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Best Performing ETFs: Post-Financial Crisis  

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To get an idea as to what segments of the market outperform during a bull market, the following table list the best performing exchange-traded funds during the post-financial crisis rally -- March 9, 2009 to the most recent notable peak of May 21, 2015. While the benchmark S&P 500 was up significantly, many ETFs gained much more. Firstly, leveraged ETFs scored dramatic gains. That's to be expected. Looking deeper, however, biotech and healthcare (as a result of the aging baby boom population) in addition to technology tended to stand out.

The following table lists the 30 best performing exchange-traded funds during the bull market from March 9, 2009 to May 21, 2015.
The table includes and can be sorted on: ETF ticker symbol, ETF name, fund orientation, and post-financial crisis gain rank as well as the ETF's post-financial crisis bull market, one-month, and 12-month percent change. For summary statistics of these 30 best performing ETFs today as well as how they compare to the S&P 500, simply scroll down to view the summary table. This table is updated every day after the close.

FYI -- Orientation refers to the degree of the exchange-traded fund's leverage in addition to whether or not the ETF is an inverse fund. For example, a 2x ETF that tracks the S&P 500 will show a gain of 2% if the S&P 500 is up 1%. A -2x ETF that tracks the S&P 500 will show a loss of 2% if the S&P 500 is up 1%. The following table includes both leveraged and inverse ETFs.


To sort the following table, simply click on a column heading.
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Symbol ETF Orientation Gain Rank Post-Crisis Gain 1m Chg 12m Chg
- - on 4/7/17 on 4/7/17 on 4/7/17 on 4/7/17 on 4/7/17
DZK Direxion Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 23 567.7% 6.4% 36.8%
FAS Direxion Financial Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 5 1675.9% -9.3% 88.6%
SPXL Direxion Large-Cap Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 3 2245.9% -1.5% 53.8%
MIDU Direxion Mid-Cap Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 1 2997.2% -2.2% 65.2%
TNA Direxion Small-Cap Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 4 1935.0% -2.6% 84.1%
TECL Direxion Technology Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 2 2377.4% 2.3% 73.5%
UYM ProShares Ultra Basic Materials ETF 2x 21 586.5% 3.0% 52.0%
DDM ProShares Ultra Dow 30 2x 17 751.3% -2.4% 40.3%
UYG ProShares Ultra Financials 2x 14 947.2% -6.0% 56.2%
RXL ProShares Ultra Health Care 2x 8 1168.2% -0.9% 16.3%
UXI ProShares Ultra Industrials 2x 7 1199.0% -1.2% -52.5%
MVV ProShares Ultra Mid-Cap 400 2x 10 1113.4% -1.5% 43.8%
QLD ProShares Ultra QQQ 2x 6 1498.8% 2.5% 45.1%
URE ProShares Ultra Real Estate 2x 11 990.5% 2.2% 10.2%
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 2x 13 960.2% -1.6% 53.9%
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P 500 2x 15 888.6% -1.0% 34.5%
USD ProShares Ultra Semiconductors 2x 16 812.0% 2.4% -4.0%
SAA ProShares Ultra Small-Cap 600 2x 9 1144.8% -2.4% 49.6%
ROM ProShares Ultra Technology 2x 12 974.5% 2.8% 56.6%
LTL ProShares Ultra Telecommunications ETF 2x 30 461.8% 10.1% -42.4%
UPW ProShares Ultra Utilities 2x 29 462.7% 2.1% -62.1%
FBT First Trust Amex Biotech Index ETF 1x 18 644.7% -0.9% 8.5%
RPV Guggenheim (Rydex) S&P 500 Pure Value ETF 1x 19 600.1% -1.8% 19.7%
RCD Guggenheim (Rydex) S&P Eq. Weight Cons. Discr. ETF 1x 25 520.5% 1.0% 5.8%
RFV Guggenheim (Rydex) S&P Mid-Cap 400 Pure Value ETF 1x 26 498.4% -0.9% 24.6%
RZV Guggenheim (Rydex) S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 1x 20 595.4% -3.2% 21.2%
IBB iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology 1x 24 523.8% -1.4% 3.5%
PJP PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ETF 1x 22 569.8% 1.1% -5.1%
XPH SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF 1x 28 483.1% 3.8% -3.6%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail ETF 1x 27 484.7% -0.8% -5.9%
Summary Table Orientation Gain Rank Post-Crisis Gain 1m Chg 12m Chg
Average of all best performing ETFs: post-financial crisis rally - - 1022.6% -0.1% 25.6%
S&P 500 1x - 256.6% -0.3% 15.3%



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