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Last Friday the S&P 500 (SPY) celebrated the 3-year anniversary of the bear market low. Below we highlight our key ETF performance matrix, which shows the performance of various ETFs across all asset classes since 3/9/09.

Out of the entire matrix, the best performing ETF since the March 9, 2009 market low has been the Mexico ETF (EWW) with a gain of 176.64%. The Consumer Discretionary ETF (XLY) is up the second most with a gain of 173%.

The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ), Midcap 400 (IJH) and Smallcap 600 (IJR) ETFs have performed the best out of the US index ETFs. These are all up more than 140%, while the Dow (DIA) and S&P 500 (SPY) ETFs are both up around 100%.

Looking at the commodity ETFs, silver takes first place with a gain of 160% since 3/9/09, while natural gas (UNG) is down the most of any ETF in the matrix at -85%. Gold (GLD) is up half the amount of silver at 83%.

The fixed income ETFs are all up around 10% over the last three years, with the exception of the inflation protected T.I.P.S. (TIP) ETF, which is up 22%.

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Source: Asset Class Performance Over The Last 3 Years