Which stocks and ETFs were investors buying on BUX Zero in the last month? Here’s our rundown of the top ten in September.
S&P 500 ETF (Vanguard)
The S&P 500 is the major index in the US, containing 500 of the largest names on the stock market. As a company, you have to meet a number of criteria to be included in the index. For example, you’ll need a market capitalisation of several billion dollars. This ETF is widely diversified across the American economy and is generally one of the most popular assets on BUX Zero.
It’s been a turbulent year for TUI, with the ongoing health crisis and travel restrictions. Many are now betting that the travel industry will recover strongly when the US reopens its borders to foreign tourists. From November, vaccinated tourists can enter America again. The entire tourism sector is still lagging the rest of the market, but is the end in sight?
Petroleum stocks like Shell often move when something big happens in the oil market. And the price of oil has quadrupled since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. From around $20 in April 2020 to just under $80 for Brent crude. If you don’t want to invest directly in commodities like oil, you can get exposure to the market through stocks like Shell.
Similar to TUI, airlines are also hopeful about the return of tourism. In September, it was announced that US borders would reopen from November. On top of that, aircraft manufacturers are seeing lots of new orders, which indicates fresh demand in the airline industry. I think we’re all ready to get back on a plane!
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy ETF (Rize)
Cybersecurity has been a winning industry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many companies didn’t even know what a data centre was before the lockdowns. Now they’re forced to invest in digital services! And what do you need to protect all that? Cybersecurity. Companies like Fortinet, Rapid7 and Cloudflare have benefited from this trend, and you can invest in all of them at the same time with this ETF.
Automation & Robotics ETF (iShares)
This ETF includes approximately 120 companies, including microchip makers like NVIDIA and AMD. Incidentally, this ETF was among the top five most-popular ETFs on BUX Zero in the first half of the year.
Koninklijke KPN NV is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the Netherlands. But why were investors buying the stock last month? At the beginning of September, we got news that competitor T-Mobile Netherlands was selling its business to Apax and Warburg Pincus. It set off a rush of fireworks across the entire industry.
Sustainable Future of Food ETF (Rize)
Many companies are now developing sustainable food production systems, such as Beyond Meat and Dole, which are both included in this ETF. Incidentally, it was awarded the ESG Investing Award in 2021 as the best ESG investing fund in its category. Perhaps because of this, it is one of the most popular ETFs this month.
Education Tech and Digital learning ETF
E-learning is another topic that Covid-19 put on the map. Digital lessons and home-schooling in front of the iPad has become the norm. The school system may have been slow to adapt to the digital world, but it can’t be ignored any more. By investing in this ETF, you diversify your portfolio into this new sector and follow the up-and-coming trend.
September was always going to be a big month for Apple. This is when it hosts the annual keynote and usually launches a new iPhone. Tim Cook revealed the iPhone 13 Pro, which subsequently saw strong pre-orders right after the presentation. Even though critics are divided, Apple shares made it into the top ten last month.
* Period from Aug 28 to Sep 28, 2021 based on the number of BUX Zero clients who purchase the asset.
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