Interested in ETF Funds? Exchange Traded Funds have gained a surge in popularity in the recent couple of years. Investors that decide to put their money in ETFs have a bunch of reasons that justify their decision. ETF funds combine the best features of stocks and investment funds, which means that they offer investors the possibility to diversify their portfolios by investing in a whole basket of securities. ETF funds also have tax and cost advantages as well.
Now, to respond to the market's high demand, there are over a thousand ETF funds that track market indices, companies or commodities like gold, silver, oil, real estate, etc. So an investor might find it hard to pick the best ETFs, especially taking into account that each ETF fund have a variety of metrics that describe their activity.
However, two of the most important figures that need to be followed are the assets under management held by the ETF fund, which define the size of the fund, and the return, which show the price variation of the ETF, since it is behaving like a stock. Also, an important detail about an ETF fund is what it tracks, whether it is an index or a commodity.
In a style similar to our coverage of short ETFs, we'll take you through some of the best performing and biggest ETF funds in 2013. ProShares Ultra Russell2000 (ETF) (NYSEARCA:UWM) is on the list; continue reading to see the best ETF funds: