If you’ve been paying any attention to the markets in 2021, then you’re probably aware of some of the shocking trends that have completely surprised investors so far this year.
You’ve had a slew of Reddit stocks such as GameStop, AMC, and Blackberry, where investors orchestrated short squeezes on hedge funds to rack up massive profits.
You’ve had Cathie Woods’ ARK ETFs, which are tech-focused investment funds that have outperformed practically every rival on Wall Street.
You’ve had the explosion of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, which have already surged to over a staggering $100 billion of deal volume so far in 2021.
And you’ve also had the latest crazes in cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) - a trend that shows no signs of slowing anytime soon.
In fact, it’s practically impossible for the average investor to keep up with all the different investment trends that are happening today.
Trying to make sense of everything will probably make your head spin.
Thankfully, with the launch of several new innovative investment products, hopefully you won’t have to.
You see today, there are several newly launched exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are garnering some serious attention.
But unlike traditional ETFs that would track an index or cover a certain sector, these new funds look to invest in the latest and most popular investment trends around.
Worried about inflation and want to invest in “real assets”? There’s an ETF for that.
Want to get in on the hottest Reddit stocks that are most susceptible to a short squeeze? There’s an ETF for that.
In fact, one fund that’s about to launch is being marketed to investors that have major FOMO, which is short for “fear of missing out”.
Simply put, from red-hot tech stocks, to SPACs, to “meme” stocks, to whatever else is trending right now, these newly launched ETF products are working to identify the latest and greatest investment opportunities… so you don’t have to.
Want to see which ones are the best ones to invest in today?
Without further ado, here are the 4 best ETFs you should buy if you feel like you may have a “fear of missing out”:
The VanEck Vectors® Social Sentiment ETF (BUZZ) is an ETF that seeks to track, as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the BUZZ NextGen AI US Sentiment Leaders Index (BUZZTR).
This index is intended to track the performance of the 75 large cap U.S. stocks which exhibit the highest degree of positive investor sentiment and bullish perception based on content aggregated from online sources including social media, news articles, blog posts and other alternative datasets.
As of March 31, 2021, BUZZ’s top 10 holdings include Draftkings Inc., Twitter, Ford Motor Co., American Airlines, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Advanced Micro Devices, Netflix, and Tesla.
Collaborative Investment Series Trust filed for a fund registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday March 9 for a brand new exchange-traded fund named FOMO.
As its name implies, the ETF targets investors’ “fear of missing out” during rallies.
FOMO will be an actively managed ETF that invests in securities that reflect current or emerging trends. It uses a proprietary tactical model to track and purchase securities that are increasing in value while avoiding those securities that are losing value.
The ETF offers a wide variety of securities including U.S. foreign and emerging market stocks of any market capitalization, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), equity and fixed income ETFs. It can also invest in volatility and inverse volatility indexes, and leveraged and inverse ETFs and ETNs that seek the inverse performance of stock indexes.
Frequent trading is expected, “resulting in a high portfolio turnover rate,” according to the SEC filing.
Matthew Tuttle, CEO of Tuttle Tactical Management, is the fund’s portfolio manager and the management fee is 0.80%, according to the SEC filing.
The AdvisorShares Alpha DNA Equity Sentiment ETF (SENT) uses machine learning to identify companies with revenue upside that are under-estimated by Wall Street analysts. The fund invests in a portfolio of U.S. small, mid, and large cap stocks while using a disciplined options hedging strategy to reduce downside risk.
The goal of the ETF is to outperform the Russell 3000 Index on a risk adjusted basis over a full market cycle with lower volatility than traditional long-only equity strategies.
Here’s how it works:
Every quarter Wall Street analysts forecast company earnings. Every day SENT uses Alpha DNA’s proprietary quantitative research platform to analyze the digital properties and financial fundamentals of these companies. By deploying machine learning, SENT seeks to uncover the digital sentiment of companies and invests in those anticipated to surprise the market with breakout performance. And because markets are uncertain, SENT’s portfolio is managed for downside risk with a hedging strategy designed to offset losses in a material market sell off.
This ETF hopes to achieve capital appreciation from competitive stock returns while also providing downside protection. And because the fund is always invested, it also hopes to ensure the portfolio is participating in the long-term growth opportunity of equities.
If you believe the U.S. is about to get hit with high inflation in the near future, then this ETF may be for you.
The Horizon Kinetics Inflation Beneficiaries ETF is an actively managed ETF that seeks long-term growth of capital in real (inflation-adjusted) terms.
The fund invests primarily in domestic and foreign equity securities of companies that are expected to benefit from rising prices of real assets (i.e., assets whose value is mainly derived from physical properties such as commodities).
A few of the holdings include Texas Pacific Land Corporation (TPL), Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), and Brookfield Asset Management (BAM).