Equity: U.S. Industrials
With 10 ETFs and over $24.76B in combined AUM, the Equity: U.S. Industrials segment provides exposure to the U.S. space with a focus on Industrials securities.
Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance ETF (AIRR), with a total return of 14.50%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) with $16.27BB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the Vanguard Industrials ETF (VIS). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. VIS tracks a broad, market-cap-weighted index of US industrial stocks. VIS has an expense ratio of 0.10% and tracks the MSCI US Investable Market Industrials 25/50 Index.
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Equity: U.S. Industrials segment is 90 out of 100, with the Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF(FIDU) obtaining the highest rating of 98 out of 100.
Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.38% per year, with the Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF (FIDU) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.08% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.06%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Equity: U.S. Industrials segment is 86 out of 100, with the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund(XLI) obtaining the highest rating of 100 out of 100.
The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 893.31M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the Vanguard Industrials ETF (VIS), with $28.67M in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Invesco S&P SmallCap Industrials ETF(PSCI), due to their double-digit market spreads.
ETF.com Fit Insight
The Thomson Reuters US Industrials 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 VIS. 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, AIRR follows a Multi-factor strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.