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 466 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $434.76B. 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 $30.70B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the DUST at 36.80%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Communication Services ETF EWCO in 11/07/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

NAIL Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares 25.56%
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 21.98%
CURE Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3x Shares 21.56%
TPOR Direxion Daily Transportation Bull 3x Shares 19.74%
SOXL Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares 18.95%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

SOXS Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares -23.91%
FINZ ProShares UltraPro Short Financial Select Sector -18.55%
ZBIO ProShares UltraPro Short Nasdaq Biotechnology -17.45%
LABD Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares -16.70%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares -14.83%

TOP CREATIONS

XLC Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund 1.92K
LABU Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares 433.57
IXN iShares Global Tech ETF 273.29
XBI SPDR S&P BIOTECH ETF 262.80
SOXL Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares 196.31

TOP REDEMPTIONS

XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,576.01
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,462.32
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF -1,068.23
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund -970.76
FTXO First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF -845.14

AUM WINNERS

KMED KraneShares Emerging Markets Healthcare Index ETF 167.45%
FTXD First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF 163.14%
HOML ETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN 143.17%
TTTN TigerShares China-U.S. Internet Titans ETF 139.53%
FXH First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund 86.52%

AUM LOSERS

FXR First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund -67.41%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares -56.48%
SBM ProShares Short Basic Materials -51.13%
SCC ProShares UltraShort Consumer Services -41.98%
FINZ ProShares UltraPro Short Financial Select Sector -36.86%

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