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One-year anniversary fixed-income ETFs
Name/ticker3-month average daily volume3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*SPDR Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF (SJNK)1,494,6961.45%5.81%$3,913.80.40%Pimco Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund (BOND)309,8952.14%-0.23%$3,419.40.55%Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 Corporate Bond
How newly-launched fixed-income ETFs rank
Name/tickerClassification3-month average daily volumeExpense ratio*AdvisorShares YieldPro ETF (YPRO)Alternative credit focus114,6101.42%Market Vectors Short High-Yield Muni Index ET (SHYD)High-yield municipal debt16,2390.35%iShares 2019 AMT-Free Muni Term ETF (MUAH)Intermediate municipal ...
Fixed-income ETFs ranked by quarterly returns
Name/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volumePimco 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index ETF (ZROZ)14.05%-6.28%$76.50.15%3,244Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury Index Fund ETF (EDV)12.95%-6.47%$201.50.12%64,654Market Vectors Preferred Secs ex ...
One-year anniversary equity ETFs
Name/ticker3-month average daily volume3-month average daily volume1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*Alps US Equity High Volatillity Put Write Index (HVPW)51,4320.25%6.69%$75.30.95%Global X SuperDividend US ETF (DIV)23,8365.55%11.63%$77.30.45%Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF ...
How newly-launched equity ETFs rank
Name/tickerClassification3-month average daily volumeExpense ratio*First Trust RBA American Indus Renaissance ETF (AIRR)Financial services104,5280.7%Vident U.S. Core Equity Fund (VUSE)Multicap core41,9130.6%PowerShares International BuyBack Achievers Portfolio (IPKW)International large-cap ...
Equity ETFs ranked by quarterly returns
Name/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio3-month average daily volumeMarket Vectors Indonesia Small-Cap ETF (IDXJ)25.73%-21.30%$6.60.61%18,705Guggenheim Invest Solar ETF (TAN)25.13%178.40%$451.40.70%677,267iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF ...
Ranking ETFs by tracking difference per category
N/A 0.07% Assets as of Feb. 28; performance-related figures as of March 28. Excludes leveraged and inverse funds, and exchange-traded notes. Ranking based on unrounded figures. Three- and five-year returns are annualized. N/A = not available (fund has been in operation for less than the stated
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February 27, 2014