ETF Scorecard – Feb. 28

by on February 28, 2014 | ETFs Mentioned:

This past week was another that saw markets struggling to pick a definitive direction, moving mostly sideways with some intraday volatility. To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and glances at the ETF industry. That includes the best and worst performers over the past week, the best and worst performers from the past year, and a look at how the nine major sectors are faring in 2014. Note that all leveraged/inverse products have been excluded [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

The Best and Worst of the Week

Below, we outline the three best and three worst performing ETFs of the last five trading sessions:

The Best and Worst of the Year

Here are the three best and three worst performing ETFs from the trailing year:

Breaking Down the Sectors

To give you a better sense of how each sector is performing, this chart displays the nince sector SPDRs’ performance YTD:

The Market vs. The Pack

The following chart provides a good insight into how the investing world stacks up to the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY, A) this year. There are two slices to this pie: the number of ETFs that are outperforming SPY YTD and the number of ETFs underperfoming SPY YTD:

Regional Debate

Finally, this line chart juxtaposes the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY, A), the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA, A), and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM, A-):

*All data as of market close 2/26/2014.

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Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.