High Option Volume ETFs

This is a list of ETFs I’ve researched and found to meet my criteria for tradeable Swing Trading candidates as an example of what to look for in an efficient market.  Some of the ETFs are listed for coverage of specific markets or to maintain a group of related markets (the S&P500, for example); so, always check the Bid/Ask Spread before setting up your trade.  It’s a good list to limit your universe and give you a chance to learn something about each ETF.  Again, this is an effort to reduce clutter and allow you to focus your effort where it counts in the forever fluctuating markets.  It also lets you use  high volume Options where it makes sense.  You’ll find leveraged ETFs and inverse ETFs to give you a range of choices to cover most market conditions.  The ETFs are sorted by the 90 Day Average Option Volume (High to Low).  Enjoy.

SymbolETF Name
SPYS&P 500 Index
QQQNASD 100 Index
IWMRussell 2000 Index
HYGiBoxx USD High Yield Corp Bonds
SLVSilver Trust
EEMMSCI Emerging Markets
VXXS&P 500 VIX Futures
XLFS&P500 Financial Sector
GLDGold Trust
UVXYS&P 500 VIX Futures – Bull 2X
GDXGlobal Gold Miners
XLES&P500 Energy Select Sector
TLT20+ Year Treasury Bond Index
EFAMSCI Europe/Australia/Far East
SQQQUltraPro Short QQQ – Bear 3X
FXIChina Large Cap
TQQQUltraPro Long QQQ – Bull 3X
DIADow Jones Industrial Average
KRES&P Regional Banking
LQDiBoxx USD Corp Bonds
XLUS&P500 Utilities Sector
USOUnited States Oil Fund
XLKS&P500 Technology Sector
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund
SPXUUltaPro Short  S&P 500 – Bear 2X
XOPS&P Oil & Gas Exploration
TNADirection Small Cap Bull 3X
XLIS&P500 Industrial Sector
XLVS&P500  Health Care Sector
GDXJGold & Silver Miners-Small Cap
XBIS&P Biotech
UUPUS Dollar Index Fund – Bull
SMHSemiconductor Index
TZADirection Small Cap Bear 3X
IBBNasdaq Biotech & Pharma
SDSUltraShort S&P500 – Bear 2X
IYRUS Real Estate
XRTS&P Retail Sector
EMBIshares Emerging Mkt USD Bonds
XLYS&P500 Consumer Discretionary
SVXYS&P 500 Short VIX Futures – Bear 2X
FASDirection Financial Bull 3X
NUGTDirexion Gold Miners Bull 3X
XLPS&P500 Consumer Staples
XHBS&P Homebuilders
XLBS&P500 Materials Sector
TBTUltraShort 20+ Year Treasury – Bear 2X
FEZEurozone Stoxx 50 Large Cap
XMES&P Metals & Mining
ITBUS Home Construction
EWUMSCI United Kingdom
FAZDirection Financial Bear 3X
XLCS&P500 Communication Serv.
IAUiShares Gold Trust
OIHOil Services
XLRES&P500 Real Estate


Here’s a link to SPDRs 11 S&P 500 Sectors for your analysis (XL+ ETFs above).


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