If you’re looking for diversification in your holdings, consider adding exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, to your portfolio.
With the purchase of a single investment, ETFs are baskets of securities that offer you less risk, enable you to track particular indexes or market sectors and can be purchased on exchanges, similar to stocks.
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If you’re interested in buying ETFs, begin by determining your investment goals. Are you focused on socially-conscious companies, pharma, emerging tech, energy, or the housing sector?
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ETFs track stock indexes and some focus on particular industries or market segments and others are based on specific investment strategies.
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If you are inclined to purchase an ETF based on the size of the assets, here are the largest, according to Morningstar Direct data and research:
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust
|SPY||SPDR S&P 500 ETF||410.61||-6.78||-1.62%|
IShares Core S&P 500 ETF
|IVV||ISHARES TRUST CORE S&P 500 ETF||412.44||-6.82||-1.63%|
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF
|VTI||VANGUARD INDEX FUNDS VANGUARD TOTAL STK MKT ETF||205.84||-3.34||-1.60%|
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF
|VOO||VANGUARD INDEX FUNDS S&P 500 ETF SHS||377.53||-6.12||-1.60%|
Invesco QQQ Trust
|QQQ||INVESCO QQQ NASDAQ 100||306.20||-8.18||-2.60%|