Why are ETFs good for you?

ETFs are Exchange Traded funds that hold assets such as stocks, commodities, bonds, indexes and trades close to the asset value during the day. Did you know Tradingsim has over 1,000 ETFs.

Are you interested in trading the gold market but do not want to buy the commodity directly? Well you can purchase a number of gold ETFs which track the gold bullion. This will give you the opportunity to practice trading without taking on the risk.

Does the idea of trading a new stock everyday seem a bit overwhelming? No problem, you can trade the SPY which mirrors the price of the S&P 500.

Do you like the idea of trading bonds as a safer investment, but don’t know where to actually buy them. We have you covered, Tradingsim has a host of bond ETFs that you can use to learn how the bond market works.

Below are just a few of the ETFs available in Tradingsim:

Indices
#1 SPDR Trust Series I (SPY)
#2 iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM)
#3 Diamonds Trust Series I (DIA)

Large-Cap
#1 iShares MSCI USA ETF (EUSA)
#2 Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF (VONE)
#3 Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF (SCHX)

Gold Oriented
#1 iShares COMEX Gold Trust (IAU)
#2 PowerShares DB Gold Fund (DGL)
#3 Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)

Real Estate
#1 Schwab U.S. REIT ETF (SCHH)
#2 SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)
#3 Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ)

Municipal Debt
#1 iShares California AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (CMF)
#2 iShares New York AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (NYF)
#3 iShares Short-Term National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF(SUB)

Precious Metals
#1 Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL)
#2 iShares Silver Trust (SLV)
#3 Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares (NUGT)

Small-Cap
#1 SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (SLY)
#2 Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF (VTWO)
#3 Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF (SCHA)

Commodities
#1 iShares GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (GSG)
#2 PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund (DBB)
#3 PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC)

China Region
#1 PowerShares Golden Dragon China Portfolio (PGJ)
#2 iShares MSCI China ETF (MCHI)
Corporate Debt
#1 SPDR Barclays Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLRN)
#2 SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF(ITR)
#3 iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond ETF (CLY)

Natural Resources
#1 Vanguard Energy Index Fund (VDE)
#2 SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (XES)
#3 Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)