Top 10 Hottest ETFs – September 2011

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: Gold Bull 2x, Symbol NUGT, up 27.57%
  2. FactorShares: Gold Bull S&P Bear FSG, up 18.10%
  3. Direxion: Latin Bull 2x, Symbol LBJ, up 10.68%
  4. Global X Silver Miners, Symbol SIL, up 10.67%
  5. PowerShares DB MS Gold, DGL, up 10.22%
  6. PowerShares, Precious Metals, Symbol DBP, up 9.05%
  7. IShares: Gold Trust, Symbol IAU, up 8.42%
  8. Spdr Gold, GLD, up 8.40%
  9. ETFS Physical Gold Shares, SGOL, up 8.39%
  10. IShares FTSE Nareit Residential, REZ, up 7.85%

Direxion: Gold Bull 2x (NUGT) stock chart:

Pretty noticeable to see that the majority of ETFs are ultra and triple leveraged. As ETFs expand out with new offerings, a trend of seeing individual countries, more commodities, and a variety of precious metals ETFs on the above list is starting to emerge.

Research these Funds

To research these funds I recommend utilizing Morningstar Premium which provides fund rankings, research, holdings breakdowns, sector analysis, fund fees breakdowns, and more.

For further reading on ETFs, head over the Stock Education Articles page or view this list of inverse short etfs.

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