Top Performing US Stock ETFs in 2017

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Find top performing US stock ETFs in 2017. The best performing exchange traded funds are Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO), PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ), and Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF (PTNQ).

Best US Equity ETFs in 2017

These exchange traded funds are sorted based on its year-to-date performance in 2017. The US stock fund invests mainly in US companies stocks. The US stocks may include large companies, mid-size companies and small size companies.

Most of US stock ETFs are index ETFs. Index ETFs typically have low expense ratio. These investment funds also may offer some yield for income. Actively managed funds are also available nowadays.

The top 5 performing US stock ETFs in 2017 are:
    Top Performing US Stock ETFs in 2017
  1. Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO)
  2. PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ)
  3. Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF (PTNQ)
  4. PowerShares Russell Top 200 Pure Growth ETF (PXLG)
  5. Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted ETF (QQQE)
Updated on May 2017

Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO)

Renaissance IPO ETF is tracking its own IPO index. This fund will add sizeable new companies on a fast entry basis and the rest upon scheduled quarterly reviews. It has no yield. It is still a relatively new ETF with $13 million of assets. The expense ratio is low, only 0.60%. The current shares price is $23.96. If you have $1,000 for funding, you can buy about 42 shares.

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This best performing stock ETF has a 3-year annualized return of 4.90%. In 2017, the YTD return is 15.25%. This fund is ranked with 1 star rating by Morningstar.

The top 5 stocks in its portfolio are Ferrari NV, Transunion, First Data Corp, Shopify Inc, and Snap Inc. Top 3 sectors are technology, industrials, and consumer cyclical.

PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ)

PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) is one of the oldest ETFs. This index fund is tracking the NASDAQ-100. The index includes 100 largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market. As the top performing US stock ETFs in 2017, this fund has a dividend yield of 0.89%.

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This fund has returned 17.13 percent over the past 3 years, and 16.71 percent over the past 5 years. Morningstar also has ranked this index ETF with 5 stars rating.

The past 3 years performance is as follows:
  • Year 2017: 15.02% (YTD)
  • Year 2016: 7.10%
  • Year 2015: 9.45%
  • Year 2014: 19.18%

Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF (PTNQ)

The Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF (PTNQ) has a 12 months yield of 0.26%. This fund has $73 million of assets. The fund category is large growth. This means this stocks consist of US large cap companies. This fund has an annual expense ratio fee of 0.66%.

The top 4 stocks in its holdings are Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, and Facebook Inc. In 2017, the YTD return is 15 percent.

Top Performing US Stock ETFs in 2017 Performance

ETF NameSymbolCategoryExpense Ratio (%)Market Return YTDMarket Return 1-Year
Renaissance IPO ETFIPOMid-Cap Growth0.615.2519.58
PowerShares QQQ ETFQQQLarge Growth0.215.0229.96
Pacer Trendpilot™ 100 ETFPTNQLarge Growth0.651523.27
PowerShares Russell Top 200 Pure Gr ETFPXLGLarge Growth0.3914.7118.13
Direxion NASDAQ-100® Equal Wtd ETFQQQELarge Growth0.3513.7927.89
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Wtd ETFQQEWLarge Growth0.613.6727.79
iShares Morningstar Large-Cap GrowthJKELarge Growth0.2512.8618.26
Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETFMGKLarge Growth0.0712.8120.56
Fidelity® Nasdaq Composite Tr Stk ETFONEQLarge Growth0.2112.7828.39
PowerShares Russell Midcap Pure Gr ETFPXMGMid-Cap Growth0.3912.5719.99
First Trust NASDAQ-100 ex-Tech Sect ETFQQXTLarge Growth0.612.416.59
iShares Russell Top 200 GrowthIWYLarge Growth0.212.2820.59
iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum FactorMTUMLarge Growth0.1512.0818.42
Vanguard Growth ETFVUGLarge Growth0.0611.9719.51
Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth ETFVONGLarge Growth0.1211.2919.39
iShares Russell 1000 GrowthIWFLarge Growth0.211.2219.32
Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETFNFOMid-Cap Blend0.6511.2117.61
Direxion iBillionaire ETFIBLNLarge Growth0.6511.1616.46
Schwab US Large-Cap Growth ETF™SCHGLarge Growth0.0711.0119.74
ELEMENTS Morningstar WideMoat Foc TR ETNWMWLarge Blend0.7510.8221.78

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