Casting a slow January aside, U.S. stocks loved the month of love as the major U.S. indexes notched solid gains. Heading into the close Friday, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average were sporting February gains of more than 5%. Continuing its climb to heights last seen during the technology bubble, the Nasdaq Composite is up 7% this month.
“The Dow and S&P 500 are on track for their best month since October 2011. The Nasdaq is on pace for its best month since January 2012, and remains within striking distance of the 5,000 level, after a string of recent gains,” according to Reuters.
Regarding exchange traded funds, it was a brisk month of new product launches and the extension of prominent themes, including the ongoing dominance of the healthcare sector and currency hedged ETFs.
With that in mind, we decided to scour Internet search and traffic data to unearth the most searched ETFs on ETF Trends this month. Please note this data is fresh as of the close of U.S. markets on Friday Feb. 27. The most searched individual ETF ticker on ETF Trends was…