ETF Select 100 April update: UK equity and energy ETFs dominate top performers

FTSE 100 was up for the month

Tom Eckett
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ETF Select 100 April update: UK equity and energy ETFs dominate top performers
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ETF Select 100 April update: UK equity and energy ETFs dominate top performers

FTSE 100 ETFs were among the best-performing funds in Selftrade's ETF Select 100 list during March, as the index was supported by a strengthening US dollar and rising commodity prices.

According to data from Selftrade and ITI Group, the SPDR S&P UK Dividend Aristocrats UCITS ETF was the third best-performing ETF, rising 8.2% over the month, while the Xtrackers FTSE 100 UCITS ETF 1D ETF and the HSBC FTSE 100 UCITS ETF both increased 7.9%. The fall in sterling, which was largely responsible for the FTSE 100's rebound, was due to weaker-than-anticipated economic data with GDP growing by just 0.1% in Q1, the slowest rate since Q4 2012. The news sent sterling to a seven-week low. Despite the stronger performance among UK ETFs, the sluggish UK economic indicators and unce...

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