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Why consider ETFs in your investment strategy?

ETFs, or Exchange-traded funds, are a fast-growing segment of the stock market. Many traders and investors have embraced their versatility, diversification, and ease of use in their investment strategies. If you like to trade stocks, ETFs offer the flexibility to buy and sell shares quickly.

 

  • Buy and sell ETFs that track indices, sectors, commodities, and currencies
  • A convenient way to diversify your portfolio
  • Get access to more than 2,000 exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
  • Access different industry sectors
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TradeStation has been empowering equities traders for more than 25 years. Find out what we can do for your ETF investing with our powerful trading platforms, dedicated customer support, educational resources, and commission-free pricing plans for both beginners and advanced investors. Our tools and resources provide the information you need to aid your investment objectives. ETFs offer the diversification and ease that traders and investors have come to love.

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Commission-free ETFs

Compliment your portfolio and diversify your investments with a robust suite of commission-free ETFs from industry leaders. Check out the table below to see a selection of the wide variety of ETFs you can choose from. Including index, sector, commodity, and country ETFs.

Index Based Funds

Types of ETFs Ticker Fund Name Direction Key Points
S&P 500
Main ETF SPY SPDR S&P 500 SPY is one of the most heavily traded symbols in both the stock and options markets
Related Funds VOO Vanguard S&P 500
IVV iShare Core S&P 500
Leveraged Funds SSO ProShares Ultra S&P 500 Bullish  Designed to deliver twice the move of the S&P 500
SPXL Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3x Bullish  Designed to deliver triple the move of the S&P 500
SH ProShares Trust Short S&P 500 Bearish  Moves in the opposite direction as the S&P 500, on a 1-for-1 basis
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 Bearish  Designed to deliver twice the move of the S&P 500, in the opposite direction
SPXS Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3x Bearish  Designed to deliver triple the move of the S&P 500, in the opposite direction
Nasdaq-100
Main ETF QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) This index is restricted to companies trading on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, which heavily focuses on technology
Leveraged Funds TQQQ ProShares UltraPro QQQ Bullish  Designed to deliver triple the move of the Nasdaq-100
SQQQ ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ Bearish  Designed to deliver triple the move of the Nasdaq-100, in the opposite direction
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Main ETF DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average This index’s members are among the largest and most established companies in the market
Russell 2000
Main ETF IWM iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) This index focuses on smaller companies, mostly in the domestic economy
Leveraged Funds TNA Direxion Small Cap Bull 3x Bullish  Designed to deliver triple the move of the Russell-2000
TZA Direxion Small Cap Bear 3x Bearish  Designed to deliver triple the move of the Russell-2000, in the opposite direction

Sector Based Funds

Types of ETFs Ticker Fund Name Key Points
Technology
Main ETF XLK S&P Technology Select Sector Tracks the market’s largest and most heavily traded sector. Its performance mostly depends on business investment
Related Industery Funds SMH Market Vectors Semiconductor
IGV iShares N America Software
Health Care
Main ETF XLV S&P Technology Heath Care Tracks the second largest sector by size. It’s mostly driven by demographic trends and innovation
Related Industery Funds XBI SPDR S&P Biotechnology
Financials
Main ETF XLF S&P Financial Tracks the market’s third-largest sector. Its members are cyclical, benefiting from strong economic growth
Related Industery Funds KRE SPDR S&P Regional Banks
Communications
Main ETF XLC SPDR Communications Established in 2018, the communications sector includes internet stocks, social media, traditional media and videogames
Related Industery Funds FDN First Trust DJ Internet
Consumer Discretionary
Main ETF XLY SPDR Consumer Discretionary Tracks the market’s fourth largest sector by size. Its members are cyclical because they mostly sell non-essential goods and services
Related Industery Funds XRT SPDR S&P Retail
ITB iShares US Home Construction
Consumer Staples
Main ETF XLP SPDR Consumer Staples Includes packaged food companies, personal-care products, and cleaning supplies
Energy
Main ETF XLE SPDR Energy Includes traditional oil and gas companies
Industrials
Main ETF XLI SPDR Industrial Includes manufacturing companies, providers of business services, and transportation companies
Materials
Main ETF XLB SPDR Materials Includes chemical makers and metal producers
Related Industery Funds GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
Utilities
Main ETF XLU SPDR Utilities Includes companies that deliver electricity, water, and natural gas
Real Estate
Main ETF XLRE SPDR Real Estate Includes commercial real estate companies and wireless tower operators

Commodity Based Funds

Types of ETFs Ticker Fund Name Direction Key Points
Oil
Main ETF USO US Oil Fund Designed to track crude-oil prices
Leveraged Funds UCO ProShares Ultra Crude Bullish  Designed to deliver double the move of crude oil
SCO ProShares UltraShort Crude Bearish  Designed to deliver double the move of crude oil, in the opposite direction
Gold
Main ETF GLD SPDR Gold Trust Tracks physical gold. Each share represents one-tenth of an ounce
Silver
Main ETF SLV iShares Silver Trust Tracks silver. Each share represents one ounce of silver

Country Based Funds

Types of ETFs Ticker Fund Name Direction Key Points
China
Main ETF FXI iShares China Large Cap
Related Funds KWEB KraneShares CSI China Internet
Emerging Markets
Main ETF EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Market
Brazil
Main ETF EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil
Developed Markets
Main ETF EFA iShares MSCI EAFE
Europe
Main ETF VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe
Japan
Main ETF EWJ iShares MSCI Japan
United Kingdom
Main ETF EWU iShares MSCI UK
Australia
Main ETF EWA iShares MSCI Australia

Bond ETFs

Types of ETFs Ticker Fund Name Direction Key Points
Treasury Bonds
Main ETF TLT iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bonds
Junk Bonds
Main ETF HYG iShares IBOXX High Yield

Volatility ETFs

Types of ETFs Ticker Fund Name Direction Key Points
Cboe Volatility Index (VIX)
Main ETF VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-term futures Generally, moves in the opposite direction of the S&P 500
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