Global X Silvers Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SIL)

February Gain: 16.5%

Comment: Although silver has lagged gold on a year-to-date basis, silver miners have been making admirable efforts to keep pace with their gold-producing rivals. The Global X Silver Miners ETF not only ranks as one of February’s best ETFs, but one of 2014’s top non-leveraged funds with a year-to-date gain of 20.3%. SIL does, however, look poised to give back some gains before it makes another run higher as it lost 6.2% last week.