30 Winners, 20 Losers of ETFs in the First Quarter of 2021

This article was written in English on 06.04.2021, translated and published on this site.

The first quarter of 2021 brought new peaks in major indices. At the same time, as a result of inflation expectations, the US Treasury bond yield recently reached a 52-week peak, causing uneasiness in the market.

Today we will be reviewing ETFs that are clear winners or losers in the first quarter of the year. However, we have not included leveraged and reverse ETFs in this list. These funds are better suited for short-term traders as opposed to long-term investments.

Some of the ETFs featured in the article may push our readers to create a long-term diversified portfolio within risk / benefit parameters. This post should also remind investors of the importance of diversification as part of their personal investment goals.

3 Major Index Following 3 ETFs

Before we move on to the winners and losers, let’s take a look at the funds that offer access to the three most followed US indices. Three ETFs catch our attention:

SPDR® Dow Jones Industrial Average follows ETF Trust (NYSE :), Index — + 8.4% since the beginning of the year

SPDR® S&P 500 (NYSE 🙂 tracks its Index – + 7.1% since the beginning of the year

Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ 🙂 tracks its Index – + 3.4% since the beginning of the year

Especially compared to the second half of 2020, there has been a decrease in appetite for technology shares and therefore for the technology-heavy QQQ ETF in the first quarter of this year.

First Quarter Winners …

Among the best performers, we will look at the 30 ETFs that are generating positive returns so far in 2021. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. Considering the upcoming period of income reports, some of these funds may experience volatility and profit sales in the upcoming days.

  1. Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 62.2% since the beginning of the year
  2. Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF (NASDAQ 🙂 – + 62.2% since the beginning of the year
  3. SPDR® S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 46.3% since the beginning of the year
  4. AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis (NYSE 🙂 – + 40.4% since the beginning of the year
  5. SPDR® S&P Retail ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 39.2% since the beginning of the year
  6. Vanguard Energy Index Fund ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 34.6% since the beginning of the year
  7. Wedbush ETFMG Video Game Tech ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 24.4% since the beginning of the year
  8. iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 22.4% since the beginning of the year
  9. First Trust SMID Cap Rising Dividend Achievers ETF (NASDAQ 🙂 – + 21.3% since the beginning of the year
  10. US Global Jets ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 20.9% since the beginning of the year
  11. Global X Copper Miners ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 19.9% ​​since the beginning of the year
  12. Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 18.9% since the beginning of the year
  13. iShares MSCI Global Agriculture Producers ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 17.6% since the beginning of the year
  14. Vanguard Financials Index Fund ETF Shares (NYSE 🙂 – + 17.4% since the beginning of the year
  15. Invesco DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum ETF (NASDAQ 🙂 – + 16.5% since the beginning of the year
  16. iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ 🙂 – + 16.0% since the beginning of the year
  17. VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 15.9% since the beginning of the year
  18. iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 14.2% since the beginning of the year
  19. Invesco S&P 500® Equal Weight Industrials ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 13.1% since the beginning of the year
  20. First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund (NASDAQ 🙂 – + 12.2% since the beginning of the year
  21. ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 11.9% since the beginning of the year
  22. JP Morgan BetaBuilders Canada (NYSE 🙂 – + 11.8% since the beginning of the year
  23. Industrial Select Sector SPDR® Fund (NYSE 🙂 – + 11.5% since the beginning of the year
  24. iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Eurozone ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 11.1% since the beginning of the year
  25. Communication Services Select Sector SPDR® Fund (NYSE 🙂 – + 10.6% since the beginning of the year
  26. IQ 500 International (NYSE 🙂 – up + 10.5% since the beginning of the year
  27. Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund ETF (NYSE 🙂 – up + 10.1% since the beginning of the year
  28. WisdomTree Global High Dividend Fund (NYSE 🙂 – + 9.9% since the beginning of the year
  29. Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund ETF Shares (NYSE 🙂 – + 8.6% since the beginning of the year
  30. SPDR® SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (NYSE 🙂 – + 7.1% since the beginning of the year

… and the Losers

Below, we have listed the 20 ETFs that have recently lost some of their 2020 gains. Investors interested in buying from the dips may want to keep a close eye on these funds.

  1. Global X Cybersecurity ETF (NASDAQ 🙂 – -9.6% since the beginning of the year
  2. Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSE 🙂 – -9.5% since the beginning of the year
  3. SPDR® Gold Shares Fund (NYSE 🙂 – -9.2% since the beginning of the year
  4. PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSE: LTPZ) – -8.7% since the beginning of the year
  5. iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF (NASDAQ 🙂 – -8.4% since the beginning of the year
  6. Global X MSCI China Information Technology ETF (NYSE 🙂 – -7.5% since the beginning of the year
  7. VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSE 🙂 – -6.4% since the beginning of the year
  8. ERShares Entrepreneur ETF (NYSE 🙂 – -5.7% since the beginning of the year
  9. Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF (NASDAQ 🙂 – -5.5% since the beginning of the year
  10. Global X Cloud Computing (NASDAQ 🙂 – -5.1% since the beginning of the year
  11. KraneShares MSCI China Clean Technology ETF (NYSE 🙂 – -5.1% since the beginning of the year
  12. First Trust NASDAQ Cybersecurity ETF (NASDAQ 🙂 – -4.5% since the beginning of the year
  13. Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (NYSE 🙂 – -3.9% since the beginning of the year
  14. Invesco CurrencyShares® Euro Currency Trust (NYSE 🙂 – -3.8% since the beginning of the year
  15. iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE 🙂 – -3.7% since the beginning of the year
  16. iPath® Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return(SM) ETN (NYSE 🙂 – -3.0% since the beginning of the year
  17. ARK Innovation ETF (NYSE 🙂 – -2.9% since the beginning of the year
  18. SPDR® S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE 🙂 – -2.7% since the beginning of the year
  19. First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF (NYSE 🙂 – -2.6% since the beginning of the year
  20. Ecofin Digital Payments Infrastructure Fund (NYSE 🙂 – -2.6% since the beginning of the year

Note: If you are interested in the financial products mentioned above but cannot find these products in your area, you may want to contact your brokerage firm or financial planner.

You can contact me for any questions or comments.

Editor’s Note: Not all assets analyzed may not be available in all regional markets. Please contact an authorized brokerage firm or financial advisor to find similar financial instruments that may suit you This content is for informational purposes only. Before making any investment decision, you should do your own detailed research.

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