Best Fit Basic Materials Funds

The basic materials sector is made up of funds that invest in the stocks of companies involved in the production of raw materials. That may involve mining or production companies. This sector is considered cyclical because it is sensitive to changes in the business cycle.

All ranked ETFs meet our Best Fit criteria.

#1 Vanguard Materials Index Fund (VAW)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.86% Avg. Volume: 86,738
Fees: 0.14% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: MSCI U.S. Investable Market Materials 25/50 Index

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#2 SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.05% Avg. Volume: 1,770,486
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Metals & Mining Select Index

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#3 Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.80% Avg. Volume: 5,984,800
Fees: 0.21% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Materials Select Sector Index

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#4 iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF (IYM)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.84% Avg. Volume: 139,628
Fees: 0.47% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Sector Total Return Index

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#5 iShares Global Materials ETF (MXI)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.35% Avg. Volume: 16,929
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Global Materials Sector Index

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Direxion Daily Basic Materials Bull 3X Shares (MATL)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.64% Avg. Volume: 3,182
Fees: 0.95% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Materials Select Sector Index

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Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF (FMAT)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.66% Avg. Volume: 17,927
Fees: 0.12% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: MSCI USA IMI Materials Index

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First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund (FXZ)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.09% Avg. Volume: 175,705
Fees: 0.70% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: StrataQuant Materials AlphaDEX Index

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Global X China Materials ETF (CHIM)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 2.15% Avg. Volume: 1,480
Fees: 0.65% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S-BOX China Materials Index

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Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF (RTM)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.15% Avg. Volume: 11,027
Fees: 0.50% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials Index

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Top Performing Basic Materials Funds As of 03.05.2014

Direxion Daily Basic Materials Bull 3X Shares (MATL)

Total Return: 21.38%

ProShares Ultra Basic Materials (UYM)

Total Return: 13.40%

Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB)

Total Return: 6.88%

Direxion Daily Basic Materials Bull 3X Shares (MATL)

Total Return: 80.60%

ProShares Ultra Basic Materials (UYM)

Total Return: 42.35%

First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund (FXZ)

Total Return: 25.27%

PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio (PYZ)

Total Return: 13.17%

First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund (FXZ)

Total Return: 11.80%

Vanguard Materials Index Fund (VAW)

Total Return: 9.46%

* Annualized