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Tickers in this Article: UNG, EWY, SLV, XOP, DGS, TZA, SGG, TLL, EWJ, SCO
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 March. By comparison, the entire DJIA was up +0.8% and the S&P 500 was down 0.1% over the same period. (For related reading, see How Now, Dow? What Moves The DJIA?)

TUTORIAL: Exchange-Traded Funds: Introduction

March's Best-Performing ETFs

United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSE:UNG)
iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund (NYSE:EWY)
iShares Silver Trust (NYSE:SLV)
SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. (NYSE:XOP) +7.6%
WisdomTree Emerging Mkts Small Cap Dividend Fund (NYSE:DGS)

March's Worst-Performing ETFs

Direxion Small Cap Bear 3X Shares (NYSE:TZA)
iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSE:SGG)
ProShares UltraShort Telecom(NYSE:TLL)
iShares MSCI Japan Index (NYSE:EWJ)
ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oil (NYSE:SCO)
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