XLFFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund
XLF Fund Description
The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund tracks an index of S&P 500 financial stocks, weighted by market cap.
XLF Factset Analytics Insight
XLF offers extremely liquid exposure to the heavyweights in the US financials segment. Its cap-weighted, S&P 500-only portfolio means that it’s concentrated in large banks and avoids small-caps. XLF is large and massively liquid, far outpacing its peers in trading volume. A low fee and tight tracking round out the package of very low all-in costs. For many investors and traders, XLF is the go-to ETF for financials exposure, although there are more comprehensive funds out there for long-term exposure.
Note: XLF spun off its real estate exposure in September 2016, consistent with the GICS reclassification that elevated real estate to sector-level status. The change was material: Real estate comprised about 20% of the fund at the time. For each share held, XLF shareholders as of 9/16/16 received 0.139146 shares of XLRE, SSGA’s real estate ETF. (Immediately prior to the distribution, XLF had swapped its REITs for shares of XLRE.)
XLF 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 17, 2018 the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.19 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. XLF ranks in the 20th percentile within its peer group and in the 12nd percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.
XLF CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE
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XLF Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of XLF. XLF is rated a 5 out of 5.
XLF Sector/Industry Breakdown
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