Best/Worst Daily ETF Returns: UNG Jumps 15%

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The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca:UNG) topped IndexUniverse's best-performing ETFs list yesterday, gaining 14.97 percent, as gas-related ETFs recovered from recent losses, in part because investors are anticipating monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve to help stimulate the economy.

The Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca:GREK) rebounded as well, holding the No. 2 spot, with returns of 12.5 percent during yesterday's trading session. GREK has been a mainstay of our best- and worst-performers lists in recent weeks as Greece remains at the center of the eurozone's troubles. The country is holding widely anticipated parliamentary elections this Sunday, June 17.

Renewed talk of a third round of quantitative easing by the Fed-so-called QE3-helped fuel a nearly 156-point, or 1.2 percent surge in the Dow Jones industrial average yesterday. Still, financial markets have become exceedingly volatile in the past several weeks as Greece's membership in the eurozone hangs in the balance. Sunday's elections there should provide some clarity on Greece's fate.

The iPath Global Carbon ETN (NYSEArca:GRN) and the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction fund (NYSEArca:ITB) were also among yesterday's best-performing ETPs, gaining 6.69 percent and 3.35 percent, respectively.

Bottom Performers

Volatility-linked ETPs, which move inversely to the market, composed most of IndexUniverse's worst-performers list.

It was led by the C-Tracks Citi Volatility Index ETN (NYSEArca:CVOL), which shed 6.73 percent yesterday.

The Teucrium Sugar Fund (NYSEArca:CANE) lost 2.72 percent on Thursday, followed closely by the actively managed Columbia Large-Cap Growth Strategy (NYSEArca:RWG), which lost 2.22 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 ($, mm)
UNG United States Natural Gas 14.97% 27,602,906 1,001.15
GREK Global X FTSE Greece 20 12.50% 63,101 4.27
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas 6.86% 72,179 36.30
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN 6.69% 2,455 1.20
NAGS Teucrium Natural Gas Fund 6.12% 1,300 3.37
JJE iPath Dow Jones-UBS Energy Total Return ETN 3.86% 2,200 11.50
GWO ELEMENTS Credit Suisse Global Warming ETN 3.62% 16,304 2.86
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction 3.35% 1,724,636 654.00
GAZ iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN 3.02% 164,383 33.99
FRAK Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas 2.89% 10,695 14.36
Bottom 10 1-Day Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and 'lt;1,000 Shares Traded
Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility -6.73% 35,470 10.49
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -6.27% 1,006,781 147.02
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -6.24% 600,061 31.10
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -6.20% 61,892,450 1,682.93
GASZ ETRACS Natural Gas Futures Contango ETN -4.25% 106,595 11.98
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -3.03% 374,082 277.18
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -2.74% 8,153 97.28
CANE Teucrium Sugar -2.72% 7,000 0.94
RWG Columbia Large-Cap Growth Strategy -2.22% 1,300 6.93
MLPN Credit Suisse Cushing 30 MLP ETN -2.21% 27,415 207.45

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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Referenced Symbols: CVOL , GRN , ITB , RWG , UNG

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