Doug Fabian

Tracking the Best ETFs in May

By Doug Fabian

Editor, Successful ETF Investing

Sell in May and go away? Well, that wasn’t very good advice this year, especially if you were allocated to emerging markets and, in particular, India and Russia.

The table below shows the top-performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) during May (excluding leveraged funds). As you can see, the list is dominated by India, with returns of more than 22% in the top three India-centric funds.

Ticker

Name

Return

Assets (in $millions)

SCIN

India Small Cap ETF

23.53%

20.40

SCIF

India Small-Cap Index ETF

23.12%

110.35

INXX

India Infrastructure ETF

22.72%

16.50

SMIN

MSCI India Small Cap Index Fund

18.83%

5.37

RSXJ

Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF

15.08%

16.19

ERUS

iShares MSCI Russia Capped ETF

13.53%

388.08

RBL

SPDR S&P Russia ETF

12.88%

33.36

RSX

Market Vectors Russia ETF

12.61%

1,187.90

EPI

India Earnings Fund

11.87%

1,022.03

INCO

India Consumer ETF


Doug Fabian

Doug Fabian is the editor of the monthly investment newsletter Successful Investing and is the host of the syndicated radio show, "Doug Fabian's Wealth Strategies."