February ETF Performance Report

Includes: BNO, SIL, SIVR
by: Tom Lydon

Exchange traded funds and the broader market managed to end a volatile February on a high note.

The markets were taken on a wild ride this month, driven primarily by conflicts in the Middle East. Although investors mostly kept their heads, sharply rising oil prices in the last week or two sparked concerns about what it would do to the economic recovery.

Silver was the big winner, with silver-focused ETFs like ETFS Physical Silver (NYSEArca: SIVR) and Global X Silver Miners (NYSEArca: SIL) gaining more than 24%.

United States Brent Crude (NYSEArca: BNO) is the top oil ETF, gaining nearly 18% in February.

Click here for our full February ETF Performance Report (pdf).