Retail Investors Eye Travel Stocks While Financial Advisors Shift to Clean Energy

In this Friday edition of Advisors in Focus, our focus turns to exchange traded funds and ETF categories that are seeing growing interest from both your clients and your colleagues. While we often highlight the most-read areas of the market over a set timeframe, today we look at the tickers and groups that have seen the highest percentage spike in search activity over the past two days by retail investors and financial advisors.

For example, among exchange traded funds, TrackStarIQ rankings show financial advisors are reading up on the Invesco WilderHill Energy Fund (PBW), which has a portfolio dominated by solar energy companies like First Solar (FSLR), Canadian Solar (CSIQ), and Sunpower (SPWR). Retail investors, on the other hand, are expressing increased interest in ETFMG Travel Tech Fund (AWAY), which includes names like Expedia (EXPE), TripAdvisor (TRIP), and UBER. Knowing what funds and ETF categories are trending can help us better understand where money is flowing—in terms of sector rotation and asset allocations—and identify opportunities that might have been overlooked otherwise. Please find below the complete list of exchange traded funds and ETF categories that are surging over the past two days.

Top ETFs by Financial Advisor Traffic Surge* :

Rank Ticker Company
3 XSLV Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF
2 SPXS Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares
1 PBW Invesco WilderHill Energy Fund

Top ETFs by Retail Investor Traffic Surge* :

Rank Ticker Company
3 CLIX ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF
2 NRGD MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index – 3X Inverse
1 AWAY ETFMG Travel Tech ETF

Top ETF Categories by Financial Advisor Traffic Surge* :

Rank ETF Category
3 Volatility Hedged Equity
2 China Equities
1 Emerging Markets Equities

Top ETF Categories by Retail Investor Traffic Surge* :

Rank ETF Category
3 Inverse Equities
2 Long-Short Strategies
1 California Munis

Top 20 ETFs by Surging Financial Advisor Traffic (2 days vs. previous 5 days) Ticker Top 20 ETF Categories by Surging Financial Advisor Traffic (2 days vs. previous 5 days) Top 20 ETFs by Surging Retail Investor Traffic (2 days vs. previous 5 days) Ticker Top 20 ETF Categories by Surging Retail Investor Traffic (2 days vs. previous 5 days)
Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF PBW Emerging Markets Equities ETFMG Travel Tech ETF AWAY California Munis
Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares SPXS China Equities MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN NRGD Long-Short
Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF XSLV Volatility Hedged Equity ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF CLIX Inverse Equities
iPath Dow Jones-UBS Commodity ETN DJP Utilities Equities Vanguard Communication Services ETF VOX Inverse Commodities
iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF ITOT Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds iShares S&P 100 ETF OEF International Government Bonds
iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF DVYE Corporate Bonds iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF SLVP Global Real Estate
Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF SCHB Mortgage Backed Securities Invesco India ETF PIN Commodity Producers Equities
VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF SMH Energy Equities iShares Self-Driving EV and Tech ETF IDRV MLPs
NYSE Technology ETF XNTK Total Bond Market iShares Global Infrastructure ETF IGF Inverse Bonds
Vanguard Information Technology ETF VGT High Yield Bonds Global X MSCI China Financials ETF CHIX China Equities
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV Large Cap Value Equities WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund CXSE Financials Equities
iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF ITA Real Estate Invesco CurrencyShares? Japanese Yen Trust FXY Asia Pacific Equities
ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil SCO Materials US Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF GOAU Real Estate
Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF BBC MLPs ProShares Short Russell 2000 RWM Metals
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF IJR Foreign Large Cap Equities Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF MGV Emerging Markets Equities
VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF GDXJ Asia Pacific Equities iShares S&P Asia ETF AIA Oil & Gas
Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Thematic ETF BOTZ Small Cap Growth Equities Direxion Work From Home ETF WFH Europe Equities
Invesco S&P 500? Top 50 ETF XLG Inflation-Protected Bonds iShares U.S. Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF FALN Leveraged Currency
Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF SCHO Currency First Trust NASDAQ CEA Cybersecurity ETF CIBR Global Equities
SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF SPIB Emerging Markets Bonds Schwab International Equity ETF SCHF Materials

*Surge in traffic is evaluated by the increase in average traffic over the past two days compared to average of the previous five trading days.

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