If you’re looking for an easy way to invest your hard-earned money, then exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be worth considering.
ETFs allow you to invest in a large group of shares through just a single investment. This can be good if you’re not sure which individual shares to buy but are keen on a particularly theme or index.
With that in mind, here are two ETFs that are popular with investors right now:
ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ASX: ACDC)
The first ETF to look at is the ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF. As its name implies, this ETF provides investors with exposure to a range of companies involved in battery technology and lithium mining.
These are the companies that look set to benefit greatly from the shift to clean energy and electric vehicles. Included in the ETF are shares such as AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group, Lockheed Martin, Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN), and Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS).
Jessica Amir from Saxo Markets believes this ETF could be a top option for investors. She recently suggested that it could be good for investors that aren’t keen on stock-picking but want to gain exposure to the decarbonisation megatrend.
BetaShares Crypto Innovators ETF (ASX: CRYP)
Another exciting ETF to look at is the BetaShares Crypto Innovators ETF. This ETF could be a good alternative for investors keen to get exposure to the crypto industry but aren’t overly keen on owning coins.
BetaShares notes that the ETF allows investors to gain exposure to a portfolio of companies at the forefront of the crypto world. This includes crypto trading platforms, crypto mining and mining equipment firms, and other companies servicing crypto markets. Among its holdings you’ll find Coinbase, Silvergate, and Riot Blockchain.
Felicity Thomas from Shaw & Partners recently rated the ETF as a buy. She told Livewire: “It’s another buy from me. It’s off 45% from its original initiation price. […] it’s the picks and shovels of cryptocurrency in different companies, rather than direct cryptocurrency. You make money on the buyers and sales. So with ANZ and NAB and all the majors getting into cryptocurrency, I think it’s here to stay.”