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 487 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $427.40B. 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 $32.34B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the DRN at 54.58%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the AdvisorShares Sabretooth ETF BKCH in 02/06/19.


DFEN Direxion Daily Aerospace & Defense Bull 3X Shares 41.52%
SOXL Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares 37.49%
DRN Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bull 3x Shares 32.85%
DUSL Direxion Daily Industrials Bull 3X Shares 29.50%
DPST Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3X Shares 28.39%


SOXS Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares -33.07%
DRV Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares -25.22%
WDRW Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bear 3X Shares -22.95%
TECS Direxion Daily Technology Bear 3X Shares -22.83%
GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares -18.52%


XLC Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund 930.92
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund 579.49
IXJ iShares Global Healthcare ETF 298.40
XLRE Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund 219.87
VHT Vanguard Health Care ETF 201.00


XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,704.24
VGT Vanguard Information Technology ETF -1,194.53
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,064.56
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund -813.77
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund -619.74


ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF 1,910.48%
SOXS Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares 107.21%
FTXG First Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF 102.39%
WPS iShares International Developed Property ETF 81.64%
DUSL Direxion Daily Industrials Bull 3X Shares 73.14%


EWCO Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Communication Services ETF -73.19%
LACK Direxion Daily Consumer Staples Bear 3X Shares -55.08%
PASS Direxion Daily Consumer Discretionary Bear 3X Shares -54.65%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail ETF -41.28%
PEZ Invesco DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum ETF -39.79%

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