20 Best ETFs 1 Year

Which ETFs outperformed over the past year (252 trading days)?

The following list answers that question.

A quick review of which type of funds are included the following list can help explain which ETFs have long-term momentum.

The following list is limited to non-leveraged ETFs.

For a list of leveraged ETFs, simply scroll down to the second top 20 list on this page.

All tables are updated every trading day after the close. 

Best ETFs: Timeframes

Best ETFs 1 Year

SymbolETF NameOrientation
1y Chg
UNLUnited States 12 Month Natural Gas ETF1x25.93139.3%
UNGUnited States Natural Gas ETF1x30.56126.4%
GAZiPath Natural Gas ETN1x45.33116.6%
PXEInvesco Energy Exploration & Production ETF1x28.9389.6%
FCGFT Natural Gas ETF1x24.8287.6%
RJNElements Rogers Int Commodity Energy ETN1x4.1878.6%
PXIInvesco DWA Energy Momentum ETF1x42.4577.0%
IEOiShares US Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF1x86.6776.5%
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF1x136.6773.6%
JHMEJH Multifactor Energy ETF1x31.0867.4%
RYEInvesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF1x65.6967.0%
FXNFT Energy ETF1x16.8665.9%
GRNiPath Carbon ETN1x35.9464.8%
FTXNFT Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF1x25.9964.2%
VDEVanguard Energy ETF1x108.4564.1%
FENYFidelity MSCI Energy ETF1x21.1964.1%
UGAUnited States Gasoline ETF1x59.4464.1%
DBEInvesco DB Energy ETF1x24.9163.2%
IYEiShares US Energy ETF1x42.0463.0%
XLESPDR Energy Sector ETF1x76.9463.0%
SPYBENCHMARK: SPDR S&P 500 ETF1x428.86-2.5%

Best ETFs 1 Year (Leveraged)

For comparison, the following tables lists the best performing leveraged ETFs over the past year (252 trading days).

The following list includes all factors of leverage (e.g. 1.5x, 2x, 3x) as well as leveraged inverse ETFs (e.g. -2x and -3x).

SymbolETF NameOrientation
1y Chg
NRGUREX US Big Oil 3x ETN3x396.65239.0%
BOILProShares Natural Gas 2x ETF2x97.73147.2%
GUSHDirexion S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. 2x ETF2x157.02143.4%
DIGProShares Oil & Gas 2x ETF2x34.74135.3%
ERXDirexion Energy 2x ETF2x53.15133.5%
UCOProShares Crude Oil 2x ETF2x34.3394.6%
TTTProShares 20+ Yr Treasury -3x ETF-3x54.7166.5%
TMVDirexion 20+ Yr Treasury -3x ETF-3x96.5265.7%
WEBSDirexion DJ Internet -3x ETF-3x24.8659.3%
YCSProShares Yen -2x ETF-2x55.0545.5%
TBTProshares 20+ Yr Treasury -2x ETF-2x25.3945.0%
EDZDirexion MSCI Emerg Mkt -3x ETF-3x12.8744.3%
CLDSDirexion Cloud Computing -2x ETF-2x25.0141.2%
MLPRETRACS Qtr Alerian MLP 1.5x ETN1.5x40.8840.9%
UTSLDirexion Utilities 3x ETF3x47.6538.3%
EUOProShares Euro -2x ETF-2x32.3934.8%
EEVProShares MSCI Emerg Mkt -2x ETF-2x21.6531.8%
TYODirexion 7-10 Yr Treasury -3x ETF-3x10.7329.9%
UPWProShares Utilities 2x ETF2x85.0328.0%
EFUProShares MSCI EAFE -2x ETF-2x12.2926.2%
SPYBENCHMARK: SPDR S&P 500 ETF1x428.86-2.5%