In September, stocks kept range bound for much of the month but still managed to hit new highs, with the S&P 500 closing at a record 2011.36. However, the equities market took an unexpected turn late September and selling pressure persisted through the end as political volatility, notably pro-democratic demonstrations swept through Hong Kong.

Top performing non-leveraged ETPs over the past month include the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China-A Shares Small Cap Fund (NYSEArca: ASHS) up 18.0%, C-Tracks on Citit Volatility Index ETN (NYSEArca: CVOL) up 11.6% and iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) up 9.6%. [VIX ETFs Capitalize on Increased Market Concerns]

The worst performing non-leveraged ETFs for September include the PureFunds ISE Junior Silver Small Cap Miners/Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: SILJ) down 21.6% Global X Silvers Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SIL) down 21.2% and Global X Pure Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GGGG) down 20.8%.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.

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