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Your Q1 ETF Scorecard

The first quarter of 2014 is history, and now itâ??s time to do a little review of the various sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to show how the market performed during the past three volatile months.

The first quarter of 2014 is history, and now itâ??s time to do a little review of the various sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to show how the market performed during the past three volatile months.

The first thing to note when looking at the performance table below of representative sector ETFs is that there was little actual movement in the major domestic equities such as the S&P 500, the Dow and the NASDAQ 100 in Q1. Despite a down January and an upbeat February, the markets are just about where they were at the start of the year.

Internationally, we saw a big sell-off in the China stock market, but most of that damage occurred in the first 10 weeks of the year. Over the past couple of weeks, stocks in China and in emerging markets have seen a marked comeback, as evidenced by the chart below of the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI).

Finish reading the results of the Q1 ETF scorecard.

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Doug Fabian is the editor of Successful Investing and High Monthly Income, and is the host of the syndicated radio show, "Doug Fabian's Wealth Strategies." Taking over the reigns from his dad, Dick Fabian, back in 1992, Doug has continued to uphold the reputation of the newsletter as the #1 risk-adjusted market timer as ranked by Hulbertâ??s Investment Digest. For more than 30 years, Successful Investing (formerly the Telephone Switch Newsletter) has produced double-digit annual gains. Doug has become known for his expert knowledge and timely use of innovative tools like Exchange Traded Funds, bear funds and Enhanced Index funds to profit in any market climate.

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Your Q1 ETF Scorecard

The first quarter of 2014 is history, and now it’s time to do a little review of the various sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to show how the market performed during the past three volatile months.

The first thing to note when looking at the performance table below of representative sector ETFs is that there was little actual movement in the major domestic equities such as the S&P 500, the Dow and the NASDAQ 100 in Q1. Despite a down January and an upbeat February, the markets are just about where they were at the start of the year.

Internationally, we saw a big sell-off in the China stock market, but most of that damage occurred in the first 10 weeks of the year. Over the past couple of weeks, stocks in China and in emerging markets have seen a marked comeback, as evidenced by the chart below of the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI).

Finish reading the results of the Q1 ETF scorecard.

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