June 16th 2021: In this post we will review the Top 10 Best Growth ETF in the United States that are leading the pack so far this year! We have selected only ETFs that had the highest returns. Also, we limited ourselves to ETFs that have asset under management (AUM) above 100 millions dollars. ETFs with low AUM tend to be less liquid and cost more when trading because of the spread (the difference between the bid and ask price) is often high.
Please note, past performance does not guarantee future results. Always consult a financial advisor before making any financial decisions.
Dry Bulk shipping
Because commodities are in a strong upcycle following the gradual reopening of global economies. Dry bulk shipping is historically a major beneficiary of commodity cycles.
Dry bulkers carriers account for 43% of the world fleet. They carry out 55% of global work. They serve essential needs such as food and energy supplies.
Energy (Oil and Natural gas)
Energy has strongly rebounded this year. This is especially true, as oil price has been benefiting the most from the expectation of swift global economic recovery buoyed by rapid vaccination rollout.
Many argue that we are headed to a commodities super-cycle. A phenomenon caused by inadequate supply faced with increase demand for commodities. This will impact all major commodities.
Smaller stocks have historically led after recessions, which could augur well for small-caps if the economy continues to strengthen this year, and the new stimulus bill in the US is expected to boost spending. However, investors should keep in mind small caps are inherently risky and more volatile.
Table 1: Info on: Asset under management in Millions and Management fee.
|Symbol / Name||Mgmnt Fee||AUM|
|BDRY – Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping||3.32%||104|
|PSCE – S&P Smallcap Energy Invesco||0.29%||220|
|FCG – Natural Gas FT||0.60%||281|
|PXI – DWA Energy Momentum Invesco||0.60%||227|
|AMZA – Infracap MLP ETF||2.01%||335|
|XOP – S&P Oil & Gas Expl & Prod SPDR||0.35%||4,438|
|IEO – US Oil & Gas Explor & Prod Ishares||0.42%||374|
|URNM – Northshore Global Uranium Mining||0.85%||313|
|OIH – Oil Services Vaneck ETF||0.35%||3,611|
|VDE – Energy ETF Vanguard||0.10%||5,567|
Table 2: Best performing ETFs in North America so far this year.
1-BDRY – Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping
BDRY provides long exposure to the dry bulk shipping market through a portfolio of near-dated freight futures contracts on dry bulk indices. The Fund is designed to give investors pure-play exposure to the dry bulk market through a portfolio of near-dated freight futures contracts on dry bulk indices without the need for a futures account.
BDRY ETF Holdings
|Name||% Total Assets|
|BALTIC CAPESIZE TIME CHARTER /JUNE 2021||15.78%|
|BALTIC EXCHANGE PANAMAX T/C /JUNE 2021||14.86%|
|BALTIC CAPESIZE TIME CHARTER /JUL 2021||13.99%|
|BALTIC CAPESIZE TIME CHARTER /AUG 2021||13.97%|
|BALTIC CAPESIZE TIME CHARTER /SEPT 2021||13.88%|
|BALTIC EXCHANGE PANAMAX T/C /JUL 2021||10.83%|
|BALTIC EXCHANGE PANAMAX T/C /AUG 2021||10.45%|
|BALTIC EXCHANGE PANAMAX T/C /SEPT 2021||10.15%|
|SUPRAMAX 58 TC FFA 58KT||3.41%|
2- PSCE – S&P Smallcap Energy Invesco
The Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF (Fund) is based on the S&P SmallCap 600® Capped Energy Index (Index). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in the securities of small-capitalization US energy companies that comprise the Underlying Index.
PSCE ETF Holdings
|Company||% of Fund|
|PDC Energy Inc||9.84|
|Range Resources Corp||8.10|
|Matador Resources Co||7.58|
|Helmerich & Payne Inc||7.50|
|Southwestern Energy Co||7.21|
|Renewable Energy Group Inc||6.08|
|SM Energy Co||4.87|
|Callon Petroleum Co||4.67|
|Core Laboratories NV||4.08|
|Patterson-UTI Energy Inc||3.99|
3- FCG – Natural Gas FT
FCG is invested in exchange-listed companies that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from the exploration and production of natural gas.
