These are the ten best performing ETFs in 2022 (so far)


ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are collective investment securities that work similarly to mutual funds. However, unlike mutual funds, ETFs can be bought or sold on the stock exchange just as we do with stocks. ETFs can be structured to track anything, such as an index, sector, commodity or any other asset. Let’s take a look at the ten best performing ETFs in 2022 (so far).

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The ten best performing ETFs in 2022 (so far)

We used year-to-date (as of February 23, 2022) ETF performance data to find the ten best performing ETFs in 2022. Here are the ten best performing ETFs in 2022 (so far):

  1. Direxion Daily Technology Bear 3X ETF (TECS: 42%)

Direxion Daily Technology Bear 3X Shares ETF (NYMARKET: TECS) aims to match the performance of 300% of the inverse of the daily performance of the Technology Select Sector Index. The fund invests in short positions, futures, swap agreements and other instruments to achieve its investment objectives. TECS has returned over -50% over the past year and has over $57 million in net assets.

  1. ETF Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2X (ERX: 84%)

Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2x Shares (NYMARKET:ERX) targets daily investment results of 200% of the daily performance of the Energy Select Sector Index. The fund invests primarily in ETFs, swap agreements and index securities which provide exposure to the benchmark index. ERX has returned over 84% over the past year and has over $640 million in net assets. The fund’s three main holdings are: Dreyfus Government Secs Cash Mgmt Admin, Exxon Mobil and Chevron.

  1. Direxion Daily MSCI Real Est Bear 3X ETF (DRV: 44%)

Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares (NYMARKET:DRV) aims to equal the daily investment performance of 300% of the inverse of the daily performance of the MSCI US IMI Real Estate 25/50 Index. The fund invests in short positions, futures, swap agreements and other instruments to achieve its investment objectives. DRV has returned over -44% over the past year and has over $20 million in net assets. The fund’s top holdings are: Goldman Sachs FS Treasury Intms Instl and Dreyfus Government Secs Cash Mgmt Admin.

  1. Direxion Daily Cloud Computing Br 2X ETF (CLDS: 46%)

Direxion Daily Cloud Computing Bear 2X Shares (NYMARKET:CLDS) aims to equal daily investment results of 200% of the inverse of the daily performance of the Indxx USA Cloud Computing Index. The fund invests in short positions, futures, swap agreements and other instruments to achieve its objective. CLDS has returned over 35% over the past year and has over $15 million in net assets. The fund’s top holdings are: Dreyfus Government Cash Mgmt Instl, Goldman Sachs FS Treasury Intms Instl and Goldman Sachs FS Government Instl.

  1. ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ (SQQQ: 50%)

ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:SQQQ) targets performance similar to three times the inverse of the daily performance of the NASDAQ-100® Index. The fund invests primarily in financial instruments that it believes would produce daily returns consistent with the fund’s investment objectives. SQQQ has returned over -34% over the past year and has over $1.60 billion in net assets. The fund mainly invested in US Treasuries.

  1. MicroSectors™ FANG+™ -3X Invrs Lvrgd ETN (FNGD: 51%)

Bank of Montreal MicroSectors FANG Index 3X Inverse Leveraged ETN (NYMARKET:FNGD) seeks return linked to three times inverse leveraged participation in the daily performance of the NYSE Fang+™ Index. FNGD has returned over -9% over the past year and has over $68 million in net assets. The top five holdings of the fund are: Meta Platforms, Amazon.com, Netflix, Twitter and Baidu.

  1. Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X ETF (LABD: 66%)

Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares (NYMARKET:LABD) normally invests in futures, swap agreements, short positions and other financial instruments that help it achieve daily investment results of 300% the inverse of the daily performance of the S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index. LABD has returned over 130% in the past year and has over $35 million in net assets. The fund’s top holdings are: Goldman Sachs FS Treasury Intms Instl FTIXX and Dreyfus Government Secs Cash Mgmt Admin DAPXX.

  1. Direxion Daily Dow Jones Int Br 3X ETF (WEBS: 72%)

Direxion Daily Dow Jones Internet Bear 3X Shares (NYMARKET:WEBS) aims to equal the daily investment result of 300% of the inverse of the daily performance of the Dow Jones Internet Composite Index. This fund typically invests in swap agreements, short positions, futures and other financial instruments that provide leveraged short exposure to the index. WEBS has returned over 39% in the past year and has over $11 million in net assets. The fund’s top holdings are: Goldman Sachs FS Treasury Intms Instl FTIXX and Dreyfus Government Cash Mgmt Instl DGCXX.

  1. ETN MicroSectors™ St FANG&Inn 3X Inv Ld (BERZ: 74%)

Bank of Montreal MicroSectors FANG & Innovation 3x Inverse Leveraged ETN (NYMARKET:BERZ) seeks a return linked to a 3x leveraged participation in the daily inverse performance of the Solactive FANG Innovation Index. This index tracks the performance of 15 large-cap US technology stocks. BERZ has returned over 23% in the past six months and has over $3 million in net assets.

  1. MicroSectors™ US Big Oil 3X Lvrgd ETN (NRGU: 74%)

MicroSectors US Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN (NYMARKET:NRGU) aims to reflect daily 3x leveraged long exposure to the performance of the Solactive MicroSectorsTM US Big Oil Index. This index represents ten US stocks with the largest market capitalization in the energy/petroleum sector. NRGU has returned over 138% in the past year and has over $990 million in net assets. The fund’s three main holdings are: Marathon Petroleum, Occidental Petroleum and Exxon Mobil.

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