Basic Materials ETF Overview

Basic materials ETFs invest in the equity of companies involved with the exploration and production of raw materials.

With 15 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Basic Materials ETFs gather total assets under management of $8.81B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. Basic Materials ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Basic Materials ETF is the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund XLB with $4.33B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Basic Materials ETF was the UYM at 49.56%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Basic Materials space was the iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Materials ETF MATF in 05/10/16.


MATFiShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Materials ETF1.24%
MXIiShares Global Materials ETF1.00%
UYMProShares Ultra Basic Materials0.67%
PSCMPowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio0.67%
IYMiShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF0.37%


CHIMGlobal X China Materials ETF-7.19%
SBMProShares Short Basic Materials-2.57%
SMNProShares UltraShort Basic Materials-1.29%
PYZPowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio-0.83%
FXZFirst Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund-0.61%

top creations

IYMiShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF248.63
XLBMaterials Select Sector SPDR Fund213.02
VAWVanguard Materials ETF118.28
FXZFirst Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund58.94
RTMGuggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF42.21

top redemptions

PYZPowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio-13.12
UYMProShares Ultra Basic Materials-6.75
SMNProShares UltraShort Basic Materials--
JHMAJohn Hancock Multifactor Materials--
PSCMPowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio--


IYMiShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF44.00%
RTMGuggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF35.13%
CHIMGlobal X China Materials ETF30.01%
FXZFirst Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund25.57%
FMATFidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF11.41%


SMNProShares UltraShort Basic Materials-9.27%
SBMProShares Short Basic Materials-4.74%
PYZPowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio1.34%
PSCMPowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio4.28%
JHMAJohn Hancock Multifactor Materials4.37%

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