An ETF is an “exchange-traded fund.” These types of investments have been around since 1993, but they started being used significantly about a decade later. Currently, the net assets held by ETFs amount to $1.34 trillion; that compares to $14.72 trillion in total assets held through investment companies, most of it in mutual funds. ETFs allow you to own hundreds of stocks with one purchase which is great for diversification. For example, if you want to buy the 500 stocks in the S&P500, you can buy the S&P500 ETF with the ticker SPY in one transaction vs. buying every stock individually which needs 500 transactions!
In today’s article, I will share with you the 10 BEST performing ETFs for the past 5 years which also fulfil the following criteria:
- Recommended by ETF.com analysts
- Top 10% of the 3 main measures of successful ETFs; efficiency (low Cost), tradability (High trading volume and Assets Under Management) and fit (Close tracking to the underline index).
These ETFs returned 13-21% per year for the past 5 years. Please note that the last ETF, VTI, represents the total stock market hence the other 9 ETFs performed better than the market in the last 5 years. You can read more about these top performing ETFs at etf.com to help you building or improving your stock portfolio. Also, you can purchaseWealth Heights’ “Aggressive Growth” and “Growth” portfolios which returned 33.8% and 25.6% average per year for the past 6 and 7 years respectively from the “Wealth Store”.
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