Top 10 Hottest ETFs – November 2010

Looking to add some hot Exchange Traded Funds - ETFs - to your investment portfolio?

If so you need to read the list below which consists of the 10 best ETFs based on overall return from the last month. Note: ETFs must trade atleast 50,000 shares per day to be included.

Top Exchange Traded Funds

(Name; Ticker; Previous Month's Return)

  1. Direxion: Semiconductor Bull 3X, Symbol SOXL, up 20.31%
  2. Direxion: Tech Bull 3X, Symbol TYH, up 19.25%
  3. ProShares: Ultra Silver, Symbol AGQ, up 16.11%
  4. Direxion: Energy Bull 3X, Symbol ERX, up 16.02%
  5. Direxion: Real Estate Bull 3X, Symbol DRN, up 14.17%
  6. Direxion: 30 Year Treasury Bear 3X, Symbol TMV, up 13.50%
  7. ProShares: Ultra Semiconductors, Symbol USD, up 13.48%
  8. ProShares: Ultra Technology, Symbol ROM, up 13.04%
  9. ProShares: Ultra QQQ, Symbol QLD, up 12.80%
  10. PowerShares DB Silver, Symbol DBS, up 12.63%

Pretty noticeable to see that the majority of ETFs are ultra and triple leveraged. Due to recent regulation the margin required to buy these types of funds has been increased but they still remain extremely popular.

Research these Funds

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  1. Posted by Robert @ The College Investor on November 2, 2010 at 3:32 am

    It is important to remember that leverages ETFs don't full track the market. They are awesome when you are going in a constant positive direction, but the negative days really hurt your total return. In fact, a 2x leveraged fund usually lags its index in a choppy market.

  2. Posted by Blain Reinkensmeyer on November 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Completely agree. In reality leveraged ETFs should only be used for active or swing traders. Holding a leveraged 2x or 3x ETF long term is almost always going to work against you.

    Thanks for the comment Robert, checking out your site now. Good luck in this market!