ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business Network’s Closing Bell with Liz Claman on Tuesday to discuss the three best and worst performing ETFs of 2017.
The best performing fund is the Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK), which is up 74.3 percent year-to-date.
It is one of two ARK Invest ETFs that holds exposure to bitcoins through a Bitcoin Investment Trust.
Its holdings include Tesla 5.8%, Bitcoin Investment Trust 4.7%, Twitter 4.3%, Athena Health 4.2%, Amazon 4.0%, Illumine 4.0%, Intellia Therapeutics 3.1%, Nvidia 3.1%, and Bluebird Bio 2.5%.
The second best performing fund is the WisdomTree China Ex State Owned Enterprises Fund (CXSE), which is up 70.8 percent.
It is not exposed to large, state-owned Chinese companies, notably banks/industrials. It has a greater focus on innovations in technology 34.7% and consumer discretionary 24.0%.
Holding include Alibaba 9.6%, Tencent 9.0%, Baidu 6.1%, jd.com 4.0%, ctrip.com 3.1%.
Finally, the third best performing fund is the Kraneshares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB), which is up 68.2 percent YTD.
This ETF directly capitalizes on Chinese tech, internet, eCommerce and growing domestic consumption. Its holdings include Tencent 10.9%, Alibaba 10.4%, Baidu 9.3%, jd.com 5.8%, Tal Education 5.7%, ctrip.com 5.1%, 58.com 4.9%, Weibo Corp 4.5%, Autohome 4.4%, and Sina 4.4%.
As for the worst performing ETFs of 2017, the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) is down 33.9 percent year-to-date.