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Sell on the Pop Prospects: April 29 Edition

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Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities.

The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that its 50-day moving average is below its 200-day moving average, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively.

Second, each of these ETFs is also trading above its 20-day moving average, thereby offering a near-term “sell on the pop” opportunity given the longer-term downtrend at hand. Note that this prospect list also features a liquidity screen by excluding ETFs with average trading volumes below the one million shares mark. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.

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All three market indices increased during the month, as market sentiment improved on plans for reopening the economy, crude market stability and relief on stimulus packages. Several Asian market ETFs like iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH A), iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ A) and iShares MSCI South Korea ETF (EWY C+) made it to the list of sell on the pop prospects following the wider Wall Street gains and optimism around economic stimulus measures from global central banks to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. iShares MSCI China ETF (MCHI A) was also present on the sell on the pop prospects’ list. iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB A-) made it to the list too, as investors enter the risk-on mode after the Fed balance sheet expanded to record size. Many junk/ corporate bond ETFs like iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (USHY), iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG A) and SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK A+) featured on the sell on the pop list as the U.S. Federal Reserve announced its plans to buy these bonds in the open market, in response to COVID crisis. Several precious metals ETFs like Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares (NUGT C+) and iShares Silver Trust (SLV C+) made it to the sell on the pop list as prices of both the metals increased by more than 4% and 8%, respectively, in the last month. These ETFs acted as safe havens for investors during these trying times. Many sector based ETFs such as Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB A), Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP A), Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU A), Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC), Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY A) and Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI A) ranked amidst the sell on the pop contenders as the respective sectors gained during this month. Many real estate ETFs like Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE ), iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR A) and Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ A+) were present in the list as both real estate and REIT sectors gained by more than 28% in the last month. Cell phone towers, industrial warehouses and cold storage REITs continued to outperform. You can track different real estate funds by regions here .

To compare this month’s list with the one published on April 1, click here.

ETFs to Sell on the Pop

Ticker

Name

Price

1-YearReturn

Leverage

(VUG A-)

Vanguard Growth ETF

$172.70

5.70%

Long

(IWF A+)

iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF

$165.67

4.91%

Long

(PSLV )

Sprott Physical Silver Trust

$5.60

4.67%

Long

(MTUM A-)

iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF

$115.53

2.66%

Long

(XLP A)

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund

$58.09

2.43%

Long

(TFI A)

SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond ETF

$50.28

2.32%

Long

(BNDX A-)

Vanguard Total International Bond ETF

$56.81

2.18%

Long

(SLV C+)

iShares Silver Trust

$14.21

2.16%

Long

(SPYG A-)

SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF

$39.18

1.95%

Long

(IVW A)

iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF

$180.96

1.67%

Long

(EWL A-)

iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF

$36.20

1.20%

Long

(XLU A)

Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund

$57.96

0.98%

Long

(IUSG A)

iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF

$62.52

0.37%

Long

(FTSM B+)

First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF

$59.54

-0.87%

Long

(MINT A+)

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity ETF

$100.43

-1.13%

Long

(OEF A-)

iShares S&P 100 ETF

$128.78

-1.30%

Long

(VIG A)

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF

$110.92

-1.67%

Long

(NEAR B)

iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF

$49.19

-2.03%

Long

(FLOT B+)

iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF

49.85

-2.12%

Long

(FLRN B)

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF

30.03

-2.21%

Long

(SPHQ A)

Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF

32.41

-2.29%

Long

(USMV A)

iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF

57.95

-2.33%

Long

(EWT A-)

iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF

35.14

-2.69%

Long

(CWB B+)

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF

51.75

-2.74%

Long

(ESGU)

iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF

62.53

-3.08%

Long

(FTCS B)

First Trust Capital Strength ETF

54.02

-3.26%

Long

(XLC)

Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund

48.05

-3.96%

Long

(PGX A)

Invesco Preferred ETF

13.89

-4.54%

Long

(VOO A)

