With the second quarter completed, I’ve updated my secular trends fantasy portfolio performance report.
It’s been a strong year so far for the overall performance, but some themes are doing much better than others.
The total portfolio has delivered a 5.89% total return so far this year. The leaders are Amplify Online Retail ETF (IBUY), up ~25% and ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK), up ~17%.
The laggards are Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO), down ~7% and iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (ICLN), down ~5%.
By contrast, my secular trends benchmark is up only ~1% year to date. Other major indexes have total returns year to date as follows:
- NASDAQ (QQQ) +10.6%
- S&P 500 (SPY) +2.52%
- TSX Composite (XIC) +1.14%
- Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) -0.91
So, secular investing this year so far has done fairly well even though performance varies widely by theme. See the full performance report here.