December 27, 2012 at 09:00 AM EST
10 Worst-Performing ETFs In 2012
While most enjoyed 2012′s rather impressive track record, other not-so-lucky investors fell pray to those corners of the market most affected by the global economic slowdown. Some of the worst performers were the usual subjects, namely volatile commodities and alternative energy equities, but others might have been somewhat surprising. From the frustrating natural gas market to investments in a popular Latin American country, we outline the ten worst-performing ETFs in 2012 (Year-to-date returns as of 12/20/2012) [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]: 1. C-Tracks ETN Citi Volatility Index Total Return (CVOL), Down 90% This year’s biggest loser was CVOL, which was able to lose almost 100%. The index this fund is designed to measure directional exposure to the implied volatility of large cap U.S. stocks, but sadly for Citigroup, U.S. stocks didn’t take any major hits this year. 2. Dow Jones-UBS Coffee ETN (JO), Down 43% This [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: 5 Of The Best ETF Performers Of The First Half (Plus The 5 Worst) Ten Worst ETF Performers Of 2011 Best And Worst Sector ETFs Of 2012 Halloween Fright Fest: 3 Scary ETFs Soros Dumps Gold ETF Assets
While most enjoyed 2012′s rather impressive track record, other not-so-lucky investors fell pray to those corners of the market most affected by the global economic slowdown. Some of the worst performers were the usual subjects, namely volatile commodities and alternative energy equities, but others might have been somewhat surprising. From the frustrating natural gas market to investments in a popular Latin American country, we outline the ten worst-performing ETFs in 2012 (Year-to-date returns as of 12/20/2012) [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]: 1. C-Tracks ETN Citi Volatility Index Total Return (CVOL), Down 90% This year’s biggest loser was CVOL, which was able to lose almost 100%. The index this fund is designed to measure directional exposure to the implied volatility of large cap U.S. stocks, but sadly for Citigroup, U.S. stocks didn’t take any major hits this year. 2. Dow Jones-UBS Coffee ETN (JO), Down 43% This [...]

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