Top 10 Best Growth ETF so far in 2021 (US)!

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.

Highlights

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.

Small Caps

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.

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Table 1: Info on: Asset under management in Millions and Management fee.

Symbol / NameMgmnt FeeAUM
BDRY – Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping3.32%104
PSCE – S&P Smallcap Energy Invesco0.29%220
FCG – Natural Gas  FT0.60%281
PXI – DWA Energy Momentum Invesco0.60%227
AMZA – Infracap MLP ETF2.01%335
XOP – S&P Oil & Gas Expl & Prod SPDR0.35%4,438
IEO – US Oil & Gas Explor & Prod Ishares0.42%374
URNM – Northshore Global Uranium Mining0.85%313
OIH – Oil Services Vaneck ETF0.35%3,611
VDE – Energy ETF Vanguard0.10%5,567
Source: Barchart.com as of June 16th, 2021

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Table 2: Best performing ETFs in North America so far this year.

SymbolYTD
%Chg 
1M
%Chg
52W
%Chg
 BDRY291.3031.29317.31
 PSCE84.9716.67100.99
 FCG81.7512.4983.83
 PXI74.1313.6583.35
 AMZA68.0312.6548.75
 XOP64.3211.3159.71
 IEO60.456.8356.14
 URNM56.503.69150.67
 OIH52.687.8971.65
 VDE50.795.2342.10

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 202115.78%
BALTIC EXCHANGE PANAMAX T/C /JUNE 202114.86%
BALTIC CAPESIZE TIME CHARTER /JUL 202113.99%
BALTIC CAPESIZE TIME CHARTER /AUG 202113.97%
BALTIC CAPESIZE TIME CHARTER /SEPT 202113.88%
BALTIC EXCHANGE PANAMAX T/C /JUL 202110.83%
BALTIC EXCHANGE PANAMAX T/C /AUG 202110.45%
BALTIC EXCHANGE PANAMAX T/C /SEPT 202110.15%
SUPRAMAX 58 TC FFA 58KT3.41%
Issuer’s website as of June 15th

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 Inc9.84
Range Resources Corp8.10
Matador Resources Co7.58
Helmerich & Payne Inc7.50
Southwestern Energy Co7.21
Renewable Energy Group Inc6.08
SM Energy Co4.87
Callon Petroleum Co4.67
Core Laboratories NV4.08
Patterson-UTI Energy Inc3.99
Issuer’s website as of June 15th

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

Security NameWeighting
DCP Midstream, LP4.89%
Devon Energy Corporation4.70%
Western Midstream Partners LP4.68%
Hess Corporation4.60%
EOG Resources, Inc.4.54%
Marathon Oil Corporation4.27%
Diamondback Energy, Inc.4.20%
ConocoPhillips4.02%
Antero Resources Corporation3.79%
Issuer’s website as of June 15th

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 Inc5.45
Callon Petroleum Co4.38
Ovintiv Inc4.37
Matador Resources Co4.32
Texas Pacific Land Corp4.19
SM Energy Co4.14
Antero Resources Corp3.62
Nabors Industries Ltd3.10
Southwestern Energy Co3.10
Clean Energy Fuels Corp3.00
Issuer’s website as of June 15th

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

SecurityWeight %
MPLX LP17.25
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS15.35
WESTERN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L12.00
PLAINS ALL AMER PIPELINE LP11.79
NUSTAR ENERGY LP10.19
ENERGY TRANSFER LP9.51
DCP MIDSTREAM LP8.66
BP MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP6.99
PHILLIPS 66 PARTNERS LP6.44
CRESTWOOD EQUITY PARTNERS LP5.28
Issuer’s website as of June 15th

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

NameWeight
Range Resources Corporation3.55%
Antero Resources Corporation3.45%
Southwestern Energy Company3.19%
Hess Corporation3.19%
Callon Petroleum Company3.14%
Devon Energy Corporation3.11%
Murphy Oil Corporation3.09%
EQT Corporation2.97%
EOG Resources Inc.2.91%
Marathon Oil Corporation2.89%

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

NameWeight (%)
CONOCOPHILLIPS17.03
EOG RESOURCES INC10.27
PHILLIPS8.27
MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP7.40
HESS CORP5.15
CHENIERE ENERGY INC4.81
DEVON ENERGY CORP4.39
PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCE4.12
DIAMONDBACK ENERGY INC4.12
VALERO ENERGY CORP4.07
Issuer’s website as of June 15th

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 AO16.51%
CAMECO CORP15.20%
URANIUM PARTICIPATION CORP7.98%
YELLOW CAKE PLC5.98%
PALADIN ENERGY LTD5.33%
DENISON MINES CORP5.16%
NEXGEN ENERGY LTD5.02%
ENERGY FUELS INC4.25%
URANIUM ENERGY CORP3.94%
CGN MINING CO LTD3.87%
Issuer’s website as of June 15th

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

NameWeight %
SCHLUMBERGER NV22.02
HALLIBURTON CO13.72
BAKER HUGHES CO6.29
TENARIS SA5.15
CHAMPIONX CORP5.14
TECHNIPFMC PLC4.97
NOV INC4.55
LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES INC4.50
HELMERICH & PAYNE INC4.04
CACTUS INC3.87
Issuer’s website as of June 15th

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

Rank/holdings
1Exxon Mobil Corp.
2Chevron Corp.
3ConocoPhillips
4EOG Resources Inc.
5Schlumberger NV
6Marathon Petroleum Corp.
7Kinder Morgan Inc.
8Phillips 66
9Valero Energy Corp.
10Williams Cos. Inc.
10 largest holdings = 67.60% of total net assets

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