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.
To help narrow things down, I have picked out two ETFs that are highly rated right now. They are as follows:
iShares S&P 500 ETF (ASX: IVV)
The first 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.
BlackRock, which runs the ETF, highlights that the fund gives investors exposure to the top 500 U.S. stocks through a single investment. It feels Australian investors can use this to diversify internationally and seek long-term growth opportunities for a portfolio.
Among its largest holdings are Amazon, Apple, Facebook, JP Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Tesla.
The iShares S&P 500 ETF has provided in investors with a return of 20.7% per annum since 2011.
VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (ASX: MOAT)
Another ETF to consider is the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF. This ETF gives investors exposure to a diversified portfolio of fairly valued companies with sustainable competitive advantages.
Traditionally, companies with sustainable competitive advantages have generated strong returns for investors. And this has proven to be the case with this ETF.
The index the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF tracks has generated a return of 22.6% per annum over the last 10 years.
There are currently 50 US based stocks in the fund. These include Amazon, Bank of America, Boeing, Intel, McDonalds, Microsoft, Philip Morris, Salesforce, and Yum Brands.