Basic Materials ETF Overview

Basic materials ETFs invest in the equity of companies involved with the exploration and production of raw materials.

With 14 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Basic Materials ETFs gather total assets under management of $6.13B. The average expense ratio is 0.50%. Basic Materials ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Basic Materials ETF is the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund XLB with $3.47B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Basic Materials ETF was the CHIM at 15.81%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Basic Materials space was the John Hancock Multifactor Materials ETF JHMA in 03/28/16.

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