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Mid-Cap and Emerging Market: 2 ETFs to Watch on Outsized Volume

Sweta Killa
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In the last trading session, U.S. stocks have been on a tumultuous ride as China retaliated with tariff of 25% on $60 billion worth American goods against Trump’s latest levies. Among the top ETFs, investors saw SPY shed 3.5%, DIA lose 2.4%, and QQQ move 3.5% lower on the day.

Two more specialized ETFs are worth noting as both saw trading volume that was far outside of normal. In fact, both these funds experienced volume levels that were more than double their average for the most recent trading session. This could make these ETFs the ones to watch out for in the days ahead to see if this trend of extra-interest continues.

VOT: Volume 6.26 Times Average

This mid-cap ETF was under the microscope as 850,000 shares moved hands. This compares with average trading volume of roughly 149,000 shares and came as VOT lost 2.6% in the trading session.

The big move was largely the result of investors’ flight to both growth and stability. This could have a big impact on mid-cap stocks like what we find in this ETF portfolio. VOT has lost 3.6% over the past month and carries a Zacks ETF Rank #2 (Buy) with a Medium risk outlook.

FEMS: Volume 3.17 Times Average

This emerging market ETF was in the spotlight as around 81,000 shares moved hands compared with average 27,000 shares a day. We also saw some price movement as FEMS lost 4% in the last session.

The movement can largely be blamed on escalation in trade dispute between the two biggest economies that led to a bloodbath in emerging market stocks. FEMS has shed 9.7% in a month’s time and has a Zacks ETF Rank #4 (Sell) with a Medium risk outlook.

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