You are looking to dip your toes into investing but you do not wish to expose all your money to only one stock.
Or if you are looking to invest in a certain industry or index but do not wish to get a headache choosing any particular stock ticker to focus on.
In short, you looking for the ‘Cai Png’ of the investment realm.
Something that satisfies all your needs on a plate.
With that, an Exchange-traded Fund (ETF) will be your answer.
The Ultimate Compilation of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
This article is inspired by a thread on Reddit, and the editorial team added in a list of ETFs which are relevant to Singaporeans too.
If you are looking to invest in ETFs, the good news is that there is an ETF for almost everything you can think of. We managed to compile a list of more than 100 ETFs according to the benchmark or industry that they track.
Top 30 companies in Singapore? Checked.
3D Printing technology? Got it.
Even for casinos and gambling? Yes!
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Here we go, ultimate compilation of all the Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) to cater to your every investment need.
|Benchmark/ Industry||Name of ETF||Ticker||Listed on||Benchmark
What does the ETF track?
|Straits Times Index|
|STI ETF||ES3||SGX||Top 30 companies in Singapore|
|NikkoAM STI ETF||G3B||SGX|
|ABF Singapore Bond Index||ABF SG BOND ETF||A35||SGX||ABF Singapore Bond|
|SGD Money Market ETF||Phillip SGD Money Market ETF||MMS/MMT||SGX||FTSE SGD 3-month SOR Index|
|Morningstar Singapore Yield Focus Index||Phillip SING Income ETF||OVQ||SGX||Morningstar Singapore Yield Focus Index|
|FTSE SGD three-month Singapore dollar swap offered rate (SOR) Index||Phillip SGD Money Market ETF||MMS||SGX||Measures the performance of one-, three- and six-months
Swap Offered Rate (SOR)
|Hang Seng Index|
|Tracker Fund of Hong Kong||2800||SEHK||50 Biggest companies by market cap, trading on SEHK|
|Hang Seng HK 35 Index||Amundi Hang Seng HK 35 Index ETF||3012||SEHK||35 largest companies listed in Hong Kong market with majority of their revenue from outside mainland China|
|FTSE China A50 Index||iShares FTSE A50 China Index ETF||2823||SEHK||50 largest A-share companies listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange.|
|Hang Seng China Enterprises Index||Hang Seng China Enterprises Index ETF||2828||SEHK||Mainland China incorporated companies that issue H-shares, a class of ordinary shares that are traded outside mainland China.|
|FTSE Chinese Government Bond Index||ICBC CSOP FTSE Chinese Government Bond Index ETF||CYC/ CYB||SGX||Fixed-rate government bonds issued in mainland China|
|REITs||Lion-Phillip S-REIT ETF||CLR||SGX||S-REIT|
|NikkoAM-Straits Trading Asia Ex-Japan REIT ETF||CFA||SGX||FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Asia ex-Japan Net Total Return REIT Index|
|Phillip SGX APAC Dividend leaders REIT ETF||BYI/BYJ||SGX||30 highest total dividend-paying REITs in the Asia Pacific ex-Japan region|
|NASDAQ 100||Invesco QQQ||QQQ||NASDAQ||100 of the largest international and US companies in the technology, healthcare, industrial, consumer discretionary, and telecommunications sectors.|
|S&P 500 Index||Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF||VOO||NYSE||500 of the largest US companies|
|SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust||SPY||NYSE|
|iShares Core S&P 500 ETF||IVV||NYSE|
|Dow Jones Industrial Average|
|SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF||DIA||NYSE||30 of the largest US companies|
|Russell 1000 Index||iShares Russell 1000 Index ETF||IWB||NYSE||Top 1,000 companies by market capitalisation in the US|
|iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF||IWD||NYSE||A selection of large- and midcap value stocks, selected from the top 1,000 market cap US stocks.|
|Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth ETF||VONG||NASDAQ||600+ growth stocks selected from the Russell 1000 Index|
|Russell 2000 Index||iShares Russell 2000 ETF||IWM||NYSE||Invests in stocks of 2,000 small-cap US companies stocks|
|Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF||VTWO||NASDAQ|
|Russell 3000 Index||Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF||VTHR||NASDAQ||3,000 stocks representative of 98% of the US market|
|FTSE Asia ex Japan Index||Vanguard FTSE Asia ex Japan Index ETF||9805||SEHK||700 plus companies in 11 developed and emerging markets in Asia (excluding Japan, Australia and New Zealand).|
|FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index||Vanguard Total International Stock ETF||VXUS||NASDAQ||Broad exposure across developed and emerging non-US equity markets. Holdings include Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings, Nestle and Samsung etc.|
|MSCI Emerging Markets Index||iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF||EEM||NYSE||800+ stocks of large and mid-sized companies in emerging market.
