With the market getting off to such a hot start to the year, you can imagine how well the double and triple long equity ETFs have done. And obviously, the double and triple short ETFs have gotten hit very hard.
Below are lists of the best and worst performing leveraged ETFs year to date. As shown, the double long silver ETF (NYSEARCA:AGQ) is up the most with a gain of 47.61%. The triple long financial ETF (NYSEARCA:FAS) is up the second most with a gain of 40.30%, while the triple long small cap ETF (NYSEARCA:TNA) ranks third with a gain of 37.79%.
The inverse ETFs of the three best performing leveraged ETFs year to date have been the worst performers in 2012. The double short silver ETF (NYSEARCA:ZSL) is down the most with a decline of 36.67%. The triple short financial ETF (NYSEARCA:FAZ) is down the second most with a decline of 30.83%, while the triple short small cap ETF (NYSEARCA:TZA) is down the third most at 29.23%.