Best/Worst Weekly ETF Returns: ICOL Up 10%

July 19, 2013

ICOL and other Colombia-focused ETFs shined in the week ending Thursday, July 18.

A trio of ETFs focused on Colombian equities outperformed most if not all their peers in the week ending Thursday, July 18, with the iShares MSCI Colombia Capped ETF (NYSEArca: ICOL) spiking 10.04 percent, the best performance for a single fund.

During that same five-day period ended Thursday, July 18, the S&P 500 climbed 5.91 points, or 0.85 percent, closing Thursday at 1689.37.

In addition to Colombia-centric funds' performance, solar ETFs, including the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) and the Market Vectors' Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT), gained 8.02 percent and 7.92 percent, respectively.

As markets ended the week on a high note, it's unsurprising that volatility-focused funds—funds designed to jump when markets slump, and retreat when markets rally—lagged behind their peers. The C-tracks Citi Volatility ETN (NYSEArca: CVOL) fell 5.23 percent, with three other volatility strategies landing among the top 10 worst performers.

The biggest performance stumble belonged to the PowerShares DB Base Metal Long ETN (NYSEArca: BDG), which rolled back 11.52 percent.

The Teucrium Corn (NYSEArca: CORN) and Teucrium Wheat (NYSEArca: WEAT) funds also slid, as seasonal cycles for the commodities hit a downswing.


Top 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and <1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
ICOL iShares MSCI Colombia Capped 10.04% 4,300 12.86
QQQC Global X NASDAQ China Technology 9.02% 12,674 3.42
OGEM EGShares Energy GEMS 8.42% 8,910 7.59
TAN Guggenheim Solar 8.02% 1,716,435 163.49
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy 7.92% 26,269 16.22
COLX Market Vectors Colombia 7.37% 4,731 2.67
INCO EGShares India Consumer 7.33% 5,917 4.58
GXG Global X FTSE Colombia 20 7.28% 1,305,932 147.44
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey 6.94% 1,162,501 694.16
GGGG Global X PURE Gold Miners 6.06% 9,204 3.20

Bottom 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and <1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
BDG PowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETN -11.52% 1,364 0.94
CVOL C-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN -5.23% 155,244 1.85
CORN Teucrium Corn -4.72% 205,451 39.02
TDD db X-trackers 2010 Target Date -4.43% 1,827 9.88
SIVR ETFS Physical Silver -3.96% 470,209 346.68
SLV iShares Silver Trust -3.95% 39,821,620 6,441.82
WEAT Teucrium Wheat -3.83% 28,744 6.85
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -3.78% 174,953,440 1,253.28
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -3.72% 2,598,849 168.70
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -3.66% 4,583,628 23.12

Disclaimer: All data as of 6 a.m. Eastern time the date the article is published. Data is believed to be accurate; however, transient market data is often subject to subsequent revision and correction by the exchanges.

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