VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK): Rolling Returns

Data Source: from August 2008 to January 2024 (~16 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 January 2024

Holding the VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK) ETF, how long should you stay invested to have high probability to obtain a positive return?

Considering all the available data source (~16 years), the longest period with a negative return lasted 186 months (from August 2008 to January 2024). This negative series is not closed yet.

To obtain comprehensive information, please consult the VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK) ETF: Historical Returns page.

Rolling Returns

A rolling return is a measure of investment performance that calculates the return of an investment over a set period of time, with the starting date rolling forward. This approach can provide a more accurate representation of the investment's historical performance and helps investors to evaluate the investment's consistency over time.

VANECK AFRICA INDEX ETF (AFK) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 February 2014 - 31 January 2024 (10 Years)
Data Source: 1 August 2008 - 31 January 2024 (~16 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -37.46 04/2019
03/2020
0.62$ -21.57 0.78$ -6.91 0.93$ 21.54 1.21$ 72.74 04/2020
03/2021
1.72$ -20.03 59.63%
2Y -26.91 04/2018
03/2020
0.53$ -15.73 0.71$ -2.41 0.95$ 10.00 1.20$ 34.97 04/2020
03/2022
1.82$ -16.95 53.61%
3Y -12.54 04/2017
03/2020
0.66$ -7.71 0.78$ 0.38 1.01$ 4.28 1.13$ 12.35 04/2020
03/2023
1.41$ -9.68 47.06%
4Y -7.65 09/2014
08/2018
0.72$ -5.59 0.79$ -2.05 0.92$ 2.46 1.10$ 7.23 02/2016
01/2020
1.32$ -5.51 71.23%
5Y -10.13 04/2015
03/2020
0.58$ -5.70 0.74$ -3.56 0.83$ 4.13 1.22$ 7.74 03/2016
02/2021
1.45$ -5.70 63.93%
6Y -11.35 04/2014
03/2020
0.48$ -7.29 0.63$ -0.88 0.94$ 4.05 1.26$ 7.40 03/2016
02/2022
1.53$ -7.29 61.22%
7Y -3.18 02/2017
01/2024
0.79$ -2.76 0.82$ -1.19 0.91$ 0.53 1.03$ 4.02 02/2016
01/2023
1.31$ -3.18 75.68%
8Y -5.77 10/2014
09/2022
0.62$ -4.89 0.66$ -2.43 0.82$ -0.96 0.92$ 0.66 02/2016
01/2024
1.05$ 0.66 92.00%
9Y -5.85 09/2014
08/2023
0.58$ -5.56 0.59$ -4.72 0.64$ -3.75 0.70$ -2.93 02/2014
01/2023
0.76$ -3.75 100.00%
10Y -4.79 02/2014
01/2024
0.61$ -4.79 0.61$ -4.79 0.61$ -4.79 0.61$ -4.79 02/2014
01/2024
0.61$ -4.79 100.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -38.40 04/2019
03/2020
0.61$ -25.33 0.74$ -8.75 0.91$ 18.32 1.18$ 68.33 04/2020
03/2021
1.68$ -22.44 65.14%
2Y -28.13 04/2018
03/2020
0.51$ -19.12 0.65$ -5.45 0.89$ 7.27 1.15$ 27.89 04/2020
03/2022
1.63$ -20.69 60.82%
3Y -14.52 02/2021
01/2024
0.62$ -9.51 0.74$ -3.38 0.90$ 1.87 1.05$ 9.97 02/2016
01/2019
1.33$ -14.52 69.41%
4Y -10.13 11/2019
10/2023
0.65$ -8.32 0.70$ -4.33 0.83$ 0.52 1.02$ 4.96 02/2016
01/2020
1.21$ -9.65 80.82%
5Y -11.73 04/2015
03/2020
0.53$ -8.58 0.63$ -6.30 0.72$ 1.49 1.07$ 5.50 03/2016
02/2021
1.30$ -9.47 73.77%
6Y -12.66 04/2014
03/2020
0.44$ -9.15 0.56$ -4.05 0.78$ 1.49 1.09$ 4.28 02/2016
01/2022
1.28$ -10.61 81.63%
7Y -6.44 02/2017
01/2024
0.62$ -4.90 0.70$ -4.05 0.74$ -2.23 0.85$ 0.60 02/2016
01/2023
1.04$ -6.44 97.30%
8Y -8.34 10/2014
09/2022
0.49$ -7.44 0.53$ -5.41 0.64$ -3.91 0.72$ -2.62 02/2016
01/2024
0.80$ -2.62 100.00%
9Y -8.47 09/2014
08/2023
0.45$ -8.17 0.46$ -7.31 0.50$ -6.57 0.54$ -5.53 02/2014
01/2023
0.59$ -6.67 100.00%
10Y -7.37 02/2014
01/2024
0.46$ -7.37 0.46$ -7.37 0.46$ -7.37 0.46$ -7.37 02/2014
01/2024
0.46$ -7.37 100.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -37.46 04/2019
03/2020
0.62$ -19.71 0.80$ 1.35 1.01$ 21.54 1.21$ 72.74 04/2020
03/2021
1.72$ -20.03 48.57%
2Y -26.91 04/2018
03/2020
0.53$ -14.49 0.73$ -0.15 0.99$ 10.78 1.22$ 36.49 02/2009
01/2011
1.86$ -16.95 50.92%
3Y -16.61 02/2013
01/2016
0.57$ -8.54 0.76$ 0.75 1.02$ 5.04 1.15$ 20.90 03/2009
02/2012
1.76$ -9.68 44.37%
4Y -10.78 03/2012
02/2016
0.63$ -5.93 0.78$ -2.55 0.90$ 4.25 1.18$ 17.52 02/2009
01/2013
1.90$ -5.51 66.91%
5Y -10.13 04/2015
03/2020
0.58$ -6.31 0.72$ -2.45 0.88$ 4.19 1.22$ 14.37 03/2009
02/2014
1.95$ -5.70 66.93%
6Y -11.35 04/2014
03/2020
0.48$ -5.60 0.70$ -2.56 0.85$ 2.10 1.13$ 8.77 03/2009
02/2015
1.65$ -7.29 69.57%
7Y -9.15 04/2013
03/2020
0.51$ -3.72 0.76$ -1.72 0.88$ -0.10 0.99$ 4.02 02/2016
01/2023
1.31$ -3.18 85.44%
8Y -7.32 04/2012
03/2020
0.54$ -3.70 0.73$ -1.75 0.86$ 0.40 1.03$ 4.86 02/2009
01/2017
1.46$ 0.66 78.02%
9Y -7.44 04/2011
03/2020
0.49$ -4.55 0.65$ -1.65 0.86$ 0.41 1.03$ 6.98 02/2009
01/2018
1.83$ -3.75 81.01%
10Y -6.07 04/2010
03/2020
0.53$ -3.80 0.67$ -1.62 0.84$ 0.25 1.02$ 4.57 02/2009