FCG ETF Holdings
|DCP Midstream, LP||4.89%|
|Devon Energy Corporation||4.70%|
|Western Midstream Partners LP||4.68%|
|EOG Resources, Inc.||4.54%|
|Marathon Oil Corporation||4.27%|
|Diamondback Energy, Inc.||4.20%|
|Antero Resources Corporation||3.79%|
4- PXI – DWA Energy Momentum Invesco
The Invesco DWA Energy Momentum ETF (Fund) invests in companies showing relative strength (momentum), and is composed of at least 30 securities from the NASDAQ US Benchmark Index.
PXI ETF Holdings
|Company||% of Fund|
|Cheniere Energy Inc||5.45|
|Callon Petroleum Co||4.38|
|Matador Resources Co||4.32|
|Texas Pacific Land Corp||4.19|
|SM Energy Co||4.14|
|Antero Resources Corp||3.62|
|Nabors Industries Ltd||3.10|
|Southwestern Energy Co||3.10|
|Clean Energy Fuels Corp||3.00|
5- AMZA – Infracap MLP ETF
The Fund seeks to provide exposure to midstream master limited partnerships (MLPs) with an emphasis on high current income.
AMZA ETF Holdings
|ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS||15.35|
|WESTERN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L||12.00|
|PLAINS ALL AMER PIPELINE LP||11.79|
|NUSTAR ENERGY LP||10.19|
|ENERGY TRANSFER LP||9.51|
|DCP MIDSTREAM LP||8.66|
|BP MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP||6.99|
|PHILLIPS 66 PARTNERS LP||6.44|
|CRESTWOOD EQUITY PARTNERS LP||5.28|
6- XOP – S&P Oil & Gas Expl & Prod SPDR
XOP Seeks to provide exposure the oil and gas exploration and production segment of the S&P TMI, which comprises the following sub-industries: Integrated Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, and Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Seeks to track a modified equal weighted index which provides the potential for unconcentrated industry exposure across large, mid and small cap stocks
Allows investors to take strategic or tactical positions at a more targeted level than traditional sector based investing
XOP ETF Holding
|Range Resources Corporation||3.55%|
|Antero Resources Corporation||3.45%|
|Southwestern Energy Company||3.19%|
|Callon Petroleum Company||3.14%|
|Devon Energy Corporation||3.11%|
|Murphy Oil Corporation||3.09%|
|EOG Resources Inc.||2.91%|
|Marathon Oil Corporation||2.89%|
7- IEO – US Oil & Gas Explor & Prod Ishares
The iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the oil and gas exploration and production sector.
IEO ETF Holdings
|EOG RESOURCES INC||10.27|
|MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP||7.40|
|CHENIERE ENERGY INC||4.81|
|DEVON ENERGY CORP||4.39|
|PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCE||4.12|
|DIAMONDBACK ENERGY INC||4.12|
|VALERO ENERGY CORP||4.07|
8- URNM – Northshore Global Uranium Mining ETF
The North Shore Global Uranium Mining ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of the North Shore Global Uranium Mining Index (the “Index”). The Index is designed to track the performance of companies that are involved in the mining, exploration, development, and production of uranium, as well as companies that hold physical uranium or other non-mining assets.
URNM ETF Holdings
|COMPANY NAME||% OF NET ASSET VALUES|
|NAK KAZATOMPROM AO||16.51%|
|URANIUM PARTICIPATION CORP||7.98%|
|YELLOW CAKE PLC||5.98%|
|PALADIN ENERGY LTD||5.33%|
|DENISON MINES CORP||5.16%|
|NEXGEN ENERGY LTD||5.02%|
|ENERGY FUELS INC||4.25%|
|URANIUM ENERGY CORP||3.94%|
|CGN MINING CO LTD||3.87%|
9- OIH – Oil Services Vaneck ETF
OIH is intended to track the overall performance of U.S.-listed companies involved in oil services to the upstream oil sector, which include oil equipment, oil services, or oil drilling.
OIH ETF Holdings
|BAKER HUGHES CO||6.29|
|LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES INC||4.50|
|HELMERICH & PAYNE INC||4.04|
10- VDE – Energy ETF Vanguard
VDE follows a passive strategy. It includes stocks of companies involved in the exploration and production of energy products such as oil, natural gas, and coal.
VDE ETF Holdings
as of 05/31/2021
|1||Exxon Mobil Corp.|
|4||EOG Resources Inc.|
|6||Marathon Petroleum Corp.|
|7||Kinder Morgan Inc.|
|9||Valero Energy Corp.|
|10||Williams Cos. Inc.|
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