Here is the price performance (ranked best to worst) of broad market ETFs (exchange traded funds) for the fist half of 2017.

  • Emerging Markets (EEM):  18.21%
  • Nasdaq (QQQ):  16.17%
  • International (EFA):  12.93%
  • All Country World Index (ACWI):  10.68%
  • S&P 500 (SPY):  8.16%
  • Dow (DIA):  7.96%
  • Gold (GLD):  7.67%
  • Emerging Market Bonds (EMB):  3.75%
  • High Yield Bonds (HYG):   2.12%
  • Commodities (DBC):  -8.78%

All but four of the 30 major indexes representing the world’s biggest stock markets by value have risen this year, a first-half performance unmatched since 2009, according to The Wall Street Journal.