The worst performing non-leveraged exchange traded products of the year include iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) down 68.9%, VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEArca: VIIX) down 68.9% ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (NYSEArca: VIXY) down 68.7%.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.9% over the past month. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite gained 2.4% and the S&P 500 added 2.1%.

The best performing non-leveraged ETPs of the past month include iPath Global Carbon ETN (NYSEArca: GRN) up 51.8%, iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) up 37.0% and ETFS Zacks Earnings Small-Cap U.S. Index Fund (NYSEArca: ZSML) up 27.8%.

The worst performing non-leveraged ETPs of December include iPath Pure Beta Lead ETN (NYSEArca: LEDD) down 13.9%, REX VolMAXX Long VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF (BATS: VMAX) down 13.8% and iPath Bloomberg Cocoa TR Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: NIB) down 12.4%.

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