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Palladium, Pot and Gold: The Top Performing ETFs of the Past 3 Months

Thematics ruled ETF returns over the past three months.

Thematic ETFs—those that focus on categories—dominated the list of funds with the best returns over the past three months, according to First Bridge Data.

Funds focusing on palladium, marijuana and gold were three top-performing ETFs, followed by ones on solar power, more precious metals and technology.

Here are the top 20 funds over the past three months, excluding leveraged and inverse ETFs.


Data as of 2/19/2019.


Aniket Ullal is the founder and CEO of First Bridge Data, a provider of independent ETF data and analytics to institutional clients. Previously he had product management responsibility for S&P’s U.S. indices, including the widely followed S&P 500 and S&P/Case-Shiller indices. He is the author of ETF Investment Strategies (McGraw-Hill; 2013).

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