Consumer Discretionary ETF Overview

Consumer discretionary is the term given to goods and services that are considered non-essential by consumers, but desirable if their available income is sufficient to purchase them. Consumer discretionary goods include durable goods, apparel, entertainment and leisure, and automobiles.

With 35 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Consumer Discretionary ETFs gather total assets under management of $18.46B. The average expense ratio is 0.57%. Consumer Discretionary ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Consumer Discretionary ETF is the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund XLY with $13.62B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Consumer Discretionary ETF was the RETL at 54.03%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Consumer Discretionary space was the VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF ESPO in 10/16/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

FTXD First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF 4.87%
IEME iShares Evolved U.S. Media and Entertainment ETF 4.24%
IEDI iShares Evolved U.S. Discretionary Spending ETF 3.69%
RETL Direxion Daily Retail Bull 3x Shares 3.35%
PMR Invesco Dynamic Retail ETF 3.34%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

HOML ETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN -17.29%
NAIL Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares -14.61%
GAMR ETFMG Video Game Tech ETF -8.01%
SCC ProShares UltraShort Consumer Services -7.45%
BJK VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF -7.45%

TOP CREATIONS

XHB SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF 115.58
ITB iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF 112.92
FDIS Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF 108.13
IYC iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF 20.12
NAIL Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares 14.93

TOP REDEMPTIONS

XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,462.32
VCR Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF -112.15
XRT SPDR S&P Retail ETF -96.20
IBUY Amplify Online Retail -90.74
ECON Columbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF -49.28

AUM WINNERS

FTXD First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF 75.80%
ESPO VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF 40.67%
PBS Invesco Dynamic Media ETF 29.38%
FDIS Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF 20.92%
INCO Columbia India Consumer ETF 7.94%

AUM LOSERS

RXI iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF -26.26%
EMCG WisdomTree Emerging Markets Consumer Growth Fund -22.76%
IBUY Amplify Online Retail -16.90%
ONLN ProShares Online Retail ETF -14.82%
ECON Columbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF -13.71%

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