Best & Worst Monthly Performers: September 14 Edition

Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. Likewise, traders can also use this list to spot potential trend reversal opportunities that may offer a generous risk/reward. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques. To get access to all ETF Database premium content, sign up for a free 14-day trial to ETF Database Pro.Best Performing ETFs All three market indices fell in the last month as investors brace for another rate hike. Several interest rate hedge funds like Simplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF (PFIX B) and Global X Interest Rate Hedge ETF (IRHG ) that seek to provide a hedge against sharp increases in long-term US interest rates topped this month’s list of best performing ETFs with ~27% and ~15% monthly returns amid a hawkish Fed stance and prospects of rising interest rates. North Shore Global Uranium Mining ETF (URNM ) and Global X Uranium ETF (URA B-) featured on the list of best-performing ETFs given the increasing chances of restarting nuclear power plants in the wake of the rising global energy crisis and sky-high fuel prices. Several commodity ETFs like iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN (BAL B+) and Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN B) ranked amongst the best performing ETFs last month. Corn prices gained amid concerns about harvest shortfalls across the U.S. Midwest and cotton became dearer on increasing supply concerns amid rising heat wave conditions in cotton-growing regions. Many energy focused ETFs such as iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO B+), First Trust Natural Gas ETF (FCG C+), First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund (FXN B), and iShares U.S. Energy ETF (IYE A) also made it to the list as energy was the top performing sector last month returning more than 6%. Oil, gas and consumable fuels posted gains of ~7%. Russia stopped natural gas flows to Europe through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline last week. Credit Suisse S&P MLP Index ETN (MLPO C) also made it to the list. Check out our Energy ETFs’ List here AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF (PSIL B), which provides exposure to the emerging global psychedelics industry was one of the best-performing ETFs last month on increasing demand for treating mental health. To compare this month’s list with the one published on August 17, click here.Worst Performing ETFs Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (BDRY ) was also present on the list. Several crypto currency ETFs like Valkyrie Bitcoin Miners ETF (WGMI ), Viridi Cleaner Energy Crypto-Mining & Semiconductor ETF (RIGZ C), ProShares Bitcoin Strategy (BITO ), etc. featured on the worst performing ETFs list as the risk assets were heavily pressured from further policy tightening by the Fed. ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW C+) and ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK B+) also made it to the list. Several carbon ETFs such as KraneShares European Carbon Allowance ETF (KEUA ), KFA Global Carbon ETF (KRBN ), and iPath Global Carbon ETN (GRN C) featured on the list amid rising energy prices and energy crisis in Europe. However, the segment is expected to perform well in the long term around increasing global emission concerns. Compare and contrast the two global carbon ETFs using our ETF Comparison tool. Cannabis ETFs like Global X Cannabis ETF (POTX ) and The Cannabis ETF (THCX ) continued the downward trend last month. Cannabis funds were also negatively affected by rising inflation. Please note that this list is updated on a monthly basis. For more ETF analysis, make sure to sign up for our free ETF newsletter. Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

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