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Consider Dumping These 25 Low-Rated ETFs

Looking to trim your exchange-traded fund positions? Here are 25 sell-worthy options.

TheStreet.com Ratings has graded these funds E-minus, the lowest mark we give. Nine of them invest in energy and natural resources, the largest industry grouping.

The worst-rated fund, the Claymore/SWM Canadian Energy Income Index ETF (ENY), has fallen 69% in the past year, the fourth-biggest loss of the group. The fund suffered after the price of West Texas intermediate crude oil crashed to less than $45 a barrel after topping $140 in June. Its top two holdings, Enerplus Resources Fund (ERF - Get Report) and Penn West Energy Trust (PWE - Get Report) have each declined 21% this year. Together, they account for 16% of the fund's assets.

TheStreet.com Ratings relies on a quantitative model to evaluate a fund's risk-adjusted performance and assign a grade. Grades of D or less amount to "sell" recommendations.

There are also "reward" and "risk" grades, which reflect a fund's performance and volatility. The ETFs below earned the lowest "overall" ratings, the worst combination of the two components. To view the top-rated funds, click here.

Worst Rated Exchange Traded Funds
Fund
Ticker
Reward Grade
Risk Grade
Overall Grade
Total Return 1 Year
Claymore/SWM Cndn Eng Inc Idx ETF
ENY
E
E-
E-
-69.22%
Claymore Clr Glb Ex Brok & Ass Man
EXB
E+
E-
E-
-64.06%
Claymore/Clear Global Timber Idx
CUT
E
E
E-
-62.48%
Claymore/Robb Report Global Luxury
ROB
E+
E
E-
-59.34%
Claymore/Zacks Div Rotation ETF
IRO
E+
E
E-
-56.54%
Claymore/S&P Glb Div Opprtnties Idx
LVL
E+
E
E-
-58.89%
iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Ret
OIL
E-
D-
E-
-72.45%
PowerShares Preferred Port
PGX
E
D-
E-
-62.83%
DJ High Yield Select 10 Tot Ret Idx
DOD
E
D-
E-
-60.98%
Market Vectors Global Alt Energy
GEX
E
D-
E-
-64.94%
Market Vectors TR Russia ETF
RSX
E
D-
E-
-73.91%
iPath DJ AIG Ntrl Gas Tl Rtr Sub In
GAZ
E
D-
E-
-66.79%
iShares S&P U.S.Preferred Stock Ind
PFF
E
D-
E-
-60.56%
iPath DJ AIG Energy Tot Ret Sub
JJE
E
D-
E-
-65.41%
Market Vectors Coal ETF
KOL
E
D-
E-
-70.59%
SPDR S&P Emerging Europe ETF
GUR
E
D-
E-
-67.22%
iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Europe Ind
IFEU
E
D-
E-
-67.33%
United States Natural Gas Fund
UNG
E
D-
E-
-64.96%
SPDR DJ Wilshire Intl Real Estate
RWX
E+
E+
E-
-62.50%
ELEMENTS RIC Energy Total Return
RJN
E+
D-
E-
-64.42%
iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Glb Real
IFGL
E+
E+
E-
-62.20%
Claymore Zacks Country Rotation ETF
CRO
D-
E
E-
-54.91%
iShares S&P Dev ex-US Property Idx
WPS
E+
E+
E-
-60.96%
Claymore Robeco Developed Intl Eq
EEN
D
E-
E-
-52.48%
WisdomTree Intl Real Estate Fund
DRW
E+
D-
E-
-63.08%
Source: TheStreet.com Ratings (Data as of most recent monthend).
Kevin Baker became the senior financial analyst for TSC Ratings upon the August 2006 acquisition of Weiss Ratings by TheStreet.com, covering mutual funds. He joined the Weiss Group in 1997 as a banking and brokerage analyst. In 1999, he created the Weiss Group's first ratings to gauge the level of risk in U.S. equities. Baker received a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. with a finance specialization from Nova Southeastern University.

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