Welcome back to WhiteBoard Finance. My name is Marko and I’m here to help you
mastering your money and build your wealth. If you’re interested in stock market investing
real estate investing personal finance or entrepreneurship. This is definitely the channel to be subscribed
to. Today we’re talking about the four best easy
acts for 2013. Three of these are rock solid picks and the
fourth one I’m going to lead to the end where you can see what I’m talking about. That’s going to be my one speculative pick
for the year for those of you watching this video you probably already know what an ETF
is. For those of you that don’t and ETF simply
stands for exchange traded fund and ETF is a security that tracks an index of commodity
bonds or a basket of funds or assets. Kind of like an index fund does. Unlike mutual funds and ETF trading like common
stock on the stock exchange this means that it’s very liquid and it’s also a lot less
expensive or there’s less fees involved with an ETF because it’s passively managed. It’s not like a mutual fund it’s actively
managed. So who picks that I’m going to show you today
aren’t necessarily in the sexiest ETF in the world but I guarantee you if you regularly
contribute investment amounts whether it’s weekly monthly or even yearly. Yes. Some of the gains that you’ve seen in the
past were definitely in the wake of a millionaire in 30 or 40 years and that’s no joke. So with that being said let’s get into it. Number one is VUG Vanguard a growth fund. This is the single largest holding in my personal
portfolio and keep in mind that I’m a medium to long term investor. This one is definitely going to stay there for
literally decades. This is why contributing to for a number of
years now and the returns have been pretty good. The VUG fund the growth fund actually focuses
on third 313 U.S. large cap growth stocks and they’ve been relatively stable over the
years. So the one year return has been twenty four
point to seven percent which is awesome versus the S&P 500 which has only returned about
17 point nine. The five year returns have been a hundred
and one and a half percent versus the same period against the S&P which has been 89 percent. This means that over five years for every
dollar you put in you get a dollar back in investment. So if I put in ten thousand dollars over that
period of five years I made ten thousand dollars on top of that. That’s pretty good in the stock market considering
the low level of risk with this ETF. It’s not always that they have or Apple Amazon
Facebook alphabet which is Google visa Home Depot Coca-Cola Conklin’s and Philip Morris
So this gives you a good mix of large cap growth companies with a solid one point twenty
8 percent dividend yield. And this makes this a guaranteed staple in
my portfolio for a long time to come. Number two we have the spider S&P 500 ETF
trusts. So this is literally the oldest ETF ever created. It was launched in 1993 probably prior to a lot
of my viewers birthday to be honest and pretty close to where I was born as well. One of the most solid. Over these last years the spider S&P 500 literally
traps all the companies that are contained within the S&P 500. And you guessed that I mean it’s had a great
return especially after the recession. So the one year has been 18 percent returns. And the five year has been eighty nine point
six. So again for every let’s say 100 dollars that
you put in over the last five years you’re hitting eighty nine dollars on top of that. That’s a pretty good return to you guys again
for the low level risk. The top 10 holdings and the spider S&P 500
trust or Apple Microsoft Amazon Facebook Johnson and Johnson Berkshire Hathaway that’s Warren
Buffett’s holding company J.P. Morgan Chase ExxonMobil gold and Bank of America the spider
500 trusts for investors who want just a little bit less volatility as I mentioned. And it’s a great set it and forget it ETF
that you just had to have monthly just like the Vanguard Growth Fund is. So that’s my number to pay for 2013. Number three. I am the Vanguard high dividend yield. Dividend paying stocks tend to perform better
when you look at it apples to apples as a group compared to non dividend stocks over
the long term. And they also weather tough economic times
a little bit better as well. So this is this ETF is for investors who want
exposure to rock solid dividend stocks but don’t want the guesswork necessarily involved
picking individual ones. So this fund invests in 401. Stocks that paid higher than average dividend
yields and specifically excludes REITS so read is a real estate investment trusts. There’s no real estate holdings in this. Yeah the one your return has been twelve point
three six and the five year has been seventy point to four. So those are pretty solid numbers you guys. The top 10 holdings are Microsoft Johnson
and Johnson J.P. Morgan Chase ExxonMobil Wells Fargo Procter and Gamble Chevron AT&T Pfizer
and Intel. The dividend yield for this overall portfolio
is two point eighty five percent. So for those of you that don’t know what a
dividend yield is it’s very simple. So look at it this way the dividend is when
a company has excess funds on its balance sheet so it pays you in as an investor you
can either be a monthly dividend quarterly dividend or a yearly dividend. So that 2.5 percent. Put that into perspective for you if you invest
a hundred dollars. You’re getting paid two dollars and 85 cents
annually if you invest a thousand dollars is 20 50 annually. If you invest ten thousand dollars. Two hundred and eighty five dollars annually. And finally if you invest a hundred thousand
dollars you’re getting back 2300 50 dollars annually. And if you do a million obviously that’s twenty
thousand five hundred. So when you keep adding to a fund like this
over time and it not only isn’t growing with appreciation because the ETF is valued higher
the dividend yield is also excuse me also pay you your monthly quarterly or annually. So are you getting paid that weighs well. So this is a pretty good pick for the long
term not just for 2013 as well number for our ETF investment trust. So the arc ETF is an actively managed form
that focuses on companies working Next-Generation sectors and mostly they’re investing in the
Bitcoin Investment Trust which is pretty cool. So they’re investing in cryptocurrency that
are investing in companies like 10 cents a big data cloud computing companies. So it’s got a nice mixture of recognizable
names as well as the lesser known speculative companies. So the big Bitcoin Investment Trust is actually
the top holding in art and this fund is betting heavily on bitcoin and crypto currencies. So while that may seem like an unnecessary
know heavy risk. I believe this could possibly be a huge payoff
based on what we’ve been seeing crypto especially in 2017. So let’s take a look at the one year the one
year it’s gone up about eighty five point three percent. And the maths this year has been in existence
in October 2014 and since then it’s been about a hundred and thirty nine percent gain which
is crazy you’re almost doubling and a half times your money. So the top 10 holdings as I mentioned earlier
Bitcoin Investment Trusts Amazon Athena hello Twitter Tesla to you in Netflix and via Google
and Midhat cargo bay. And I have no idea who that company is I need
to look into that. So Bitcoin and the block chain as we all know
are going to be the ultimate disruptors especially in finance going from 2018 and everything
that we know about business and finance is going to change over the next several years. So I think that this ETF could be one to hold
onto. So if you don’t want to invest directly into
crypto currencies are you scared or risk averse take a shot at heart. This could be a really cool ETF in the long run. And those are my top four ETF for 2013. E-commerce are a great way to invest over
the long term with low volatility and if you’re a passive investor edX are a great way to
get solid numbers without having to spend hours per week per month however you want
to research and picking individual stocks. So my question of the day below is which of
these funds are you most likely to invest in. And if you know please let me know if you’re
still unsure I’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have in the comments. If you get any value out of these videos you
guys please share them with your friends and family subscribe if you haven’t already. I really appreciate it. These videos take a long time to make and
with all that being said. Have a prosperous day. Hey are you going to invest in cryptocurrency
in 2013. I know. OK. What is that. Good answer. I agree or maybe I shouldn’t say that is the
reason you download it. All right thank you.

