Breaking News
Get Actionable Insights with InvestingPro+: Start 7 Day FREE Trial Register here
Investing Pro 0
Ad-Free Version. Upgrade your experience. Save up to 40% More details

ETF Performance: February's Best And Worst

By (Tezcan Gecgil/ )ETFsMar 01, 2022 09:38
ETF Performance: February's Best And Worst
By (Tezcan Gecgil/ )   |  Mar 01, 2022 09:38
Saved. See Saved Items.
This article has already been saved in your Saved Items

2022 has been a turbulent year for a variety of assets and the broader exchanges—and, by extension, for the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track them. Throughout the first two months of the year, investors faced several challenges, including high inflation, the Fed’s tightening of asset purchases, and the probability of rising interest rates

However, Russia’s military attack on Ukraine last week and accelerating crude oil have prices added a new set of jitters for Wall Street to digest in February.

Below, we note those ETFs that were either clear winners or obvious losers in February. Our list offers just a glimpse of monthly performances by some of the many exchange-traded funds listed in the US and excludes leveraged and inverse ETFs.

These funds could inspire readers to put together long-term diversified portfolios within their risk/return parameters. We’ve covered a large number of these funds previously, and plan to discuss others in the future.

3 ETFs Tracking 3 Major US Indices

Before we move on to best- and worst-performing ETFs, let’s look at funds that provide exposure to three bellwether U.S. indices—the Dow Jones, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ

SPDR® Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSE:DIA) tracks the Dow Jones: it was down 3.34% for the month of February.

DIA Weekly Chart
DIA Weekly Chart

SPDR® S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY), tracks the S&P 500 Index: down 2.9% in February. 

SPY Weekly Chart
SPY Weekly Chart

Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) tracks the NASDAQ 100 Index: down 4.8% in February.

QQQ Weekly Chart
QQQ Weekly Chart

33 Winning ETFs in February:

SPDR® S&P Metals & Mining ETF (NYSE:XME): up 26.1% in February

XME Weekly Chart
XME Weekly Chart

Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSE:WEAT): up 20.9% 

Global X Uranium ETF (NYSE:URA): up 16.7%

VanEck Steel ETF (NYSE:SLX): up 14.8% 

Global X Copper Miners ETF (NYSE:COPX): up 13.8% 

VanEck Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX): up 13.7%

iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF (NYSE:PICK): up 12.2%

First Trust Materials AlphaDEX® Fund (NYSE:FXZ): up 10.7% 

iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (NYSE:ITA): up 10.6% 

iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (NASDAQ:ICLN): up 10.4% 

VanEck Oil Services ETF (NYSE:OIH): up 9.8%

Direxion Hydrogen ETF (NYSE:HJEN): up 9.6% 

Invesco Solar ETF (NYSE:TAN): up 9.1% 

VanEck Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSE:REMX): up 9% 

VanEck Environmental Services ETF (NYSE:EVX): up 8.5% 

John Hancock Multifactor Energy ETF (NYSE:JHME): up 7.9% 

Global X Cybersecurity ETF (NASDAQ:BUG): up 7.8% 

U.S. Global Sea to Sky Cargo ETF (NYSE:SEA): up 6.7% 

FlexShares Morningstar® Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund (NYSE:GUNR): up 6.5% 

Invesco DWA Basic Materials Momentum ETF (NASDAQ:PYZ): up 6.1% 

SPDR® Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD): up 6.1%

SPDR® S&P Health Care Equipment ETF (NYSE:XHE): up 5.6%

iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSE:EIDO): up 4.9%

WisdomTree Cybersecurity Fund (NASDAQ:WCBR): up 4.5% 

Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (NYSE:ARGT): up 4.42%

iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSE:EZA): up 3.8% 

VanEck Agribusiness ETF (NYSE:MOO): up 3.2%

BlueStar Israel Technology ETF (NYSE:ITEQ): up 3.1%

Invesco Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment ETF (NYSE:PEJ): up 3% 

iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF (NYSE:IJS): up 2.2%

Invesco S&P MidCap 400® Pure Growth ETF (NYSE:RFG): up 2.1%

Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (NYSE:BLOK): up 1.5%

iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSE:IWM): up 1%


24 Losing ETFs in February:

iShares MSCI Russia ETF (NYSE:ERUS): down 53.7% in February

ERUS Weekly Chart
ERUS Weekly Chart

First Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF (NASDAQ:FDNI): down 15.8% 

Global X Social Media ETF (NASDAQ:SOCL): down 10.6% 

SoFi Gig Economy ETF (NASDAQ:GIGE): down 10.3% 

Global X Cloud Computing ETF (NASDAQ:CLOU): down 9.2% 

Amplify Online Retail ETF (NYSE:IBUY): down 7.7%

Global X Artificial Intelligence & Technology ETF (NASDAQ:AIQ): down 7%

Global X MSCI China Real Estate ETF (NYSE:CHIR): down 6.4% 

ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (NYSE:ARKW): down 6.4%

Renaissance International IPO ETF (NYSE:IPOS): down 6.2%

iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF (NYSE:RXI): down 6.1% 

Ecofin Global Water ESG Fund (NYSE:EBLU): down 5.7% 

WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (NASDAQ:EMCB): down 5.6%  

Amplify High Income ETF (NYSE:YYY): down 5.4% 

Invesco Preferred ETF (NYSE:PGX): down 4.5%

Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF (NYSE:NGE): down 4.3% 

KraneShares Asia Pacific High Income Bond ETF (NYSE:KHYB): down 3.3%

iShares Global Green Bond ETF (NASDAQ:BGRN): down 2.1%   

Fidelity® Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE:FCOR): down 2.1%

KraneShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility Index (NYSE:KARS): down 2.7%

Teucrium Sugar Fund (NYSE:CANE): down 1.4% 

RiverFront Strategic Income Fund (NYSE:RIGS): down 1.1%

Arrow Dow Jones Global Yield ETF (NYSE:GYLD): down 1% 

Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF (NYSE:LIT): down 0.3%

ETF Performance: February's Best And Worst

Related Articles

ETF Performance: February's Best And Worst

Add a Comment

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind: 

  • Enrich the conversation
  • Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed.
  • Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically.
  •  Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and links within a comment will be removed
  • Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user.
  • Don’t Monopolize the Conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also believe strongly in giving everyone a chance to air their thoughts. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
Post also to:
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Continue with Google
Sign up with Email