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Below are the 20 hottest ETFs (excluding leveraged funds) at the close of February, based on the 6 month performance. These are not 'buy' recommendations or aggregate portfolios for investment. My favorite way to use this list is as a) to get a sense for the biggest intermediate trends and b) as potential short-term trading opportunities.

If you are comfortable using your own technical analysis that is the preferred way. Trend lines and support/resistance levels are some of the simplest and most powerful tools for analyzing price charts. An investor could also use proprietary trading signals combined with risk management techiniques such as those I profiled in-depth here.

Data includes leveraged ETFs and the data source is FINVIZ.com.

Ticker Company Free Trend Analysis Performance (Half Year) Year 200-Day SMA Price
FAA Claymore/NYSE Arca Airline Here 36.25% 91.51% 31.79% 33.15
DGP PowerShares DB Gold Double Long ETN Here 34.56% 30.09% 14.26% 27.37
UGL Ultra Gold ProShares Here 34.43% 28.16% 13.83% 45.92
BAL iPath DJ-UBS Cotton TR Sub-Idx ETN Here 33.00% 57.42% 18.60% 39.78
RSX Market Vectors Russia ETF Here 29.81% 167.85% 14.43% 30.83
UYM Ultra Basic Materials ProShares Here 29.76% 223.66% 18.23% 30.78
IIH Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs Here 28.91% 42.41% 16.45% 2.72
BDD PowerShares DB Base Metals Dble Long ETN Here 26.92% 191.57% 19.41% 14.81
URE Ultra Real Estate ProShares Here 26.92% 161.15% 27.57% 6.79
SLX Market Vectors Steel ETF Here 26.76% 141.25% 15.23% 59.3
UXI Ultra Industrials ProShares Here 26.25% 152.20% 20.75% 32.03
GXG Global X/InterBolsa FTSE Colombia 20 ETF Here 25.77% 131.13% 19.94% 31.48
XME SPDR S&P Metals & Mining Here 25.73% 118.62% 15.13% 51.31
UCC Ultra Consumer Services ProShares Here 25.65% 137.14% 22.95% 34.93
UGE Ultra Consumer Goods ProShares Here 25.17% 109.52% 18.80% 52.82
UKW Ultra Russell MidCap Growth ProShares Here 24.94% 149.10% 20.51% 31.91
KOL Market Vectors Coal ETF Here 24.73% 183.82% 17.20% 35.25
UVU Ultra Russell MidCap Value ProShares Here 24.59% 163.79% 23.50% 25.64
DRN Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3X Shrs Here 24.53% 16.27% 137.71
ENY Claymore/SWM Canadian Energy Income Here 24.32% 92.89% 12.40% 16.82