Below is our matrix showing key ETF performance across all asset classes year to date. While we've had it good here in the US so far in 2012, the outperformance outside of the US is evident by the country ETFs shown in the top right corner of the matrix. Brazil, China, Germany, India and Russia are all sitting on double digit year to date gains.
The silver ETF (NYSEARCA:SLV) has been the best performer of all in 2012 with a gain of 20.56%. And even though it has made somewhat of a comeback in recent weeks, the natural gas ETF (NYSEARCA:UNG) is down the most with a decline of 10.37%.