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ETFs Targeting the Finance Industry

List of Financial ETFs

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No other industry has been under as much scrutiny or controversy lately as the financial industry. From the current U.S. economy to foreign markets as well, financial giants have been hit hard.

And as an investor, it’s your job to identify the associated risk or opportunity. That’s where financial ETFs can help. Whether your strategy is to short the sector, hedge risk, cut losses, or look for upside opportunity, finance ETFs can help you gain that exposure.

As with any ETF, these financial funds can give you all of the associated advantages (including tax benefits) as well as make your trading life easier with less transactions and lower brokerage costs. So if you have a specific trading strategy in mind for the finance industry, you might want to check out these ETFs…

US-Focused Financial ETFs

If you’re looking to target the US in your finance sector investment strategy, you should research these funds. From large to small, these funds should help you with your goals…

  • FAS - Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares ETF
  • FAZ - Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares ETF
  • FEFN - iShares MSCI Far East Financials Sector Index Fund
  • FFL - Focus Morningstar Financial Services Index ETF
  • FGEM - EGShares Financials GEMS ETF
  • FINU - ProShares UltraPro Financials ETF
  • FINZ - ProShares UltraPro Short Financials ETF
  • FLAG - Forensic Accounting ETF
  • FXO - First Trust Financials AlphaDEX ETF
  • IYF - iShares Dow Jones US Financial ETF
  • IYG - iShares Dow Jones US Financial Services ETF
  • KBWD - PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio
  • KME - SPDR KBW Mortgage Finance ETF
  • PFI - PowerShares Dynamic Financials ETF
  • PGF - PowerShares Financial Preferred ETF
  • PSCF - PowerShares S&P SmallCap Financials Portfolio
  • RWW - RevenueShares Financials Sector ETF
  • RYF - Rydex S&P Equal Weight Financials ETF
  • SEF - Short Financials ProShares ETF
  • SKF - UltraShort Financials ProShares ETF
  • UYG - Ultra Financials ProShares ETF
  • VFH - Vanguard Financials ETF
  • XLF - Financial Select Sector SPDR
  • International Finance Industry ETFs

    These funds either target the financial industry across the globe, within a specific country (China) or region (Europe), or exclude the US. So if you have an opinion about international financials, these funds may be a better fit for your needs…

  • AXFN - iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Financials Sector Index Fund
  • BRAF - Global X Financials ETF
  • CHIX - Global X China Financials ETF
  • EMFN - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Financial Sector Index Fund
  • EUFN - iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund
  • FEFN - iShares MSCI Far East Financials Sector Index Fund
  • IPF - SPDR S&P International Financial Sector ETF
  • IXG - iShares S&P Global Financials Sector ETF
  • KBWX - PowerShares KBW Global ex-U.S. Financial Sector Portfolio
  • Leveraged Financials ETFs

    For those advanced investors who seek a leveraged return on their ETFs, there are some options here. These financial ETFs can be played either long or short, but all are leveraged funds

  • FAS - Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares ETF
  • FAZ - Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares ETF
  • FINU - ProShares UltraPro Financials ETF
  • FINZ - ProShares UltraPro Short Financials ETF
  • SKF - UltraShort Financials ProShares ETF
  • UYG - Ultra Financials ProShares ETF
  • Short Finance Sector ETFs

    It’s a short list, but there are some bear ETFs that target financials, one of which is also leveraged…

  • FAZ - Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares ETF
  • SEF - Short Financials ProShares ETF
  • SKF - UltraShort Financials ProShares ETF
  • FINZ - ProShares UltraPro Short Financials ETF
  • And there you have it. A full list of ETFs targeting the financial industry organized by region and strategy. Of course as this list grows (or some get delisted), I will be updating this article, so check back often.

    In the meantime, for any investors who want to see other ETFs related to the financial industry, make sure you check out the Banking, Insurance and REIT and Real Estate funds listed below…

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