ETF Scorecard – March 28th Edition

by on March 28, 2014

U.S. equities struggled to build momentum again this week, as mixed economic reports weighed on the markets. Also adding to looming uncertainty, investors digested President Obama’s statement concerning the possibility of additional sanctions against Russia. 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 year-to-date 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 3/26/2014.

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Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.