20 Best ETFs 5 Years

Which ETFs outperformed over the past five years?

The following list answers that question.

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 5 Years

SymbolETF NameOrientation
5y Chg
SMHVanEck Semiconductor ETF1x274.45413%
SOXXiShares Semiconductor ETF1x259.89310%
PSIInvesco Semiconductors ETF1x65.48266%
FTXLFT Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF1x104.92232%
IYWiShares US Technology ETF1x155.91213%
XSDSPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF1x266.09212%
XLKSPDR Technology Sector ETF1x233.80206%
URAGlobal X Uranium ETF1x31.18203%
IXNiShares Global Tech ETF1x86.20192%
FTECFidelity MSCI Information Technology ETF1x178.65192%
VGTVanguard Information Technology ETF1x600.70190%
ITBiShares US Home Construction ETF1x108.58190%
XNTKSPDR NYSE Technology ETF1x201.33176%
QTUMDefiance Quantum ETF1x65.85176%
GRIDFT Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure ETF1x122.78174%
XHBSPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF1x108.56171%
IETCUS Technology ETF1x76.88166%
COPXGlobal X Copper Miners ETF1x47.97166%
IGMiShares Expanded Tech Sector ETF1x96.98166%
QQQInvesco Nasdaq 100 Trust ETF1x494.82166%
SPYBENCHMARK: SPDR S&P 500 ETF1x559.99103%

Best ETFs 5 Years (Leveraged)

For comparison, the following tables lists the best performing leveraged ETFs over the past five years.

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
5y Chg
USDProShares Semiconductors 2x ETF2x152.331376%
FNGURex MicroSectors FANG+ 3x ETF3x499.801170%
FNGOREX FANG+ 2x ETN2x79.32880%
SOXLDirexion Semiconductor 3x ETF3x63.94548%
TECLDirexion Technology 3x ETF3x106.41535%
TQQQProShares QQQ 3x ETF3x80.64392%
ROMProShares Technology 2x ETF2x74.58378%
QLDProShares QQQ 2x ETF2x106.13319%
SPXLDirexion S&P 500 3x ETF3x158.16201%
UPROProShares S&P 500 3x ETF3x83.22198%
SPUUDirexion S&P 500 2x ETF2x138.68178%
SSOProShares S&P 500 2x ETF2x87.22172%
YCSProShares Yen -2x ETF-2x91.96147%
NAILDirexion Homebuilders & Supplies 3x ETF3x113.42141%
SVXYProShares Short VIX ST Futures -0.5x ETF-0.5x63.75126%
CUREDirexion Healthcare 3x ETF3x122.54122%
RXLProShares Health Care 2x ETF2x104.95100%
UYMProShares Basic Materials 2x ETF2x27.0697%
UGLProShares Gold 2x ETF2x82.5487%
DDMProShares Dow 30 2x ETF2x86.6580%
SPYBENCHMARK: SPDR S&P 500 ETF1x559.99103%