As I’m sure you know, Amazon trades for more than $3,100 per share.

If you want to own 100 shares, you’re looking at dropping $310,000.

What’s a better way to own Amazon without taking out a second mortgage on your house?

In my view, one of the very best collections of stocks comes from an exchange-trade fund (ETF) called the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLY)

For around $147 per share, here’s what you get:

I love this collection of companies.

It’s one of the strongest ETF baskets I’ve seen in quite a long time.

First and foremost, you’re getting one-quarter of your total investment in Amazon – all for around 96% less than the cost of one Amazon share.

You also get exposure to the red-hot housing market with Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Then comes McDonald’s and Nike – both of which have been strong performers lately.

Looking specifically at Nike, it just reported $10.6 billion in revenue, which far surpassed Wall Street’s expectation of $9.1 billion and triggered a powerful upside move.

From there, you round it out with Starbucks,, Target and Dollar General – all of which have been strong during the pandemic (and will come out of it even stronger).

But don’t take my word for it.

Just consider this performance…

  • Year to date, the S&P 500 has returned 3.57%.
  • Year to date, the Dow has returned negative 3.11%.

And then you have the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund, which has a year-to-date return of 15.8%.

That’s a remarkable difference, which goes to show you how important stock selection can be.


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