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 448 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $439.38B. The average expense ratio is of 0.64%. Sectors ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Sectors ETF is the Vanguard REIT ETF VNQ with $35.18B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the NAIL at 194.24%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the ARK Israel Innovative Technology ETF IZRL in 12/05/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

RETLDirexion Daily Retail Bull 3x Shares31.03%
TPORDirexion Daily Transportation Bull 3x Shares29.28%
DPSTDirexion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3X Shares28.86%
FINUProShares UltraPro Financial Select Sector25.17%
FASDirexion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares17.13%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

WDRWDirexion Daily Regional Banks Bear 3X Shares-24.56%
FINZProShares UltraPro Short Financial Select Sector-21.64%
GASLDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares-16.56%
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares-16.16%
SOXLDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares-16.04%

top creations

XLFFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund1,515.55
FXLFirst Trust Technology AlphaDEX Fund946.66
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund723.84
KRESPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF606.49
XRTSPDR S&P Retail ETF530.86

top redemptions

FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund-854.47
XLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR Fund-635.80
XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR Fund-376.91
XLEEnergy Select Sector SPDR Fund-348.16
XBISPDR S&P BIOTECH ETF-249.40

AUM WINNERS

OBORKraneShares MSCI One Belt One Road Index ETF156.30%
NAILDirexion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares137.98%
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares66.19%
RXDProShares UltraShort Health Care65.75%
FINXGlobal X FinTech ETF64.61%

AUM LOSERS

FTXGFirst Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF-66.48%
LBDCETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN Series B-56.92%
MRRLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B -54.53%
FTXDFirst Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF-50.12%
SSGProShares UltraShort Semiconductors-37.10%

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