Sectors ETF Overview

Sector ETFs dissect the market according to their economy activity. These products are popular with investors looking for targeted exposure in addition to their core equity exposure, as well as those looking to take advantage of long-term trends in the economy.

Furthermore, investors can benefit from the low correlations between each sector, which allows for easier risk management. From an active management perspective, they can also implement sector rotation strategies.

With 462 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $452.48B. The average expense ratio is 0.63%. Sectors ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Sectors ETF is the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund XLF with $32.42B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the LABU at 100.99%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the Amplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF BATT in 06/06/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

RETLDirexion Daily Retail Bull 3x Shares24.14%
LABUDirexion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares16.87%
DRNDirexion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bull 3x Shares16.53%
PILLDirexion Daily Pharmaceutical & Medical Bull 3X Shares14.42%
IBUYAmplify Online Retail13.88%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

REMXVanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF-16.62%
LABDDirexion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares-16.27%
DRVDirexion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares-14.79%
EUFLDirexion Daily MSCI European Financials Bull 2X Shares-13.52%
ERXDirexion Daily Energy Bull 3x Shares-12.09%

top creations

VGTVanguard Information Technology ETF669.06
FDNFirst Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund492.87
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF406.34
IXCiShares Global Energy ETF391.61
IHIiShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF350.68

top redemptions

EUFNiShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF-370.02
VNQVanguard Real Estate ETF-244.69
KBESPDR S&P Bank ETF-243.57
IYWiShares U.S. Technology ETF-241.71
ITBiShares U.S. Home Construction ETF-216.24

AUM WINNERS

OGIGO'Shares Global Internet Giants ETF1,805.54%
FTXNFirst Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF314.36%
BATTAmplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF226.20%
XWEBSPDR S&P Internet ETF162.16%
ROREHartford Multifactor REIT ETF150.16%

AUM LOSERS

SMHVanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF-53.52%
IGNiShares North American Tech-Multimedia Networking ETF-47.29%
PEZInvesco DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum ETF-41.69%
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares-34.49%
SSGProShares UltraShort Semiconductors-31.86%

Features and News

Semiconductor ETF Sees Supersized Outflows

Last week, 'SMH' lost more than 45% of its net assets.

ETF Report

Active ETFs Miss The Mark

The good, the bad and the ugly of active ETF performance.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: 2018's Hottest Launches

Lara Crigger joins the show to discuss attention-grabbing new ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

State Street Launches New Sector ETF

Communication services ETF will also include key 'FANG' stocks.

Index Investor Corner

Why I Told Kevin O’Leary Of O’Shares 'I’m Out'

Four reasons I told Mr. Wonderful of ‘Shark Tank’ ‘I’m out’ of his firm’s ETFs.

Features and News

iShares To Close 16 ETFs

Shutdowns mainly affect its smart-beta offerings.

Daily ETF Watch

JP Morgan Tackles Beta Space

Three launches signal a new dimension being added to the firm’s ETF lineup.

Features and News

ETF Of The Week: Vanguard Telecom (VOX)

The AT&T-Time Warner deal is just one of many changes coming to the biggest telecom ETF.

Features and News

Top Tech ETFs Of The Year

Once again, technology is the top-performing sector of the year, but big changes are coming.