These 6 global ETFs are the only ones to have posted gains every year for the past five years
Only six global stock ETFs have consistently posted yearly gains over the past five years, according to new analysis by CNBC Pro . They are the only funds among 7,000 equities ETFs trading worldwide to: Not have a single year of negative returns between Jan. 1, 2018, and Dec. 31, 2022; And be in positive territory this year so far. The six ETFs listed above also had positive returns during 2022 and 2018 when global markets fell. Last year saw the S & P 500 index fall by 18% as sticky inflation and aggressive rate hikes weighed on investor sentiment , while in 2018 markets fell over concerns of an economic slowdown in China amid the U.S.-China trade war. The iShares S & P/TSX Capped Consumer Staples Index ETF (ticker XST) was the only fund of almost 7,000 equities ETFs worldwide screened not to have a single year of negative returns over the past decade. The ETF, traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has offered investors a 14% compound annual growth rate over the same period — significantly higher than broader index-tracking fund.