3 quality ETFs I want to buy for my portfolio

A lot of investors are coming around to the idea that passive investing is actually a great way to beat most other investors. People have a tendency to be impatient and to buy high then sell low.

If someone just buys and holds good quality exchange-traded funds (ETFs) they could receive very good long-term returns.

ETFs offer diversification but there are ‘good’ ones and ‘bad’ ones out there. Here are three that are on my radar:

BetaShares Global Agriculture ETF (ASX: FOOD)

Some experts are saying that the world could face a food shortage over the next decade or so due to rising populations, the global food production is not growing at same rate.

This raises some important questions for politicians, but it inevitably presents an opportunity for some of the biggest food-related companies in the world. This ETF contains some of the world’s largest food stocks like tractor company Deere & Co.

Betashares Global Cybersecurity ETF (ASX: HACK)

Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important. Facebook’s recent problems has shown how integral data is, every major company and government body in the world needs to protect their data.

This desire to protect data should translate to higher spending with companies that specialise in cybersecurity, which this ETF is full of. For example, its largest holding is Cisco Systems.


Another ETF which should see long-term growth is this NASDAQ-focused one. It aims to give investors exposure to the performance of the 100 largest non-financial securities listed on the NASDAQ stock market.

The ETF taken a bit of a battering recently after Facebook and Amazon have both suffered share price falls. However, this could be a good opportunity to buy the ETF which owns other shares like Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet (Google).

Foolish takeaway

I really like all three ETFs and I’d like to add shares of all three in the coming years if good prices present themselves. At the current levels the NASDAQ one looks attractive due to its fall and its top constituents should be long-term winners.

If you just want individual growth ideas then these top shares could all be winners.

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