The Global X Greek FTSE 20 (NYSEArca:GREK) was the best
performing ETF on Friday, June 15, rising 8.72 percent as global
markets surged higher on hopes of more central bank stimulus to
support the global economy and that that Greece's election
would minimize recent volatility.
With the election now over, Greece has decided to support the
pro-bailout party, though how that affects GREK given its recent
volatility and ongoing uncertainty in the eurozone is hard to
Energy and precious metals rallied as well, as rallying stock
markets put investors in a bullish mood. The Dow Jones industrial
average jumped 115 points, or 0.91 percent, during Friday's trading
session, helped by hopes the Federal Reserve might assist the U.S.
economy given recent eurozone headwinds it faces.
The Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca:TAN) led the energy sector,
gaining 4.40 percent while PowerShares Global Coal Portfolio
(NYSEArca:PKOL) was up 3.79 percent.
The futures-based United State Copper Fund (NYSEArca:CPER)
outshined other metal funds, returning 3.63 percent, while
the equities-based EGShares Basic Materials GEMS ETF
(NYSEArca:LGEM) gained 3.21 percent.
Egypt concluded its first democratic presidential elections on
Sunday, and investors seemed to be uneasy about the results, as
Market Vectors Egypt took a dive, falling 3.64 percent on
VIX-related ETPs held most of the spots on the worst-performers
list, as the products typically move sharply in the opposite
direction as the stock market.
Gold and natural gas funds meanwhile fell, with the Global X
Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEArca:GLDX) down 2.20 percent, while
the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca:UNG) shed 2.11
Top 10 1-Day Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds
and 'lt;1,000 Shares Traded
Bottom 10 1-Day Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse
Funds and 'lt;1,000 Shares Traded
||AUM ($, mm)
||Global X FTSE Greece 20
||iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe
||Market Vectors Solar Energy
||Market Vectors Russia
||PowerShares Global Coal Portfolio
||United States Copper
||iShares MSCI Finland Capped Investable Market
||SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration &
||EGShares Basic Materials GEMS
||AUM ($, mm)
||C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi
||iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN
||VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN
||ProShares VIX Short-Term
||Market Vectors Egypt
||ProShares VIX Mid-term
||iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN
||Global X Gold Explorers
||United States Natural Gas
Disclaimer:All data as of 6 a.m. Eastern time the date the
article is published. Data is believed to be accurate; however,
transient market data is often subject to subsequent revision and
correction by the exchanges.
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