Includes companies such as Alibaba, Tencent, JD.com etc.
|Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF||AVEM||NYSE|
|Innovator MSCI Emerging Markets PB ETF||EJUL||NYSE|
|MSCI EAFE Index||iShares MSCI EAFE ETF||EFA||NYSE||Large and mid cap developed market equities, excluding companies in the US and Canada.
Includes companies like Toyota, Nestle, LVMH and AIA Group
Sector Focused ETFs
|Fintech||ARK Fintech Innovation ETF||ARKF||NYSE||Companies that focus on Fintech innovation, including platforms that work on Transaction Innovations, Blockchain Technology, Risk Transformation, Frictionless Funding Platforms, Customer Facing Platforms and New intermediaries|
|DNA Technologies||ARK Genomic Revolution ETF||ARKG||NYSE||Companies that focus on benefiting, extending and enhancing quality of human or other life, including companies that produce or enable CRISPR, Targeted Therapeutics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Diagnostics, Stem Cells, Agricultural Biology|
|Disruptive Companies||ARK Innovation ETF||ARKK||NYSE||Companies within ARKK include those that benefit from the development of technologies in the areas of DNA Technologies, Industrial Innovation, Next Generation Internet and Fintech Innovation.|
|iShares Hang Seng Tech ETF||3067|
|HKG||30 Hong Kong listed companies in the technology sector or with tech-enabled businesses.
Holdings include Tencent, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Meituan Dianping, Lenovo etc.
|Internet/ Technology||ARK Next Generation Internet ETF||ARKW||NYSE||Companies that develop, produce or enable Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, E-Commerce, Big Data, AI, Mobile Technology, Social Platforms, Blockchain and P2P|
|Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund||XLK||NYSE||The Index seeks to provide an effective representation of the technology and telecom sector of the S&P 500 Index.
Top holdings includes Apple, Microsoft, Visa, NVIDIA etc.
|3D Printing||3D Printing ETF||PRNT||BATS||Companies involved in the development and production of 3D printing-related hardware or software, and of materials and equipment related to 3D printing.|
|Renewable Energy||iShare Global Clean Energy ETF||ICLN||NASDAQ||30 of the most liquid companies in the clean energy industry.|
|Invesco Solar ETF||TAN||NYSE||Index of solar energy companies.|
|First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF||FAN||NYSE||Index of companies in the wind energy industry.|
|Energy Slect Sector SPDR Fund||XLE||NYSE||US Energy companies in the S&P 500.|
|Consumer Discretionary||Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund||XLY||NYSE||Index of consumer-discretionary stocks of companies in the S&P 500.|
|Financial||Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund||XLF||NYSE||Index of S&P 500 financial stocks.|
|Vanguard Financials ETF||VFH||NYSE||Financial stocks of the top 98% of U.S|
|iShares US Financials ETF||IYG||NYSE||US stocks of companies in the financial service sector.|
|Utilities||Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund||XLU||NYSE||US utilities stocks from the S&P 500|
|Materials||Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund||XLB||NYSE||US basic materials companies in the materials components of the S&P 500.|
|Cloud Computing||WisdomTree Cloud Computing ETF||WCLD||NASDAQ||US companies focusing on cloud software and services.
