5 High-Flying 2013 Niche ETF Sectors

December 26, 2013

4. IAI is up 66.5 percent year-to-date

Funds that have exposure to publicly listed firms that issue ETFs and the broker-dealers that interact with those ETF firms have also performed quite well this year.

Most notably, the iShares U.S. Broker-Dealers ETF (IAI | B-62) is up 66.5 percent year-to-date.

The fund—which Paul Baiocchi, vice president of analytics for IndexUniverse, said in a recent blog was “a more comprehensive play on the ETF industry” than any other fund—includes Morgan Stanley, Charles Schwab and Goldman Sachs as its top holding.

Its competitors, including the SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF (KCE | B-74) and the PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio (KBWC | B-84) are up 51.7 percent and 53.7 percent, respectively.



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