An Environmentally-Friendly Way to Play Apple and Big Tech

Retail investors are reading up on the FlexShares STOXX® US ESG Impact Index Fund (ESG). This ETF holds a basket of U.S. companies that adhere to environmental, social, and governance principles. The fund’s top holdings are the mega-cap names: Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), and Facebook (FB). With shares down 6.4% from early September highs, but up 4.7% year-to-date, the ticker saw a sharp jump in interest this week and ranks No. 1 based on retail investor traffic surge, according to TrackStarIQ rankings.

This edition of Advisors in Focus: TrackStar Insights provides a complete listing of stocks, exchange traded funds, industry groups, and ETF categories that are seeing growing interest and increased research activity by retail investors over recent days, according to TrackStarIQ rankings. Please find the details below.

Top Stocks by Retail Investor Traffic Surge* :

Rank      Ticker      Company     
3 PSTV Plus Therapeutics
2 EATR Eastern Asteria, Inc.
1 NVUS Novus Therapeutics

Top ETFs by Retail Investor Traffic Surge* :

Rank      Ticker      Company     
3 BIBL Inspire 100 ETF
2 LMLB ETRACS 2X Leveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN
1 ESG FlexShares STOXX U.S. ESG Impact Index Fund

Top Industry Groups by Retail Investor Traffic Surge* :

Rank      Industry Group     
3 Painting and paper hanging
2 Non-commercial research organizations
1 Jewelers and lapidary work

Top ETF Categories by Increase (or smallest decrease) in by Retail Investor Traffic* :

Rank      ETF Category     
3 Health & biotech equities
2 Consumer discretionary
1 Mortgage-backed securities

*Surge in traffic is evaluated by the increase in average traffic from the previous two days from the five-day period preceding it.

Rank (Verified FA Traffic) Top 20 Surging Stocks by Retail Investor Traffic (two days vs. prior week) Ticker Top 20 Surging Industry Groups by Retail Investor Traffic (two days vs. prior week) Top 20 Surging ETFs by Financial Advisor Traffic (one week vs. prior week) Ticker Top 20 Surging ETF Categories by Retail Investor Traffic (two days vs. prior week)
1 Novus Therapeutics Inc NVUS Jewelers materials and lapidary work FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund ESG Mortgage Backed Securities
2 Eastern Asteria, Inc. EATR Noncommercial research organizations ETRACS 2x Leveraged WF MLP Ex-Energy ETN Series B LMLB Consumer Discretionary
3 Plus Therapeutics Inc PSTV Painting and paper hanging Inspire 100 ETF BIBL Health & Biotech Equities
4 Myomo Inc MYO Prefabricated wood buildings Ultra Telecommunications ProShares LTL Technology Equities
5 Nam Tai Property Inc NTP Men’s & Boys’ Furnishgs, Work Clothg, & Allied Garments Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury ETF VGIT Global Equities
6 RightSmile, Inc. RIGH Health Care Plans Amplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF BATT Industrials Equities
7 Potash America, Inc. PTAM Service establishment equipment WisdomTree Modern Tech Platforms Fund PLAT Diversified Portfolio
8 Erste Group Bank AG EBKDY Wholesale-Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies iShares MSCI BRIC ETF BKF Japan Equities
9 ATN International Inc ATNI Dolls and stuffed toys iShares Morningstar Multi-Asset Income Index ETF IYLD Mid Cap Growth Equities
10 Immunomedics Inc IMMU Bituminous Coal & Lignite Mining Amplify International Online Retail ETF XBUY Global Real Estate
11 Scientific Games Corp SGMS Lumber & Wood Products (No Furniture) Direxion Daily Industrials Bull 3X Shares DUSL Utilities Equities
12 Cassava Sciences Inc SAVA Apparel Stores Invesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF PSCH Alternative Energy Equities
13 Mersana Therapeutics Inc MRSN Ice cream and frozen desserts iPath Series B Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN JJN Latin America Equities
14 China Natural Resources Inc CHNR Transformers, except electric Vanguard Russell 1000 Value ETF VONV Water Equities
15 111 Inc YI Fabricated metal products, misc iShares Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF LEMB Inverse Commodities
16 Contura Energy Inc CTRA Ship building and repairing SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF SHE Materials
17 Intricon Corp IIN Gambling Main Sector Rotation ETF SECT Leveraged Real Estate
18 Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc MRNS Chemical preparations, misc MLCX Grains ETN GRU Real Estate
19 BICYCLE THERAPEUTICS plc BCYC Hospital and medical service plans iShares MSCI Argentina and Global Exposure ETF AGT Consumer Staples Equities
20 RR Donnelley & Sons Co RRD Trucking & Courier Services (No Air) Goldman Sachs Motif New Age Consumer ETF GBUY High Yield Bonds

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