Top iShares ETFs 2014

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Top iShares ETFs 2014 are iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF, iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Fund, iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Growth ETF.

iShares Exchange Traded Funds

iShares provide a diverse selection of exchange traded funds for investors. As part of BlackRock, there are 5 main ETF sectors such as U.S. stocks, global / international stocks, U.S. bonds, global / international bonds, and commodity & specialty ETF. iShares provide low costs, access to hundreds of companies and trading flexibility. ETFs can be a powerful addition to your investment portfolio.

You can buy these ETFs for your brokerage account or retirement accounts (Roth IRA or traditional IRA). Top 3 popular iShares ETFs (based on total assets) are iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV), iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA), and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM).

Best ETFs

These top iShares ETFs are sorted based on its 1 year return (up to July 2014). You can find the fund review from this article. Other fund information can be found below such as expense ratio, Morningstar rating, fund’s holdings, yield, etc.

Top iShares ETFs 2014 are:
    Top iShares ETFs 2014
  1. iShares MSCI India Small-Cap
  2. iShares MSCI Spain Capped
  3. iShares MSCI Denmark Capped
  4. iShares MSCI Italy Capped
  5. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology
  6. iShares MSCI Finland Capped
  7. iShares Global Clean Energy
  8. iShares US Pharmaceuticals
  9. iShares PHLX Semiconductor
  10. iShares India 50
  11. iShares Transportation Average
  12. iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap
  13. iShares US Oil Equipment&Services
  14. iShares MSCI EMU Index
  15. iShares US Oil&Gas Explor&Prodtn
  16. iShares MSCI Belgium Capped
  17. iShares Europe Devlopd Real Estate
  18. iShares US Aerospace & Defense
  19. iShares US Basic Materials
  20. iShares US Technology
Updated on 7/4/2014

iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF (SMIN)

iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF uses its assets to purchase small public companies in India. This top ETF has small assets of $9.7 million. Its expense ratio is 0.74%. The fund’s CUSIP is 46429B614. This exchange traded fund has share price of $33.00. The current dividend yield is 0.23%.

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For the past 1 year, this best index ETF has a total return of 73.96%. In 2014, the year-to-date return is 49.89%. Top 3 stocks in its portfolio are Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd, Bharat Forge Ltd, and Havells India Ltd.

iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF (EWP)

iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF is an index exchange traded fund invests mainly in large and mid-sized companies in Spain. The 12 month yield is 2.72%.This international stock fund has an expense fee of 0.51% per year. Total net assets are $2.6 billion.

This top iShares ETF has returned 59.79% over the past 1 year, 6.13% over the past 3 year, and 7.47% over the past 5 year. Top 3 equities are Banco Santander SA, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, and Telefonica SA. Top 3 sectors are financial services, industrials, and utilities.

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB)

Ranked with 4 stars rating, iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF utilizes its assets to buy stocks of U.S. biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies listed on the NASDAQ. This index fund has total assets of $5.3 billion. The equity beta is 0.85. The distribution yield is 0.60%.

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This best iShares ETF has 3 year average return of 35.48%. In 2014, its YTD return is 17.34%. Top 5 stocks are Celgene Corp, Gilead Sciences Inc, Amgen Inc, Biogen Idec Inc, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. The current share price is $266.02.

iShares International Select Dividend ETF (IDV)

Morningstar has ranked this iShares International Select Dividend ETF with 5 stars rating. This ETF has a 52 week price range of 31.44 and 41.11. The share price is $40.28. It has $4.5 billion of assets. The dividend yield is 4.68%.

This top ETF has a 5 year annualized return of 16.40%. Top 2 stocks in its holdings are ProSiebenSat 1 Media AG, and Belgacom SA. Top 3 coutnries are Australia, United Kingdom, and France.

iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Growth ETF (JKE)

iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Growth ETF is ranked with 3 stars rating. It has a low expense ratio fee of 0.25%. This best iShares ETF invests most of its assets in large U.S. companies whose earnings are expected to grow at an above-average rate relative to the market. Total net assets are $541 million.

