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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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29 Aug 15 19:46:27
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29 Aug 15 19:44:08
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29 Aug 15 19:38:16
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners Quotes http://t.co/I29Bsnu9uW $GDX $TAN $XLK $JDST #GDX #stocks #finance
29 Aug 15 19:07:35
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29 Aug 15 19:07:34
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29 Aug 15 18:58:03
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29 Aug 15 18:53:38
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29 Aug 15 18:53:36
TAN Guggenheim Solar ETF Bid Size http://t.co/l2QBoa7EWG $TAN $FV $UNG $BLTA #TAN #stocks #stockmarket
29 Aug 15 18:53:14
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Stock Message Board http://t.co/2EiF3WTAWv $XLY $VOIS $GE $TAN #XLY #tradeideas #share
29 Aug 15 18:49:38
TAN Guggenheim Solar ETF Open http://t.co/Upjdxk6bY5 $TAN $RAI $GOOGL $SCO #TAN #tradeideas #invest
Stock Forums
29 Aug 15 18:48:05
TAN Guggenheim Solar ETF Bid Size http://t.co/D1Qm5v1gFB $TAN $HYG $NWBO $ADT #TAN #finance #nasdaq
Investors Hangout
29 Aug 15 18:47:39
TAN High Performance Beverage Co. Message Board Posts http://t.co/i935tn5OMP $TAN $QLD $EUM $MYEC #TAN #investing #nasdaq
Stock Forums
29 Aug 15 18:47:34
TAN Guggenheim Solar ETF % Change http://t.co/fWBb3yiORb $TAN $ABT $BSX $EXPE #TAN #stocks #tradeideas
29 Aug 15 18:47:27
RDSH Roadships Holdings, Inc. Prev Close http://t.co/lpgUc8NNhr $RDSH $RDSH $TAN $CVS #RDSH #pennystocks #stocks
Investors Hangout
29 Aug 15 18:47:21
TAN Guggenheim Solar ETF Investor Opinions http://t.co/FDLPGwoyp3 $TAN $BNP.TO $AMD $AA #TAN #finance #tradeideas
29 Aug 15 18:46:10
REMX Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF Short Sales http://t.co/zhmwOr8aBC $REMX $DRI $TAN $ACN #REMX #stockmarket #finance
29 Aug 15 18:45:38
OIL iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN Last Trade http://t.co/B7gDbhTd7Y $OIL $ARIA $XLF $TAN #OIL #pennystocks #finance
29 Aug 15 18:45:35
HOU.TO Horizons BetaPro NYMEX Crude Oil Bull Plus ETF EOD Data http://t.co/QAg5h15L8W $HOU.TO $CAM $HOD.TO $TAN #HOU.TO #nasdaq…
29 Aug 15 18:43:18
GPRO GoPro, Inc. Prev Close http://t.co/KNKk9EDjaa $GPRO $AFN.TO $TAN $ADMD #GPRO #invest #nasdaq
29 Aug 15 18:40:05
FB Facebook, Inc. % Change http://t.co/UsKqbxuCRq $FB $TAN $IWM $SVXY #FB #nasdaq #stock
29 Aug 15 18:40:04
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Day Low http://t.co/eQcAuAackB $EEM $TAN $DWTI $BNS.TO #EEM #share #stock
Lucky Jimmy
29 Aug 15 18:38:39
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares Market Cap http://t.co/57t827Y6MF $DUST $EUM $XLK $TAN #DUST #stock #investing
Investors Hangout
29 Aug 15 18:36:03
CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. Ask Size http://t.co/ZExuJ4bNgu $CRUS $TAN $EWA $RCD #CRUS #stock #stock
29 Aug 15 18:34:04
BP BP Amoco PLC EOD Data http://t.co/6D2pMqaeli $BP $TAN $BIB $ABBV #BP #investing #finance
29 Aug 15 18:33:37
AYI Acuity Brands, Inc. News http://t.co/SflXeM9EZi $AYI $SLV $HZNP $TAN #AYI #investing #pennystocks
Lucky Jimmy
29 Aug 15 18:32:35
AIG American Intl Group, Inc. Chart http://t.co/pi3SeoG0Ad $AIG $EXPE $TAN $AAL #AIG #tradeideas #invest
29 Aug 15 18:23:42
@Orangeman1992 Sounds like an oil & $TAN pairs trade, lol. Or $CSTY/$TSLA
Jordan Larimore
29 Aug 15 15:10:06
@HinesLlc I just get the sense that he's not enjoying this situation at all. Unlike $tan. I think he's loving every minute.
