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ESG DAILY: The Biggest ETFs Are Outperforming the S&P 500

Sept. 4, 2020, 11:01 AM

After Thursday’s market rout, the four biggest ESG-focused exchange-traded funds that concentrate investments in U.S. stocks have outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in 2020.

  • The top performer is BlackRock’s $9.2 billion iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF (ESGU), up 10.1% (excluding reinvested dividends) since the start of the year, compared with the S&P 500’s 6.9% advance
  • The iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF (DSI) has risen 9.7%, the Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF (USSG) has gained 7.4%, and the iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF (SUSL) has climbed 7.1%
  • The S&P 500 fell 3.5% on Thursday,...

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