Exchange-traded funds, like mutual funds, aren’t always appreciated… but ETFs can be the strongest investments in your portfolio. ETFs are essentially baskets of stocks, in which you buy yourself exposure to a number of sectors, industries and trends. These can be traditional in nature, with steady dividend payments, or more aggressive, with exposure to hot trends like marijuana. Either way, our analysts have covered it here.
Gold prices likely won't peak for a while given the way gold prices performed following the financial crisis in 2008. However, the JNUG ETF is a terrible way to play rising gold prices unless you are a day trader.
As a leveraged fund, the JNUG ETF is simply not appropriate for most investors. However, the present situation for gold makes it compelling. Just be sure that you know what you’re doing.
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Junior-mining stocks have done well lately, and the JNUG ETF is a super-simple way to position yourself for gains.
Sector ETFs and industry funds are different. The 11 sectors addressed in the S&P 500 are as follows (in order of weight in the index): technology, healthcare, consumer discretionary, communication services, financial services, industrials, consumer staples, utilities, real estate, energy and materials.
SPXL stock and any leveraged ETF can tantalize with big short-term gains, but holding these funds for months isn't worth the risk.
The SPY ETF is the world's largest exchange-traded fund. The fund tracks the S&P 500, making it an effective hedge against market volatility.
There's certainly a case to be made in favor of the XLK ETF as an entryway into the world of tech stocks, but there may be a better option.
The social media ETf is facing multiple strong challenges and threats. Advertiser boycotts and Google's actions are among the trends that could prevent the ETF from outperforming
The work-from-home trend is far more than a just a fleeting fad. Direxion's new WFH ETF seems to be a long-term winner.
Global ETF assets stood at $6.3 trillion at the end of June, down 1.4% this year.
You don't need a crystal ball to see what market participants think about stocks. Just follow the S&P 500 with the SPY ETF.
Rather than investing in individual financial stocks, a risky bet these days, investors may want to consider some unique financial ETFs.
While tech stocks can provide hefty returns, they are also quite risky. However, that's why investing in tech ETFs is a better approach.
One element to the food ETF search that's arguably surprising is, given the importance of food consumption, there's a dearth of dedicated food ETFs on the market. With that in mind, the following group of food ETFs may contain some surprising, though credible ideas.
There are a handful of new ETFs on the market today that are spins on the novel coronavirus, with the VIRS ETF currently as the most diverse.
Between the novel coronavirus and an election year, these healthcare ETFs appear poised to post strong growth into 2021.
The work-from-home theme now has its own exchange traded fund in the WFH ETF. This fund will remain compelling even after Covid-19.
The landscape for best ETFs in 2020 has changed after the novel coronavirus pandemic with technology and cloud companies leading the bunch.
With the healthcare and alcohol sectors currently carrying ACT through 2020, ACT might improve its ranking in the Best ETFs contest later down the road.