The best Buyback ETFs

How to invest in companies with high buyback rates using ETFs

0.15% p.a. - 0.55% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of buyback ETFs
on companies with high buyback rates, which are tracked by ETFs
on companies with high buyback rates
The best indices for buyback ETFs

How do I invest in companies that engage in stock buybacks?

Companies can buy back their own shares, which usually leads to an increase in their stock price. This practise is legal in most countries and originates from the US stock market. The gains are retained within the company and thus strengthen its competitiveness. Shareholders benefit in two ways: The price per share increases and they do not have to pay withholding tax on dividends that would otherwise be distributed.

For listed companies, information on buyback programs are public. Index providers use this information to construct specific indices which may serve as an alternative to common dividend strategies.

In this investment guide, you will find all the ETFs that allow you to invest in companies with high buyback rates. Currently, there are 4 ETFs available.
 

S&P 500 Buyback performance

1 month: 6.14%
1 year: 1.00%
3 years: 25.84%
5 years: 80.94%
 

Buyback ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing a buyback ETF one should consider several other factors in addition to the methodology of the underlying index and performance of an ETF. For better comparison, you will find a list of all buyback ETFs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

Compare all buyback ETFs in detail
Compare all buyback ETFs in a chart

Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Amundi S&P 500 Buyback UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681048127 63 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Buyback UCITS ETF EUR (C)FR0012805687 43 0.30% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
Invesco Global Buyback Achievers UCITS ETFIE00BLSNMW37 25 0.39% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
iShares US Equity Buyback Achievers UCITS ETFIE00BQT3VN15 3 0.55% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling

Source: justETF.com; As of 26.01.21

 

Return comparison of all buyback ETFs

The table shows the returns of all buyback ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
Invesco Global Buyback Achievers UCITS ETF 3.74% 15.60% 18.08% 2.77% 23.11%
iShares US Equity Buyback Achievers UCITS ETF 5.64% 30.27% 29.74% 0.31% 16.03%
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Buyback UCITS ETF EUR (C) 3.37% 17.49% 16.22% -1.27% 15.20%
Amundi S&P 500 Buyback UCITS ETF EUR (C) 3.73% 17.10% 17.40% -2.89% 25.40%
ETF   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
Invesco Global Buyback Achievers UCITS ETF - 2.77% 32.44% -9.55% 6.25%
iShares US Equity Buyback Achievers UCITS ETF - 0.31% 29.86% -10.93% 1.48%
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Buyback UCITS ETF EUR (C) - -1.27% 26.67% -7.88% 12.92%
Amundi S&P 500 Buyback UCITS ETF EUR (C) - -2.89% 33.44% -3.22% 5.94%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.12.20; Calculations in EUR including dividends