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What is an ETF?

To reduce your risk, you should invest in more than just one stock. But it can be time consuming to research many stocks to invest in. ETFs can solve this problem for you. An ETF is a basket of tens, hundreds and sometimes thousands of companies, bonds and commodities in one fund unified under one particular investment theme.

Maybe you think Tech is booming, but you don’t want to invest in just one company. Or, maybe you would like to have exposure to some foreign investments. There is an ETF for virtually any segment of the market.

ETFs are similar to mutual funds, the difference being that you can trade an ETF any time the market is open, just like a stock (a mutual fund can only be traded at closing price each day). ETFs have some benefits over mutual funds. Learn more about if an ETF is right for you.

Recommended ETFs by Category:

Industry

Buying an Industry ETF will expose you to an entire industry.

IXN | See Detailed Quote ›

IXN You want to add the IXN ETF if you would like to track how well publically traded companies in the global technology sector are doing. Buy Now

XLF | See Detailed Quote ›

XLF XLF is an ETF that follows the US financial sector. By having XLF in your portfolio you will be tracking the financial sector index. Buy Now

XRT | See Detailed Quote ›

XRT XRT follows the US retail sector. If you are interested in publicly traded retail companies you are going to want to have XRT in your portfolio. Buy Now

XLV| See Detailed Quote ›

By adding XLV to your portfolio you have a mirror into the US healthcare sector. This ETF is comprised of companies listed on the healthcare sector index. Buy Now

DBA| See Detailed Quote ›

If you support the future of homegrown foods like corn, wheat, and sugar then you want to have some DBA in your portfolio. The DBA ETF directly follows the US agricultural sector. Buy Now

Index

You would buy an Index ETF if you wanted to follow a broad market like the NASDAQ, DOW or S&P500.

SPY | See Detailed Quote ›

The SPY ETF directly mirrors the performance of the S&P 500. This ETF is actually so popular that it is the most traded ETF of all time. Buy Now

QQQ | See Detailed Quote ›

The QQQ ETF lets you follow the NASDAQ, one of the two major American stock exchanges. Buy Now

DIA | See Detailed Quote ›

The DIA ETF is what you want if you have an interest in following the Dow Jones Industrial Average as it directly mirrors it. Buy Now

NY | See Detailed Quote ›

The NY ETF lets you follow the New York Stock Exchange, one of the two major American stock exchanges. Buy Now

IWM| See Detailed Quote ›

The IWM ETF is tied directly to something called the Russell 2000 Index. This index basically measures the 2000 smallest companies out of the 3000 largest stocks on the US Market. IWM directly mirrors this index. Buy Now

Commodities

Buying a commodity ETF allows you to buy assets like Gold and Oil that would otherwise be impossible on the exchanges

GLD | See Detailed Quote ›

Some people don’t like to trade a country’s currency and instead prefer to keep their wealth in Gold. The GLD ETF tracks the value of gold at any given time. Buy Now

SLV | See Detailed Quote ›

The SLV ETF tracks the value of Silver at any time for those who prefer it over other currencies. Buy Now

USO | See Detailed Quote ›

The USO ETF follows how well the US WTI light sweet crude oil is doing. Buy Now

UNG | See Detailed Quote ›

Even things like natural gas have an ETF to track them. If that sounds up your alley you are going to want UNG in your portfolio. Buy Now

JO | See Detailed Quote ›

Most people need a cup of coffee to start the day. When you think about it trillions of cups of coffee have probably been drunk in any given year. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make money off of how much coffee is being produced and sold? With the JO ETF you can do exactly that. Buy Now

Geography

You can diversify your portfolio globally though Geography ETFs which are baskets of stocks from a particular country like China or India

EWZ | See Detailed Quote ›

If you are interested in companies operating out of Brazil you should consider adding the EWZ ETF to your portfolio. EWZ follows the MSCI Brazilian index. Buy Now

EWC | See Detailed Quote ›

Curious about how the Canadian market differs from the American one? Try adding the EWC ETF to your portfolio. It follows all of the publically traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Buy Now

