Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SIL)

2014 Gain: 19.1%

Comment: With $241.2 million in assets under management, SIL is neither small nor glossed over. It is, in fact, the dominant name among silver mining ETFs. When silver is cooperating, SIL is a good way to profit from that trend. The rub is this is volatile fund with a standard deviation of almost 42%, according to Global X data. SIL’s top three holdings combine for almost a third of the fund’s weight.