Companies include Zoom, salesforce, Zendesk etc.
|First Trust Cloud Computing ETF||SKYY||NASDAQ||Tracks the ISE Cloud ComputingTM Index.|
|Global X Cloud Computing ETF||CLOU||NASDAQ||Tracks the Indxx Global Cloud Computing Index|
|Wedbush ETFMG Global Cloud Technology ETF||IVES||NYSE||Tracks the Dan Ives Global Cloud Technology Prime Index .|
|Aerospace and Defence||SPDR S&P Aerospace and Defence ETF||XAR||NYSE||Tracks the S&P Aerospace and Defence Select Industry Index.
Holdings include Hexcel Corp, Howmet Aerospace, Maxar Technologies Inc etc.
|iShares US Aerospace and Defence||ITA||BATS||Tracks the investment results of the Dow Jones US Select Aerospace and Defence Index composed of US equities in the aerospace and defence sector.
Holdings include Boeing, Lockheed Martin Corp, Raytheon Technologies Corp etc.
|Invesco Aerospace and Defence ETF||PPA||NYSE||Tracks the investment results of the SPADEÂ® Defence Index.|
|Direxion Daily Aerospace and Defence Bull 3X Shares||DFEN||NYSE||Tracks 300% of the daily performance of the Dow Jones US Select Aerospace and Defence Index.|
|Real Estate||Vanguard real Estate Index Fund ETF||VNQ||NYSE||Tracks the MSCI US INvestable Market Real Estate 25/50 Index.|
|Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund||XLRE||NYSE||Tracks the Real Estate Select Sector Index. It is a representation of the real estate sector of S&P 500 Index.|
|Fidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF||FREL||NYSE||Tracks the performance of the MSCI USA IMI Real Estate Index.|
|Schwab US REIT ETF||SCHH||NYSE||Tracks the total return of the Dow Jones Equity All REIT Capped Index. The index composed of US real estate investment trusts classified as equities.|
|iShares US Real Estate ETF||IYR||NYSE||Tracks the Dow Jones US Real Estate Index.|
|Invesco Active US Real Estate Fund||PSR||NYSE||Tracks the US real estate industry and included within the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index.|
|JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI US REIT ETF||BBRE||BATS||Tracks the MSCI US REIT Index.|
|Transportation||First trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF||FTXR||NASDAQ||30 most liquid eligible transportation securities from the NASDAQ US Benchmark Index|
|SPDR S&P Transportation ETF||XTN||NYSE||Tracks the S&P Transportation Select Industry Index.|
|iShares Transportation Average ETF||IYT||BATS||Tracks an index composed of US equities in the transportation sector.|
|SPDR S&P Kensho Smart Mobility ETF||HAIL||NYSE||Tracks the S&P Kensho Smart Transportation Index.|
|US Global Jets ETF||JETS||NYSE||Tracks the US Global Jets Index. The Index is composed of stocks of US and international passenger airlines, aircraft manufacturers, airports and companies servicing the airport terminals.|
|Consumer Staples||Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF||FSTA||NYSE||Tracks the MSCI USA IMI Consumer Staples Index|
|Vanguard Consumer Staples Index Fund ETF||VDC||NYSE||Tracks MSCI US Investable Market Index/Consumer Staples 25/50. The index is made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small US companies within the consumer staples industry.|
|iShares Evolved US Consumer Staples ETF||IECS||BATS||Provides access to US companies with consumer staples exposure.
Holdings include companies such as Coca-cola, Pepsico Inc, Procter & Gamble etc.
|Media and Entertainment||iShares Evolved US Media and Entertainment ETF||IEME||BATS||Provides access to US companies with media and entertainment exposure.|
|Invesco Dynamic Media ETF||PBS||NYSE||Tracks the Dynamic Media Intellidex Index.
