Doug Fabian

The first half of a most unusual year for the financial markets now is in the books, and that means it’s time to break out the halftime exchange-traded fund (ETF) scorecard to see which funds have led the charge higher, and how those funds compare to the exchange-traded funds representing the major market indices.

Let’s start by looking at the table below of the top-performing ETFs through the first half of the year. Note that the “%200DMA” column shows the percentage that each fund is above its 200-day moving average. This metric is important because it tells us how far extended a fund has become when compared to its long-term trend line.

Ticker

Name

YTD%

%200DMA

SCIF

Market Vectors India S/C

62.93

54.01

SCIN

Emerging Global Index India

49.44

43.25

GLDX

Global X Gold Explorers ETF

45.82

19.77

SMIN

iShares MSCI India Small Cap Index Fund

44.18

42.90

SILJ

Purefunds ISE Junior SIL-ETF

43.90

18.64

INXX

Emerging Global Shares Index

39.38

29.99

GDXJ

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF

36.10

14.59

GGGG

Global X Pure Gold Miners ETF

35.53


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."