High Option Volume ETFs

This is a list of ETFs I’ve researched and found to meet the criteria for tradeable Swing Trading candidates and have used them for specialized searches and trading.  Some of the ETFs are listed for coverage of specific markets or to maintain a group of related markets; 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 one.  Again, this is an effort to reduce clutter and allow you to focus your effort where it counts.  It also lets you use Options without having to look up the volumes every time.  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 50 Day Average Option Volume (High to Low).  Enjoy.


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