The year 2008 made for a wild ride in the race for the best exchange-traded fund of the year.Just how volatile has the year been? Consider this: At the midway point in this race, June 30, the United Stated Natural Gas Fund (UNG) had established a strong lead with a year-to-date return of 73.7%, and the United States Oil Fund (USO) was up 46.9% at the half-way point. Fast-forward six months, and these two funds are now actually down 33.4% and 57.7% on the year as commodity ETFs have suffered quite the pullback.
The Best ETFs of 2008
Check Out Our Best Services for Investors
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Model portfolio
- Stocks trading below $10
- Intraday trade alerts
More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.