This Week's Top Performing ETFs: 09/06/2020
September 08, 2020 at 10:20 AM EDT
These were last week’s top performing ETFs. We’ve excluded funds which use leverage or make inverse bets on their underlying assets. This week was all about that volatility! Our top two performers for last week are based on VIX short term futures and made gains over 13%. Mid-term VIX fund, ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF ( VIXM A+ ), lagged by 10% but was still profitable. An interesting addition this week is the GS Connect S&P GSCI Enhanced Commodity ETN ( GSC C+ ). GSC gives investors access to the futures markets as an ETN, so it doesn’t have any actual holdings, but the backing bank promises to pay investors returns based on theoretical allocations. GSC is part of the newer generation of commodity funds that try to optimize their returns based on a rolling contract schedule in an effort to beat the effects of contango. Interestingly this fund has been closed for creations since June 2015, so investors looking to buy in may be subject to premiums not indicative of the underlying value.