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ETF Winners And Losers During A Volatile November

Published 01/12/2021, 10:53
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The past month was a roller-coaster ride for many US stocks and, naturally, the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track them. The month started with record highs. However, with the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, lockdown worries have resurfaced, triggering a steep sell-off since Thanksgiving.

Some sectors, like oil, energy and travel, saw heavier losses than others.

Then, on Nov. 29, most stocks rebounded. But as we write, Nov. 30 is proving to be a different day, with major averages all highly volatile. Meanwhile, in the past week, the VIX index, regarded as the fear gauge shot up, and currently hovers around 25.

Today, we review exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that were either clear winners or losers in November. Our list offers just a glimpse on the funds’ monthly performances and excludes leveraged and inverse ETFs.

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

3 ETFs Following The Major US Indices

Before we move on to best- and worst-performing ETFs, let's take a look at funds that provide exposure to three bellwether US indices—the Dow Jones, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ 100.

These three ETFs continue to offer steady year-to-date returns, despite short-term volatility.

SPDR® Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSE:DIA), which tracks the Dow Jones: down 2.1% in November but up 14.6% YTD.

SPDR® S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY), which tracks the S&P 500: Up 1.0% in November and up 24.1% YTD.

Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ), which tracks the NASDAQ 100: up 3.3% in November and up 27.2% YTD.

27 November Winners

iPath® Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return(SM) ETN (NYSE:JO): up 13.6% in November and up 70.3% YTD

iShares MSCI Chile ETF (NYSE:ECH): up 5.1% in November but down 14.5% YTD

Teucrium Wheat (NYSE:WEAT): up 4.9% in November and up 27.6% YTD

Defiance NASDAQ Junior Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBBJ): up 3.7% in November but down 13.1% YTD

Alpha Architect US Quantitative Value ETF (NYSE:QVAL): up 3.6% in November and up 32.9% YTD

First Trust RBA American Industrial RenaissanceTM ETF (NASDAQ:AIRR): up 3.2% in November and up 33.5% YTD

iPath® Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return (NYSE:COW): up 3.1% in November and up 7.4% YTD

Invesco S&P SmallCap Industrials ETF (NASDAQ:PSCI): up 3.0% in November and up 22.6% YTD

First Trust S-Network Global E-Commerce ETF (NASDAQ:FTXD): up 2.8% in November and up 32.0% YTD

Hartford Multifactor Small Cap ETF (NYSE:ROSC): up 2.4% in November and up 27.9% YTD

SPDR® S&P Retail ETF (NYSE:XRT): up 2.4% in November and up 50.2% YTD

iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (NASDAQ:RING): up 2.4% in November but down 10.4% YTD

Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF (NYSE:CALF): up 2.4% in November and up 40.8% YTD

Cambria Shareholder Yield ETF (NYSE:SYLD): up 2.2% in November and up 43.7% YTD

Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary ETF (NASDAQ:PSCD): up 2.1% in November and up 33.4% YTD

VanEck Vietnam ETF (NYSE:VNM): up 1.8% in November and up 18.1% YTD

Global X US Infrastructure Development ETF (NYSE:PAVE): up 1.6% in November and up 32.4% YTD

ProShares S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats (NYSE:REGL): up 1.3% in November and up 13.9% YTD

KraneShares MSCI China Clean Technology ETF (NYSE:KGRN): up 1.2% in November and up 11.8% YTD

Sound Equity Income ETF (NYSE:SDEI): up 1.1% in November and up 23.9% YTD

Invesco S&P MidCap Low Volatility ETF (NYSE:XMLV): up 1.0% in November and up 15.7% YTD

SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury (NYSE:SPTL): up 0.98% in November but down 5.94% YTD

First Trust Municipal High Income ETF (NASDAQ:FMHI): up 0.96% in November and up 4.25% YTD

Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSE:CORN): up 0.80% in November and up 38.25% YTD

iShares Global Green Bond ETF (NASDAQ:BGRN): up 0.60% in November but down 2.22% YTD

iShares US Pharmaceuticals ETF (NYSE:IHE): up 0.57% in November and up 5.45% YTD

Invesco DWA Basic Materials Momentum ETF (NASDAQ:PYZ): up 0.12% in November and up 27.52% YTD

33 November Losers

ARK Genomic Revolution ETF (NYSE:ARKG): down 15.4% in November and down 31.8% YTD

United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (NYSE:UNG): down 14.1% in November but up 72.4% YTD

Global X Cannabis ETF (NASDAQ:POTX): down 12.8% in November and down 26.1% YTD

ARK Innovation ETF (NYSE:ARKK): down 11.9% in November and down 14.2% YTD

Ecofin Digital Payments Infrastructure Fund (NYSE:TPAY): down 11.8% in November and down 13.39% YTD

Principal Healthcare Innovators ETF (NASDAQ:BTEC): down 10.72% in November and down 17.5% YTD

VanEck Oil Refiners ETF (NYSE:CRAK): down 10.6% in November but up 7.1% YTD

iShares Virtual Work and Life Multisector ETF (NYSE:IWFH): down 10.2% in November and down 18.5% YTD

iPath® Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return(SM) ETN (NYSE:NIB): down 9.3% in November and down 13.1% YTD

SPDR® S&P Health Care Equipment ETF (NYSE:XHE): down 8.9% in November but up 0.8% YTD

Global X MSCI China Energy ETF (NYSE:CHIE): down 8.7% in November but up 29.8% YTD

Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF (NYSE:BBC): down 8.5% in November and down 19.1% YTD

SoFi Gig Economy ETF (NASDAQ:GIGE): down 8.3% in November and down 9.2% YTD

Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF (NYSE:ENFR): down 7.9% in November but up 30.7% YTD

US Global Jets ETF (NYSE:JETS): down 7.6% in November and down 9.6% YTD

Procure Space ETF (NASDAQ:UFO): down 7.4% in November but up 9.4% YTD

EMQQ The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (NYSE:EMQQ): down 6.9% in November and down 26.1% YTD

Renaissance International IPO ETF (NYSE:IPOS): down 6.9% in November and down 25.4% YTD

Global X Social Media ETF (NASDAQ:SOCL): down 6.8% in November and down 7.7% YTD

InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSE:AMZA): down 6.5% in November but up 33.9% YTD

Global X Aging Population ETF (NASDAQ:AGNG): down 6.3% in November and down 0.1% YTD

WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund (NYSE:DFJ): down 6.2% in November and down 3.7% YTD

Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust (NYSE:SPPP): down 6.1% in November and down 20.2% YTD

VanEck Steel ETF (NYSE:SLX): down 5.6% in November but up 19.0% YTD

Global X SuperDividend™ ETF (NYSE:SDIV): down 5.4% in November and down 3.9% YTD

iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (NYSE:EWS): down 5.2% in November but up 6.1% YTD

First Trust Germany AlphaDEX® Fund (NASDAQ:FGM): down 4.6% in November but up 3.9% YTD

Invesco DWA Consumer Staples Momentum ETF (NASDAQ:PSL): down 4.7% in November but up 2.5% YTD

WisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate Fund (NYSE:DRW): down 3.8% in November and down 4.6% YTD

SPDR® S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (NYSE:XPH): down 3.5% in November and down 11.2% YTD

Invesco KBW Property & Casualty Insurance ETF (NASDAQ:KBWP): down 3.1% in November but up 12.6% YTD

Invesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT ETF (NASDAQ:KBWY): down 2.4% in November but up 12.8% YTD

First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF (NASDAQ:FTAG): down 1.9% in November but up 12.4% YTD

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