Top ETFs

Top ETFs

Ask about our ETF advisory service. We can show you the top etf picks for 2014 and our etf picks for 2015. Find the top etfs by country.

What is an ETF?

An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is a security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold.

Because it trades like a stock, an ETF does not have its net asset value (NAV) calculated every day like a mutual fund does.

By owning an ETF, you get the diversification of an index fund as well as the ability to sell short, buy on margin and purchase as little as one share. Another advantage is that the expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund. When buying and selling ETFs, you have to pay the same commission to your broker that you’d pay on any regular order.

Why Do We Use ETFs?

  1. Only 24% of active fund managers beat the index due to higher fees. So, you have a 76% chance of beating the active fund manager already.
  2. The fees are lower. Much lower. Many active fund managers charge around 1.5% p.a. or higher. Many ETF’s are as low as 0.05% – 0.95%.
  3. They are liquid. They can be bought and sold at ANY time! No lock-ins. Many fund ask for five year lock-ins of your cash. ETFs can be bought and sold instantly [during market opening hours].

ETFs Explained

Click here for an explanation of how ETFs work – Forbes Guide to ETFs.

ETF Advisory Service

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ETF Volume

Let’s have a look how much is under management in the largest ETFs

Top Ten ETFs by Volume 2013

ETF Symbol     ETF Name                       Average Volume   Under Management

SPY       SPDR S&P 500 ETF                                      143,966,359   $145,442.8 M
EEM     iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF         70,617,195   $34,904.5 M
EWJ     iShares MSCI Japan ETF                                55,685,773    $11,866.1 M
VXX     S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN       54,407,227   $1,278.3 M
XLF      Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF                54,182,055    $15,799.6 M
IWM     iShares Russell 2000 ETF                              44,205,012   $25,048.3 M
QQQ     Invesco Powershares QQQ ETF                     34,214,621   $35,526.3 M
GDX     Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF                  27,337,582   $4,668.1 M
VWO     Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF                21,678,848   $49,038.0 M
EFA       iShares MSCI EAFE ETF                                 19,693,719   $42,030.3 M

Click here for Top 100 ETFs by Volume

ETF Performance and ETF Picks

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Historically the annual return we have achieved trading ETFs has been over 10% p.a. after all fees with a 10 year track record of back trading and a year of live trading.

Please click here to see the actively managed ETF performance.

We also have an ETF monthly dividend income portfolio, This will pay you an income every single month. We target around 9% p.a. in income plus any capital appreciation (or depreciation) on the ETFs you hold.