I'm looking for ETFs with a specific stock (in this case: SNDL) in it. But when I look at different sites that track ETFs, some sites say an ETF will have the stock and other sites don't list it at all.

  1. Why are these sites reporting different info?

  2. What should I look at to know what stocks are in an ETF?


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    Note that depending on the funds definition, specific stock might be added or dropped from it at any time - it's not necessarily a constant list.
    – Aganju
    Feb 11, 2021 at 23:38
  • What? ETFs can change the stock list at any time? How can I find out what causes the list to change? Feb 11, 2021 at 23:56
  • @Merlin-they-them- An ETF's prospectus will state the amount of discretion that the ETF manager has.
    – Flux
    Jul 12, 2021 at 7:26
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    @Merlin-they-them- Why does it matter so much? The point of an ETF (as I think I understand it) is to track a specific index, or follow some other "higher-level" strategy. In either case, whether it (currently) contains a specific stock isn't (shouldn't) be important.
    – TripeHound
    Jul 12, 2021 at 11:15
  • It matters because if an ETF doesn't include a specific stock, then I may consider that ETF to not be strategizing correctly. For example, if I'm looking for a video games ETF but they don't include Nintendo, and I think Nintendo is a good stock, then I may not like that ETF Jul 12, 2021 at 13:34

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Most ETFs are designed to follow an underlying benchmark like the S&P 500 Index of DJIA.

Actively managed ETFs take positions based on the strategy of the portfolio manager. If the ETFs in question are actively managed, the position may have been sold.

Other possibilities might be that:

  • an ETF only lists its top holdings and not small positions

  • an ETF has a lag in reporting additions and deletions

To determine if any of these apply, you're going to have to do some digging. I didn't.

  • Where do I do the digging at? Which ETF tool is most up to date? How do I know if an ETF's info is current? Feb 12, 2021 at 1:49

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