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Most popular ETFs with our customers
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Most purchased ETFs in September 2021
|Position||ETF||Change from September||1-year performance (%) to 4 October||3-year performance (%) to 4 October|
|1||Vanguard S&P 500 ETF||No change||25.6||51.4|
|2||iShares Core FTSE 100 ETF||No change||23.8||5.1|
|3||iShares Physical Gold ETC||Up 1||-12.3||41.5|
|4||iShares Core MSCI World ETF||Up 4||22.5||40.3|
|5||Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF||No change||20.9||37.4|
|6||iShares Global Clean Energy||Up 3||9.2||151.8|
|7||Vanguard FTSE 250 UCITS ETF||Down 1||34.5||20.3|
|8||Vanguard FTSE 100 UCITS ETF||Down 6||23.8||5|
|9||Invesco EQQQ Nasdaq 100||Up 1||21.4||88.6|
|10||WisdomTree Carbon ETC||New entry|
Source: interactive investor. Note: the top 10 is based on the number of “buys” during the month of September 2021.
Best performing ETFs
Below are the top performing ETFs up to 1 October 2021. For a comprehensive overview of fund, investment trust and ETF performance, read our latest update.
The data - updated on or around the 15th of every month - is provided by Morningstar, a global financial services firm. interactive investor accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies in the data.
How to use this data
The tables on this page showcase the top performing ETFs on the ii platform. These include some specialist ETFs that perform well across all timeframes., Tthese tend to invest in single countries, sectors or commodities. Since they carry greater risk than conventional global or regional funds, they are more suited to adventurous investors.
Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance. The tables on this page are simply a snapshot of best-performing ETFs. Further research should be carried out to assess performance across wider timeframes and different market conditions. It is always best to look at multi-year performance to ensure a strong long term performance track record is not just the result of one outstanding year.
These performance figures show the total return in sterling unless otherwise specified. Figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis or mid to mid for open-ended investment companies (OEICS), with net income (dividends) reinvested.
Choosing the right ETFs for you
With thousands of ETFs available to UK investors, finding the best investment can be challenging.
Choosing the right ETF should involve studying more than just performance – think about other factors such as your investment goals and appetite for risk.
We will regularly update this page with the best-performing ETFs over various timeframes to give you an idea of how some ETFs perform against others.
As a rule of thumb, five years is widely viewed as the minimum holding period when investing in ETFs, as over the short term the stock market can be unpredictable.
Our most popular investments should not be taken as personal recommendations to buy or sell a particular stock or fund, and are not intended to provide advice.
The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may not get back all the money that you invest. Please note the tax treatment of these products depends on the individual circumstances of each customer and may be subject to change in future.