Equity: U.S. Consumer Non-cyclicals

FSTA Top Performer Intra-day
Price $37.67
Today’s Change -0.02%
11:04am 02/25/2020
JHMS Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $30.02
Today’s Change -1.93%
4:00pm 02/24/2020

ETF.com Insight

With 10 ETFs and over $22.11B 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 4.58%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) with $14.14BB 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.

Performance Dispersion

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Equity: U.S. Consumer Non-cyclicals segment is 91 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 0.32% 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 Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF (FSTA), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.10%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Equity: U.S. Consumer Non-cyclicals segment is 80 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 640.43M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC), with $18.00M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples ETF(PSCC), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

FSTA
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VDC
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XLP
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FXG
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RHS
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IYK
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PSL
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IECS
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JHMS
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PSCC
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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.

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