25 Best Performing ETFs September 2012 List

This post is about 25 best performing ETFs 2012 list for September. The top funds are iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction, Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF.

top performer ETFsTop Performer ETFs 2012

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are traded like stocks on stock exchanges (NYSE and NASDAQ). You can buy ETFs online from different brokerages. Compare to mutual funds or closed end funds (CEFs), the ETFs have lower expense ratio. These investment funds are typically traded slightly at a discount or premium to the Net Asset Value (NAV).

From this best funds list, you may find lots of sector equity funds are the top performers. The top performing sectors include: real estate, emerging markets, commodities, health, etc. You can find the fund performance, expense ratio, and yield or dividend from the table below.

The 25 Best Performing ETFs 2012 until September 9th are:
  1. iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction Fund
  2. Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF
  3. SPDR S&P Homebuilders Fund
  4. iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market Index Fund
  5. iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return Sub-Index ETN
  6. SPDR S&P Biotech ETF
  7. First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech Index Fund
  8. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Fund
  9. ELEMENTS MLCX Grains Index Total Return ETN
  10. Guggenheim China Real Estate Fund
  11. iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index Fund
  12. IQ U.S. Real Estate Small Cap ETF
  13. iShares MSCI Philippines Investable Market Index Fund
  14. iPath DJ-UBS Cocoa Total Return Sub-Index ETN
  15. iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage Plus Capped Index Fund
  16. iShares FTSE NAREIT Retail Capped Index Fund
  17. Market Vectors Mortgage REIT ETF
  18. SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate Fund
  19. PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction Portfolio
  20. United States Gasoline Fund
  21. RevenueShares Financials Sector Fund
  22. WisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate Fund
  23. Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate ETF
  24. iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Real Estate ex-US Index Fund
  25. EGShares Health Care GEMS ETF
Updated on 9/16/2012

iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction Index Fund (ITB)

iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction Index Fund objective is to track the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Home Construction Index. It has dividend yield of 0.50%. The expense ratio is quite low, only 0.47%. The fund CUSIP is 464288752. The current shares price is 18.82. The NAV price is $18.81. If you have $1,000 funding, you can buy about 53 shares.

Top Performer CEFs 2012

This best performing fund has a 3-year annualized return of 20.57%. The YTD return is 58.82%. The total net assets are $1.2 billion. The top 5 stocks in its portfolio are Lennar Corp, DR Horton Inc, Pultegroup Inc, Toll Brothers Inc, and NVR Inc.

Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (EGPT)

This Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF is part of Van Eck Global ETFs. This stock ETF invests in stocks of Egypt companies. This fund invests mainly in medium and small capitalization companies. The fund’s commencement date is February 16, 2010. You can also trade options of this ETF. The net expense ratio is 0.94%. It is traded on NYSE Arca.

The top performer ETF has a year to date return of 58.67%. The top 5 equity sectors are diversified financials, materials, banks, real estate, and telecommunication services.

iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return Sub-Index ETN (JJG)

iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return Sub-Index ETN utilizes its assets to purchase futures contracts on physical commodities comprising the Index. The total shares outstanding are 2.7 million. The latest shares price is $63.36. This exchange traded note has 20-day volume average of 28,047. The yearly fee is 0.75%.

Top 10 Large Growth ETFs 2012

In term of fund performance, this best performer fund has a 3 year average return of 19.89%. For 2012, the YTD market return is 40.71%. The top 3 sectors are soybeans (40.38%), corn (32.19%), and wheat (27.43%).

SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (Ticker: XBI)

SPDR S&P Biotech ETF focuses its assets in biotechnology companies. You can buy this ETF from your brokerage. The primary benchmark is the S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index. This State Street Global Advisors ETF has 5 year average performance return of 12.61%.

As of September 2012, the top 6 stocks in its holdings are Pharmacyclics Inc, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Affymax Inc, Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, and United Therapeutics Corp De. The net asset value (NAV) per share is $92.02. The beta risk vs S&P 500 index of this top performing fund is 1.12.

Disclosure: No Position

Fund Performance
NoETF NameSymbolCategoryExpense Ratio (%)Market Return YTD
1iShares Dow Jones US Home ConstructionITBMiscellaneous Sector0.4758.82
2Market Vectors Egypt Index ETFEGPTDiversified Emerging Mkts0.9458.67
3SPDR S&P HomebuildersXHBMiscellaneous Sector0.3743.66
4iShares MSCI Turkey Invest Mkt IndexTURDiversified Emerging Mkts0.5943.11
5iPath DJ-UBS Grains TR Sub-Idx ETNJJGCommodities Agriculture0.7540.71
6SPDR S&P BiotechXBIHealth0.3737.94
7First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech IndexFBTHealth0.637.94
8iShares Nasdaq BiotechnologyIBBHealth0.4835.21
9ELEMENTS MLCX Grains Index TR ETNGRUCommodities Agriculture0.7534.4
10Guggenheim China Real EstateTAOChina Region0.729.99
11iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Dev Asia IdxIFASGlobal Real Estate0.4829.55
12IQ U.S. Real Estate Small Cap ETFROOFReal Estate0.6929.03
13iShares MSCI Philippines Invstb Mkt IdxEPHEPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk0.5927.78
14iPath DJ-UBS Cocoa TR Sub-Idx ETNNIBCommodities Agriculture0.7527.69
15iShares FTSE NAREIT Mort Plus Cp IdxREMReal Estate0.4827.62
16iShares FTSE NAREIT Retail Cp IdxRTLReal Estate0.4827.39
17Market Vectors Mortgage REIT ETFMORTReal Estate0.427.35
18SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real EstateRWXGlobal Real Estate0.6126.95
19PowerShares Dynamic Building & ConstructPKBIndustrials0.6326.73
20United States GasolineUGACommodities Energy0.8426.55
21RevenueShares Financials SectorRWWFinancial0.4925.71
22WisdomTree Global ex-US Real EstateDRWGlobal Real Estate0.5825.39
23Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate ETFVNQIGlobal Real Estate0.3525.38
24iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Dev RE ex-USIFGLGlobal Real Estate0.4825.09
25EGShares Health Care GEMS ETFHGEMHealth0.8525
26PowerShares QQQQQQLarge Growth0.224.85
27iShares MSCI Singapore IndexEWSPacific/Asia ex-Japan Stk0.5224.48
28iShares S&P Dev ex-US Property IndexWPSGlobal Real Estate0.4824.3
29iShares Dow Jones US Financial ServicesIYGFinancial0.4724.03
30PowerShares Dynamic MediaPBSCommunications0.6323.63


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