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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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Lance Fiasconaro
19 Oct 14 19:47:19
RT @leopardtrader: Lessons from recent Market decline http://t.co/svfsTAQFig $SPY $TLT $USDJPY $GS $AAPL $CMG $TAN
buffalo soldier
19 Oct 14 19:26:06
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19 Oct 14 19:13:37
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19 Oct 14 19:10:48
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abhishek m r
19 Oct 14 14:08:34
$TAN Daily Trend - Bullish,Best Buy 35.28 Targeting 36.54 - 37.08 - 37.75, However weekly/Monthly trend firm bearish tgt 34 / 32.78/ 30.35
leopardtrader
19 Oct 14 13:26:31
Lessons from recent Market decline http://t.co/svfsTAQFig $SPY $TLT $USDJPY $GS $AAPL $CMG $TAN
Ainsleigh Dominguez
19 Oct 14 11:11:56
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Flying Shadow
19 Oct 14 11:10:12
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#Bandz
19 Oct 14 10:02:33
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John Earl Burnett
19 Oct 14 09:59:34
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sgtredbluered
19 Oct 14 07:24:45
RT @BKBrianKelly: Buy $TAN sell $KOL MT @XHNews: Beijing marathon concludes in heavy smog,http://t.co/zrRjzHTVZe http://t.co/coQhCkMs39
Mike Davies
19 Oct 14 06:12:35
RT @BKBrianKelly: Buy $TAN sell $KOL MT @XHNews: Beijing marathon concludes in heavy smog,http://t.co/zrRjzHTVZe http://t.co/coQhCkMs39
Brian Kelly
19 Oct 14 06:09:54
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18 Oct 14 11:34:03
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18 Oct 14 10:28:49
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18 Oct 14 10:14:55
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18 Oct 14 08:55:55
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18 Oct 14 08:46:39
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18 Oct 14 08:06:23
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18 Oct 14 06:36:48
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Flying Shadow
18 Oct 14 06:35:38
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MICHAEL FILLOON
17 Oct 14 14:48:44
Weekly ETF Gainers / Losers http://t.co/eov370glDs $VXX, $EWA, $IWC, $TAN, $IWM, $BNO, $OIL, $USO, $XLV, $VNM http://t.co/fkY67ICUgl #Oil
#Bandz
17 Oct 14 13:28:19
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Craig Garbers
17 Oct 14 13:21:04
RT @MarketCurrents: Weekly ETF Gainers / Losers http://t.co/KNyWctexpU $VXX $EWA $IWC $TAN
MarketCurrents
17 Oct 14 13:20:13
Weekly ETF Gainers / Losers http://t.co/KNyWctexpU $VXX $EWA $IWC $TAN
Jack Loftis
17 Oct 14 13:07:37
Closed $XIV for 2-4% profit. Opened $TZA $SSG. Shorted $TAN public trade. Can still enter on Monday Open. #ETF
Jack Loftis
17 Oct 14 11:48:04
Final (public) Trade. Opened 2% short $TAN today. (Commit 10% each trade, so 1/5 position today.) #ETFSwingTrader http://t.co/G7VVy2Eopu
Lach 14
17 Oct 14 10:11:02
Selling $DIG. Still long: $TAN, $USD, $QLD, $SSO, $UYM.
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17 Oct 14 08:57:05
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Trade Alerts
17 Oct 14 07:36:30
sold my position in $TAN @ 36.68 for a +10.08% gain. http://t.co/l7pDIpoKFC
Kiliam L.
17 Oct 14 07:01:51
RT @GarethSoloway: Just like that, another #profit in the Research Center, 12% taken on $TAN. What an amazing time to be a #trader! More to…
Gareth Soloway
17 Oct 14 06:52:36
Just like that, another #profit in the Research Center, 12% taken on $TAN. What an amazing time to be a #trader! More to come
InTheMoneyStocks.com
17 Oct 14 06:50:19
Did you think they would let Friday go by without a little profit action?? Hell no!!! 12% profit just earned: http://t.co/f4MyU2xTAC $TAN
#Bandz
17 Oct 14 06:27:32
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Sharesight
16 Oct 14 21:01:07
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#Bandz
16 Oct 14 19:56:05
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#Bandz
16 Oct 14 19:33:27
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Duke Rexx
16 Oct 14 19:23:55
$TAN $SPWR $SCTY $CSIQ looking for continuation
Ben Silverberg
16 Oct 14 18:38:00
Leading market sectors higher Thursday included: $IWM $KBE $KRE $XLE $XME $XLI $XLB $IYT $SMH $IBB $TAN $KOL $USO
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16 Oct 14 17:58:18
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16 Oct 14 16:15:26
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Pierce Crosby
16 Oct 14 16:00:36
Commented on StockTwits: Looks like Guggenheim just updated their $TAN index - post $GTAT bankruptcy. cc @NV223 @... http://t.co/N2r7rJ4WAl
				
				
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