01/2019
1.56$ -4.79 80.60%
11Y -4.59 11/2012
10/2023
0.59$ -3.17 0.70$ -1.55 0.84$ 0.08 1.00$ 3.51 02/2009
01/2020
1.46$ -4.38 83.64%
12Y -4.53 08/2008
07/2020
0.57$ -3.22 0.67$ -1.73 0.81$ 1.08 1.13$ 4.13 03/2009
02/2021
1.62$ -3.02 62.79%
13Y -3.93 01/2011
12/2023
0.59$ -3.18 0.65$ -1.30 0.84$ 2.01 1.29$ 4.25 03/2009
02/2022
1.71$ -3.54 77.42%
14Y -3.30 08/2008
07/2022
0.62$ -2.77 0.67$ -1.57 0.80$ 1.31 1.19$ 2.73 02/2009
01/2023
1.45$ -2.17 68.42%
15Y -3.60 09/2008
08/2023
0.57$ -3.60 0.57$ -1.22 0.83$ 0.02 1.00$ 1.03 02/2009
01/2024
1.16$ 1.03 71.43%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -38.40 04/2019
03/2020
0.61$ -22.31 0.77$ -1.70 0.98$ 18.86 1.18$ 68.33 04/2020
03/2021
1.68$ -22.44 54.29%
2Y -28.13 04/2018
03/2020
0.51$ -17.20 0.68$ -2.47 0.95$ 8.60 1.17$ 33.61 03/2009
02/2011
1.78$ -20.69 59.51%
3Y -17.32 02/2013
01/2016
0.56$ -10.17 0.72$ -1.60 0.95$ 2.94 1.09$ 18.08 03/2009
02/2012
1.64$ -14.52 65.56%
4Y -11.64 03/2012
02/2016
0.60$ -7.83 0.72$ -4.33 0.83$ 2.06 1.08$ 14.93 02/2009
01/2013
1.74$ -9.65 72.66%
5Y -11.73 04/2015
03/2020
0.53$ -8.31 0.64$ -4.22 0.80$ 2.07 1.10$ 12.06 03/2009
02/2014
1.76$ -9.47 76.38%
6Y -12.66 04/2014
03/2020
0.44$ -7.23 0.63$ -4.39 0.76$ 0.02 1.00$ 6.95 03/2009
02/2015
1.49$ -10.61 84.35%
7Y -10.51 04/2013
03/2020
0.45$ -5.27 0.68$ -3.76 0.76$ -2.16 0.85$ 0.60 02/2016
01/2023
1.04$ -6.44 96.12%
8Y -8.71 04/2012
03/2020
0.48$ -5.91 0.61$ -3.83 0.73$ -1.35 0.89$ 3.05 02/2009
01/2017
1.27$ -2.62 94.51%
9Y -8.93 04/2011
03/2020
0.43$ -6.86 0.52$ -3.48 0.72$ -1.46 0.87$ 5.09 02/2009
01/2018
1.56$ -6.67 91.14%
10Y -7.89 11/2013
10/2023
0.43$ -6.23 0.52$ -3.41 0.70$ -1.72 0.84$ 2.75 02/2009
01/2019
1.31$ -7.37 92.54%
11Y -7.02 11/2012
10/2023
0.44$ -5.03 0.56$ -3.48 0.67$ -1.71 0.82$ 1.65 02/2009
01/2020
1.19$ -6.87 92.73%
12Y -5.83 08/2008
07/2020
0.48$ -5.63 0.49$ -4.07 0.60$ -0.85 0.90$ 2.29 03/2009
02/2021
1.31$ -5.47 86.05%
13Y -6.39 01/2011
12/2023
0.42$ -5.70 0.46$ -3.67 0.61$ -0.20 0.97$ 1.95 03/2009
02/2022
1.28$ -6.01 83.87%
14Y -5.34 08/2008
07/2022
0.46$ -4.92 0.49$ -4.02 0.56$ -1.10 0.85$ 0.20 02/2009
01/2023
1.02$ -4.61 94.74%
15Y -5.74 09/2008
08/2023
0.41$ -5.74 0.41$ -3.49 0.58$ -2.47 0.68$ -1.50 02/2009
01/2024
0.79$ -1.50 100.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods

