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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 1/20/17 on 1/20/17 on 1/20/17 on 1/20/17 on 1/20/17
MIDU Direxion Mid-Cap Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 1 2997.2% -2.7% 122.9%
TECL Direxion Technology Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 2 2377.4% 3.8% 99.7%
SPXL Direxion Large-Cap Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 3 2245.9% 0.0% 80.5%
TNA Direxion Small-Cap Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 4 1935.0% -7.0% 131.8%
FAS Direxion Financial Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 5 1675.9% -3.2% 106.6%
UCC ProShares Ultra Consumer Services ETF 2x 6 1659.3% -50.5% -31.9%
QLD ProShares Ultra QQQ 2x 7 1498.8% 4.3% 47.1%
UXI ProShares Ultra Industrials 2x 8 1199.0% 0.3% -41.5%
RXL ProShares Ultra Health Care 2x 9 1168.2% 1.6% 9.6%
SAA ProShares Ultra Small-Cap 600 2x 10 1144.8% -6.0% 88.6%
MVV ProShares Ultra Mid-Cap 400 2x 11 1113.4% -1.5% 76.2%
URE ProShares Ultra Real Estate 2x 12 990.5% 1.8% 32.0%
ROM ProShares Ultra Technology 2x 13 974.5% 2.5% 64.1%
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 2x 14 960.2% -4.5% 80.7%
UYG ProShares Ultra Financials 2x 15 947.2% -2.3% 67.3%
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P 500 2x 16 888.6% 0.1% 50.1%
USD ProShares Ultra Semiconductors 2x 17 812.0% -50.0% 8.9%
DDM ProShares Ultra Dow 30 2x 18 751.3% -1.4% 59.4%
FBT First Trust Amex Biotech Index ETF 1x 19 644.7% -0.6% -1.0%
RPV Guggenheim (Rydex) S&P 500 Pure Value ETF 1x 20 600.1% -1.3% 35.2%
RZV Guggenheim (Rydex) S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 1x 21 595.4% -5.2% 56.0%
UYM ProShares Ultra Basic Materials ETF 2x 22 586.5% 2.0% 96.6%
PJP PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ETF 1x 23 569.8% -2.3% -12.5%
DZK Direxion Developed Markets Bull 3x Shares ETF 3x 24 567.7% 8.2% 38.0%
IBB iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology 1x 25 523.8% 1.0% -4.2%
RCD Guggenheim (Rydex) S&P Eq. Weight Cons. Discr. ETF 1x 26 520.5% -1.8% 16.8%
RFV Guggenheim (Rydex) S&P Mid-Cap 400 Pure Value ETF 1x 27 498.4% -1.9% 52.8%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail ETF 1x 28 484.7% -7.1% 10.5%
XPH SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF 1x 29 483.1% -3.4% -14.6%
UPW ProShares Ultra Utilities 2x 30 462.7% 0.2% -55.7%
Summary Table Orientation Gain Rank Post-Crisis Gain 1m Chg 12m Chg
Average of all best performing ETFs: post-financial crisis rally - - 1062.6% -4.2% 42.3%
S&P 500 1x - 256.6% 0.2% 22.1%



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