ETF Lists

ETF Watch Lists for Investing

Here is a list of ETF groupings. Using this as your starting point for where to look in either a GO sign or STOP sign market condition

Level 1 ASSET CLASS Level 2



DBC Commodities DBA, DBB, GLD, JJC, OIL, KOL, UNG,
EFA Non U.S. Stocks


EEM Non U.S. Stocks


LQD Corporate Bonds HYG, JNK, CIU, CSJ

Go Sign Markets

  US Stocks Risk and Opportunity (Volatility)
SPY S&P 500 High
XLB Basic Material Production High
XLF Financial High
XLI Industrial High
XLK Technology High
XLP Consumer Staples Medium
XLU Utilities Medium
XLV Healthcare High
XLY Consumer Discretionary High
MDY Mid-size companies High
IWM Small-size companies High


  Commodities Risk and Opportunity (Volatility)
DBC Top-Traded Commodities High
DBA Agriculture Commodities High
DBB Materials Commodities High
GDX Precious Metals Mining Companies High


  Non US, Developed Markets Risk and Opportunity (Volatility)
EFA All Developed Markets High
EWA Australia High
EWG Germany High
EWJ Japan High
EWS Singapore High
EWU Great Britain High
EWP Spain High
EWH Hong Kong High


  Non US, Emerging Markets Risk and Opportunity (Volatility)
EEM All Emerging Markets High
EWZ Brazil High
PIN Russia High
RSX India High
FXI China High
EWM Malaysia High
EPP Pacific Rim (non Japan) High
ILF Latin America High


  Corporate Bonds Risk and Opportunity (Volatility)
LQD Investment Grade, Long-Term Corporate Bonds Fund
(safer, lower returns)
HYG High-Yield, Long-Term Corporate Bonds (riskier, higher returns) Medium
JNK High-Yield, Long-Term Corporate Bonds (riskier, higher returns) Medium
CIU Medium Term Corporate Bonds Medium
CSJ Short Term  Corporate Bonds Medium


STOP Sign Markets

Ticker STOP-Sign Investing Instrument Risk and Opportunity (Volatility)
  Government Bonds  
AGG All US Govt. Bonds Low
SHY US Govt. Bonds, 1-3 years Low
UUP US Dollar, leveraged two times Low
IEF US Govt. Bonds, 7-10 years Medium
TLT US Govt. Bonds, 20-year Note Medium
MUB US Municipal Bonds Medium
EU Eurozone Bonds Medium
EMB Emerging Market Bonds Medium
  Interest Rates and Inflation  
TBT Inverse US Govt. Bonds, 20-year Note, poised for rising interest rates Medium
TIP Inflation Protected Treasury Bonds. Medium
EUO Inverse Euro (very similar to UUP, but more leveraged) Medium
FXA Australian Dollar Medium
FXF Swiss Franc Medium
  Precious Metals  
GLD Gold High
SLV Silver High
  Inverse Funds  
SH Goes opposite to the S&P 500 High
SCO Goes opposite to the price of Oil, leveraged two times Very High
DZZ Goes opposite to the price of Gold, leveraged two times Very High
DXD Goes opposite to the Dow, leveraged two times Very High
QID Goes opposite to the NASDAQ 100, leveraged two times Very High
TWM Goes opposite to the Russell 2000, leveraged two times Very High










Risk & Opportunity Level Profit Price equals
entry price plus…
Loss Price equals

entry price minus…

Low 5 percent 10 percent
Medium 7.5% 15%
High 10% 20%
Very High 12.5% 25%






GO-Sign Market Primary List
SPY U.S. Stocks
DBC Commodities
EFA Non U.S. Stocks


EEM Non U.S. Stocks


LQD Corporate Bonds


3 Responses to ETF Lists

  1. Ron says:

    Love the book. Thank you Toni for the Personal Gains readings, (I need them). A question about where I set a stop. Lets say I want to buy the SPY and I consider myself at Low risk and opportunity level person. Lets say I have $100,000 in my account. I believe I set my stop loss of the SPY at 10% per the chart above. If the spy is @ $152, my stop would be $136.80($15.20 difference). If I only want to risk 1% of my trading capital ($1000), I divide 1000 by 15.20 which is 65.78 and therefore I would buy 65 shares of the SPY. Is this correct. Thank you

  2. Marcelo S says:

    Question Page#228
    At today 3/28/13 EFA and SPY are leading on Primary List
    Going to the secondary list should I compare all of them to find the 4 candidates, or choose the 2 best performance on SPY secondary list, and the 2 best performance on EFA secondary List ?

    Very good book

  3. Duane Hawkinson says:

    I just finished the book last night and have just one question: When is your next tag-team effort coming out? You have a ready buyer.

    The two concepts I found most useful in your book were the STOP/GO indicators. As I write this 4/22/13, the STOP indicators are clearly in force. The second one was the sector rotation; I had heard of this in the past but found it clearly and simply explained in your book–especially through the use of ETFs.

    Great job on your team effort.

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