Holdings include Match Group, Spotify, Netflix etc.
|Invesco Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment ETF||PEJ||NYSE||Tracks the Dynamic Media Intellidex Index.|
|Robotics and Artificial Intelligence||ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF||ARKQ||BATS||The ETF seeks to focus and benefit from the development of disruptive innovations such as Robotics, Alternative Energy Sources, Energy Storage, Autonomous Vehicles, Development of Infrastructure, 3D Printing, Space Exploration, and Innovative Materials.|
|ROBO Global Artificial Intelligence ETF||THNQ||NYSE||Tracks the ROBO Global Artificial Intelligence index that tracks 80 stocks across 12 sub-sectors in 14 countries. The Index is built to minimise risk by limiting reliance on the largest-cap players, and it is carefully structured to capture the growth of rapidly developing robotics and automation companies around the globe.|
|ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index||ROBO||NYSE||Tracks the ROBO Global Index, focusing on robotics, automation and AI revolution for investors.|
|SPDR FactSet Innovation Technology ETF||XITK||NYSE||Tracks the FactSet Innovation Technology Index|
|Goldman Sachs Data-Driven World ETF||GDAT||NYSE||Tracks the performance of the Goldman Sachs Data-Driven World Index.|
|Semiconductors||iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF||SOXX||NASDAQ||Tracks the PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index|
|First Trust NASDAQ-100 Tech Sector Index ETF||QTEC||NASDAQ||Tracks the NASDAQ-100 Technology Index|
|Defiance Quantum ETF||QTUM||NYSE||The underlying index, BlueStar Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Index (BQTUM), tracks approximately 82 globally-listed stocks across all market cap.|
|VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF||SMH||NASDAQ||Tracks the MVIS US Listed Semiconductor 25 Index (MVSMHTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in semiconductor production and equipment.|
|First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF||FTXL||NASDAQ||Tracks the Nasdaq US Smart Semiconductor Index.|
|5G Technology||Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF||FIVG||NYSE||Tracks the BlueStar 5G Communications Index.|
|First Trust Indxx NextG ETF||NXTG||NASDAQ||Tracks the Indxx 5G & NextG Thematic Index.
Holdings include Xiaomi, Advanced Micro Devices, Infosys, NVIDIA etc.
|Esoterica NextG Economy ETF||WUGI||BATS||Securities of companies which will benefit from the fifth generation digital cellular network technology ("5G") enabled digital economy, including companies involved in the production of 5G technology and companies that may benefit from the use of 5G.|
|Self-Driving Electric Vehicles||iShares Self-Driving EV and Tech ETF||IDRV||NYSE||Tracks the NYSE FactSet Global Autonomous Driving and Electric Vehicle Index.
Holdings include Tesla Inc., Apple Inc, Toyota Motor Corp. etc.
|Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF||DRIV||NASDA||Tracks the Solactive Autonomous & Electric Vehicles Index|
|SmartETFs Smart Transportation & technology ETF||MOTO||NYSE||Invest in approximately 35 companies that will benefit from the revolution in transportation.|
|Esports||The Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF||NERD||NYSE||Tracks the the Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports Index.
Holdings include Activision Blizzard Inc, Tencent, Corsair Gaming, Electronic Arts, SEA etc.
|Global X Video Games & Esports ETF||HERO||NASDAQ||Tracks the Solactive Video Games and Esports Index.|
|VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF||ESPO||NASDAQ||Tracks the MVIS® Global Video Gaming and eSports Index.|
|Wedbush ETFMG Video Game Tech ETF||GAMR||NYSE||Tracks the performance of the EEFund Video Game Tech Index.|
|Global X Social media ETF||SOCL||NASDAQ||Tracks the Solactive Social Media Total Return Index.
Holdings include Twitter, Facebook, Naver etc.
|Casino and Gambling||Roundhill Sports Betting & iGaming ETF||BETZ||NYSE||Tracks the Roundhill Sports Betting and iGaming Index.
Holdings include William Hill, Pointsbet, Draftkings etc.
|VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF||BJK||NASDAQ||Tracks the MVIS® Global Gaming Index, which tracks the overall performance of companies involved in casinos and casino hotels, sports betting, lottery services, gaming services, gaming technology and gaming equipment.|
|Online Retail||Amplify Online Retail ETF||IBUY||NASDAQ||Tracks the EQM Online Retail Index which is made up of publicly-traded companies with at least 70% of revenue from online and virtual sales.|
|Global X E-commerce ETF||EBIZ||NASDAQ||Tracks the Solactive E-commerce Index.|
|ProShares Online Retail ETF||ONLN||NYSE||Tracks an in-house index that measures the performance of online retailers, e-commerce retailer or internet and direct marketing retailer.|
|ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF||CLIX||NYSE||Tracks the ProShares Long Online/Short Stores Index consisting of long positions in the ProShares Online Retail Index and short positions in the Solactive-ProShares Bricks and Mortar Retail Store Index.|
|Goldman Sachs New Age Consumer ETF||GBUY||NYSE||Tracks the Goldman Sachs New Age Consumer Index|
|Franklin Disruptive Commerce ETF||BUYZ||BATS||Invest in innovative companies benefitting from transformation in the e-commerce space.|
|Health Care||Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund||XLV||NYSE||Tracks the Health Care Select Sector Index which consist of companies in the industries of pharmaceuticals, health care equipment & supplies, health care providers & services, biotechnology, life sciences tools & services, and health care technology.|
|Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETF||FHLC||NYSE||Tracks the MSCI USA IMI Health Care Index.|
|Vanguard Health Care Index Fund ETF||VHT||NYSE||Track the MSCI US Investable Market Index/Health Care 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the health care sector.|
|iShares US Healthcare ETF||IYH||NYSE||Tracks the Dow Jones US Healthcare Sector Index.|
|Medical Devices||iShares US Medical Devices ETF||IHI||NYSE||Tracks the Dow Jones U.S. Select Medical Equipment Index|
|iShares Evolved US Healthcare Staples ETF||IEHS||BATS||Tracks US Healthcare companies defined by the iShares Evolved Sector classification scheme.|
|SPDR S&P health Care Equipment ETF||XHE||NYSE||Tracks the S&P Health Care Equipment Select Industry Index|
|Utilities||iShares US Utilities ETF||IDU||NYSE||Tracks the Dow Jones US Utilities Sector Index.|
|Vanguard Utilities ETF||VPU||NYSE||Tracks the MSCI US Investable Market utilities Index.|
|Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF||FUTY||NYSE||Tracks the MSCI USA IMI Utilities Index.|
|Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF||RYU||NYSE||Tracks the S&P 500 Equal Weighted Telecommunication Services and Utilities Sector.|
|Cyber Security||ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF||HACK||NYSE||Tracks a tiered, equal-weighted index that targets companies actively involved in providing cyber security technology and services.|
|First Trust NASDAW CEA Cybersecurity ETF||CIBR||NASDAQ||Tracks a liquidity-weighted index that targets companies engaged in the cybersecurity segment of the technology and industrials sector|
|Global X Cybersecurity ETF||BUG||NASDAQ||Tracks the Indxx Cybersecurity Index. The fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in the securities of the underlying index and in American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") and Global Depositary Receipts ("GDRs") based on the securities in the underlying index.|
|iShares Cybersecurity and Tech ETF||IHAK||NYSE||Tracks the NYSE FactSet Global Cyber Security Index|
|SPDR S&P Kensho Future Security ETF||FITE||NASDAQ||Tracks the S&P kensho Future Security Index.|
|Oil and Energy||iShares US Energy ETF||IYE||NYSE||Tracks the Dow Jones US Oil and Gas Index.|
|Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF||FENY||NYSE||Tracks the MSCI USA IMI Energy Index.|
|Mobile Payments||ETFMG Prime Mobile Payments ETF||IPAY||NYSE||Tracks the Mobile Payments Index|
Assembling Your ETF Portfolio Like a Pro
We came across a suggestion online that suggests how one can look to allocate his ETF portfolio.
Disclaimer: The information provided by Seedly serves as an educational piece and is not intended to be personalised investment advice. Readers should always do their own due diligence and consider their financial goals before investing in any stock.
20% of Investment –
Broad market US fund such as QQQ, SPY, VOO etc.
or if you are a fan of Singapore’s growth, your usual STI ETF.
20% of the investment – Broad exposure internationally, such as VXUS.
20% of the investment – Small to Mid-cap ETFs
The last 40% can be split into a few sectors which you are keen and familiar in.
Of course, we can do better by doing our due diligence.
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