|Bid||0.00 x 3000|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||36.93 - 37.10|
|52 Week Range||28.88 - 37.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.03|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.03%|
As the ETF industry grows and matures, investors are gravitating toward specific areas of interest and targeted investment strategies “I think what we are already seeing – costs matter. We continue to ...
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Given the sheer expanse of the U.S. exchange-traded funds (ETFs) market, which is home to over 2,300 products, what constitutes the best ETF can vary from investor to investor.For some investors, the best ETFs are the ones with the lowest fees while other investors focus on the products with the juiciest dividend yields. Some investors think the ideal funds are the ones with the best past performance records and other ETF users think the best ETFs come from the issuers with the highest brand recognition.Indeed, a recent survey of professional investors by Brown Brothers Harriman indicates ETF users do prioritize costs and past performance when evaluating funds. Still, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to picking the best ETFs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again Here are some of the best ETFs for a variety of investors. SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF (SPTM)Expense Ratio: 0.03% per year, or $3 on a $10,000 investment.The SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEARCA:SPTM) is one of the best ETFs for investors looking to accomplish multiple objectives. Home to over 2,600 stocks, SPTM gives investors a deep bench for accessing the U.S. equity market.Second, with an annual fee of just 0.03%, the equivalent of $3 on a $10,000 investment, SPTM is one of the cheapest ETFs in the U.S. Just a handful of funds have annual fees of 0.03% and SPTM is one of them.Bottom line: SPTM is one of the best ETFs for novice or cost-conscious investors. iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV)Expense Ratio: 0.15%For many investors, the best ETFs are the ones that help reduce portfolio risk and volatility. Enter the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (CBOE:USMV), the largest minimum volatility ETF in the U.S.The $22 billion USMV "seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities that, in the aggregate, have lower volatility characteristics relative to the broader U.S. equity market," according to iShares. * Buy These 5 Stocks to Play the Megatrend of the Century USMV holds over 200 stocks and nearly 30% of those holdings hail from the technology and financial services sectors. Financial services and consumer staples combine for almost a quarter of USMV's roster. WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund (DON)Expense Ratio: 0.38%There are multiple reasons why the WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund (NYSEARCA:DON) is one of the best ETFs for any investors. First, extensive data and studies confirm that mid-cap stocks frequently outperform their large-cap peers while sporting less volatility than small-caps.Second, specific to DON's status as one of the best ETFs, data confirm this fund's dominance in the mid-cap arena. The $3.51 DON turns 13 years old in June and in its more than 12 years on the market, the WisdomTree products has consistently crushed rival actively managed mid-cap funds as well as passive equivalents."Following another strong year relative to its benchmark, DON is in the top quartile of its Morningstar Mid-Cap Value peer group on all time frames. This includes the latest 5- and 10-year periods in which DON is in the first percentile of all mid-cap value funds," according to WisdomTree. Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP)Expense Ratio: 0.2%The Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (NYSEARCA:RSP) has long been one of the best ETFs for investors looking for an alternative to cap-weighted S&P 500 funds. As its name implies, RSP is an equal-weight fund, meaning the S&P 500's smaller components are just as important to this fund's price action as are the index's large- and mega-cap names. * 10 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Months Knowing that over long holding periods, small stocks outperform large caps, RSP is one of the best ETFs for investors seeking long-term broad market exposure. Data confirm as much. From RSP's inception in April 2013 through the end of January 2019, RSP beat the cap-weighted S&P 500 by nearly 200 basis points. First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (FDN)Expense Ratio: 0.53%The First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (NYSEARCA:FDN) is not just one of the best Internet ETFs, it is one of the best ETFs in the sector/industry space as well. Over the past decade, FDN has handily outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P 1500 Information Technology Composite Index. FDN was also one of the best ETFs in the U.S. during the most recent bull market.The fund is beloved by droves of investors for its efficient access to storied stocks, such as Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)."FDN's primary rival is the PowerShares NASDAQ Internet Portfolio (NASDAQ:PNQI). PNQI tracks the largest and most liquid U.S.-listed companies engaged in internet-related businesses and employs a modified market cap-weighted indexing methodology based on the market cap ranking of the underling index securities," according to ETF Trends. Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (MGV)Expense Ratio: 0.07%The Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (NYSEARCA:MGV) is one of the best ETFs for investors seeking basic exposure to domestic mega-cap stocks with a value bias. MGV's value tilt is notable because the value factor has historically rewarded long-term investors, indicating that this Vanguard fund is a solid idea for young investors, too.MGV follows the CRSP Mega Cap Value Index. Over the past three years, MGV has been one of the best ETFs targeting large-cap value names -- outperforming the Russell 1000 Value Index by 600 basis points over that period. * 7 Reasons You Want Boeing Stock in Your Portfolio MGV holds 150 stocks and its earnings multiples indicate the fund trades at a discount relative to broader market benchmarks, such as the S&P 500. Financial services and healthcare names combine for 42.6% of MGV's weight. VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (ANGL)Expense Ratio: 0.35%Some of the best ETFs are fixed-income funds and for the adventurous bond investor, the VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:ANGL) is a name to remember. ANGL is the dominant name among fallen angel funds.Fallen angels are corporate bonds that are originally issued with investment-grade credit ratings that are later downgraded to junk status. To the untrained eye, it may appear that fallen angels are like any other junk bond, but there is more to the story."Fallen angels, high yield bonds originally issued as investment grade corporate bonds, have had historically higher average credit quality than the broad high yield bond universe," according to VanEck. "Fallen angels have outperformed the broad high yield bond market in 11 of the last 15 calendar years."ANGL has a 30-day SEC yield of 6.3%, a 12-month yield of 5.6% and an effective duration of 5.85 years. Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM)Expense Ratio: 0.08%The Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (NYSEARCA:VYM) is one of the largest U.S. dividend ETFs and a popular choice for yield-hungry investors. While VYM is positioned as a high-dividend fund, its dividend yield of 31.6% is not scary and implies some room for payout growth."High-yielding stocks usually pay out an above-average share of their earnings in the form of dividends, leaving a smaller buffer to preserve dividend payments should earnings fall," said Morningstar. "Although the fund targets high-yielding companies, its market-cap-weighting approach helps it to effectively diversify the risk of solely focusing on yield. In fact, its portfolio represents nearly 38% of the holdings in the Russell 3000 Index. And while the fund has meaningful exposure to a few of its largest holdings, they are not among its riskiest positions." * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond VYM holds nearly 400 stocks, most of which are large- and mega-cap names. Five sectors have double-digit weights in the fund. Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (SRVR)Expense Ratio: 0.6%One of the best ETFs many investors have yet to hear of, the Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (CBOE:SRVR), offers a unique, potentially more rewarding approach to real estate investing.Long-term investors are often attracted to real estate funds because of the sector's below-average volatility and above-average volatility. Those are fine traits and SRVR sacrifices neither, but what makes this one of the best ETFs is its compelling opportunity set, one that is not found with traditional real estate ETFs.SRVR has a dividend yield of 3.67%, which is impressive regardless of asset class. Additionally, the fund has shown the ability to outperform traditional real estate ETFs as well as technology funds. Communication needs of the future, including 5G, server farms for cloud computing and more, are among the compelling fundamental factors in SRVR's favor. Cambria Tail Risk ETF (TAIL)Expense Ratio: 0.59%The Cambria Tail Risk ETF (CBOE:TAIL), an actively managed fund, is designed to mitigate risk when markets turn lower and uses put options to accomplish that objective.TAIL strategy offers the potential advantage of buying more puts when volatility is low and fewer puts when volatility is high," according to Cambria. * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again Given TAIL's design, it is likely this fund will produce negative returns when stocks are trending higher. So what makes TAIL one of the best ETFs? Put simply, it does its job. Just look at how TAIL performed when broader markets swooned in the fourth quarter of 2018.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities.> More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 7 Forever Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains * 5 Self-Driving Car Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post The 10 Best ETFs You Can Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Low fees are one of the primary reasons why so many advisors and investors continue gravitating toward index funds and ETFs. Being mindful of the impact fund fees have on investors also explains why some fund issuers, like Vanguard, are revered by many investors. There is a downside to all those low fees floating around in the index fund universe. Fortunately, that downside is not, at least not yet, being endured by investors. Rather, it is the fund issuers themselves that feel the effects of providing cheap products. Last year, 100 ETF issuers generated just $7 billion in revenue combined. Additionally, some of the largest, publicly traded fund issuers have recently announced layoffs, including BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK), the largest ETF sponsor. That is the bad news. The good news is that low-cost funds are here to stay for a simple reason: those low-cost funds get investors in the fund issuers' doors. