Insights

Healthcare, miners among top performing ASX ETFs in July

We take a look at which ASX ETFs were the standouts last month
The post Healthcare, miners among top performing ASX ETFs in July appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

July was another top month for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO). The flagship ASX 200 managed to add a sizeable 1.1% over the month just gone. The popular ASX exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the ASX 200 would have naturally given investors similar gains.

But not all ETFs are equal. Some performed worse than this, while others performed better. ETF provider BetaShares has just released its Australian ETF Review for the month of July, and it makes for some interesting reading.

We already covered how ASX ETFs saw record inflows of funds over July yesterday. We also looked at the ETFs that experienced the largest single inflow of funds (looking at you Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (ASX: VGS)).

So today, let’s check out the ASX ETFs that performed the best over July.

The top ASX ETFs in July 2021

BetaShares names the top-performing ASX ETFs for July as follows:

VanEck Global Healthcare Leaders ETF (ASX: HLTH)

BetaShares Global Cybersecurity ETF (ASX: HACK)

BetaShares Australian Resources Sector ETF (ASX: QRE)

SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Resources Fund (ASX: OZR)

SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate Fund (ASX: DJRE)

VanEck’s HLTH global healthcare ETF was the top performer, delivering gains of 8.5% for July.

HACK was next up with 7%, while the remaining ETFs all delivered between 6.5% and 6.7% for the month.

So we can definitely see that sector/thematic ETFs were big winners in July. Particularly those covering the healthcare, cybersecurity and mining sectors.

So let’s dig a little deeper.

VanEck’s HLTH fund has 49 holdings. The top holdings it offers are currently West Pharmaceutical Services Inc (NYSE: WST), ResMed Inc (NYSE: RMD) (which ASX investors might recognise), PerkinElmer Inc (NYSE: PKI) and Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT). These are all big US healthcare companies, which (as you might imagine) had a ripper of a month in July.

HACK invests in a basket of global cybersecurity shares, again mostly in the US. Some of its current top holdings include Zscaler Inc (NASDAQ: ZS), Crowdstrike Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CRWD) and Okta Inc (NASDAQ: OKTA). Again, most of these companies experienced a great July, hence the overall ETF’s stellar performance.

Most ASX investors would be familiar with the recent success of ASX resources shares such as BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP)Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) and Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS). So it’s no surprise to find these companies well established in all of the ASX resources sector ETFs listed above.

These numbers go to show that all ASX sectors have their time in the sun. Who knows what August’s numbers will give us!

The post Healthcare, miners among top performing ASX ETFs in July appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Wondering where you should invest $1,000 right now?

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes could be the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at near dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they could be great buys right now.

*Returns as of May 24th 2021

More reading

Here are the top 10 ASX shares today

Here are the 3 most heavily traded ASX 200 shares this Thursday

How this ASX ETF is helping protect our school kids

The Downer (ASX:DOW) share price is driving 4% higher this afternoon
ASX tech shares lagging the ASX 200 on Thursday

Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended BETA CYBER ETF UNITS and CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has recommended ResMed. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended BETA CYBER ETF UNITS. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended ResMed Inc. and Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;


To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.


An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;


Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;


Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!