Best & Worst Monthly Performers: June 30 Edition

Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading month. 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 ‌‌ ‌premium‌ ‌content,‌ ‌sign‌ ‌up‌ ‌for‌ ‌a free‌ ‌14-day‌ ‌trial‌ ‌to‌ ‌‌ ‌Pro.Best Performing ETFsU.S.‌ ‌markets ‌were ‌mixed‌ amidst a strong dollar, rising tech and energy sectors, and stabilizing volatility.Several gold inverse ETFs like the MicroSectors Gold Miners -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN (GDXD) and the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 2X Shares (DUST B-) topped this month’s best-performing ETFs list as gold prices declined by more than 6% in the last month as the dollar strengthened against other currencies.MicroSectors FANG plus Index 3X Leveraged ETN (FNGU) and Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3x Shares (LABU ) also ranked amidst the best-performing ETFs as both the technology and biotechnology sectors registered gains of over 5% and 0.80%, respectively, in the last month. The technology sector gained as ten-year bond yields declined.The Direxion Daily Latin America Bull 3X Shares (LBJ C+), ProShares Ultra MSCI Brazil Capped (UBR C+), and Direxion Daily MSCI Brazil Bull 3X Shares (BRZU ) also made it to the list as commodity prices stabilized.The Direxion Daily Retail Bull 3X Shares (RETL A) featured on best-performing ETFs list as all three retail segments – internet, multi-line, and specialty – posted gains in the last month.To compare this month’s list with the one published on June 2, click here.Worst-Performing ETFsMany gold ETFs like the MicroSectors Gold Miners 3X Leveraged ETN (GDXU), Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 2X Shares (NUGT C+), and Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares (JNUG B-) made it to the worst-performing ETFs list as gold prices declined by more than 6% in the last month. Compare and contrast the two gold ETFs using our ETF Comparison tool.The ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY B-) and iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX B+) also ranked amongst the worst-performing ETFs as the VIX, the CBOE volatility index, fell to 15.97 from 16.74 a month earlier on an improving economy and lower jobless claims. Here is our list of volatility ETFs.The Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3x Shares (LABD ) and ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology (BIS C+) were the worst-performing ETFs as the biotech sector increased by more than 0.80% in the last month.Several inverse oil and gas ETFs like the ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas (KOLD B-) and Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares (DRIP ) featured on the list of worst-performing ETFs as the energy sector was the best-performing sector, returning more than 5% this month. Energy price gained on a tightening supply outlook.Many technology-focused inverse ETFs such as the MicroSectors FANG plus Index -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN (FNGD), MicroSectors FANG plus Index -2X Inverse Leveraged ETN (FNGZ), and Direxion Daily Technology Bear 3X Shares (TECS B) also made it to the list. Big technology stocks like Twitter, Facebook, and Netflix made notable gains.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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