Best Fit Health/Biotechnology Funds

ETFs in the health and biotechnology sector invest in stocks of the companies involved in providing healthcare services and technological development. Typically, this sector is seen as more defensive rather than cyclical.

All ranked ETFs meet our Best Fit criteria.

#1 Vanguard Health Care Index Fund (VHT)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 11.07% Avg. Volume: 159,015
Fees: 0.14% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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#2 Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 11.76% Avg. Volume: 5,644,311
Fees: 0.21% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Select Sector Health Care Index

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#3 SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 16.35% Avg. Volume: 78,448
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Pharmaceuticals Select Industry Index

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#4 Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care ETF (RYH)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 12.97% Avg. Volume: 18,719
Fees: 0.50% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care Index

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#5 iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF (IYH)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 11.61% Avg. Volume: 358,728
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Sector Total Return Index

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#6 iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 10.52% Avg. Volume: 31,006
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones U.S. Select Health Care Providers Index

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#7 iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund (IBB)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 12.99% Avg. Volume: 1,077,066
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: NASDAQ Biotechnology Index

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#8 SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 13.89% Avg. Volume: 526,496
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index

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#9 iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF (IHI)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 10.44% Avg. Volume: 56,598
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones U.S. Select Medical Equipment Index

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#10 PowerShares Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome Portfolio (PBE)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 17.12% Avg. Volume: 54,140
Fees: 0.60% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome Intellidex Index

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Top Performing Health/Biotechnology Funds As of 07.03.2014

Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares (CURE)

Total Return: 8.36%

ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology (BIB)

Total Return: 8.17%

iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF)

Total Return: 6.41%

Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares (CURE)

Total Return: 86.30%

ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology (BIB)

Total Return: 65.81%

ProShares Ultra Health Care (RXL)

Total Return: 52.42%

ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology (BIB)

Total Return: 58.65%

ProShares Ultra Health Care (RXL)

Total Return: 40.25%

PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Portfolio (PJP)

Total Return: 31.14%

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