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 506 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $448.13B. 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 $36.63B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the GASX at 399.61%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the WisdomTree Cloud Computing Fund WCLD in 09/06/19.

Top ETF Performers

GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares 39.19%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares 27.96%
LABD Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares 21.73%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares 16.04%
HOML ETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN 15.90%

Bottom ETF Performers

GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares -41.73%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares -35.70%
LABU Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares -20.96%
XES SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF -17.57%
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3x Shares -16.90%

Top Creations

FXO First Trust Financials AlphaDEX Fund 863.35
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 761.20
GDX VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF 676.05
VNQ Vanguard Real Estate ETF 598.59
VGT Vanguard Information Technology ETF 373.63

Top Redemptions

FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund -894.78
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund -594.00
VFH Vanguard Financials ETF -342.23
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund -258.47
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund -216.30

AUM Winners

BMLP Dorsey Wright MLP Index ETN 182.51%
UTSL Direxion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares 90.71%
WCLD WisdomTree Cloud Computing Fund 72.90%
FXO First Trust Financials AlphaDEX Fund 70.60%
PEZ Invesco DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum ETF 52.57%

AUM Losers

TAWK Direxion Daily Communication Services Index Bull 3X Shares -70.22%
RTL Pacer Benchmark Retail Real Estate SCTR ETF -50.49%
FTAG First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF -48.72%
MUTE Direxion Daily Communication Services Index Bear 3X Shares -45.07%
JXI iShares Global Utilities ETF -43.16%

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