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Top-Performing ETFs for Q1 2014

By  +Follow April 1, 2014 7:33AM
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With the final day of Q1 2014 in the books, a lot of people are taking a long, hard look at their portfolios to gauge how things look three months into the year. We’re still waiting on the final numbers regarding enrollment in health plans via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and we’ve already looked at which stocks on the S&P 500 fared the best, but, for those passive-management investors out there, here are the five top-performing ETFs to date for 2014.

We’ll stick to ETFs that are made up of stocks (thus not considering those coffee ETFs that have skyrocketed along with coffee prices as Brazil goes through a drought), passively-managed, and that don’t have alternative structures (like being leveraged or inverse).

Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN)

YTD Gain: 25.67 percent

Well this is bringing on a sense of déjà vu. But the fact of the matter is that solar’s monster year in 2013 has carried over in 2014 in a big way, even as its fellow 2013 top-performers in biotech have started to falter. Solar stocks remain a fixation for many investors, and the tremendous promise contained in green energy has overcome a few stumbles in the last two weeks to take the top spot for the first quarter.

Market Vectors Indonesia Small-Cap ETF (IDXJ)

YTD Gain: 25.55 percent

It’s hard to imagine a phrase that more-quickly conjures up images of wild volatility than “emerging market small-cap stocks.” And that perception of volatility isn’t far off, as a big start to 2014 is following a 2013 that was up and down.

Global X Gold Explorers ETF (GLDX)

YTD Gain: 24.36 percent

Tracking the Solactive Global Gold Explorers Index, the ETF is made up of global gold mining companies. Gold went on a run to start the year after bouncing off a support level at $1,200 an ounce at the end of 2013, climbing over 14.5 percent from the start of the year to a peak on March 14. Gold prices have retreated some from that point, falling off about $100 an ounce, and GLDX followed them down after peaking on March 17. Still, the nearly 25 percent gain was good enough to put it among the top-performers year-to-date.

Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (EGPT)

YTD Gain: 24.09 percent

This might raise some eyebrows, but it’s really part of a lengthy trend that can be traced back to mid-2013. Egypt stocks have been on the rise for some time now. However, that may be coming to an end. Russell Indexes announced plans in early March to change Egypt to frontier status as of June 27, something that could seriously hinder investment in the struggling nation.

Pure Gold Miners ETF (GGGG)

YTD Gain: 19.35 percent

The action on gold prices this year proved a rising tide that raised all ships, making for a big year for gold-mining stocks in the early going.

