Sectors ETF Overview

Sector ETFs dissect the market according to their economy activity. These products are popular with investors looking for targeted exposure in addition to their core equity exposure, as well as those looking to take advantage of long-term trends in the economy.

Furthermore, investors can benefit from the low correlations between each sector, which allows for easier risk management. From an active management perspective, they can also implement sector rotation strategies.

With 460 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $453.50B. The average expense ratio is 0.63%. Sectors ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Sectors ETF is the Vanguard Real Estate ETF VNQ with $29.72B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the RETL at 61.36%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the Defiance Quantum ETF QTUM in 09/05/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares 34.99%
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 32.44%
WDRW Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bear 3X Shares 29.07%
GDXX ProShares Ultra Gold Miners 21.79%
SOXS Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares 19.81%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

NAIL Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares -36.81%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares -30.55%
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -30.26%
HOML ETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN -27.92%
DPST Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3X Shares -25.13%

TOP CREATIONS

XLC Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund 1.48K
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund 827.92
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund 782.76
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund 512.29
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 488.36

TOP REDEMPTIONS

XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund -407.10
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund -367.47
SOXX iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF -345.79
XBI SPDR S&P BIOTECH ETF -274.32
VGT Vanguard Information Technology ETF -266.47

AUM WINNERS

XLC Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund 401.87%
MRRL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B 187.63%
GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares 66.19%
BBRE JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF 59.21%
ZBIO ProShares UltraPro Short Nasdaq Biotechnology 52.29%

AUM LOSERS

FTXO First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF -79.13%
UTSL Direxion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares -53.43%
SGDJ Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF -52.13%
FTXH First Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF -43.18%
FINZ ProShares UltraPro Short Financial Select Sector -43.17%

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