The following ETFs obtained the most purchase activities by Guru investors in the third quarter, according to the GuruFocus ETF Screener.
SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)
There were a total of 10 investor purchases of SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) reported in the third quarter. Gurus such as Jeremy Grantham, Tom Russo, John Burbank, Leon Cooperman, David Tepper, Richard Perry and Louis Moore Bacon all reported the fund as a new buy.
Designed to capture the price performance of the 500 stocks in the S&P 500 index, the SPDR fund currently pays out a dividend yield of 2.1 percent and trades at the price of $139.52 per share. It has a market cap of about $108 billion.
MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (EEM)
Six Gurus added to their existing stake of MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (EEM) in the third quarter.
The largest add percentage among the six would be Louis Moore Bacon who magnified his stake of the fund by 17,600 percent, which represents 7.8 percent of his portfolio, one of his top holdings.
Second in line was Paul Tudor Jones, who increased his stake by 9,571.95 percent, which represents 6.9 percent of his portfolio, also one of his top holdings.
MSCI focuses on the publicly traded securities of emerging markets, and has incurred a total return of 20.21 percent in a one-year period as of the quarter ending Sept. 30. With a market cap of $36.19 billion, MSCI trades at $40.99 per share.
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)
Market Vectors, under its parent company, hard assets specialist Van Eck Global, offers a slew of ETFs, from hard assets, international and industry ETFs, to corporate bonds and municipal income, to name a few. GDX is Market Vectors’ Gold Miners ETF, and currently trades at $48.08, with AUM of about $9.4 billion.
GDX’s top five holdings are Barrick Gold (ABX), Goldcorp Inc. (GG), Newmont Mining (NEM), Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) and Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM).
Russell 2000 Index ETF (IWM)
The Russell 2000 Index fund targets the small capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market and has an expense ratio of 0.23 percent. With a market cap of $15.95 billion, it has a trade price of $79.55 per share.
Its top five holdings are: Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN), Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR), Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD), Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) and Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK).
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