Was Vietnam the perfect performing international inventory market on the planet in 2021? When looking out this subject, can we use one of many common Vietnam ETFs as a information to measure this? Or ought to we check with the VN Index, or perhaps even a number of the main closed finish funds from energetic managers provided that many acknowledge passive investing for Vietnam has its issues?
You may attain your personal conclusions, however I shall discover such questions. Whichever approach you narrow it Vietnam might be not less than within the high ten performers however arguably even very near the perfect in 2021.
Again in mid-November I wrote an article that recommended on the time the Vietnam inventory market returns have been amongst the perfect on the planet for 2021. You may refer again to the dialogue within the under hyperlink for those who like:
WHAT WAS THE BEST PERFORMING GLOBAL STOCK MARKET IN 2021?
In mid-November the Vietnam market was already up some 33%, which made it extraordinarily near a high ten performer amongst an inventory of 87 inventory markets.
WHAT ARE THE BEST PERFORMING STOCK MARKETS IN THE WORLD THIS YEAR? – VIETNAM STOCK MARKET (vietnamesestockmarket.com)
Nonetheless one side I used to be considering since then was that such a big record of world inventory markets consists of many who realistically buyers wouldn’t take into account in any respect. Some markets on the record wouldn’t be accessible even for those who needed to speculate there.
Then yesterday on twitter I got here throughout a 2021 inventory market return desk that examined the efficiency of all of the worldwide ETFs that almost all buyers usually have entry to.
I feel that may be a extra fascinating solution to discover this subject because it extra realistically exhibits how one may have passed by choosing the perfect nation ETF in a given time interval.
BEST INTERNATIONAL STOCK MARKET ETFS FOR 2021
Listed here are the highest ten international inventory market returns in 2021, for those who have been investing through their outstanding ETFs obtainable.
- UAE +44.1%
- Saudi Arabia +33.6%
- Austria +31.5%
- Taiwan +28.9%
- US +28.7%
- Canada +27.0%
- Sweden +22.9%
- Israel +22.8%
- Netherlands +22.7%
- Vietnam + 22.0%
Not a foul effort above from Vietnam coming within the high ten of an inventory of some 48 nation inventory market ETFs. Nonetheless this selected VNM ETF as a measure which arguably considerably understates the extent of Vietnam’s excessive 2021 inventory market returns.
Under is the total desk by the way in which, a shoutout to twitter handles of @charliebilello and @ycharts which is the place and the way this knowledge took place as I used to be searching for one thing like this for fairly some time.
Getting again to my level of the VNM ETF understating the great Vietnam efficiency, a part of this pertains to some structural problems with this ETF. Amongst such points are for instance that is doesn’t have the identical entry as regionally based mostly Vietnam ETFs have when it comes to shopping for shares topic to international possession limits. That is maybe partially a cause why VNM ETF at instances has circa 20% of the fund in markets like South Korea, Taiwan, Japan. This may shock some readers, though such shares outdoors of Vietnam nonetheless often have most of their operations in Vietnam.
I mentioned these points in depth within the under weblog submit:
A COMPLETE REVIEW OF VIETNAM VNM ETF
VNM ETF occurred to underperform the VN Index by fairly a bit in 2021.
COMPLETE VANECK VIETNAM VNM ETF REVIEW – IS VNM ETF A BUY? – VIETNAM STOCK MARKET (vietnamesestockmarket.com)
Most references to Vietnam’s inventory market efficiency in 2021 would have quoted good points of round 36% measured by the VN Index benchmark.
BEST ASIAN STOCK MARKET RETURNS IN 2021
Should you have been an investor who occurred to solely ponder the nicely know developed markets and a variety of Asian markets, then such efficiency was a standout #1 from 22 choices within the desk under:
Due to 2021 Scorecard | Philstar.com the place I got here throughout the above desk.
VIETNAM ACTIVE OR PASSIVE FUNDS?
Then I might additionally emphasise once more the bias I’ve had on this weblog, that in Vietnam energetic administration has a lot better odds of providing you with a greater consequence after charges than passive ETFs, in comparison with say markets just like the US.
Wanting again at my previous evaluations on energetic closed finish funds and open-ended funds, my bias favoured 4 funds I shall give a point out to under.
VIETNAM ACTIVE STOCK MARKET RETURNS IN 2021
- AFC Vietnam Fund + 55.3%
- Pyn Elite Fund Vietnam +42.7%
- Vietnam Enterprise Investments Fund (VEIL:LSE) (approx. complete shareholder return) +40%
- VinaCapital Vietnam Alternative Fund (VOF:LSE) (approx. complete shareholder return) +24%
Be aware with the above desk for the CEFs like VinaCapital Vietnam Alternative Fund & Vietnam Enterprise Investments Fund I’ve simply checked out their approximate shareholder returns so this incorporates any fluctuations within the reductions to NAV. For instance I consider the low cost on each widened so their portfolios had a greater 12 months than what’s implied above. Portfolio returns may be circa 45% for VEIL & 34% for VOF. I shall attempt to keep in mind to replace this submit when I’ve such particulars.
Such huge returns within the house of 12 months may scare away many buyers proper now for 2022!
To place some context on that thought, I don’t consider we’re close to any type of bubble-like situations in Vietnam. Under I tackled this subject in November, and though the Vietnam market has continued increased since then, the factors I made on this submit under nonetheless apply I consider.
ARE VIETNAM STOCK MARKET VALUATIONS STILL CHEAP IN 2022?
We’re nonetheless most likely speaking about Vietnam inventory market ahead PE ratios of circa 17 instances as we started 2022.
ARE VIETNAM STOCK MARKET VALUATIONS CHEAP? – VIETNAM STOCK MARKET (vietnamesestockmarket.com)
So how did your investing go in 2021, are there some extra obscure international inventory markets that deserve a shout out for his or her 2021 efficiency that I missed above?
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