The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the COVID-19 outbreak could cost the global airline industry more than $133 billion from canceled and postponed flights. For those considering jumping into the airline space while stocks are down – is an airline ETF or individual airline stocks the way to go?
Will Ashworth, InvestorPlace contributor, argues that a diversified airline ETF is a smarter play than buying individual airlines. The U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) is the only pure play airline ETF on the market. “The biggest reason I’d bet on JETS over Southwest or American Airlines is that it provides you with diversification through its 33 holdings.” Ashworth adds that if investors do want exposure to carriers such as Southwest, JETS does have the four top U.S. carriers as its top four holdings.
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Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect from loss in a declining market.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting actions to control or slow the spread has had a significant detrimental effect on the global and domestic economies, financial markets and industries, including airlines. U.S. Global Investors continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19, but it is too early to determine the full impact this virus may have on commercial aviation. Should this emerging macro-economic risk continue for an extended period, there could be an adverse material financial impact to the U.S. Global Jets ETF.