ETFs for the more adventurous
For those with perhaps a higher risk tolerance, there are four more ETFs that are very appealing.
Cloud Atlas AMI Big50 ex-SA ETF
This ETF is invested in the 50 biggest companies in Africa, excluding South African companies.
TER: 0.75% Annual fee: 0.35%
Itissalat Al Maghrib (Maroc Telecom) Coml.Intl.Bank (Egypt) Safaricom
Guaranty Trust Bank
Mcb Group Ltd
Seed Company of Zimbabwe Nestle Foods Nigeria
Attijariwafa Bank Morocco Egypt Kenya Nigeria Zimbabwe Mauritius Zimbabwe Nigeria Kenya Morocco
Standard Bank Africa Commodity Index ETN
12.4% 10.6% 7.9% 6.6% 5.3% 3.7% 3.5% 2.7% 2.6% 2.3%
A rand-denominated exchange-traded note (ETN) that tracks the Standard Bank Africa commodity index. The index invests in four recognised commodity sub-sectors which include base metals, precious metals, energy and agricultural. The respective underlying commodities are aluminium and copper, gold and platinum, crude oil, maize and wheat.
Sygnia Itrix 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity ETF
Tracks the movements of the Kensho New Economies Composite Index (KNEX). This is an index that attempts to capture the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution and is primarily invested in new technologies that aim to fundamentally change the way we live. This is an exciting investment into things like autonomous vehicles, clean tech, drones, 3D printing, robotics, nanotechnology, smart buildings, virtual reality, cybersecurity, space and wearable technology. TER: 0.70% Annual fee: 0.40%
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Raytheon
FARO Technologies STMicroelectronics NV
Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF
This ETF invests in marijuana-related stocks in the US and Canada. Recently, legislation was amended that has legalised the use of marijuana for both medical and recreational use in certain parts of the US. With these changes have come a number of listed marijuana producers in both the recreational and medical space. Note that this ETF is not listed on the JSE and can only be bought through a Canadian dollar-denominated offshore account (outside of SA).
Annual fee: 0.75%
GW Pharmaceuticals plc Tilray
The Cronos Group
Green Organic Dutchman Holdings CannTrust Holdings 1.7% 1.4% 1.3% 1.2% 1.2% 1.1% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%