Popular ETFs worth considering

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We want to introduce you to some popular ETFs with the retail crowd worth considering.

Our TrackstarIQ Data pulled up some unique ETFs, many we hadn’t heard of.

While most of us love single stock picks, ETFs hold an important place for traders and investors.

This was a key point in yesterday’s article with Tesla (TSLA) and ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK).

And there are three we thought worthy enough of your viewing.

  • First Trust Nasdaq Rising Dividend Achievers (RDVY)
  • Global X US Infrastructure Development (PAVE)
  • Teucrium Corn ETF (CORN)

At first glance, this seems like a grabbag of ETFs. 

In fact, these offer unique exposure and diversification to key growth sectors.

So let’s dive in.

First Trust Nasdaq Rising Dividend Achievers (RDVY)

Key Stats:

  • MSCI AA Rating (highest is AAA)
  • 1.37% Dividend Yield 
  • 0.50% Expense Ratio
  • 800,000 shares average daily volume 
  • of U.S. Equity Large-cap stocks
  • Inception date 1/6/2014

RDVY is the financial equivalent of a juxtaposition like ‘girly-man’ or ‘wettest drysuit.’

We think of the Nasdaq as momentum. Dividends are associated with stable sectors like utilities.

So, putting the two together creates a unique pairing.

The fund’s goal is to hold 50 large-cap stocks that provide dividend growth and quality.

However, the idea isn’t to go for the highest dividends. This is more of a combo.

Top holdings include Applied Materials (AMAT), Cisco Systems (CSCO), D.R. Horton (DHI), and more.

This fund strikes a unique balance between growth and value investing.

If you want to gain a bit more exposure to technology with weighting back towards large-cap, this is a decent choice.

Global X US Infrastructure Development (PAVE)

Key Stats:

  • MSCI B Rating
  • 0.64% Dividend Yield
  • 0.47% Expense Ratio
  • 1,700,000 shares average daily volume 
  • Global equity infrastructure plays
  • Inception date 3/6/17

As economies open, construction heats up.

Companies like Deere & Co (DE), Eaton Corp (EA), Norfolk Southern (NSC), and the like benefit from the increased activity.

Infrastructure is a cyclical business that tends to outpace during economic expansion and wane towards the end – which makes this a timely play.

While the dividend yield isn’t great, when the ETF is up over 21% year-to-date, and considering it holds names like those mentioned above, that’s a healthy return for some heavy industrials.

Teucrium Corn ETF (CORN)

Key Stats:

  • 3.71% Expense Ratio
  • 355,000 shares average daily volume 
  • Tied to corn futures
  • Inception date 6/9/2010

Hear us out on this one. 

Global growth comes in a variety of ways. And certain products do better than others, especially with supply and demand imbalances.

For example, lumber prices skyrocketed this last year.

Copper nearly doubled.

And while this ETF isn’t up a ton year-to-date, a little more than 8%, it provides one key component to investment portfolios…

Diversification.

Many asset managers don’t just hold equities. They include bonds, currencies, and yes, even commodities for clients.

The idea is simple. 

Spread the risk out amongst unrelated assets and no single one can make or break our portfolio.

Corn may not be a spicy investment. And we’re not suggesting it to even as a major holding.

But when you want something completely different to Tesla, this is about as good as it gets.

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