Best/Worst Daily ETF Returns: GREK Adds 8.72%

By Olly Ludwig and Devon Layne,

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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 predict.

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.

Bottom Performers

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 Friday.

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 percent.

Top 10 1-Day Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and 'lt;1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
GREK Global X FTSE Greece 20 8.72% 149,739 4.55
ESR iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe 4.48% 2,473 20.20
TAN Guggenheim Solar 4.40% 36,835 50.31
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy 4.37% 14,504 9.90
RSX Market Vectors Russia 3.85% 7,634,636 1,697.73
PKOL PowerShares Global Coal Portfolio 3.79% 28,668 9.41
CPER United States Copper 3.63% 1,500 2.39
EFNL iShares MSCI Finland Capped Investable Market 3.35% 3,700 2.15
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 3.23% 11,116,506 905.12
LGEM EGShares Basic Materials GEMS 3.21% 17,100 2.06
Bottom 10 1-Day Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and 'lt;1,000 Shares Traded
Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility -8.94% 51,480 9.56
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -4.34% 48,195,865 1,599.59
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -4.26% 575,018 29.28
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -4.18% 740,223 142.30
EGPT Market Vectors Egypt -3.64% 38,979 39.10
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -3.40% 9,706 92.79
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -2.62% 348,914 264.40
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers -2.20% 14,812 29.71
UNG United States Natural Gas -2.11% 9,119,248 947.33
WEAT Teucrium Wheat -1.87% 6,850 2.45

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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This article appears in: Investing ETFs
Referenced Stocks: GLDX , LGEM , PKOL , TAN , UNG

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