April has started off much like the first three months of 2021 have- with optimism and green shoots. For now, bond yields have been stable, and inflation indicators have been tamer than expected. We also saw a blowout jobs report and an increasingly accelerating vaccine rollout. The problem, though, is that while April has historically been good for stocks, we’ve seen a downturn every month thus far by the middle of the month. Time will tell if we see that same trend in April, but it’s certainly nice to see lots of gains with the nicer weather. Having said that, it’s important to hedge your bets right now and prepare for any scenario possible. In the grand scheme of things, stocks have been on quite a run since they bottomed over a year ago. However, there is some near-term and long-term uncertainty. ETFs are a great option to diversify your portfolio and hedge against risks while still keeping some upside potential. Q.ai’s deep learning algorithms are here to help and have identified several Top Dividend ETFs, Top Tech ETFs, Top Growth ETFs, Top Value ETFs, and Top Consumer ETFs based on 90-day, 30-day, and 1-week fund flows.
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Top Dividend ETFs
iShares Core High Dividend ETF (HDV)
The iShares Core High Dividend ETF
iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY)
The iShares Select Dividend ETF
SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)
The last Top Dividend ETF on our list is the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF
Top Tech ETFs
VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)
The first Top Tech ETF this month according to our AI systems is the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF. This ETF aims to follow and track the overall performance of companies involved in semiconductor production and equipment. This ETF is unique compared to other semiconductor focused ETFs, because their holdings are not limited to exclusively US companies. However, with a global shortage in semiconductors, pay very close attention to this ETF. Based on AUM, the ETF is on the smaller side with $5,496,367,220.26 AUM. It has seen mixed fund flows of $1,011,881,542.00 over the last 90-days, $187,423,685.00 over the last 30-days, and $-39,546,732.00 over the last week. Its net expense ratio of 0.35% is also on the pricier side.
Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK)
The next Top Tech ETF is the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund. This ETF seeks to track the performance of the technology and telecom sector of the S&P 500- sectors that have largely lagged in 2021. It has $39,606,293,936.12 AUM, which is relatively middle-of-the-pack. It has seen mixed but primarily negative fund flows, with a fund flow of $-760,892,167.95 over the last 90-days, a fund flow of $379,990,342.40 over the last 30-days, and a fund flow of $-16,085,354.45 over the last week. Its net expense ratio of 0.12% is also considerably cheaper than other tech ETFs.
Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ)
The Invesco QQQ Trust
Top Growth ETFs
iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF (IWY)
The iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF is our first Top Growth ETF. This ETF tracks an index made up of the top large-cap growth stocks in the US such as Apple
Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG)
The next Top Growth ETF is the Vanguard Growth ETF
Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK)
The Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF
Top Value ETFs
iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF (IJJ)
The first Top Value ETF on our list is the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF
iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF (IWN)
The next Top Value ETF is the iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF. The Russell 2000 has surged since November, and value stocks on the index could continue the run with more government spending and aggressive stimulus. This ETF tracks a basket of undervalued small-cap stocks that trade on the Russell 2000 and could especially benefit. In terms of AUM, the ETF is on the smaller side with $16,540,542,158.70 AUM. The ETF has also surprisingly seen mixed fund flows, with a fund flow of $1,953,974,720.00 over the last 90-days, a fund flow of $437,379,615.00 over the last 30-days, and a 1-week fund flow of -$78,730,770.00. Its net expense ratio of 0.24% is decent but pricier than comparable ETFs.
Vanguard Value ETF (VTV)
The last Top Value ETF on our list is the Vanguard Value ETF
Top Consumer ETFs
Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR)
The Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF
SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT)
The SPDR S&P Retail ETF
SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB)
Our final Top Consumer ETF for this month is the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF
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