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 457 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $446.24B. 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 $32.38B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the RETL at 98.51%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the Defiance Future Tech ETF AUGR in 08/01/18.


JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares59.44%
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares35.17%
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares30.57%
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares26.96%
LABDDirexion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares24.36%


CWEBDirexion Daily CSI China Internet Index Bull 2X Shares-35.96%
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares-28.53%
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares-27.69%
GDXXProShares Ultra Gold Miners-27.52%
GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares-26.83%

top creations

XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR Fund910.83
VNQVanguard Real Estate ETF853.50
XLIIndustrial Select Sector SPDR Fund827.59
XLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR Fund657.45
XLFFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund533.80

top redemptions

AMLPAlerian MLP ETF-618.86
XLEEnergy Select Sector SPDR Fund-367.32
IYFiShares U.S. Financials ETF-186.28
FASDirexion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares-132.65
PICKiShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF-108.10


LOUPInnovator Loup Frontier Tech ETF103.76%
ONLNProShares Online Retail ETF95.45%
FTXHFirst Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF72.17%
PSCCInvesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples ETF66.58%
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares66.19%


FTAGFirst Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF-52.03%
CWEBDirexion Daily CSI China Internet Index Bull 2X Shares-44.14%
BBCVirtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF-38.22%
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares-32.38%
CHIQGlobal X China Consumer ETF-29.61%

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