Best ETFs 2015 | Top Exchange Traded Fund Families

Finding best ETFs for 2015 is essential. The following will look into variety of best exchange traded funds by fund family such as Vanguard, SPDR, BlackRock iShares, Invesco Powershares, Fidelity, and more.

Popular Mutual Funds Family

Top ETFs 2015We review rankings from Morningstar, Lipper, Zacks, TheStreet.com, U.S. News, and Standard & Poor’s. You can learn from our methodology from variety of our previous articles. You can also find the 1 year average returns of these best mutual funds from this list.

Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard is one of the world largest mutual fund and exchange traded fund companies. Known as the leader in low cost index fund including mutual funds, and exchange traded funds; Vanguard provides variety of selection for investor in 401k account.

Best Vanguard ETFs for 2015 are:
  • Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR) 10.55%
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) 15.94%
  • Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) -0.97%
  • Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF) 11.15%
  • Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) 19.26%
  • Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) 17.37%
  • Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (BIV) 5.67%
  • Vanguard Large-Cap ETF (VV) 17.23%
  • Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond ETF (VGLT) 17.69%
  • Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) 13.82%
  • Vanguard Mega Cap ETF (MGC) 17.23%
  • Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK) 19.45%
  • Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (MGV) 15.46%

PIMCO All Asset All Authority Fund | PAUAX

PIMCO All Asset All Authority Fund (PAUAX) is a popular fund of funds. This mutual fund utilizes its assets to purchase Institutional Class or Class M shares of any funds of the Trust or PIMCO Equity Series or PIMCO ETF Trust. This mutual fund also has a high yield.

PAUAX Fund Profile

    PIMCO PAUAX Fund
  • Fund Inception Date: 07/29/2005
  • Ticker Symbol: PAUAX
  • CUSIP: 72200Q232
  • Beta (3yr): 0.93
  • Rank in category (YTD): 82%
  • Category: Tactical Allocation
  • Distribution Yield: 5.05%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 1.68%
  • Net Assets: $ 24.7 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 6 years
  • Number of Years Down: 2 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 65%

PIMCO All Asset All Authority Fund Info

The current fund manager is Robert D. Arnott since 2003. This popular tactical allocation fund has large total net assets of $24.7 billion. It also has annual expense ratio of 1.68. It has a high dividend yield of 5.05%.

Defensive Stocks Now! REIT and Healthcare

Defensive stocks are still holding for now. Will they be the leader stocks now? Top stocks are drug stores, dairy products, REIT, etc.

Best Stocks

This post will look into the top performing stocks, industry, and sector. The S&P 500 index has a weekly return of -3.47%. NASDAQ Composite has a weekly return of -4.28%. Dow Jones Industrials Average has a weekly return of -3.69%. The small cap (Russell 2000) has a return of -2.50%.

Best weekly performance of industry stocks of week 50, 2014 (December 8, 2014 – December 14, 2014) are:
    healthcare facilities
  1. Drug Stores 7.43%
  2. Dairy Products 3.48%
  3. REIT - Healthcare Facilities 2.70%
  4. Auto Parts Stores 2.69%
  5. Building Materials Wholesale 2.30%
  6. Home Furnishing Stores 1.26%
  7. Marketing Services 0.92%
  8. REIT – Residential 0.34%
  9. Home Health Care 0.29%
  10. Tobacco Products, Other 0.27%

Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund | UTF

Cohen & Steers Infrastructure (UTF) is a popular stock closed end fund with $3.1 billion of assets. It invests in stocks of Infrastructure companies. The fund objective is to provide high total return with an emphasis of income.

UTF Fund Profile

    UTF | Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund
  • Fund Inception Date: 03/30/2004
  • Ticker Symbol: UTF
  • CUSIP: 19248A109
  • Rank in category (YTD): 42%
  • Category: Utilities
  • Distribution Rate: 6.23%
  • Effective Leverage: 26.38%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Base Expense Ratio: 1.41%
  • Net Assets: $ 3.13 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 58%
With a high dividend yield of 6.23%, this equity fund is managed by Robert Becker and William F. Scapell. Its net asset value (NAV) price is $26.61 per share.