29 Aug 15 13:33:54
$TAN solar ETF very safe long. two downward channels combined http://t.co/RwrtN33795
29 Aug 15 11:48:33
WMIH WMI Holdings Corp. Yield http://t.co/06NN6YULtL $WMIH $FNMA $TAN $SBUX #WMIH #stockmarket #pennystocks
29 Aug 15 11:46:34
SH ProShares Short S&P 500 Fund Last Trade http://t.co/pprY4GEXQd $SH $CSCO $BLOX $TAN #SH #share #share
29 Aug 15 11:41:45
MTRX Matrix Service Co. Current Price http://t.co/I3pfqIiTZY $MTRX $UA $LUV $TAN #MTRX #invest #invest
Market Dominate
29 Aug 15 09:50:29
RT @marketminute: From past Mon. "SCTY now green & moving big-I'm partial to $TAN yet rather wait 4 one more day-maybe $30 weekly calls?"Ho…
Jordan Larimore
29 Aug 15 09:46:41
I sincerely feel bad for @kdemoff. My read is he's forced to be $tan's right-hand man & still cares about the STL fans. I guess we'll see.
29 Aug 15 08:12:08
http://t.co/i8er1mPmFm Most popular stock trading learning tools $ABX $CY $IBKR $TAN $XLK $UNP $SE
29 Aug 15 07:51:00
RT @marketminute: From past Mon. "SCTY now green & moving big-I'm partial to $TAN yet rather wait 4 one more day-maybe $30 weekly calls?"Ho…
29 Aug 15 03:48:41
XLF Financials Select Sector SPDR Quotes http://t.co/fGQZSJKJts $XLF $JJC $TAN $ARDX #XLF #investing #tradeideas
29 Aug 15 03:48:36
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Rosner Stocks
29 Aug 15 03:46:02
TAN Guggenheim Solar ETF Ask Size http://t.co/O4fjgeT6tD $TAN $FB $EROS $F #TAN #stock #stocks
Lucky Jimmy
29 Aug 15 03:45:34
TAN Guggenheim Solar ETF Volume http://t.co/p42FMm7EPz $TAN $P $ALNY $ACI #TAN #stock #share
29 Aug 15 03:42:06
MDA.TO MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. Prev Close http://t.co/qbYtQGFKEI $MDA.TO $AXP $PZA $TAN #MDA.TO #stockmarket #stocks
IH News Desk
29 Aug 15 03:39:07
FXI iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund E.P.S. http://t.co/3Jhydsy9JH $FXI $TAN $SLV $CTLE #FXI #finance #invest
29 Aug 15 03:35:17
BRS Bristow Group Inc. Volume http://t.co/xvyvgqCqsT $BRS $IBB $UAL $TAN #BRS #invest #share
IH News Desk
29 Aug 15 03:34:14
BBRY BlackBerry Day Low http://t.co/kQE5EawqvY $BBRY $XLP $TAN $AAPL #BBRY #stockmarket #invest
29 Aug 15 03:33:36
AXP American Express Co. 52Wk Low http://t.co/AAcsHHtIvB $AXP $XLV $TAN $KMPH #AXP #share #nasdaq
Investors Hangout
29 Aug 15 03:32:12
AAL American Airlines Group Inc. Open http://t.co/Qv9LogwOu0 $AAL $TAN $SNH $WMIH #AAL #stockmarket #stocks
28 Aug 15 21:08:34
RT @marketminute: From past Mon. "SCTY now green & moving big-I'm partial to $TAN yet rather wait 4 one more day-maybe $30 weekly calls?"Ho…
28 Aug 15 19:43:38
RT @marketminute: From past Mon. "SCTY now green & moving big-I'm partial to $TAN yet rather wait 4 one more day-maybe $30 weekly calls?"Ho…
28 Aug 15 18:50:35
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR Last Price http://t.co/hOMsZlaooD $XLB $CMG $CMG $TAN #XLB #nasdaq #finance
28 Aug 15 18:48:36
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Ideas http://t.co/hoNCgZCLVg $VEU $DWTI $TAN $FEYE #VEU #pennystocks #investing
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