Several years ago I created a list of ETF shares that I trade. I use this list every trading day for my ETF exchange traded funds stock market strategies.
This list is not fixed, I do modifications – additions and/or deletions – from time to time. There are always interesting ETF securities that are created and can offer very compelling trading opportunities.
The advantage of having a preselected list of exchange traded funds is in its size. There are several hundred different tickers available for trading or investing purposes. Using a shorter list of the best ETFs should lead to better results and more profit for our online trading broker’s account.
List of the best ETFs I use
I have traded ETF securities more than 10 years. Here is a list of ETF securities that I created using my experience with trading exchange traded funds. These shares are the best ETFs I use.
I divided my list into these groups:
- Sector-based fund shares
- Commodity fund shares
- International fund shares
- Bond fund shares
Sector based exchange traded funds shares are divided into two subgroups. One is technology based funds with the Nasdaq as a reference index.
The second group is based on stocks representing the rest of sectors with the S&P 500 as a base index.
IAI, IAT, IYH, IHF, IDU, IAK, IHI, KBE, KRE, RTH, ITA, TTH, WMH, IYC, MOO, IYE, TAN, FAN, IYF, IYJ, FAA, SEA, IYK, IYM, IYR, IYT, IYZ, SPY, XHB, PPH
The commodity-based funds list includes these stock market tickers.
DBC, DBA, DBE, DBB, DBO, DBP, GLD, SLV, UNG, URA, USO, JJN, JJC, OLO
I have divided International ETFs into groups based on regional membership.
Asia ETF: FXI, GXC, EWA, EWH, EWJ, EWM, EWS, EWY, EWT, FXP, INP, EPHE, ELD, EMLC, PIN, HAO, IDX, IF, THD, VNM, CHIQ, ITF, SCJ
EMEA ETF: TUR, AFK, EZA
Americas ETF: BRF, ECH, EWC, EWW, EWZ, GML
Europe ETF: EWD, EWG, EWI, EWL, EWO, EWP, EWQ, EWU, EZU, FEZ, GUR, RSX
Bond ETFs shares
Bond ETFs also offer good trading opportunities and I regularly monitor the situation on the bond market during my stock market analysis routine. There are also short ETFs I use for trading bonds.
HYG, IEF, IEI, JNK, LQD, MBB, SHY, MUB, TLT, TLH, TBT, PST
There are also currency exchange traded funds shares. I do not trade currencies with these funds shares. I prefer to trade currencies directly on the Forex market. But I like to analyze charts of these currency funds from time to time for another view on currency market charts.
A list of currency exchange traded funds I monitor:
FXA, FXB, FXC, FXE, FXY, FXM, FXS, FXF, BZF, UDN, UUP, CNY, CYB, INR, ICN
How to pick the best etfs
As I mentioned above, I do some additions or deletions to this list of ETF securities from time to time. But generally the list is quite stable and I use it every trading day when I look for profitable trading opportunities. ETF trends are quite common and there are always some ETF securities that could be traded on the long side and some weak etf exchange traded funds that could be traded on the short side.