ETF Scorecard – Mar. 14

by on March 14, 2014 | ETFs Mentioned:

A quiet economic front at home this week gave investors a chance to digest uncertainty from overseas, and not surprisingly, bearish sentiment permeated the Street as many remain unsure about re-entering the market amid the unresolved crisis in Ukraine. To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and glances at the ETF industry. It includes the best and worst performers over the past week, the best and worst performers from the past year, a look at how the nine major sectors are faring in 2014, as well as a region review. 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 nine 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 compares the cumulative returns of 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 3/12/2014.

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Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.