Healthcare ETFs are the exchange-traded funds that invest in the stocks of healthcare companies. Healthcare is the second largest sector among the S&P 500 index and is an excellent avenue for investments. By investing in healthcare ETFs, investors get to invest in a basket of stocks that follow the movement of healthcare stocks.
Healthcare ETFs are known for their growth and stability as they offer secure and stable yields. However, in the past year, healthcare stocks and ETFs have mainly been affected by political risks, and valuations have suffered. At the same time, lower valuations provide a good opportunity for investors to invest at low prices and generate strong returns.
|XLV||Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund||$122.87||24.84%|
|VHT||Vanguard Health Care ETF||$239.97||29.45%|
|IBB||iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF||$154.66||25.15%|
|IHI||iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF||$358.40||40.83%|
|XBI||SPDR S&P Biotech ETF||$134.54||43.39%|
|IYH||iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF||$265.99||27.17%|
|IXJ||iShares Global Healthcare ETF||$80.86||20.58%|
|FBT||First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund||$163.96||7.83%|
|FHLC||Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETF||$61.93||29.29%|
|FXH||First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund||$115.27||39.08%|
|IHF||iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF||$263.06||44.17%|
|RYH||Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care ETF||$284.24||36.73%|
|XHE||SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF||$124.92||57.25%|
|LABU||Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares||$75.14||99.26%|
|PSCH||Invesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF||$188.86||73.50%|
|ARKG||ARK Genomic Revolution ETF||$88.47||127.31%|
|PJP||Invesco Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ETF||$79.68||32.25%|
|IHE||iShares U.S. Pharmaceuticals ETF||$180.76||22.02%|
|BBH||VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF||$185.95||26.02%|
|PBE||Invesco Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome ETF||$75.94||46.29%|
|XPH||SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF||$49.30||26.05%|
|BIB||ProShares Ultra NASDAQ Biotechnology||$88.15||46.70%|
|PPH||VanEck Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF||$69.88||18.82%|
|SBIO||ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF||$49.14||31.29%|
|CURE||Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3x Shares||$96.86||83.59%|
|PTH||Invesco DWA Healthcare Momentum ETF||$153.68||57.64%|
|RXL||ProShares Ultra Health Care||$88.35||58.16%|
|XHS||SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF||$109.62||83.86%|
|LABD||Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares||$21.62||-84.40%|
|BTEC||Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF||$58.91||57.26%|
|JHMH||John Hancock Multifactor Healthcare ETF||$46.72||29.17%|
|CNCR||Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF||$30.47||29.11%|
|BBP||Virtus LifeSci Biotech Products ETF||$53.48||21.44%|
|BBC||Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF||$50.16||46.32%|
|IDNA||iShares Genomics Immunology and Healthcare ETF||$46.90||46.56%|
|BIS||ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology||$21.17||-48.96%|
|KURE||KraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Index ETF||$40.73||52.38%|
|PILL||Direxion Daily Pharmaceutical & Medical Bull 3X Shares||$20.71||70.59%|
|GNOM||Global X Genomics & Biotechnology ETF||$22.53||53.58%|
|FTXH||First Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF||$26.14||17.59%|
|IEHS||iShares Evolved U.S. Healthcare Staples ETF||$41.19||38.18%|
|CHNA||Loncar China BioPharma ETF||$39.76||58.15%|
|IEIH||iShares Evolved U.S. Innovative Healthcare ETF||$33.18||16.87%|
|HTEC||ROBO Global Healthcare Technology and Innovation ETF||$46.63||75.04%|
|CHIH||Global X MSCI China Health Care ETF||$29.16||48.85%|
|RXD||ProShares UltraShort Health Care||$7.93||-45.57%|
|KMED||KraneShares Emerging Markets Healthcare Index ETF||$35.13||54.35%|
Factors to Consider Before Investing in Healthcare ETFs
Healthcare ETFs serve as stable and promising investments for the long-term. New research and developments in the healthcare field make for a positive future and massive returns on investments.
However, investors must consider that healthcare stocks and healthcare ETFs are affected by a multitude of factors, including economic, political, and government regulations. The healthcare sector and healthcare ETFs have high volatility; therefore, investors must perform extensive research before investing in a bullish or bearish trend.
Overall, healthcare companies are known for strong dividend yields and high shareholder value. Thus, based on current circumstances, healthcare ETFs are right avenues of investment for both short-term income and long-term capital gains.
Which Healthcare ETFs Should I Buy?
Among the large number of healthcare ETFs, we have compiled a list of the top healthcare ETFs for you to pick from. You should look at the performance of the funds in terms of rates of return, their net assets, and their expense ratios before investing in them.
The best healthcare ETFs have low expense ratios and a balanced portfolio of large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap companies to manage the risks and rewards. Additionally, investors can also make use of the current price swings in the healthcare sector due to the political climate.
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