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My 3 Favorite ETFs to Own in 2022

By Jose Najarro – Jan 3, 2022 at 5:00AM

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These three ETFs bring exposure to various markets.

Today's video focuses on three ETFs that investors should keep their eyes on this year. Two out of the three ETFs focus on emerging markets and technologies. One is a semiconductor ETF, and the other focuses on the metaverse. Here are some highlights from the video.

  • It is a challenging task to beat the market consistently, and for that reason, the first ETF focuses on the overall market, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY 0.19%)
  • Semiconductors are needed in nearly every evolving technology, such as gaming, data centers, artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous driving, smart devices, and much more. VanEck Semiconductor ETF (SMH -1.17%) tracks the 25 largest U.S.-listed semiconductor companies.
  • The metaverse might be far in the future, but the digitalization of the world is happening now. E-commerce, fintech, gaming, and 3D software tools are all prime examples of digitalization. Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF (METV -1.10%) focuses on technologies building the metaverse. Its top 10 holdings represent over 50% of its portfolio weight, with companies in various markets.

Click the video below for my full thoughts and analysis. 

*Stock prices used were the closed prices of Dec. 31, 2021. The video was published on Jan. 2, 2022.


Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool's board of directors. Jose Najarro owns Listed Funds Trust-Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF, Microsoft, Nvidia, SPDR S&P 500, Sea Limited, and Unity Software Inc. The Motley Fool owns and recommends Apple, Autodesk, Microsoft, Nvidia, Sea Limited, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, and Unity Software Inc. The Motley Fool recommends the following options: long March 2023 $120 calls on Apple and short March 2023 $130 calls on Apple. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. Jose is an affiliate of The Motley Fool and may be compensated for promoting its services. If you choose to subscribe through his link, he will earn some extra money that supports his channel. His opinions remain his own and are unaffected by The Motley Fool.

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