The stocks of exchange-traded funds are called ETF stocks. ETF stocks provide exposure to a whole array of companies instead of focusing the investment on a particular company. By owning one ETF stock, investors own an equity stake in a wide variety of companies the specific ETF invests in.
ETF stocks track a specific index, be it a stock index, a bond index, or a sector-specific index, and are traded on the exchanges. Thus, investors looking for exposures to specific sectors, industries, and asset classes must choose the ETF stocks accordingly.
|SPY||SPDR S&P 500 ETF||$413.47||-6.48%|
|IVV||iShares Core S&P 500 ETF||$415.59||-6.42%|
|VEA||Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF||$42.50||-18.66%|
|IEFA||iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF||$61.39||-19.44%|
|VWO||Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF||$41.38||-19.57%|
|EFA||iShares MSCI EAFE ETF||$65.01||-19.01%|
|IEMG||iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF||$49.12||-22.88%|
|IJR||iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF||$101.62||-8.08%|
|IWM||iShares Russell 2000 ETF||$190.80||-14.12%|
|VNQ||Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund||$97.33||-8.47%|
|USMV||iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF||$271.85||#N/A|
|LQD||iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF||$113.02||-15.71%|
|EEM||iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF||$40.06||-23.12%|
|XLF||Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund||$33.69||-11.25%|
|XLK||Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund||$147.02||-4.76%|
|HYG||iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF||$78.04||-10.48%|
|XLV||Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund||$131.45||-1.50%|
|PFF||iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF||$34.98||-10.83%|
|XLY||Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund||$164.31||-9.10%|
|EWJ||iShares MSCI Japan ETF||$55.31||-18.40%|
|VGK||Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF||$54.89||-20.68%|
|XLP||Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund||$74.64||4.83%|
|SPLV||Invesco S&P 500® Low Volatility ETF||$64.14||1.26%|
|XLU||Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund||$74.23||10.08%|
|XLI||Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund||$96.12||-6.80%|
|JNK||SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF||$96.33||-11.49%|
|EWZ||iShares MSCI Brazil ETF||$29.75||-20.56%|
|EZU||iShares MSCI EMU ETF||$38.04||-24.63%|
|INDA||iShares MSCI India ETF||$42.81||-5.75%|
|FXI||iShares China Large-Cap ETF||$30.14||-26.79%|
|IYR||iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF||$98.55||-7.46%|
|EWY||iShares MSCI South Korea ETF||$60.73||-32.75%|
|MCHI||iShares MSCI China ETF||$49.61||-31.04%|
|TQQQ||ProShares UltraPro QQQ||$35.29||-48.54%|
|XLB||Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF||$77.11||-8.25%|
|EWT||iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF||$51.45||-20.10%|
|EWG||iShares MSCI Germany ETF||$23.61||-31.86%|
|KRE||SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF||$64.04||-1.84%|
|EWH||iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF||$21.07||-18.93%|
|SMH||VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF||$243.62||-9.02%|
|RSX||VanEck Vectors Russia ETF||$5.65||-80.44%|
|UPRO||ProShares UltraPro S&P 500||$45.18||-27.27%|
|SPXL||Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares||$85.06||-27.12%|
Factors to Consider Before Investing in ETF Stocks
Investors must consider that ETF stocks have a lower risk profile than the individual stocks due to the diversification offered by them. At the same time, the returns on investments in ETF stocks are lower than returns on investments in individual stocks.
Investors must also consider the expense ratio, fees, liquidity, and tax advantages of ETF stocks before investing in them. Investors should also take an in-depth look at the portfolio differentiation offered by a specific ETF versus the index that it tracks.
To track the returns potential of ETF stocks, investors should study the performance of the ETFs in the past years and the strength and experience of the management team. These factors play a significant role in determining the efficiency of ETF stocks in managing risks and enhancing returns.
Which ETF Stocks Should I Buy?
A wide variety of ETF stocks trade on the stock exchanges. The selection of ETF stocks will depend on investors’ risk appetite, sector specification, and overall investment goals. We have compiled a list of the best ETF stocks to make the selection easier for you.
Investors must ensure that the 3-year and 5-year returns of ETF stocks they choose to buy must be more than 15%, and the 1-year returns must be positive. Additionally, the most suitable ETF stocks should have a daily volume of more than 3 million and an expense ratio of less than 2.5%.