90 thoughts on “BEST ETFs FOR 2018”

  1. Awesome info Marco: SPDR and VUG are beasts. Have you noticed that many of the best performing ETF's own many of the top performing Tech companies? Thanks for breaking this down and showing easy to follow examples. I also like how you encouraged consistent investing. I have a video on Vanguard specific ETF's that you can check out here if you are interested: Keep up the great work. Glad to see your channel is growing so quickly.

  2. Would it be counterproductive to invest in all of these because they carry the same large cap stocks what are your thoughts on that thank you for your videos

  3. I would be likely to invest in the first ETF you mentioned with Vanguard, I think they are the best bets, and I am willing to be a bit more aggressive at this stage in my life. Thanks for sharing your valuable advice!

  4. Do you know a way to invest when you're under 18? Compound interest is awesome and I want to start investing as soon as possible to gain the most.
    In the list, my personal favorite was the S&P 500 but the high dividend yield caught my eye as a safe passive investment.
    I've a suggestion for a future video: are disney stocks a must buy? With their new acquisition, they really start to have control on the movie industry.

  5. Every investor should have a portion of their portfolio in ETFs imo. I hold XSP (S&P500 on the TSX) as my largest ETF holding. Great returns and good stability.

  6. Hi Marco, thank you for your amazing videos and sharing your knowledge. I just wanted to ask as a new investor, what are the risks involved with some of these amazing looking ''ETF's" why do the graphs seem so stable and seem to almost guarantee a doubling of income? what are the potential downfalls of investing in something that looks like such a solid investment, especially the vanguard growth ETF??

  7. Just discovered this channel today. Nice video. I already have some money invest in ARK fund. I think Ark build solid ETF that offer high reward but they need a little bit more attention as they are riskier. They just suffered from a good dip from the crypto going down this week but at least they have solid tech company there to.

    An other ETF that could offer a solid growth that is related to your 3 marijuana stock pick is HMMJ. They have the 3 company in it that you talked about and a few more. I think it can growth a lot this coming year if marijuana get legalized.

