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 555 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs have total assets under management of $798.29B. The average expense ratio is 0.61%. Sectors ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Sectors ETF is the Vanguard Information Technology ETF VGT with $44.15B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Sectors ETF was RETL at 1,028.01%. The most recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the Global X Clean Water ETF AQWA on 08/04/21.

Top ETF Performers

NRGD MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN 723.26%
BNKD MicroSectors U.S. Big Banks Index -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN 689.70%
FAZ Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares 439.35%
REMX VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF 31.76%
NAIL Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares 24.37%

Bottom ETF Performers

GDXD MicroSectors Gold Miners -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN -21.03%
SOXL Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X Shares -16.03%
DRV Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares -15.63%
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 2X Shares -13.76%
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF -13.43%

Top Creations

IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF 1.45K
LCTU BlackRock U.S. Carbon Transition Readiness ETF 1.31K
KWEB KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF 763.26
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund 710.84
PAVE Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF 706.93

Top Redemptions

XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund -854.35
VNQ Vanguard Real Estate ETF -449.51
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF -322.44
PTH Invesco DWA Healthcare Momentum ETF -313.58
FAS Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares -234.80

AUM Winners

LCTU BlackRock U.S. Carbon Transition Readiness ETF 28,763.29%
IXG iShares Global Financials ETF 117.10%
AQWA Global X Clean Water ETF 107.24%
VCAR Simplify Volt RoboCar Disruption and Tech ETF 98.48%
FPRO Fidelity Real Estate Investment ETF 68.73%

AUM Losers

IEZ iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF -62.74%
BUG Global X Cybersecurity ETF -56.97%
KBWP Invesco KBW Property & Casualty Insurance ETF -37.65%
PTH Invesco DWA Healthcare Momentum ETF -33.29%
WEBS Direxion Daily Dow Jones Internet Bear 3X Shares -25.39%

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