December 26, 2012 at 07:00 AM EST
Best And Worst Sector ETFs Of 2012
Though nothing compared to recent years, this past year has still been marked by uncertainty, prompting investors to return in droves from safe haven accounts to the U.S. stock market. Investors have their eyes fixed on major indexes and other indicators to judge the overall health of our economy, but another judge of market sentiment is watching which ETFs have taken off since last year. Needless to say, some industries have evolved with the changing economic climate, while others have fallen far behind [For updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. Below, we highlight a handful of ETFs that have surged over the past year (note that inverse and leveraged ETFs are excluded from this list; see the full list of Sector ETFs including leveraged and inverse for the complete picture): Ticker ETF YTD Return ITB Dow Jones US Home Construction Index Fund 77.3% TAO Guggenheim China Real Estate [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: 5 Best (And 5 Worst) ETF Performers Over The Last Year 5 Of The Best ETF Performers Of The First Half (Plus The 5 Worst) A Week Later, ETF Winners And Losers From The Election ETFs Ripe For Contrarian Investors 5 Equity ETFs In Steady Uptrends
Though nothing compared to recent years, this past year has still been marked by uncertainty, prompting investors to return in droves from safe haven accounts to the U.S. stock market. Investors have their eyes fixed on major indexes and other indicators to judge the overall health of our economy, but another judge of market sentiment is watching which ETFs have taken off since last year. Needless to say, some industries have evolved with the changing economic climate, while others have fallen far behind [For updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. Below, we highlight a handful of ETFs that have surged over the past year (note that inverse and leveraged ETFs are excluded from this list; see the full list of Sector ETFs including leveraged and inverse for the complete picture): Ticker ETF YTD Return  ITB Dow Jones US Home Construction Index Fund  77.3%  TAO Guggenheim China Real Estate [...]

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