Top Performing Unleveraged ETFs Last Week
These were last week’s top performing ETFs. We’ve excluded funds which use leverage or make inverse bets on their underlying assets.
This past week saw a diverse mix of funds top our total return charts; from commodities to single countries to a Chinese sector fund. Notable were a pair of funds launched by Pacer in 2016: the Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF (PY ) and the Principal Price Setters Index ETF (PSET ). Both funds primarily track US large cap stocks, though PY allocates half to the midcap space, with a smart beta twist. Another smart beta fund that made the list this week was the IBD Breakout Opportunities ETF (BOUT ). BOUT is a global all-cap equity fund that seeks to identify “breakout stocks” that should soon experience periods of sustained price growth beyond recent resistance levels. All three smart beta funds are small with $25 million or less in assets, but their unique spins may be something to consider during this year’s volatile market.
|Ticker||Name||1 Week Return|
|(PY )||Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF||6.25%|
|(CHIX )||Global X MSCI China Financials ETF||5.40%|
|(PSET )||Principal Price Setters Index ETF||4.33%|
|(FCAN )||First Trust Canada AlphaDEX Fund||4.06%|
|(BAL )||iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN||3.79%|
|(NGE )||Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF||3.34%|
|(JJN )||iPath Series B Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN||3.05%|
|(BOUT )||IBD Breakout Opportunities ETF||2.94%|
|(WEAT )||Teucrium Wheat||2.92%|
|(AFTY )||Pacer CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF||2.87%|