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

256.42

-4.64%

Long

(SPY A)

SPDR S&P 500 ETF

279.08

-4.71%

Long

(SPLG)

SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF

32.76

-4.91%

Long

(IVV A)

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF

279.98

-5.04%

Long

(SCHX A+)

Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF

66.43

-5.18%

Long

(QUAL A)

iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF

87.03

-5.35%

Long

(IWB A)

iShares Russell 1000 ETF

153.61

-5.69%

Long

(SPTM)

SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF

34.02

-6.67%

Long

(VTI A+)

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

139.55

-6.84%

Long

(EFG A-)

iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF

73.93

-6.97%

Long

(SCHB A)

Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF

65.51

-7.00%

Long

(ITOT A)

iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF

61.84

-7.23%

Long

(TQQQ B)

ProShares UltraPro QQQ

62.1

-7.24%

Triple-Long

(XLRE )

Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund

32.96

-7.26%

Long

(SPLV A)

Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF

48.8

-7.45%

Long

(MCHI A)

iShares MSCI China ETF

59.51

-7.61%

Long

(ANGL B)

VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF

26.75

-7.76%

Long

(DGRO B+)

iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF

34.88

-7.82%

Long

(FPE C+)

First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF

17.7

-7.86%

Long

(PFF A+)

iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF

33.7

-8.02%

Long

(XLY A)

Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund

110.38

-8.20%

Long

(EWJ A)

iShares MSCI Japan ETF

50.5

-8.94%

Long

(HYG A)

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF

79.06

-8.95%

Long

(BBJP)

JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF

20.89

-9.29%

Long

(BKLN B)

Invesco Senior Loan ETF

20.76

-9.58%

Long

(ASHR C+)

Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF

26.95

-9.65%

Long

(HYLB)

Deutsche X-trackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF

45.05

-9.83%

Long

(EMB A-)

iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF

98.38

-10.37%

Long

(JNK A+)

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF

97.26

-10.42%

Long

(USHY)

iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF

36.51

-10.62%

Long

(SCHD A)

Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF

48.65

-10.90%

Long

(NOBL A-)

ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF

61.21

-10.95%

Long

(SHYG )

iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF

41.66

-11.00%

Long

(SRLN A-)

SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF

41.54

-11.05%

Long

(ACWI A)

iShares MSCI ACWI ETF

66.22

-11.14%

Long

(SJNK A)

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF

24.14

-11.64%

Long

(DIA A-)

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF

235.07

-11.79%

Long

(EFAV A)

iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF

63.29

-11.80%

Long

(VT A+)

Vanguard Total World Stock ETF

66.57

-11.99%

Long

(SPYV B+)

SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF

27.59

-12.36%

Long

(IVE A)

iShares S&P 500 Value ETF

102.7

-12.39%

Long

(FVD B+)

First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund

28.69

-13.19%

Long

(VO A)

Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF

143.73

-13.62%

Long

(IUSV A-)

iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF

49.26

-13.64%

Long

(PCY A)

Invesco Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt ETF

24.02

-13.85%

Long

(VTV A)

Vanguard Value ETF

95.2

-13.95%

Long

(NUGT C+)

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares

67.36

-14.03%

Triple-Long

(AAXJ B)

iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF

62.66

-14.09%

Long

(VYM A+)

Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF

75.61

-14.13%

Long

(DBEF B+)

Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF

27.69

-14.35%

Long

(FNDX A-)

Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Company Index ETF

33.52

-14.64%

Long

(XLB A)

Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund

49.09

-14.91%

Long

(VNQ A+)

Vanguard REIT ETF

72.44

-15.44%

Long

(IYR A)

iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF

72.47

-15.55%

Long

(EMLC A-)

VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF

28.43

-15.64%

Long

(IWR A-)

iShares Russell Mid-Cap ETF

46.73

-16.13%

Long

(SCHV A)

Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF

47.25

-16.16%

Long

(RSP B+)

Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF

90.15

-16.41%

Long

(FXI A-)

iShares China Large-Cap ETF

37.81

-16.53%

Long

(HEFA B+)

iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF

24.93

-16.59%

Long

(RSX B+)

VanEck Vectors Russia ETF

18.31

-16.66%

Long

(IWD A)

iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF

105.63

-16.75%

Long

(SDY B)

SPDR S&P Dividend ETF

84.04

-17.02%

Long

(SPDW)

SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF

24.65

-17.86%

Long

(SCHF A)

Schwab International Equity ETF

26.45

-17.93%

Long

(EEMV A+)

iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF

49.14

-18.09%

Long

(EFA A)

iShares MSCI EAFE ETF

54.58

-18.16%

Long

(VEU A)

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF

42.31

-18.19%

Long

(SSO A)

ProShares Ultra S&P500

102.95

-18.38%

Double-Long

(ESGE )

iShares MSCI EM ESG Optimized ETF

28.75

-18.39%

Long

(VEA A)

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF

34.33

-18.42%

Long

(IEFA A+)

iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF

50.98

-18.48%

Long

(VXUS A)

Vanguard Total International Stock ETF

43.59

-18.58%

Long

(IXUS A)

iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF

48.62

-18.70%

Long

(ACWX A-)

iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF

38.67

-18.87%

Long

(SPEM)

SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF

29.73

-19.12%

Long

(ITB A-)

iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF

31.03

-19.26%

Long

(EWC C+)

iShares MSCI Canada ETF

23.11

-19.36%

Long

(EEM A-)

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

35.63

-19.70%

Long

(VWO A)

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF

35.14

-19.86%

Long

(SCHE A)

Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF

21.55

-19.89%

Long

(IEMG A)

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

42.45

-20.57%

Long

(VGK A)

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF

44.12

-20.59%

Long

(EMLP B+)

First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund

19.62

-20.66%

Long

(IEUR A)

iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF

37.76

-20.67%

Long

(VLUE B+)

iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor ETF

66

-20.71%

Long

(BBEU)

JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF

19.34

-20.74%

Long

(SCZ A)

iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF

46.86

-20.84%

Long

(EWH A)

iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF

21.07

-20.88%

Long

(RODM )

Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF

22.5

-20.91%

Long

(EWY C+)

iShares MSCI South Korea ETF

49.76

-21.29%

Long

(SCHM A)

Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF

44.96

-21.62%

Long

(SCHC A)

Schwab International Small-Cap Equity ETF

25.82

-22.23%

Long

(EWG B+)

iShares MSCI Germany ETF

22.23

-22.25%

Long

(VB A)

Vanguard Small-Cap ETF

122.58

-22.30%

Long

(MDY B+)

SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF

278.45

-22.43%

Long

(XLI A)

Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund

61.08

-22.44%

Long

(SPMD)

SPDR Portfolio Mid Cap ETF

26.79

-22.51%

Long

(IJH A-)

iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF

152.4

-22.61%

Long

(XHB A+)

SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF

31.68

-23.16%

Long

(IWS A)

iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value ETF

68.24

-23.53%

Long

(DVY B+)

iShares Select Dividend ETF

76.95

-23.60%

Long

(IWM B+)

iShares Russell 2000 ETF

120.34

-23.63%

Long

(SCHA A+)

Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF

54.58

-24.41%

Long

(INDA B+)

iShares MSCI India ETF

26.11

-25.51%

Long

(XRT A)

SPDR S&P Retail ETF

33.58

-25.59%

Long

(FNDF B+)

Schwab Fundamental International Large Company Index ETF

21.18

-25.61%

Long

(GUNR A)

FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index ETF Index Fund

24.85

-25.84%

Long

(VNQI A+)

Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF

43.18

-26.19%

Long

(PXF A)

Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF

30.76

-26.76%

Long

(EWA B+)

iShares MSCI Australia ETF

16.09

-26.80%

Long

Please note that this list is updated on a monthly basis.

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