Why Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares and this ETF could give your portfolio a boost

Here are two ETFs to buy
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If you’d like to invest in a large number of shares but aren’t sure which ones to buy, you could look at the two exchange traded funds (ETFs) listed below instead.

These ETFs allow investors to buy and collection of shares through a single investment. Here’s what you need to know about them:

VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ASX: ESPO)

The first ETF to consider is the VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF. This ETF gives investors exposure to many of the largest companies involved in video game development, eSports, and gaming related hardware and software.

Among the companies you’ll be owning are game developers Activision Blizzard (which Microsoft is hoping to acquire), Take-Two, and Electronic Arts, as well as graphics processing unit (GPU) developer Nvidia. These companies appear well-placed for

growth thanks to the popularity of video games and eSports.

One of the companies in the fund is Take-Two. It is the game developer behind the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) and Red Dead franchises. These games, and GTA in particular, continue to generate significant revenues long after their releases thanks to micro transactions on their online versions.

As for Nvidia, it is the world’s leading GPU developer and sits at the forefront of modern technologies. Its GPU deep learning ignited modern artificial intelligence and is used by cryptocurrency miners.

Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF (ASX: VGS)

Another ETF to look at is the Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF. This ETF provides investors with exposure to many of the world’s largest listed companies.

In fact, the ETF currently has a total of ~1500 shares in its portfolio. These include companies from all sectors and almost all geographies. This allows investors to participate in the long-term growth potential of the global economy.

Among its holdings are the likes of Amazon, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Facebook (Meta), Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Shopify, Tesla, and Toyota.

Vanguard believes this ETF would be suitable for “buy and hold investors seeking long-term capital growth, some income, international diversification, and with a higher tolerance for the risks associated with share market volatility.”

In respect to income, the ETF currently provides investors with a dividend yield of 1.5%.

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Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns and has recommended Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended VanEck Vectors ETF Trust – VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF and Vanguard MSCI Index International Shares ETF. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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