The fund performance for the past 5 years is as follows:
  • Year 2013: 31.74%
  • Year 2012: 17.46%
  • Year 2011: 1.58%
  • Year 2010: 12.56%
  • Year 2009: 43.95%

iShares Fund Performance


NoETF NameSymbolCategoryExpense Ratio (%)Market Return YTD
1iShares MSCI India Small-CapSMINIndia Equity0.7449.89
2iShares MSCI Spain CappedEWPMiscellaneous Region0.5113.79
3iShares MSCI Denmark CappedEDENMiscellaneous Region0.5323.26
4iShares MSCI Italy CappedEWIMiscellaneous Region0.515.51
5iShares Nasdaq BiotechnologyIBBHealth0.4817.34
6iShares MSCI Finland CappedEFNLMiscellaneous Region0.539.05
7iShares Global Clean EnergyICLNMiscellaneous Sector0.4815.72
8iShares US PharmaceuticalsIHEHealth0.4617.93
9iShares PHLX SemiconductorSOXXTechnology0.4822.19
10iShares India 50INDYIndia Equity0.9427.48
11iShares Transportation AverageIYTIndustrials0.4613.24
12iShares MSCI Germany Small-CapEWGSMiscellaneous Region0.598.62
13iShares US Oil Equipment&ServicesIEZEquity Energy0.4620.03
14iShares MSCI EMU IndexEZUEurope Stock0.55.77
15iShares US Oil&Gas Explor&ProdtnIEOEquity Energy0.4618.25
16iShares MSCI Belgium CappedEWKMiscellaneous Region0.58.61
17iShares Europe Devlopd Real EstateIFEUGlobal Real Estate0.4814.15
18iShares US Aerospace & DefenseITAIndustrials0.463.46
19iShares US Basic MaterialsIYMNatural Resources0.469.62
20iShares US TechnologyIYWTechnology0.4611.76
21iShares US Medical DevicesIHIHealth0.4612.22
22iShares International Select DivIDVForeign Large Value0.59.66
23iShares MSCI Canada Small-CapEWCSMiscellaneous Region0.5920.54
24iShares Developed Sm-Cap ex North AmerIFSMForeign Small/Mid Blend0.58.23
25iShares MSCI GermanyEWGMiscellaneous Region0.511.82
26iShares US HealthcareIYHHealth0.4613.48
27iShares MSCI AC Asia Information TechAAITTechnology0.6912.35
28iShares MSCI Europe FinancialsEUFNFinancial0.482.95
29iShares North American Natural ResourcesIGENatural Resources0.4816.32
30iShares MSCI United Kingdom Small-CapEWUSMiscellaneous Region0.592.94
31iShares Morningstar Large-Cap GrowthJKELarge Growth0.258.99
32iShares Global HealthcareIXJHealth0.4812.82
33iShares MSCI New Zealand CappedENZLMiscellaneous Region0.5116.35
34iShares MSCI Glbl Metals & Mining PrdcrsPICKNatural Resources0.394.23
35iShares North American TechIGMTechnology0.488.69
36iShares Global InfrastructureIGFMiscellaneous Sector0.4815.27
37iShares MSCI Ireland CappedEIRLMiscellaneous Region0.52.99
38iShares MSCI FranceEWQMiscellaneous Region0.515.32
39iShares Global EnergyIXCEquity Energy0.4814.05
40iShares MSCI EAFE Small-CapSCZForeign Small/Mid Blend0.46.43
41iShares Global TechIXNTechnology0.489.18
42iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap ValueJKIMid-Cap Value0.39.8
43iShares Morningstar Mid-CapJKGMid-Cap Blend0.2510.88
44iShares MSCI IndiaINDAIndia Equity0.6720.93
45iShares MSCI KokusaiTOKWorld Stock0.259.29
46iShares US EnergyIYEEquity Energy0.4613.91
47iShares EuropeIEVEurope Stock0.64.22
48iShares Russell Top 200 GrowthIWYLarge Growth0.27.64
49iShares US IndustrialsIYJIndustrials0.464.15
50iShares S&P 500 GrowthIVWLarge Growth0.188.78

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