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Results for TAN
PolgarStocks
28 Apr 15 02:26:09
$BIDU stock 52Wk High Click Here: http://t.co/BMo4Aul3gj Also See: $COST $PZOO $TAN $CJ.TO #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
Investors Hangout
28 Apr 15 02:25:16
$STX stock News Click Here: http://t.co/R5DigqSifa Also See: $TAN $AMZN $GE $HSBC #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
PolgarStocks
28 Apr 15 02:01:41
$SMH stock EOD Data Click Here: http://t.co/WBTsPUYlhV Also See: $UDN $SGY.TO $TAN $JPM #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
clayton
28 Apr 15 01:37:20
$TRV stock Shares Click Here: http://t.co/HW0IWYOm50 Also See: $WMIH $VRX $HBI $TAN #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
leahanne
28 Apr 15 00:35:15
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/WxbqykAO9m $CAT $XBI $IEV $GDXJ $TAN $BAP $SH $XBI $STX $BAC $ACT $QLD ~
Stock_Tracker
28 Apr 15 00:23:29
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/3L8CEFZgfA $CJ.TO $REGN $IEV $PWE $TAN $TD.TO $NFLX $BIB $LB $JBLU $AAPL $XOM ~
Albuquerque Realtors
28 Apr 15 00:13:00
http://t.co/YMxh7aub2X $IYR stock Filings Click Here: http://t.co/iOVNo6aDcw Also See: $TAN $ADMD $SLW $AAPL #stockmarket #tradeide…
leahanne
28 Apr 15 00:12:16
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/WxbqykAO9m $XOM $AGEN $UWTI $TAN $JNJ $CNC $UEC $GDX $JPM $UDN $VGPR $CJ.TO ~
Rosner Stocks
28 Apr 15 00:11:50
$IYR stock Filings Click Here: http://t.co/ZdeVsjU0WC Also See: $TAN $ADMD $SLW $AAPL #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
lookn4wins
28 Apr 15 00:11:21
$BIIB stock Current Price Click Here: http://t.co/5qf5EnKehG Also See: $ABC $VZ $TAN $COST #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
Investors Hangout
28 Apr 15 00:01:20
$TAN stock Change Click Here: http://t.co/bsW2ClDQ25 Also See: $TD.TO $NSAV $CYBR $FXI #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
Rosner Stocks
27 Apr 15 23:52:22
$TAN stock Day High Click Here: http://t.co/CLNaFIivYW Also See: $SLTD $MRK $CLDX $WFC #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
jim50
27 Apr 15 23:41:45
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/QFaviwdUhz $BLTA $WMT $TAN $UDN $AAL $EFA $SPXL $GPRO $YUM $AVGO $GERN $SWKS ~
IH NASDAQ OMX
27 Apr 15 23:27:20
$TAN stock Yield Click Here: http://t.co/CqvSHjrZvM Also See: $PPL.TO $HBI $IJR $UNG #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
Stock_Tracker
27 Apr 15 23:18:14
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/3L8CEFZgfA $NUGT $SWKS $IJR $MMM $GERN $HBI $YUM $EGRX $NKE $VXX $TAN $FXI ~
Stock_Tracker
27 Apr 15 22:58:15
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/3L8CEFZgfA $COST $FXC $CELG $IMTV $PZOO $TAN $BABA $UNG $MAT $DUST $SSO.TO $VIPS ~
IH NASDAQ OMX
27 Apr 15 22:21:02
$BAP stock Prev Close Click Here: http://t.co/josqUU2Mqa Also See: $USO $NUGT $BLTA $TAN #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
jim50
27 Apr 15 22:20:53
#1 site for investors! $DUST Click Here: http://t.co/Wlk5FcZP9Q Also See: $AMAT $SGY.TO $TAN $GDX ~
nasdaqfan
27 Apr 15 22:17:37
$RY stock Short Sales Click Here: http://t.co/QmN0zUdeVq Also See: $ACT $HD $TAN $GDX #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
jim50
27 Apr 15 21:20:36
#1 site for investors! $AGEN Click Here: http://t.co/PlJh0ArCOX Also See: $UNG $CYBR $WMT $TAN ~
IH News Desk
27 Apr 15 20:59:05
$FXI stock Quotes Click Here: http://t.co/gBIZJWYjtS Also See: $ER.TO $ACT $TAN $TZA #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
IH News Desk
27 Apr 15 20:47:07
$TAN Stock Price Updated Monday, April 27, 2015 11:11:31 PM $VTI $OIL $SPWR $UNH http://t.co/dHzvcimyYv
Stock_Tracker
27 Apr 15 20:44:46
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/3L8CEFZgfA $TAN $FEYE $ADMD $DUST $CNC $AXP $CORN $FB $VIPS $EFA $HSBC $FWDG ~
Chasing Stars
27 Apr 15 20:06:04
$HBI stock Change Click Here: http://t.co/0rMnAjOj0U Also See: $HYG $GOOGL $HYG $TAN #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
