It’s hard to believe we’re living in a global pandemic. The S&P 500 just logged another monthly gain in July, making it seven consecutive, and the longest win streak since January 2018. For those keeping score, that means we’re at new all-time highs again, and this bull market has shown little signs of cracking anytime soon. Of course, the party does have to end eventually, but as they say, gains beget gains in the market. At the start of September, we do have to pay attention to some seasonality, as September is generally a bad month for stocks. In fact, since 1945, stocks have lost ground 45% of the time with an average negative performance of 0.45%. With the Delta variant of Covid-19 raging across the globe, the Federal Reserve thinking about tapering, and geopolitical risks rising, one has to wonder if this is when the pin will drop. The Jobs Report to be released on Friday may set the stage for what will undoubtedly be an eventful month. Will September continue to be a boon for stocks? Time will tell, but 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 Buy ETFs for the month based on 90-day, 30-day, and 1-week fund flows.
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Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ)
The Invesco QQQ Trust is a Top Buy ETF for this month. This ETF is considered to be the staple ETF for tracking the Nasdaq
Vanguard Value ETF (VTV)
Another Top Buy ETF this month is the Vanguard Value ETF. This ETF aims to track an index of the largest cap value stocks in the U.S., which have done well with the ‘reopening’ play on stock markets earlier in the year. The ETF is mid-sized with $74,533,882,248.64 AUM, and has seen positive fund flows. The ETF has a 90-day fund flow of $2,614,621,629.94, 30-day fund flow of $694,600,912.38, and 1-week fund flow of $183,379,736.19. The ETF is very attractive to own with a cheap net expense ratio of 0.04%.
Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG)
The next Top Buy ETF is the Vanguard Growth ETF. This ETF is looking to gain exposure to growth stocks in the large-cap sector in the Russell 2000 index, and has done extremely well this year. The ETF has $73,465,594,499.10 AUM and is medium-sized. It has seen positive fund flows, with a 90-day fund flow of $2,223,513,880.93, 30-day fund flow of $680,733,102.70, and 1-week fund flow of $133,575,465.66. With a net expense ratio of 0.04%, this ETF is also extremely cheap and attractive to own.
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)
Another Top Buy this month is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, one of the most recognizeable ETFs on the market. The ETF focuses on tracking the S&P 500, a stalwart of the industry. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is one of if not the largest ETF in existence, with $357,840,044,986.53 AUM. The ETF has seen positive fund flows, with a fund flow of $14,053,951,364.55 over the last 90-days, $7,779,147,334.85 over the last 30-days, and $6,859,753,517.85 over the last week. The ETF also has an attractive net expense ratio of 0.09%.
iShares S&P 500 ETF (IVV)
The iShares S&P 500 ETF is our next Top Buy ETF for the month. The ETF also focuses on tracking the S&P 500 and is offered from parent company Blackrock
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI)
The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF is the next ETF on our list today. The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF seeks to track the performance of the CRSP US Total Market Index, investing across all market caps. The ETF holds $234,272,783,020.77 AUM, on the larger side of ETFs today. The ETF has seen positive fund flows, with a fund flow of $11,236,093,751.75 over the last 90-days, $4,329,279,810.51 over the last 30-days, and $658,871,757.06 over the last week. The ETF also has a net expense ratio of 0.03% tied for cheapest on our list today.
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO)
Another ETF tracking the S&P 500 makes our list today in the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF. Based on AUM, the ETF is on the larger side with $215,377,023,543.3 AUM. It has seen positive fund flows of $12,490,832,971.09 over the last 90-days, $4,887,048,708.22 over the last 30-days, and $1,312,203,711.67 over the last week. Its net expense ratio of 0.03% is also tied for cheapest today.
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG)
The next Top Buy ETF is in the bond sector in the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF. It has $85,805,140,912.00 AUM, which is relatively middle-of-the-pack. It has seen positive fund flows, with a fund flow of $102,331,190.00 over the last 90-days, a fund flow of $371,695,370.00 over the last 30-days, and a fund flow of $34,399,320.00 over the last week. Its net expense ratio of 0.05% is also among the cheapest when compared to other fixed-income ETFs.
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND)
Another total bond market ETF makes the Top Buy list for the month in the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF. The fund is medium-sized for the ETFs this week with $72,294,153,077.30 AUM. It has also seen positive fund flows, with a 90-day fund flow of $5,024,248,000.00, a 30-day fund flow of $1,287,137,000.00, and 1-week fund flow of $586,688,000.00. Its net expense ratio of 0.05% is also extremely attractive.
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 ETF (IJR)
Our final Top Buy ETF for the month of June is the iShares S&P SmallCap 600 ETF, a diversified small-cap holding. The ETF has $68,860,805,533.80 AUM and is on the smaller side of the list today, but still quite large overall. It has seen mixed fund flows, with a 90-day fund flow of -$888,335,690.00, a 30-day fund flow of -$715,136,015.00, and 1-week fund flow of $99,422,955.00, With a net expense ratio of 0.06%, this ETF is inexpensive to own.
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