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 456 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $449.53B. 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 $32.01B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the SOXL at 89.45%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the iShares U.S. Infrastructure ETF IFRA in 04/03/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares43.12%
ERXDirexion Daily Energy Bull 3x Shares29.08%
SOXSDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares25.71%
GASLDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares23.61%
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares20.69%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares-36.84%
SOXLDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares-29.31%
ERYDirexion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares-26.46%
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares-26.32%
CWEBDirexion Daily CSI China Internet Index Bull 2X Shares-23.80%

top creations

XLPConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund1,577.61
FDNFirst Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund862.89
GDXVanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF764.12
XLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR Fund570.46
KRESPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF479.37

top redemptions

VGTVanguard Information Technology ETF-672.51
SMHVanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF-442.42
VNQVanguard Real Estate ETF-400.89
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF-289.63
XLREReal Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund-236.57

AUM WINNERS

PPTYPPTY-U.S. Diversified Real Estate ETF614.84%
KUREKraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Index ETF266.32%
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares154.33%
ERYDirexion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares90.07%
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares76.17%

AUM LOSERS

GDXSProshares Ultrashort Gold Miners-55.29%
BJKVanEck Vectors Gaming ETF-47.18%
BDCZETRACS Linked to Wells Fargo Business Development Co Index ETN Series B-46.91%
DDGProShares Short Oil & Gas-46.40%
MLPBETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B-44.92%

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