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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.

Symbol ETF Name
SPY S&P 500 Index
QQQ NASD 100 Index
IWM Russell 2000 Index
HYG iBoxx USD High Yield Corp Bonds
SLV Silver Trust
EEM MSCI Emerging Markets
VXX S&P 500 VIX Futures
XLF S&P500 Financial Sector
GLD Gold Trust
UVXY S&P 500 VIX Futures – Bull 2X
GDX Global Gold Miners
XLE S&P500 Energy Select Sector
TLT 20+ Year Treasury Bond Index
EFA MSCI Europe/Australia/Far East
SQQQ UltraPro Short QQQ – Bear 3X
FXI China Large Cap
TQQQ UltraPro Long QQQ – Bull 3X
DIA Dow Jones Industrial Average
KRE S&P Regional Banking
LQD iBoxx USD Corp Bonds
XLU S&P500 Utilities Sector
USO United States Oil Fund
XLK S&P500 Technology Sector
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund
SPXU UltaPro Short  S&P 500 – Bear 2X
XOP S&P Oil & Gas Exploration
TNA Direction Small Cap Bull 3X
XLI S&P500 Industrial Sector
XLV S&P500  Health Care Sector
GDXJ Gold & Silver Miners-Small Cap
XBI S&P Biotech
UUP US Dollar Index Fund – Bull
SMH Semiconductor Index
TZA Direction Small Cap Bear 3X
IBB Nasdaq Biotech & Pharma
SDS UltraShort S&P500 – Bear 2X
IYR US Real Estate
XRT S&P Retail Sector
EMB Ishares Emerging Mkt USD Bonds
XLY S&P500 Consumer Discretionary
SVXY S&P 500 Short VIX Futures – Bear 2X
FAS Direction Financial Bull 3X
NUGT Direxion Gold Miners Bull 3X
XLP S&P500 Consumer Staples
XHB S&P Homebuilders
XLB S&P500 Materials Sector
TBT UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury – Bear 2X
FEZ Eurozone Stoxx 50 Large Cap
XME S&P Metals & Mining
ITB US Home Construction
EWU MSCI United Kingdom
FAZ Direction Financial Bear 3X
XLC S&P500 Communication Serv.
IAU iShares Gold Trust
OIH Oil Services
XLRE S&P500 Real Estate


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


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