Invest in the Healthcare Sector with ETFs

List of Health Care Industry ETFs

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Without a doubt, the health care industry is one of the biggest sectors in our economy. And as you may know, it is always a topic for hot debate. Should it be regulated, costs are too high, how do we control it, etc. So as an investor, if you have an opinion, you may want to take advantage with a health care industry ETF.

There are quite a few reasons you may want to consider an investment in a health care ETF…

  • Take advantage of a bullish or bearish opinion based on your research
  • Make a play on the price swings in the sector due to the current political climate
  • Utilize an ETF to as part of a top down investment stratagem for the health care sector
  • Include different sector ETFs for an overall diversity strategy for your portfolio
  • Hedge and risk you have related to the health care industry from other investments

So, if you want to take advantage of the many benefits of ETFs and include health care funds and gain exposure to the healthcare sector at the same time, here is a list of healthcare ETFs just for you…

List of Health Care ETFs

  • AXHE - iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Health Care Sector Index ETF
  • BFIT - Global X Health & Wellness Thematic ETF
  • BTEC - Principal Health Care Innovators Index ETF
  • CURE - Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares ETF
  • DXJH - Wisdom Tree Japan Hedged Health Care ETF
  • FHCL - Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETF
  • FITS - The Health and Fitness ETF
  • FXH - First Trust Health Care Alpha DEX ETF
  • HCRF - iShares Edge MSCI Multi Factor Health care ETF
  • HGEM - EG Shares Health Care GEMS ETF
  • IHF - iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare Provider ETF
  • IRY - SPDR S&P International Health Care Sector ETF
  • IMED - Pure Funds ETFx Health Tech ETF
  • IXJ - iShares S&P Global Healthcare Sector ETF
  • IYH - iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare ETF
  • JHMH - John Hancock Multi factor Healthcare ETF
  • PTH - Power Shares Dynamic Healthcare ETF
  • RXD - Ultra Short Health Care ProShares ETF
  • RXL - Ultra Health Care ProShares ETF
  • RYH - Rydex S&P Equal Weight Health Care ETF
  • SICK - Direxion Daily Health care Bear 3X Shares ETF
  • SPXV - S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF
  • VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF
  • XHE - SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF
  • XHS - SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF

As you can see, you have a diversified selection of funds. There are 4 leveraged ETFs

  • CURE - Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares ETF
  • RXD - Ultra Short Health Care ProShares ETF
  • RXL - Ultra Health Care ProShares ETF

Two inverse ETFs

  • RXD - Ultra Short Health Care ProShares ETF

A Few SPDRs

  • IRY - SPDR S&P International Health Care Sector ETF
  • XHE - SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF
  • XHS - SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF

And even a fund that focuses solely on healthcare and medical equipment…

  • XHE - SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF

Please keep in mind, as with any investment, ETFs and ETNs are not without risk. Especially if you implement advance strategies such as leveraged or inverse funds. But if you conduct thorough research and complete your due diligence, you should be able to find the best fund for your particular needs.

However, do not hesitate to call your broker or consult a financial professional if you have any questions or concerns.

But once/if you decide you are ready to implement an investing strategy towards the healthcare sector, then you may want to check out some (or all) the exchange-traded funds or notes on this list of health care ETFs.

Also, here is a link to the websites for each ETF provider behind these products, so you can drill down and analyze performance, holdings, and any other data you need to make an informed decision…