ETF Milestones: August 2011

Published on by on August 2, 2011 | Updated August 23, 2011

This section of ETF Edge highlights all U.S.-listed ETFs that have passed certain milestones during the last month. For investors who face “age restrictions” limiting securities that can be placed in client accounts or those more comfortable with funds that maintain a certain track record, the following lists can assist in keeping track of exchange-traded products that may now be eligible for inclusion in a portfolio.

Turning Three: ETPs Launched In July 2008

The following ETFs passed their three-year milestone in July 2011:

Ticker ETF Inception 1-Yr. 3-Yr.
PWND PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio 7/1/2008 -17.44% -26.31%
PMNA PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries Portfolio 7/9/2008 -4.01% -20.67%
AFK Market Vectors-Africa Index ETF 7/10/2008 3.61% -6.85%
GULF WisdomTree Middle East Dividend ETF 7/16/2008 9.41% -11.29%
IPD SPDR S&P International Consumer Discretionary Sector ETF 7/16/2008 24.50% 7.64%
IPF SPDR S&P International Financial Sector ETF 7/16/2008 3.60% -6.03%
IPK SPDR S&P International Technology Sector ETF 7/16/2008 6.84% -2.12%
IPN SPDR S&P International Industrial Sector ETF 7/16/2008 18.71% 1.39%
IPS SPDR S&P International Consumer Staples Sector ETF 7/16/2008 19.94% 7.73%
IPU SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector ETF 7/16/2008 -0.20% -9.54%
IPW SPDR S&P International Energy Sector ETF 7/16/2008 22.13% -0.58%
IRV SPDR S&P International Materials Sector ETF 7/16/2008 27.54% -0.28%
IRY SPDR S&P International Health Care Sector ETF 7/16/2008 22.25% 3.33%
IST SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF 7/16/2008 17.94% 3.99%
MES Market Vectors Gulf States Index ETF 7/22/2008 8.02% -19.23%

Turning Five: ETPs Launched In July 2006

The following ETFs passed their five-year milestone in July 2011:

Ticker ETF Inception 1-Yr. 3-Yr. 5-Yr.
FDV First Trust DB Strategic Value ETF 7/6/2006 19.29% 5.47% 4.66%
GSG iShares GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust Fund 7/10/2006 20.28% -18.38% -6.98%
DXD ProShares UltraShort Dow30 7/11/2006 -33.26% -27.54% -18.13%
MZZ ProShares UltraShort MidCap400 7/11/2006 -41.45% -36.83% -26.64%
QID ProShares UltraShort QQQ 7/11/2006 -43.44% -36.68% -30.54%
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500 7/11/2006 -33.85% -27.16% -16.99%

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