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

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 5.56% Avg. Volume: 22,898
Fees: 0.50% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care Index

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#2 Vanguard Health Care Index Fund (VHT)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 4.61% Avg. Volume: 353,450
Fees: 0.14% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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#3 Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 5.35% Avg. Volume: 12,416,722
Fees: 0.21% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Select Sector Health Care Index

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#4 SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 8.51% Avg. Volume: 148,841
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Pharmaceuticals Select Industry Index

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

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 5.14% Avg. Volume: 208,827
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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#6 Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF (PPH)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 12.33% Avg. Volume: 79,523
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Market Vectors US Listed Pharmaceutical 25 Index

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#7 iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund (IBB)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 3.37% Avg. Volume: 3,508,600
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: NASDAQ Biotechnology Index

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#8 Market Vectors Biotech ETF (BBH)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.14% Avg. Volume: 309,149
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Market Vectors US Listed Biotech 25 Index

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

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.05% Avg. Volume: 41,783
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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#10 SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 3.24% Avg. Volume: 1,061,220
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index

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Top Performing Health/Biotechnology Funds As of 04.22.2014

ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology (BIS)

Total Return: 22.36%

ProShares UltraShort Health Care (RXD)

Total Return: 2.91%

iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF)

Total Return: 2.82%

ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology (BIB)

Total Return: 104.14%

Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares (CURE)

Total Return: 100.42%

ProShares Ultra Health Care (RXL)

Total Return: 61.57%

ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology (BIB)

Total Return: 67.23%

ProShares Ultra Health Care (RXL)

Total Return: 46.57%

PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Portfolio (PJP)

Total Return: 33.77%

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