Best/Worst Weekly ETF Returns: GAZ, UNG Rise

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A roster of natural gas-focused exchange-traded products were among the best-performing funds in the past week ended Thursday, March 14, with the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN (NYSEArca:GAZ) leading the pack with gains of more than 8 percent, as natural gas prices soared on positive inventory data.

The $1.06 billion United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca:UNG) also gained 6.75 percent in five days, while the First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas ETF (NYSEArca:FCG) and the United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca:UNL) each rallied 5 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively.

The latest Energy Information Administration inventory report helped fuel the upward momentum. The EIA data showed natural gas in storage last week dropped to its lowest level in nearly two years, according to various reports.

The performance came as the S&P 500 rose a bit more than 1 percent in the same period.

On the flip side, several China-focused ETFs found themselves among the worst-performing funds in the week as investors expressed concern over what many see as signs of flagging growth in China.

Indeed, five of the bottom 10 performers in the past week were Chinese equities strategies. The Global X China Industrials ETF (NYSEArca:CHII) slipped 5.5 percent, while the EGShares China Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca:CHXX) bled 4.7 percent of value.

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
GAZ iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN 8.14% 700,390 40.30
SMIN iShares MSCI India Small Cap 6.80% 20,013 4.60
UNG United States Natural Gas 6.75% 18,014,150 1,065.15
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers 5.72% 677,165 36.58
BAL iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Total Return ETN 5.57% 140,650 48.20
VIXH First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge 5.11% 11,280 6.27
FCG First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas 5.03% 3,884,014 433.87
CHOC iPath Pure Beta Cocoa ETN 4.94% 5,112 4.79
GASZ ETRACS Natural Gas Futures Contango ETN 4.55% 93,966 11.86
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas 4.39% 279,150 47.38
Bottom 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and 'lt;1,000 Shares Traded
Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -6.44% 10,555,326 170.74
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -6.42% 2,945,984 21.07
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy -6.40% 53,279 12.23
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -6.38% 247,469,801 1,269.78
TAN Guggenheim Solar -5.97% 916,363 68.93
CHII Global X China Industrials -5.52% 21,005 4.74
CHXX EGShares China Infrastructure -4.77% 27,896 13.34
ECNS iShares MSCI China Small Cap -4.24% 71,456 33.85
CHIM Global X China Materials -4.05% 2,973 2.54
HAO Guggenheim China Small Cap -3.97% 4,382,274 340.48

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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