Equity: U.S. Consumer Non-cyclicals
With 10 ETFs and over $21.91B in combined AUM, the Equity: U.S. Consumer Non-cyclicals segment provides exposure to the U.S. space with a focus on Consumer Non-cyclicals securities.
Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (IYK), with a total return of 16.31%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) with $13.85BB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. VDC tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks in the Consumer Staples sector of the US market. VDC has an expense ratio of 0.10% and tracks the MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Staples 25/50 Index.
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Equity: U.S. Consumer Non-cyclicals segment is 90 out of 100, with the Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF(FSTA) obtaining the highest rating of 99 out of 100.
Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.33% per year, with the Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF (FSTA) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.08% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.11%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Equity: U.S. Consumer Non-cyclicals segment is 76 out of 100, with the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund(XLP) obtaining the highest rating of 99 out of 100.
The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 546.81M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC), with $20.35M in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Invesco DWA Consumer Staples Momentum ETF(PSL), due to their double-digit market spreads.
ETF.com Fit Insight
The Thomson Reuters US Non-Cyclicals has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.
Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to VDC. This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.
Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, PSCC follows a Vanilla strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.