driving EV and Tech ETF (IDRV) which tracks the performance of equities related to self-driving vehicles was one of the best performing ETFs this month, as the demand for EVs and self-driving cars is increasing with improving technology and reducing costs. To compare this month’s list with the one published on October 23, click here.

Ticker Name Price 1-Month Return 1-Year Return Leverage
(BBC ) BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials ETF $27.40 15.78% 7.31% Long
(CNCR ) Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF $20.99 15.39% 2.99% Long
(IHF B+) iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF $184.39 14.27% -4.38% Long
(JO B-) iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN $35.79 13.22% -16.08% Long
(TUR B+) iShares MSCI Turkey ETF $25.93 12.98% 5.06% Long
(SLIM ) The Obesity ETF $36.75 12.35% 7.21% Long
(SBIO ) ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF $35.65 12.18% 11.41% Long
(XHS A) SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF $69.18 12.14% -4.72% Long
(PAK B-) Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF $7.35 11.20% -25.15% Long
(LEND) Amplify CrowdBureau Peer-to-Peer Lending and Equity Crowdfunding ETF $20.76 10.86% -15.70% Long
(BBP ) BioShares Biotechnology Products ETF $39.36 10.81% 11.64% Long
(NIB A+) iPath Bloomberg Cocoa SubIndex Total Return ETN $31.06 10.59% 22.80% Long
(IDNA) iShares Genomics Immunology and Healthcare ETF $26.60 10.49% 6.74% Long
(FTXL) First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF $38.93 10.47% 44.71% Long
(DVP C) Deep Value ETF $32.89 10.46% -3.63% Long
(ARKK ) ARK Innovation ETF $46.56 10.18% 9.32% Long
(GNOM) Global X Genomics & Biotechnology ETF $13.71 10.16% -10.77% Long
(BTEC ) Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF $33.70 10.07% 8.21% Long
(XSD B) SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF $99.40 9.97% 47.92% Long
(SILJ C) PureFunds ISE Junior Silver ETF $10.44 9.78% 36.29% Long
(EKAR) Innovation Shares NextGen Vehicles & Technology ETF $21.92 9.74% 4.62% Long
(BBH B-) VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF $131.59 9.70% 12.35% Long
(KBWB C+) Invesco KBW Bank ETF $55.69 9.58% 8.88% Long
(IDRV) iShares Self-Driving EV and Tech ETF $26.57 9.42% 2.52% Long
(RZV C+) Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value ETF $67.49 9.35% -1.34% Long

Worst-Performing ETFs

Several volatility ETFs like iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX B+), ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXY A) and VelocityShares VIX Short-Term ETN (VIIX B-) featured in the list of worst performing ETFs as volatility declined this month. VIX, the CBOE volatility index fell to 13.05 from 14, one month earlier. Many cannabis ETFs such as AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (YOLO), Global X Cannabis ETF (POTX) and Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF (CNBS) topped the list of worst performing ETFs this month. The broader cannabis sector was hit by reduced revenue outlook from Hexo Corp., production halt on several facilities by Aurora Corp., and disappointing performance by other marijuana stocks. Check out our list of marijuana ETFs here: https://etfdb.com/themes/marijuana-etfs/ Many MLP ETFs like InfraCap MLP ETF (AMZA ), Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP A) and ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN (MLPI A) were also present on the list of worst performing ETFs this month. Stocks of the pipeline companies, that carry oil, fell amid rising concerns at leading energy companies like Chesapeake Energy. Discover more about MLP ETFs by clicking here

Ticker Name Price 1-Month Return 1-Year Return Leverage
(INR C) Market Vectors Indian Rupee USD ETN $64.46 -25.05% 72.45% Long
(ECH B-) iShares MSCI Chile ETF $30.05 -22.24% -29.79% Long
(BDRY) Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF $16.58 -20.68% 13.13% Long
(VXX B+) iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN $18.18 -18.37% -51.22% Long
(VIXY A) ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF $14.97 -18.29% -51.17% Long
(VIIX B-) VelocityShares VIX Short-Term ETN $7.73 -18.03% -50.95% Long
(EVIX) VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN $4.13 -17.90% -56.34% Long
(JJN C+) iPath Series B Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN $61.06 -12.31% 33.87% Long
(POTX) Global X Cannabis ETF $15.61 -12.16% -34.72% Long
(CNBS) Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF $14.16 -11.12% -41.77% Long
(THCX) The Cannabis ETF $13.30 -9.83% -45.85% Long
(AMZA ) InfraCap MLP ETF $4.21 -9.27% -32.32% Long
(AMLP A) Alerian MLP ETF $7.93 -9.16% -16.96% Long
(YOLO) AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF $12.06 -7.94% -51.62% Long
(MLPG B) ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index ETN $17.28 -7.93% -22.16% Long
(MLPA A-) Global X MLP ETF $7.42 -7.71% -13.62% Long
(DWSH) AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF $24.74 -7.65% -9.77% Long
(MOM C) AGFiQ US Market Neutral Momentum Fund $23.56 -7.38% -3.60% Long
(MLPI A) ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN $18.09 -7.33% -16.25% Long
(PPLN) JP Morgan Cushing 30 MLP Index ETNs due June 15/ 2037 $14.27 -7.19% -17.84% Long
(TAN B) Invesco Solar ETF $27.71 -7.01% 40.80% Long
(MLPB ) ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B $18.14 -6.98% -23.34% Long
(MJ) ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF $17.19 -6.63% -41.73% Long
(AMJ A-) JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN $20.70 -6.38% -17.46% Long
(MLPY B+) Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income Index ETN $4.86 -6.23% -19.49% Long
(AMUB ) ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN Series B $13.09 -6.16% -25.06% Long
(AMU A-) ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN $13.07 -6.04% -17.12% Long

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

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

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