Exchange traded funds (ETFs) continue to grow in popularity with investors and it certainly isn’t hard to see why.
As well as being an easy way to invest your hard-earned money, they provide investors with opportunities that were unattainable a decade ago.
But given the many options, it can be difficult to decide which ones to buy ahead of others. With that in mind, I have picked out three ETFs that are highly rated right now. They are as follows:
BetaShares Global Cybersecurity ETF (ASX: HACK)
The first ETF to look at is the BetaShares Global Cybersecurity ETF. With cybersecurity continuing to grow in importance for personal and business use, demand for cybersecurity services is increasing and shows no sign of slowing. Particularly given some high profile cyber attacks in recent months. The BetaShares Global Cybersecurity ETF gives investors exposure to this trend by providing access to the leading players in the global cybersecurity sector. This means you’ll be buying a slice of companies such as Accenture, Cisco, Cloudflare, Crowdstrike, and Okta.
The index the fund tracks has generated a return of 23% per annum over the last five years.
iShares S&P 500 ETF (ASX: IVV)
Another ETF for investors to look at is the iShares S&P 500 ETF. It aims to provide investors with the performance of the famous S&P 500 Index, before fees and expenses. This means investors will be buying a slice of the top 500 U.S. stocks through a single investment. Blackrock believes this can be useful for investors seeking to diversify internationally and looking for long-term growth opportunities for a portfolio. Among the companies included in the fund are Amazon, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Facebook, JP Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, and Tesla.
The iShares S&P 500 ETF has provided investors with a return of 17.2% per annum since 2016.
VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (ASX: MOAT)
A final ETF to consider is the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF. This ETF gives investors access to a diversified portfolio of companies with sustainable competitive advantages and fair valuations. These are traits that Warren Buffett looks for when he picks his investments. At present, there are a total of 49 US based stocks in the fund. This includes Amazon, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway, Intel, McDonalds, Microsoft, Philip Morris, and Yum Brands.
The index the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF tracks has generated a return of 19.6% per annum over the last five years.