Invest in the Bank Industry With Bank ETFs

List of Banking ETFs

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ETFs are a great way to invest in a specific industry without having to corner the market on all the stocks in that sector. And as you know, there are many advantages to investing in an industry ETF instead of trying to manipulate an index basket. So if you have an interest in a sector like the banking industry, a bank ETF may be the way to go.

There are various bank ETFs to choose for your investing strategy.

From regional bank funds to SPDRs, there is most likely one to fit your specific needs. However, make sure you conduct proper research, inspect the holdings of each ETF and watch how they react to different market conditions.

And one of the best advantages of ETFs is the way these assets are taxed as opposed to other investment choices.

Bank ETFs and ETNs

  • IAT - iShares Dow Jones US Regional Banks ETF
  • KBE - SPDR KBW Bank ETF
  • KBWB - Power Shares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF
  • KBWC - Power Shares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio ETF
  • KBWR - Power Shares KBW Regional Banking Portfolio ETF
  • KRE - SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF
  • KRS - Short KBW Regional Banking ETF
  • KRU - Ultra KBW Regional Banking ETF
  • QABA - First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank ETF
  • RKH - Market Vectors Bank and Brokerage ETF (closed)
  • DPST - Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3X Shares ETF
  • WDRW - Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bear 3X Shares ETF

And some of the Bank funds on this list are leveraged funds, so if you are looking for that type of ETF...

Leveraged Bank ETFs and ETNs

  • DPST - Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3X Shares ETF
  • WDRW - Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bear 3X Shares ETF

We also have an inverse bank fund for those who like to play the short side of the sector...

Inverse Bank ETFs and ETNs

  • WDRW - Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bear 3X Shares ETF

    Keep in mind that leveraged and inverse ETFs are not for the faint of heart, they are more for advanced traders with complex investing strategies, not beginner investors. So if you are looking for these types of finds, please take a close look at the pros and cons and how they work.

    But the above lists should have you covered for any investing strategy you want to utilize with banking funds, hopefully utilizing exchange traded products.

    And as with any investment, a company stock, mutual fund, an ETF, Index or otherwise, please make sure you thoroughly research this exchange traded fund or any financial asset before making any trades (long or short). Conduct your due diligence, watch how these funds react to different market conditions, take a look under the hood and see what's in the funds. And if you have any questions or concerns, make sure you consult a stockbroker, a financial advisor, or another financial industry professional.

    While ETFs have many advantages, they have many disadvantages as well (as does any investment). So it is very important to understand the investment vehicle before you trade it. But once you have a full understanding on these bank ETFs, you can consider adding either or both to your portfolio.

    And good luck with all of your trades.

    Disclaimer: At the time of publication of this ETF list of bank ETFs, I do not have any open positions in the above banking funds and notes.