Stock market index ETFs continued higher Wednesday, led by small-cap stocks and industrial and financial sectors.
SPDR S&P 500 ( SPY ) was up 0.7% in late morning trading, trailing small-cap iShares Russell 2000's ( IWM ) 1.1% and iShares Core Midcap's ( IJH ) 0.8%. Year to date, IWM is up 1.8%, IJH is up 3% and SPY is up 2.5%.
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ( VWO ) was up 0.6%, putting its year-to-date gain at 6.2%.
Industrial Select Sector SPDR was up 0.8% and Financial Select Sector SPDR was up 1.2%.
Real estate was the lone S&P 500 sector showing a loss. Select Sector Real Estate ( XLRE ) was off 0.2%.
PowerShares Gold SharesGLD was off 1.1%.
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Here's a look at the performance of major exchange traded funds across key asset classes on the stock market today.
The Relative Price Strength (RS) Rating measures a stock's price performance over the last 12 months vs. all stocks and ETFs, on a scale of 1 to a best-possible 99.
SPDR S&P 500 ( SPY ), +0.7%, RS 53
PowerShares QQQ ( QQQ ), +0.8%, RS 56
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA ), +0.8%, RS 60
IShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ( IJH ), +0.8%, RS 66
IShares Russell 2000 ( IWM ), +1.1%, RS 70
IShares MSCI EAFE ( EFA ), +0.8%, RS 41
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ( VWO ), +0.6%, RS 48
SPDR Gold Shares ( GLD ), -1.1%, RS 23
United States Oil ( USO ), +0.4%, RS 53
IShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ( AGG ), -0.2%, RS 23
PowerShares DB U.S.$ Bullish ( UUP ), +0.2%, RS 35
IPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ( VXX ), -1.6%, RS 1