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Tickers in this Article: SLV, XBI, EWG, UCO, EWL, SGG, SCO, GEX, TLL, SIL
On a day-to-day basis, most industries/sectors tend not to have dramatic price movements. However, material news/information that is fundamental to an industry/sector's business does get released periodically. This type of news has the potential to move a tracking exchange traded fund (ETF) by several percentage points (in either direction). But even if an ETF has already moved, it might still warrant a look. After good news, an industry/sector may increase in value, but this momentum can often continue on for more upside. Likewise, bad news often knocks down an ETF's price more than is warranted, causing it to sell at bargain levels until the price moves back up.

Check out which ETFs made the biggest moves in April. By comparison, the entire DJIA was up +3.55% and the S&P 500 was up 2.9% over the same period. (For related reading, see How Now, Dow? What Moves The DJIA?)

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April's Best-Performing ETFs

Company
%Change
iShares Silver Trust (NYSE:SLV)
+16.48%
SPDR S&P Biotech (NYSE:XBI)
+10.95%
iShares MSCI Germany Index (NYSE:EWG)
+10.71%
ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil (NYSE:UCO) +10.46%
iShares MSCI Switzerland Index (NYSE:EWL)
+10.12%

April's Worst-Performing ETFs

Company
%Change
iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSE:SGG)
-15.44%
ProShares UltraShort Crude Oil(NYSE:SCO)
-11.33%
Market Vectors Glb Alternative Energy ETF(NYSE:GEX)
-7.50%
ProShares UltraShort Telecommunications (NYSE:TLL)
-6.46%
Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSE:SIL)
-6.14%
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