  8. Hey I came over from Ryan's Channel great videos you have. Would you say ETFs is a good way for a beginner like myself to get his feet wet? Also what are some books you recommend? I recently bought "Rich Dad Poor Dad what the rich teach their kids… by Robert Kiyosaki" and " The intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham.

  9. Hey there . I want to thank you for your precise teaching as this is my first time investing . I have one question regarding the VUG fund . So when I invest into it do I just buy 1 share of it and leave it alone or do I just keep buying it every month . Sorry for the numb question .

  10. Hi there. Great job on your new channel! I was wondering what's in the Bitcoin investment fund? Is there actual bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies? Or rather shares of related companies?

  11. Very interested in ARK! Thanks for the great picks!
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  12. Good work, thanks for putting this out there. Planning on getting into at least two of the four ETFs you talked about 😉

  13. How do you feel about owning the same stock twice? For instance, in VUG, there is some Apple. What if you own Apple outside of the ETF, by itself? Two different purposes, so it is being bought in different ways.

  14. I looked into VUG and it’s $146.65. I purchased it, do you recommend I keep buying it monthly or how does that work? First timer. I’m using TD ameritrade

  15. I thought I was interested in the dividend one but then when I saw the returns I'm disappointed. I would have never thought that I would have been interested in Bitcoin but after seeing your video I'm sort of intrigued by that. How would I invest in that particular fund can I do it through Vanguard?

  16. As a Newcomer investor Thank you for sharing in creating a diverse portfolio.I have invested Blockchain ETF & Marijuana ETF. Other technology to watch is Graphene & Nano Crystals

  17. Thanks for this! I will definitely be looking into the vanguard growth fund, especially since it dipped in the past few days

  18. Thanks for the video I am about to start investing my money in hopes to one day retire, I plan to start with the VUG and possible add a bit to the SPDR and ARK how often should I add money to these accounts?

  19. I have an account with Vanguard, and I like their ETF's. The problem is you have to buy whole shares (unlike a mutual fund that has $1 minimum recurring investments.) This isn't ideal for someone just starting out who may not have a lot of money or someone looking to have a "set and forget" approach to investing.

  20. I have left eye invisible due to retinal detachment. But I am online. I use Google's translation site, but how can I get Google Adsense?

  21. Cheers for all the value mate . I’m making my first investments in VUG . What courses would you recommend to help gain more knowledge in stocks.

    Thanks again 🙂

  22. very Latin America..very strong Up,..Craiglist..

  23. Great video. I'm just starting to invest. I currently have a 401k, would adding money from here to my investment account hurt me long term? Also with a vanguard brokerage account what would be best with 1000k starting?

  24. Great videos, thanks for the explanations! I just have a question, why do you invest in 2 similar ETFs (vanguard S&P and Spider S&P) instead of just investing on vanguard what you would have invested on Spyder? Thanks again!

  25. This is misleading due to the bull market we're in, and would look a lot different in twenty years- especially with the ARK ETF which is based almost purely on speculation. Five year returns are given, I say you should do a video on what ETFs would be good during a bear market. Also, what about expense ratios? Including those in your videos would be awesome.

  26. Hi,
    Few questions about Vanguard growth fund.
    1. Dividend is paid quarterly or yearly.
    2. What is the initial amount required to start investment.
    3. I am in Canada. Can I buy this?
    My email address is
    [email protected]
    Please email me your reply.

    Your videos are educative….good job man keep it up.

  27. Hi great content ! Thanks .
    So the AKR is actually a mutual fund since it actively managed fund? Which also mean higher fees?

  28. Hand down ARK EFT. To me its low risk, high-reward considering the technologies it has its hands in. BTW mercado livre is like the ebay of latin america.

  29. If you had a lump sum say 1,000 to start investing would it be better to put that all in one account or split it up buying these other funds ? Vanguard seems to be the best choice vanguard total stock 146 a share or vanguard information technology 191 a share ? Any advice here would be appreciated

  30. the ETF such as QLD or DDM, will they change their holding percentage such as holding apple from 10% of their total fund to 5%?? or they don't change their holding.

  31. I thought there is no crypto currency based ETF yet ? Not until today, August 2018 and certainly not in December 2017

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  33. thanks for sharing your knowledge, very helpful. Can you share your thoughts on investing in a ETFs vs rob advisors such as wealthfront or betterment. Especially for long term investing.

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  35. Is it a good idea to invest in a LifeStrategy fund for pension and separate ETF’s & Shares for general life savings? So TWO forms for different purposes. Tnx

  36. Hi Marko!
    Excellent content!
    Could you please confirm which ticker of ARK ETF’s specifically this one is ?

    Thank you!

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