ETF #1: iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (NASDAQ: ICLN) ICLN is an ETF that covers a very broad spectrum of the clean energy sector including technology, production, REITs, etc. Right now, shares are down 21.4% year-to-date. Compare that to the S&P 500, which is up 16%.
But there’s a good reason why now is the time to invest in this new-age technology sector.
ETF #2: iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSE: IYR) This is another very broad-spectrum ETF. This ETF provides exposure to a variety of real estate, including shopping malls, nursing homes, office centers, etc. Shares are up 23% year-to-date and 12 month returns are up 36%.
IYR is a strong performer with fantastic trends in place and it’s taking off once again.
ETF #3: iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF (BATS: USMV) USMV is one of those ETFs that most people don’t know about. But professional traders use it frequently when things get tight, like they are right now, because it helps protect your portfolio from volatility.
The iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF 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.
The top 10 holdings of this ETF are listed below. The value of buying an ETF is you are owning all of these stocks and more with just one investment.
|LLY||ELI LILLY||Health Care|
|MSFT||MICROSOFT CORP||Information Technology|
|ACN||ACCENTURE PLC CLASS A||Information Technology|
|V||VISA INC CLASS A||Information Technology|
|ADBE||ADOBE INC||Information Technology|
|TMUS||T MOBILE US INC||Communication|
|WM||WASTE MANAGEMENT INC||Industrials|
|JNJ||JOHNSON & JOHNSON||Health Care|
|PEP||PEPSICO INC||Consumer Staples|