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Dark Horse Stocks You Really Need to Look at for 2019 Currently, there are not any zero expense ratio ETFs, but some market observers believe it is just a matter of time before that happens. Still, there scores of low-cost funds for cost-conscious investors to consider. ### Fidelity ZERO Large Cap Index Fund (FNILX) Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0% per year. While there are not yet any zero-fee ETFs, thanks to Fidelity there are several zero expense ratio index funds, including the Fidelity ZERO Large Cap Index Fund (MUTF:FNILX). This low-cost fund is one of four no expense ratio products introduced by Fidelity last year. Not only does this low-fee fund not have an expense ratio, it does not require a minimum investment and Fidelity clients can trade the fund commission-free. FNILX "seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the total return of a broad range of large-capitalization U.S. companies," according to Fidelity. It is clear investors like the idea of low-cost fund that is actually a no-fee fund. FNILX debuted last September and already has nearly $228 million in assets under management. The fund holds 506 stocks and its top 10 holdings combine for almost 21% of its weight. Technology stocks represent over 21% of the the fund's weight while the healthcare and financial services sectors are FNILX's next largest sector weights, giving the fund the look of an S&P 500 tracking fund. ### Fidelity ZERO Total Market Index Fund (FZROX) Source: ToonariPost via Flickr Expense ratio: 0% per year. The Fidelity ZERO Total Market Index Fund (MUTF:FZROX) is one of the two original no-fee index funds in Fidelity's stable. Like the aforementioned FNILX, FZROX is also available commission-free to Fidelity clients. This Fidelity fund "seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the total return of a broad range of publicly traded companies in the US," according to Boston-based Fidelity. * 5 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Consider This low-cost fund debuted last August and rapidly proved the potency of eliminating fees. As of the end of 2018, FZROX had $1.70 billion in assets under management. The fund holds over 2,500 stocks and its top 10 holdings combine for almost 18% of its weight. ### Fidelity ZERO International Index Fund (FZILX) Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0% per year. The Fidelity ZERO International Index Fund (MUTF:FZILX) joined FZROX as one of the original two Fidelity zero expense ratio index funds. Like its domestically-focused counterpart, the international FZILX is commission-free for Fidelity clients and is an indisputable hit with investors. The fund debuted last August and needed just five months on the market to eclipse $543 million in assets under management. FZILX is a blend of developed and emerging markets with the latter representing over 20% of the fund's weight. This low-cost fund is ideal for new investors looking for broad-based, cost-efficient exposure to international stocks. With a more than 38% weight to Europe, FZILX is also a solid idea for investors looking to take advantage of compelling valuations on European equities without the commitment of dedicated Europe index fund. Japan and the U.K. combine for over 28% of FZILX's geographic exposure. FZILX came to market at a time of struggles for international equities so its since inception performance is lackluster, but the fund is up 5.59% this year. ### Fidelity ZERO Extended Market Index Fund (FZIPX) Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0% per year. The Fidelity ZERO Extended Market Index Fund (MUTF:FZIPX) is the fourth member of the Fidelity zero-fee index fund quartet. This low-fee fund is ideally paired with a large-cap heavy fund because it focuses on mid- and small-cap stocks. While there are plenty of low-cost funds offering exposure to smaller stocks, those funds usually feature slightly higher fees than large-cap counterparts, meaning FZIPX really stands out with no expense ratio. FZIPX debuted in mid-September and grew to nearly $134 million in assets under management by the end of 2018. Like the other low-cost funds from Fidelity highlighted here, FZIPX is available to Fidelity clients with no trading fees. FZIPX is home to over 2,000 stocks, giving it a deeper bench than many low-fee funds that focus solely on mid or small caps. Said another way, FZIPX basically excludes the S&P 500 from its roster. * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying Five sectors have double-digit weights in this low-fee fund. In order, those are financial services, industrials, technology, consumer discretionary and healthcare. ### SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF (SPTM) Source: Dave Center via Flickr (Modified) Expense ratio: 0.03% per year, or $3 on a $10,000 investment. As was noted earlier, ETF issuers have yet to take any of their offerings down annual fees of 0%. Currently, the lowest annual fee available on US-listed ETFs is 0.03%. The SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF(NYSEARCA:SPTM)is one of five ETFs with that paltry expense ratio. This low-cost fund follows the SSGA Total Stock Market Index and is designed to give investors exposure to 90% of the investable U.S. equity market. SPTM holds over 2,600 stocks, but even with that expansive roster, the fund tilts toward large caps as highlighted by a weighted average market value of almost $171 billion. As is the case with many broad market funds, SPTM, on the surface, looks like a much different animal than an S&P 500 index fund or ETF. However, investors should expect significantly different returns between a low-cost fund like SPTM and the S&P 500 over longer holding periods. Over the past three years, SPTM is ahead of the S&P 500 by 70 basis points with the same annualized volatility. Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 High-Growth Stocks for the Return of the Bull * The 10 Best Index Funds to Buy and Hold * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality Compare Brokers The post 5 No- or Low-Cost ETFs and Index Funds appeared first on InvestorPlace.
In trying to keep up with an evolving ETF industry, ETF providers have also had to adapt and come out with new ways to stay competitive, which have all ended up benefiting investors. For example, State ...