FXI | See Detailed Quote ›

If you are intrigued by the emerging market in China you are going to want to add the FXI ETF to your portfolio. This ETF directly follows the FTSE China Index. Buy Now

RSX | See Detailed Quote ›

RSX is a Market Vectors ETF that follows the Russian market. It was founded in 2007 and trades on the NYSE. RSX is comprised of 47 publicly traded Russian companies listed in the DAX Global Russia Index. You would trade RSX if you wanted to add the DAX Global Russia Index to your portfolio. Buy Now

EWW | See Detailed Quote ›

The EWW ETF follows the Mexican market. You definitely want it in your portfolio if you are interested in publicly traded companies operating out of Mexico. Buy Now

Bull

Bull ETF use options and derivatives to "bet" that the market will go up. Some ETFs will magnify the market's gains by 2 or 3 times.

FAS | See Detailed Quote ›

FAS is a Direxion ETF that magnifies the performance of the financial sector. It was founded in 2008 and trades on the NYSE. FAS uses complex derivatives to achieve 3 times the daily change in the Russell 1000 Financial Services Index. You would trade FAS if you felt bullish about the financial sector. Buy Now

EDC | See Detailed Quote ›

The EDC ETF is tied directly into something called the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. This index measures the performance of 26 emerging markets around the world. By having EDC in your portfolio every time the MSCI increases by $1 you earn $3. Buy Now

MWJ | See Detailed Quote ›

The MWJ ETF is tied directly into something called the Russell Midcap Index. This index measures the 800 smallest companies of the top 1000 companies of the 3000 largest stocks on the US Market. When MWJ is in your portfolio every time the Index gains in value you make three times as much. So if the Russell Midcap Index made $1 you would make $3. Buy Now

TNA | See Detailed Quote ›

The TNA ETF is tied directly to something called the Russell 2000 Index. This index basically measures the 2000 smallest companies out of the 3000 largest stocks on the US Market. Essentially they are the smallest of the big fish. The way TNA works is every time this Index decreases, you get more money. For example, if the Russell 2000 Index lost $1 you would earn $3. Buy Now

BGU | See Detailed Quote ›

The BGU ETF is tied directly into something called the Russell 1000 Index. This index measures the top 1000 companies of the 3000 largest stocks on the US Market. With BGU in your portfolio, every time the Russell 1000 gains $1 in a given day you earn $3. Buy Now

Bear

Bear ETF use options and derivatives to "bet" that the market will go down. Some ETFs will magnify the market's losses by 2 or 3 times.

FAZ | See Detailed Quote ›

The FAZ ETF is tied directly into something called the Russell 1000 Index. This index measures the top 1000 companies of the 3000 largest stocks on the US Market. With FAZ in your portfolio, every time the Russell 1000 loses $1 you earn $3. You are going to want to have some FAZ whenever you feel the financial sector is about to drop. Buy Now

SDS | See Detailed Quote ›

SDS The SDS ETF will go up in value whenever the S&P 500 does down in value on a daily basis. For example, if the S&P goes down by $1 on any given day would make $2 for having the SDS ETF. Buy Now

DXD | See Detailed Quote ›

If you were ever interested in making money off of the Dow Jones losing some, you might want to consider adding the DXD ETF to your portfolio. DXD is specially designed to earn you $2 for every $1 the Dow Jones loses. Whenever you feel a Dow Crash coming on it might be a good idea to have DXD hanging around. Buy Now

BGZ | See Detailed Quote ›

The BGZ ETF is tied directly into something called the Russell 1000 Index. This index measures the top 1000 companies of the 3000 largest stocks on the US Market. With BGZ in your portfolio, every time the Russell 1000 loses $1 you earn $3. By having BGZ at the right time can make money off of losing it. Buy Now

TZA | See Detailed Quote ›

The TZA ETF is tied directly to something called the Russell 2000 Index. This index basically measures the 2000 smallest companies out of the 3000 largest stocks on the US Market. The way TZA works is every time this Index decreases on a daily basis, you get triple the amount. For example, if the Russell 2000 Index lost $1 in a given day you would earn $3. Buy Now
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