The Market Vectors Steel (AMEX: SLX) turned in the best first-halfperformance of any exchange-traded fund (ETF), posting a 42.46 percentrise since January. That easily topped the nearest competition, theiShares Brazil (NYSE: EWZ) fund, which turned in a 30.8% return.Clearly, metals, energy and emerging markets were the places to be forthe first half of this year.
Materials trump other sectors in Q1
It’s not the product, it’s what it does in the portifolio
Five new global sector iShares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange at the end of September.
BGI launched its long-awaited commodities ETF onto the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The new iShares GSCI Commodity- Indexed Trust trades under the ticker symbol "GSG," and tracks the performance of the GSCI Excess Return Index.