Six ETF’s Every Investor Should Know In & Out

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August 13, 2009 4:09pm ETF BASIC NEWS NASDAQ:QQQQ

need-to-know-knowledgeRon Rowland writes for www.MoneyAndMarkets.com that he wants you to “get familiar with six of the most popular ETFs that track key stock market benchmarks


. You need to know their ticker symbols by heart … they’re the bread and butter in your ETF shopping cart.”

“These six ETFs are large and actively traded; in fact, even with more than 800 other ETFs available it’s not unusual for this small group to account for almost half the value of all ETF trading in the U.S. Now I’m NOT saying you should buy any of my bread and butter ETFs right now. My point is that if you want to be a successful investor, it’s a big help to know what’s available. If you do, you’ll be able to react more quickly when the time is right,” Rowland Writes.

He goes into detail on each ETF but, I have listed the six below:

  • S&P DEP RECEIPTS (SPY)
  • PowerShares QQQ (QQQQ)
  • DIAMONDS Trust, Series 1 (DIA)
  • iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM)
  • iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA)
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM)

These six ETF’s cover just about everything in the markets with the leaders in all industries.  We have broken down each ETF with the top ten holdings in each one below:

SPDRs (SPY)

Apple Inc. (AAPL)
AT&T INC. (T)
CHEVRON CORP (CVX)
EXXON MOBIL CP (XOM)
GEN ELECTRIC CO (GE)
INTL BUSINESS MACH (IBM)
JP MORGAN CHASE CO (JPM)
JOHNSON AND JOHNS DC (JNJ)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
PROCTER GAMBLE CO (PG)

PowerShares QQQ (QQQQ)

Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)
Google Inc. (GOOG)
Intel Corporation (INTC)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Oracle Corporation (ORCL)
QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)
RESEARCH IN MOTION LTD (RIMM)
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries(TEVA)

DIAMONDS Trust, Series 1 (DIA)

 3M COMPANY (MMM)
CHEVRON CORP (CVX)
COCA COLA CO THE (KO)
EXXON MOBIL CP (XOM)
INTL BUSINESS MACH (IBM)
JOHNSON AND JOHNS DC (JNJ)
MCDONALDS CP (MCD)
PROCTER GAMBLE CO (PG)
UNITED TECH (UTX)
WAL MART STORES (WMT)

iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM)

3Com Corporation (COMS)
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY)
OWENS AND MINOR INC (OMI)
Palm, Inc. (PALM)
PIEDMONT NAT GAS CO (PNY)
Polycom, Inc. (PLCM)
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS)
SOLERA HOLDINGS INC (SLH)
Tetra Tech, Inc. (TTEK)
VistaPrint Limited (VPRT)

iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA)

BANCO SANTANDER CHI (SAN)
BHP Billiton Limited
BP PLC
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC (HSBA)
NESTLE N ORD (NESN)
Roche Holding AG
TELEFONICA SA (TEF)
TOTAL SA (FP)
Toyota Motor Corporation
Vodafone Group PLC

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM)

Brazilian Petroleum Corporation
Brazilian Petroleum Corporation
China Mobile Ltd.
CHUNGHWA TEL ADS (CHT)
Gazprom Oao
HDFC BANK LTD (HDB)
ITAU UNIBANCO ADS (ITUB)
POSCO (PKX)
Samsung Electnc GDR 144A
TAIWAN SEMICOND ADS (TSM)

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