- ETFs provide best options to investors with insufficient funds, looking to build a diverse portfolio
- They also charge comparatively lower fees than stocks.
- DJRE, OOO, GGUS, LNAS are a few best performing ETFs of 2021.
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) track an index, sector or some other asset and can be easily sold on a stock exchange just like a common stock. Investors with insufficient funds, who are looking to build a diverse investment portfolio, can consider these funds. ETFs provide them access to different shares via a single investment and fetch good returns. They also charge comparatively lower fees than stocks.
Here are four ASX-listed ETFs with highest returns in 2021:
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate Fund (ASX:DJRE)
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate Fund includes real estate investment trusts (REITs), other property-linked companies and other funds from across the world. The fund’s biggest holdings include ASX’s Goodman Group, Prologis, and Public Storage. The ETF gave a return of 38.56% to its shareholders in 2021. Of the total returns, the dividend distributions accounted for 4.05%.
BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF (ASX:OOO)
BetaShares Crude Oil Index ETF, which is a commodities fund, also put up a strong show in 2021. The fund tracks an index that reflects the performance of crude oil futures. In line with oil’s spectacular returns last year, the ETF gave investors a healthy return of 47.8% in 2021.
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BetaShares Geared US Equity Fund (ASX:GGUS)
BetaShares’ GGUS covers the S&P 500 Index. GGUS provides investors with cost-effective geared exposure to the broad US share market, hedged for currency exposure. GGUS gave a return of 66.25% in 2021.
ETFS Ultra Long NASDAQ 100 Hedge Fund (ASX:LNAS)
ETFS Ultra Long NASDAQ 100 Hedge Fund seeks to provide investors with geared returns that are positively related to the returns of the NASDAQ-100 Index. The global equity fund provides exposure to the NASDAQ-100 Index. The fund charges a management fee of 1%. LNAS returned a total of 64.7% in 2021.
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