Best & Worst Monthly Performers: August 25 Edition

Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading month. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions.Likewise, traders can also use this list to spot potential trend reversal opportunities that may offer a generous risk/reward. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.To‌ ‌get‌ ‌access‌ ‌to‌ ‌all‌ ‌‌ ‌premium‌ ‌content,‌ ‌sign‌ ‌up‌ ‌for‌ ‌a free‌ ‌14-day‌ ‌trial‌ ‌to‌ ‌‌ ‌Pro.Best-Performing‌ ‌ETFs‌U.S.‌ ‌markets closed mixed in the last month, with NASDAQ falling, S&P gaining marginally, and the Dow Jones remaining essentially flat amid Fed contemplation of removing stimulus, the Delta variant, disappointing economic data from China, and improving jobless claims.Several ETFs focusing on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency like the Viridi Cleaner Energy Crypto-Mining & Semiconductor ETF (RIGZ), Bitwise Crypto Industry Innovators ETF (BITQ), and Global X Blockchain ETF (BKCH) topped this month’s best-performing ETFs list as blockchain and cryptocurrency became an exciting space to watch.Many commodity-focused ETFs such as the iPath Bloomberg Cocoa SubIndex Total Return ETN (NIB A+), Teucrium Sugar Fund (CANE C), and iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN (JO B-) featured on the list of best-performing ETFs. Growing Chinese imports and tightening inventories have also supported agricultural commodities prices. Check out our list of agricultural commodities here.The Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (BDRY) also made it to the list, driven by an improving economy and higher shipping rates.The VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX C) was one of the best-performing ETFs as the Metals & Mining sector gained by more than 3% in the last month.The Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF (LIT B-) was also present on the list of best-performing ETFs.To compare this month’s list with the one published on July 28, click here.Worst-Performing ETFsSeveral China-focused ETFs like the KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB B+), Invesco Golden Dragon China ETF (PGJ B-), Global X MSCI China Communication Services ETF (CHIC), and Invesco China Technology ETF (CQQQ B-) topped the list of worst-performing ETFs this month on gloomy economic data from China. The Chinese stocks declined as retail sales, industrial production, and urban investment missed analyst estimates. Explore all China equities here.The Global X Cannabis ETF (POTX) ranked among the worst-performing ETFs.The ProShares Online Retail ETF (ONLN) was one of the worst-performing ETFs as the internet retail segment witnessed a fall of more than 9% in the last month. The latest trend showcases consumers preferring to spend more on services rather than on goods.The Global X Education ETF (EDUT), which seeks to invest in companies providing products and services, including those focusing on online learning, witnessed a slack as offline education begins to resume in many parts of the world.Please note that this list is updated on a monthly basis.For more ETF analysis, make sure to sign up for our free ETF newsletter.Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

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