nasdaqfan
27 Apr 15 20:04:02
$SH stock % Change Click Here: http://t.co/JVqz39baFi Also See: $DIS $GPRO $AMAT $TAN #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
Rosner Stocks
27 Apr 15 19:46:36
$TRV stock Ex-Div Date Click Here: http://t.co/j3BNPW8scq Also See: $CJ.TO $SMN $UNG $TAN #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
Jake13
27 Apr 15 19:16:28
$EA stock Open Click Here: http://t.co/SGRdBOK8Na Also See: $GS $TLT $TAN $AET #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
IH News Desk
27 Apr 15 19:16:16
$TAN stock Stock Message Board Click Here: http://t.co/7lWZbcMT4i Also See: $CMG $IJR $STX $SSO.TO #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
chartguy89
27 Apr 15 19:02:23
TAN n/a Stock Charts $TAN Tanager Energy Inc. (CVE) Last Updated: 04/27/2015 21:02:27 TAN Stock Chart - 1 Mont http://t.co/SNOhGcbVdW
jim50
27 Apr 15 18:30:28
interested in $TAN Click Here: http://t.co/9wubxqAwXm Also See: $GRPS $MCD $TIP $BIDU ~
leahanne
27 Apr 15 18:29:47
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/WxbqykAO9m $LUV $CMG $HD $VGPR $IJR $TAN $CLDN $GS $XLB $SMH $XLP $XOM ~
Stock_Tracker
27 Apr 15 18:28:41
Stocks Trending Now: http://t.co/3L8CEFZgfA $GE $UNH $HAL $BABA $MNKD $VTI $IBIO $JPM $WFC $ATACX $XOM $TAN ~
Chasing Stars
27 Apr 15 18:28:09
$QRVO stock Stock Message Board Click Here: http://t.co/4zz7jmrdjG Also See: $PPL.TO $TAN $GRPS $MDY #stockmarket #tradeideas ~
Rosner Stocks
27 Apr 15 17:54:15
$FXE Stock Message Board Updated Monday, April 27, 2015 7:59:23 PM $PG $AGEN $XLU $TAN http://t.co/Q3WftHgibi
IH News Desk
27 Apr 15 16:43:42
$DDD Filings Updated Monday, April 27, 2015 7:11:29 PM $EWJ $RPV $TAN $WMIH http://t.co/3BcytHlcsL
Logical Invest
27 Apr 15 16:08:18
Our Sector Rotation Strategy - 8% Return last 3 months $KXI $LIT $PIO $RWX $TAN $ZIV ... http://t.co/NJwfPyCDjA http://t.co/3QDUwrZkRY
ETF Trends
27 Apr 15 14:45:09
A Reason for Caution With Solar ETFs http://t.co/4rqkx0F72f #alternativeenergy #cleanenergy $TAN $KWT $XOM $AAPL $CVX $SUNE
Jonathan Pearl
27 Apr 15 14:02:40
Smart money is rotating out of $TAN into $FAN :)
Foghorn returns
27 Apr 15 13:00:13
$TAN #Obama's pumping should serve as a warning sign especially so close to his departure as President.
Foghorn returns
27 Apr 15 12:59:15
$TAN The truth is that people want out but they are all hoping to get their money back. Which is exactly what that $50 resistance is.
Foghorn returns
27 Apr 15 12:57:08
$TAN All this talk of a 42% rally was nothing more than a myth. Solar just made a 2nd attempt to break that $50 resistance level.
Venky Srinivasan
27 Apr 15 12:26:41
2 Sectors I was looking to short were $IBB and $TAN. $IBB didn't wait for me but got a bit of $TAN. Both were getting extended.
Foghorn returns
27 Apr 15 12:16:11
$TAN Reversal pattern at play here. http://t.co/iL0RHgeNYH That's a nice drop down to $38 #democrats going to make a lot on their short.
Verdmont Capital
27 Apr 15 11:58:54
Verdmont Capital Live: Know Your Index (TAN:$49.02), Hong Kong Listed Sto... http://t.co/rNkyMLXfoP $TAN #566.HK #china #equities
Eugenio Simón
27 Apr 15 10:20:46
Sell in May or Here to Stay? via @StockTwits $AAPL $TWTR $TAN $SPY https://t.co/UPwNMjvjCk
Ray Buckner, IAR
27 Apr 15 09:37:05
RT @StockTwits: StockTwits Weekly: Apple & Janet Steal The Mic This Week - http://t.co/7MbR4UHttG $AAPL $TWTR $TAN $SPY
$$$ Money $$$
27 Apr 15 08:35:09
$TAN solars sector fake bounce today, imo
Andreaxx
27 Apr 15 08:25:07
RT @StockTwits: StockTwits Weekly: Apple & Janet Steal The Mic This Week - http://t.co/7MbR4UHttG $AAPL $TWTR $TAN $SPY
Robert Musella
27 Apr 15 07:57:32
RT @StockTwits: StockTwits Weekly: Apple & Janet Steal The Mic This Week - http://t.co/7MbR4UHttG $AAPL $TWTR $TAN $SPY
ETF Godfather
27 Apr 15 07:56:47
$TAN and $KWT have a Hanergy problem http://t.co/i6whtzdegb
				
				
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