Five ETFs for Halloween

by: Benzinga

By Jason Raznick

The list of ETF plays on Christmas have already been flying for a couple of weeks now, but we cannot forget about Halloween.

Whether you're dressing up to trick-or-treat around your neighborhood or heading to Vegas for an "adult" party, there are some ETF and stock plays on Halloween.

Obviously, we're talking candy and that means Hershey (NYSE:HSY), Kraft (KFT) Nestle (OTCPK:NSRGY) and Tootsie Roll (NYSE:TR).

Here are the ETF plays on Halloween with little in the way of tricks and plenty in the way of treats.

  1. Rydex S&P Equal Weight Consumer Staples (NYSEARCA:RHS): This thinly offering offers exposure to both Hershey (2.58%) and Kraft (2.4%).
  2. PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage (NYSEARCA:PBJ): Of the 67 ETFs that offer exposure to Hershey, PBJ is tops with an allocation of 2.7%.
  3. Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA:VDC): VDC offers a 4.3% allocation to Kraft and is one of the more liquid ETFs to offer exposure, albeit slight, to Tootsie Roll.
  4. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLP): Of the 60 ETFs that hold Kraft, XLP offers one of the larger weights at over 4.5%.
  5. iShares MSCI Switzerland Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EWL): The surprise member of this list, EWL allocates almost 22% of its weight to Nestle, one of the largest food and candy companies in the world.

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