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10 Best ETFs for 2018

The InvestorPlace 10 Best ETFs for 2018 contest features 10 exchange-traded funds chosen by a group of market experts, financial journalists and our readers themselves competing against each other for the best return throughout all of 2018. The year-to-date returns below will be based on market close Dec. 29, 2017.

Throughout the year, the contributors will regularly offer updates as their 10 Best ETFs for 2018 picks move.

Questions about the 10 Best ETFs for 2018 picks or contributors on the list? Email us at [email protected] or engage in the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #bestETFs.

1
PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ)
PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ)PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ)
-1%
Return
Buy Price: $155.76
Ending Price: $154.26
Industry:
2
Powershares Water Resource Portfolio (PHO)
Powershares Water Resource Portfolio (PHO)Powershares Water Resource Portfolio (PHO)
-7%
Return
Buy Price: $30.27
Ending Price: $28.21
Industry:
James Brumley
Investor:
3
iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (DVYE)
iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (DVYE)iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (DVYE)
-11%
Return
Buy Price: $41.83
Ending Price: $37.43
Industry: Emerging Markets
4
Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)
Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)
-11%
Return
Buy Price: $97.81
Ending Price: $87.29
Industry:
5
ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (SBIO)
ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (SBIO)ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (SBIO)
-14%
Return
Buy Price: $32.79
Ending Price: $28.15
Industry:
Todd Shriber
Investor:
6
SPDR S&P Biotech (ETF) (XBI)
SPDR S&P Biotech (ETF) (XBI)SPDR S&P Biotech (ETF) (XBI)
-17%
Return
Buy Price: $84.87
Ending Price: $70.35
Industry:
7
ETFMG Video Game Tech ETF (GAMR)
ETFMG Video Game Tech ETF (GAMR)ETFMG Video Game Tech ETF (GAMR)
-19%
Return
Buy Price: $47.92
Ending Price: $38.90
Industry: Consumer Cyclical
Robert Waldo
Investor:
8
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS)
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS)Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS)
-21%
Return
Buy Price: $119.23
Ending Price: $94.63
Industry:
Jeff Reeves
Investor:
9
Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (XLE)
Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (XLE)Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (XLE)
-21%
Return
Buy Price: $72.26
Ending Price: $57.35
Industry:
Kent Thune
Investor:
10
Market Vectors Rare Earth ETF (REMX)
Market Vectors Rare Earth ETF (REMX)Market Vectors Rare Earth ETF (REMX)
-55%
Return
Buy Price: $30.09
Ending Price: $13.56
Industry: Materials