The Top ETFs Over the Last Five Years


This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:

In the multi-trillion-dollar exchange-traded fund (ETF) marketplace, only a fraction is invested in active ETFs. This article discusses the hurdles facing these investment vehicles and possible solutions to overcome them.

The dominance of health care exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in terms of five-year returns is weakening compared to last year, but these funds still account for the majority of the 10 best-performing ETFs.

The market for exchange-traded funds has never been more robust and expansionary. However, the most important activity for investors remains focusing on those ETFs that work and matter to them versus any sponsor’s marketing campaign.

AAII’s president, John Bajkowski, discusses the features of the Stock Screens area of, a popular member benefit.

 Our Member Question for this week is:


What percentage of your investment portfolio is invested in exchange-traded funds (ETFs)?


Vote to answer this week’s Special Question: Do you currently invest in or would you consider investing in actively managed (non-index) ETFs? 

Last Week’s Results:


Last week we asked our readers what their top three questions or concerns were regarding retirement planning. Visit the AAII Blog for a summary of the responses.

The Individual Investor’s Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds 2016

Total assets invested in exchange-traded products (ETPs), which include exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs), was $2.3 trillion as of June 30, 2016, a nearly 140% increase over the last five years. This year’s Individual Investor’s Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds provides the return, expense and portfolio composition information on 473 ETFs, ETNs and other exchange-traded products.

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