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Top Performing ETFs of 2020


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Well, once again, Rhodium was on a different planet to everything else, with the 1nvest Rhodium ETF (ETFRHO) delivering growth of 187.1%. Originally, the reason for the stellar growth of Rhodium was the change from platinum catalysts to rhodium in the auto industry, but now I suspect that it is purely momentum. I wonder how long this can go on. Every year, I think the performance cannot be repeated and then each year is better than the last. It's kind of like Bitcoin at the moment. It could collapse at any time or could go past the moon.


The top 10 performing ETFs in South Africa tracking market indices for 2020 were:


SYG4IR:     68.1%     (Sygnia Itrix 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity ETF)

STXNDQ:     56.1%     (Satrix Nasdaq 100 ETF)
ETF5IT:     49.9%     (1nvest S&P 500 Info Tech ETF)
SYGUS:     26.3%     (Sygnia Itrix MSCI USA ETF)
STX500:     24.3%     (Satrix S&P 500 ETF)
STXEMG:     24.2%     (Satrix MSCI Emerging Markets ETF)
SYG500:     23.8%     (Sygnia Itrix S&P 500 ETF)
ETF500:     23.0%     (1nvest S&P 500 ETF)
CSP500:     22.7%     (CoreShares S&P 500 ETF)
STXWDM:     22.0%     (Satrix MSCI World ETF)


Source: https://www.moneyweb.co.za/investing/etfs-investing/local-etf-returns-is-the-market-mood-shifting/


Once again, SYG4IR has had amazing performance despite having many critics in the financial world. I think with ETFs, popular is good, and as long as it remains popular, it will keep growing. In a way, I think it's similar to Rhodium - growth can carry on for many years as long as there is momentum.

Also, as predicted, STXNDQ did finally overtake ETF5IT. I personally don't like ETF5IT since roughly 40% is made up of just two companies - Microsoft and Apple. I just don't see how these two companies can continue repeating their stellar financial results of 2020 year after year, but then you never know.

Interesting that all of them are offshore this year - Bandit was right with his prediction.

So what are your predictions for 2021? My guess is that there will be a strong rebound in local property, but let's wait and see...




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