Best PowerShares ETFs: Nasdaq Internet Portfolio (PNQI)
Expenses: 0.6%, or $60 annually on every $10,000 invested
In terms of pure performance, the PowerShares Nasdaq Internet Portfolio (NASDAQ:PNQI) has been one of the best PowerShares ETFs for a long time. In fact, PNQI is one of the best-performing ETFs of any variety since March 2009 — the start of the current bull market in U.S. equities.
Year-to-date, PNQI is continuing its winning ways with roughly 30% gains so far in 2017. That represents a massive advantage of more than 8 percentage points over its larger rival, the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (NYSEARCA:FDN). That speaks to an important trait regarding this PowerShares ETF: its roster is not confined to U.S. Internet stocks.
Several high-flying Chinese Internet stocks — including Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) and JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ:JD) — call this PowerShares ETF home, helping deliver additional upside along the likes of hot American tech stocks like Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).