10 Best Performing ETFs of the Week

Following is information on the top 10 best-performing ETFs and ETNs for the week ending June 3rd, 2011.

  1. iPath SX Russell 2000 TR (RTSA): This stock most recently traded at $31.98. Its percentage change for the week ended June 3rd, 2011 was 21.91%, and its year-to-date percentage change is -17.50%. About the company:  The iPath Short Russell 2000 TR Index ETN is an exchange-traded note issued in the USA.  The ETNs provide investors with a cash payment at the scheduled maturity or optional redemption based on a leveraged participation in the Russell 2000 TR Index.  The ETNs will automatically be redeemed if their value falls to or below $15 per note.
  2. Barclays ETN+ short C note (NYSE:BXDC): This stock most recently traded at $38.30. Its percentage change for the week ended June 3rd, 2011 was 11.50%, and its year-to-date percentage change is -14.50%. About the company:  The Barclays ETN+ short C note is an exchange-traded note in the USA.  The Notes provide investors with a cash payment at the scheduled maturity or optional redemption based on an inverse leveraged participation in the S&P 500 TR index.  The notes will automatically be redeemed if their value falls to or below $10.  The interest rate on notional cash amounts is 91 day T-bills – 0.40%.
  3. iPath SE S & P 500 TR (SFSA): This stock most recently traded at $33.37. Its percentage change for the week ended June 3rd, 2011 was 11.38%, and its year-to-date percentage change is -18.10%. About the company:  The iPath Short S&P 500 TR Index ETN is an exchange-traded note issued in the USA.  The ETNs provide investors with a cash payment at the scheduled maturity or optional redemption based on a leveraged participation in the S&P 500 TR Index.  The ETNs will automatically be redeemed if their value falls to or below $10 per note.
  4. Direxion Daily Sm Bear 3x (NYSE:TZA): This stock most recently traded at $38.01. Its percentage change for the week ended June 3rd, 2011 was 9.67%, and its year-to-date percentage change is -18.80%. About the company:  Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund’s objective is daily investment results, before fees and expenses, of 300% of the inverse of the price performance of the Small Cap Index.  The Fund invests in at least 80% of its net assets in Financial Instruments that provide exposure to the Small Cap Index.
  5. ProShsUlProSht Rssll2000 (NYSE:SRTY): This stock most recently traded at $18.72. Its percentage change for the week ended June 3rd, 2011 was 9.67%, and its year-to-date percentage change is -18.70%. About the company:  ProShares UltraPro Short Russell 2000 is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund seeks investment results which correspond to three times the inverse of the daily performance of the Russell 2000 Index.
  6. Direxion Dly SCOND 3 Bear (NYSE:SOXS): This stock most recently traded at $62.46. Its percentage change for the week ended June 3rd, 2011 was 9.66%, and its year-to-date percentage change is -20.10%. About the company:  Direxion Daily Semiconductors Bear 3x Shares is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund’s objective is daily investment results, before fees and expenses, of 300% the inverse of the price performance of the Philadelphia Semiconductors Index.
  7. iPath PB Cotton (CTNN): This stock most recently traded at $53.94. Its percentage change for the week ended June 3rd, 2011 was 9.26%, and its year-to-date percentage change is 7.70%. About the company:  The iPath Pure Beta Cotton ETN is an exchange-traded note issued in the USA.  The Notes will provide investors with a cash payment at the scheduled maturity or early redemption based on the performance of the underlying index, the Barclays Capital Cotton Pure Beta TR Index.
  8. ProShsUlProSht MidCap400 (NYSE:SMDD): This stock most recently traded at $21.41. Its percentage change for the week ended June 3rd, 2011 was 8.63%, and its year-to-date percentage change is -22.10%. About the company:  ProShares UltraPro Short Mid400 is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund seeks investment results which correspond to three times the inverse of the daily performance of the S&P 400 Mid Cap Index.
  9. ProShrsUltraShortSilver (NYSE:ZSL): This stock most recently traded at $17.97. Its percentage change for the week ended June 3rd, 2011 was 8.12%, and its year-to-date percentage change is -54.30%. About the company:  ProShares UltraShort Silver is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund will seek daily investment results that correspond to twice the inverse of the daily performance of its corresponding benchmark.  The Fund tracks the daily performance of silver (NYSE:SLV) bullion as measured by the US dollar fixing price for delivery in London.
  10. Direxion Daily Mid Br 3x (NYSE:MWN): This stock most recently traded at $36.65. Its percentage change for the week ended June 3rd, 2011 was 8.05%, and its year-to-date percentage change is -21.70%. About the company:  Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bear 3X Shares is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA.  The Fund seeks daily results of 300% of the inverse of the price performance of the Russell Mid Cap Index.  The Fund does not invest in equities, it creates short positions by investing at least 80% of its net assets in instruments that provide leveraged and unleveraged exposure to the Mid Cap Index.

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