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.