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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.

The list, though, is as good as how you use it.  Your Wealth Building Plan will dictate what Methods you use, and, by extension, what ETFs will fit into your Plan.  Your Stocks & Options Partner will give you the expertise to know how to trade what ETF.

If you’re new to trading and you’d like to take control of your financial future, have a look at You Really Can Manage Your Own Money and The Diversified Trader – An Overview to get started on the right track.  If you’re already in the loop, you can jump right in and start Trading your Plan.

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
SLV Silver Trust
VXX S&P 500 VIX Futures
UVXY S&P 500 VIX Futures – Bull 2X
EEM MSCI Emerging Markets
XLF S&P500 Financial Sector
HYG iBoxx USD High Yield Corp Bonds
XLE S&P500 Energy Select Sector
GLD Gold Trust
SQQQ UltraPro Short QQQ – Bear 3X
GDX Global Gold Miners
TLT 20+ Year Treasury Bond Index
TQQQ UltraPro Long QQQ – Bull 3X
EFA MSCI Europe-Australia-Far East
FXI China Large Cap
DIA Dow Jones Industrial Average
LQD iBoxx USD Corp Bonds
USO United States Oil Fund
XBI S&P Biotech
XOP S&P Oil & Gas Exploration
KRE S&P Regional Banking
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund
XRT S&P Retail Sector
XLU S&P500 Utilities Sector
UUP US Dollar Index Fund – Bull
ICLN Global Clean Energy ETF
SMH Semiconductor Index
TZA Direction Small Cap Bear 3X
TNA Direction Small Cap Bull 3X
XLI S&P500 Industrial Sector
XLK S&P500 Technology Sector
TBT UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury – Bear 2X
SPXU UltaPro Short  S&P 500 – Bear 2X
SOXL Direction Semiconductor – Bull 3X
GDXJ Gold & Silver Miners-Small Cap
EMB Ishares Emerging Mkt USD Bonds
XLV S&P500  Health Care Sector
XME S&P Metals & Mining
IEF iShares 7-10 Yr Treasury Bond
XLP S&P500 Consumer Staples
FAS Direction Financial Bull 3X
XLY S&P500 Consumer Discretionary
SDS Ultrashort S&P 500 – Bear 2X
NUGT Direxion Gold Miners Bull 3X
XLB S&P500 Materials Sector
SDOW UltraPro Short Dow30 – Bear 2X
IYR US Real Estate
IBB Nasdaq Biotech & Pharma
SVXY S&P 500 Short VIX Futures – Bear 2X
LABU Direxion S&P Biotech – Bull 3X
UPRO UltraPro S&P 500 – Bull 2X
ERX Energy – Bull 2X
SPXL Direxion S&P 500 – Bull 3X
ITB US Home Construction
SOXS Direxion Semiconductor – Bear 3X
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea
IGV Ishares Exp. Tech-Software Sector
QQQJ Nasdaq Next Gen 100
INDA Ishares MSCI India ETF
XLC S&P500 Communication Serv.
FAZ Direction Financial Bear 3X
XHB S&P Homebuilders
IAU iShares Gold Trust
OIH Oil Services
FEZ Eurozone Stoxx 50 Large Cap
EWU MSCI United Kingdom
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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