Best Fit Natural Resources Funds

Natural resources funds invest in the stocks of companies involved in the mining, production, and distribution of natural resources such as oil and natural gas as well as hard assets like precious metals.

All ranked ETFs meet our Best Fit criteria.

#1 Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF (RYE)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 4.78% Avg. Volume: 9,267
Fees: 0.50% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy Index

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#2 SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (XES)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 4.74% Avg. Volume: 103,495
Fees: 0.36% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Select Industry Index

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#3 Vanguard Energy Index Fund (VDE)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 4.75% Avg. Volume: 119,498
Fees: 0.14% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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#4 Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 4.37% Avg. Volume: 10,720,560
Fees: 0.21% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Energy Select Sector Index

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#5 SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 10.72% Avg. Volume: 3,506,770
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Select Index

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#6 FlexShares Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund (GUNR)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 3.09% Avg. Volume: 146,091
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index

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#7 iShares North American Natural Resources ETF (IGE)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 5.35% Avg. Volume: 299,622
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index

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#8 iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 8.70% Avg. Volume: 80,424
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones U.S. Select Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Index

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#9 iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF (IEZ)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 7.14% Avg. Volume: 66,106
Fees: 0.47% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones U.S. Select Oil Equipment & Services Index

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#10 iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry Index Fund (WOOD)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 5.69% Avg. Volume: 25,359
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Global Timber & Forestry Index

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Top Performing Natural Resources Funds As of 03.05.2014

Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN)

Total Return: 164.18%

Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT)

Total Return: 118.46%

First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (QCLN)

Total Return: 94.83%

First Trust ISE Water Index Fund (FIW)

Total Return: 15.87%

Credit Suisse Cushing 30 MLP Index ETN (MLPN)

Total Return: 14.84%

Guggenheim S&P Global Water Index ETF (CGW)

Total Return: 13.90%

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