XLBMaterials Select Sector SPDR Fund
XLB Fund Description
The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US basic materials companies. The fund includes only the materials components of the S&P 500.
XLB Factset Analytics Insight
XLB is a massive, liquid ETF that invests in basic materials companies from the S&P 500. Its limited selection universe means it is heavily concentrated, with just a few holdings making up a huge chunk of the portfolio. Not surprisingly, XLB favors large-caps relative to our broader benchmark. Still, it offers reasonable exposure to the space. XLB is one of the most popular funds in the US materials segment, with a huge asset base and unmatched trading volume. It’s an excellent choice for occasional traders and institutions alike.
XLB MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of June 19, 2018 the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.80 out of 10.
The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. XLB ranks in the 32nd percentile within its peer group and in the 25th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.
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XLB Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of XLB. XLB is rated a 5 out of 5.
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