Annualized Rolling Returns - 1 Year (12 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +1.35% +72.74%
Apr 2020 - Mar 2021
-37.46%
Apr 2019 - Mar 2020
48.57%
85 out of 175
US Inflation Adjusted -1.70% +68.33%
Apr 2020 - Mar 2021
-38.40%
Apr 2019 - Mar 2020
54.29%
95 out of 175
1 Year Annualized Rolling Returns
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1 Year Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 2 Years (24 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -0.15% +36.49%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2011
-26.91%
Apr 2018 - Mar 2020
50.92%
83 out of 163
US Inflation Adjusted -2.47% +33.61%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-28.13%
Apr 2018 - Mar 2020
59.51%
97 out of 163
2 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
2 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 3 Years (36 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +0.75% +20.90%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
-16.61%
Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
44.37%
67 out of 151
US Inflation Adjusted -1.60% +18.08%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
-17.32%
Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
65.56%
99 out of 151
3 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
3 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 4 Years (48 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -2.55% +17.52%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2013
-10.78%
Mar 2012 - Feb 2016
66.91%
93 out of 139
US Inflation Adjusted -4.33% +14.93%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2013
-11.64%
Mar 2012 - Feb 2016
72.66%
101 out of 139
4 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
4 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 5 Years (60 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -2.45% +14.37%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
-10.13%
Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
66.93%
85 out of 127
US Inflation Adjusted -4.22% +12.06%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
-11.73%
Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
76.38%
97 out of 127
5 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
5 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 6 Years (72 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -2.56% +8.77%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2015
-11.35%
Apr 2014 - Mar 2020
69.57%
80 out of 115
US Inflation Adjusted -4.39% +6.95%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2015
-12.66%
Apr 2014 - Mar 2020
84.35%
97 out of 115
6 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
6 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 7 Years (84 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -1.72% +4.02%
Feb 2016 - Jan 2023
-9.15%
Apr 2013 - Mar 2020
85.44%
88 out of 103
US Inflation Adjusted -3.76% +0.60%
Feb 2016 - Jan 2023
-10.51%
Apr 2013 - Mar 2020
96.12%
99 out of 103
7 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
7 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 8 Years (96 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -1.75% +4.86%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2017
-7.32%
Apr 2012 - Mar 2020
78.02%
71 out of 91
US Inflation Adjusted -3.83% +3.05%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2017
-8.71%
Apr 2012 - Mar 2020
94.51%
86 out of 91
8 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
8 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 9 Years (108 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -1.65% +6.98%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2018
-7.44%
Apr 2011 - Mar 2020
81.01%
64 out of 79
US Inflation Adjusted -3.48% +5.09%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2018
-8.93%
Apr 2011 - Mar 2020
91.14%
72 out of 79
9 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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9 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 10 Years (120 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -1.62% +4.57%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2019
-6.07%
Apr 2010 - Mar 2020
80.60%
54 out of 67
US Inflation Adjusted -3.41% +2.75%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2019
-7.89%
Nov 2013 - Oct 2023
92.54%
62 out of 67
10 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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10 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 11 Years (132 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -1.55% +3.51%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2020
-4.59%
Nov 2012 - Oct 2023
83.64%
46 out of 55
US Inflation Adjusted -3.48% +1.65%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2020
-7.02%
Nov 2012 - Oct 2023
92.73%
51 out of 55
11 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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11 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 12 Years (144 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -1.73% +4.13%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2021
-4.53%
Aug 2008 - Jul 2020
62.79%
27 out of 43
US Inflation Adjusted -4.07% +2.29%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2021
-5.83%
Aug 2008 - Jul 2020
86.05%
37 out of 43
12 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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12 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 13 Years (156 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -1.30% +4.25%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2022
-3.93%
Jan 2011 - Dec 2023
77.42%
24 out of 31
US Inflation Adjusted -3.67% +1.95%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2022
-6.39%
Jan 2011 - Dec 2023
83.87%
26 out of 31
13 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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13 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 14 Years (168 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -1.57% +2.73%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2023
-3.30%
Aug 2008 - Jul 2022
68.42%
13 out of 19
US Inflation Adjusted -4.02% +0.20%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2023
-5.34%
Aug 2008 - Jul 2022
94.74%
18 out of 19
14 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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14 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 15 Years (180 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return -1.22% +1.03%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2024
-3.60%
Sep 2008 - Aug 2023
71.43%
5 out of 7
US Inflation Adjusted -3.49% -1.50%
Feb 2009 - Jan 2024
-5.74%
Sep 2008 - Aug 2023
100.00%
7 out of 7
15 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
15 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

To obtain comprehensive information, please consult the VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK) ETF: Historical Returns page.