10 Best ETFs for 2019

The InvestorPlace 10 Best ETFs for 2019 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 2019. The year-to-date returns below will be based on market close Dec. 31, 2018.

Throughout the year, the contributors will regularly offer updates as their 10 Best ETFs for 2019 picks move. You can keep up with them all below.

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1
iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB)
iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB)
48%
Return
Buy Price: $29.98
Ending Price: $44.39
Industry:
Investor:
2
Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF (SRVR)
Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate ETF (SRVR)
40%
Return
Buy Price: $23.20
Ending Price: $32.58
Industry:
Robert Waldo
Investor:
3
Powershares Water Resource Portfolio (PHO)
Powershares Water Resource Portfolio (PHO)
37%
Return
Buy Price: $28.21
Ending Price: $38.63
Industry:
James Brumley
Investor:
4
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (BOTZ)
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (BOTZ)
31%
Return
Buy Price: $16.74
Ending Price: $21.87
Industry:
Tom Taulli
Investor:
5
Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)
Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)
29%
Return
Buy Price: $23.82
Ending Price: $30.78
Industry:
6
iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF)
iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF)
22%
Return
Buy Price: $165.19
Ending Price: $200.78
Industry:
Todd Shriber
Investor:
7
SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD)
SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD)
18%
Return
Buy Price: $121.23
Ending Price: $142.90
Industry:
Kent Thune
Investor:
8
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)
15%
Return
Buy Price: $39.06
Ending Price: $44.87
Industry:
9
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)
14%
Return
Buy Price: $47.15
Ending Price: $53.76
Industry:
Jim Woods
Investor:
10
iShares MSCI Mexico ETF (EWW)
iShares MSCI Mexico ETF (EWW)
9%
Return
Buy Price: $41.18
Ending Price: $45.02
Industry:
Ian Bezek
Investor: