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 508 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $459.88B. 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 $35.35B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the GASX at 148.52%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the iShares Genomics Immunology and Healthcare ETF IDNA in 06/11/19.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 75.28%
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 68.32%
GDXX ProShares Ultra Gold Miners 46.36%
GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares 43.82%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares 29.28%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares -46.41%
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -45.69%
GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares -36.70%
GDXS Proshares Ultrashort Gold Miners -33.67%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares -31.90%

TOP CREATIONS

XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund 735.83
SMH VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF 632.18
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund 419.85
SOXX iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF 224.19
SOXL Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X Shares 193.37

TOP REDEMPTIONS

XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,135.32
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,067.07
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund -790.87
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund -617.21
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund -497.33

AUM WINNERS

NXTG First Trust Indxx NextG ETF 834.11%
FTXR First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF 206.42%
CLOU Global X Cloud Computing ETF 141.51%
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares 128.47%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares 116.05%

AUM LOSERS

SCOM ProShares UltraPro Short Communication Services Select Sector ETF -76.48%
YCOM ProShares UltraShort Communication Services Select Sector ETF -75.90%
XCOM ProShares Ultra Communication Services Select Sector ETF -74.33%
UCOM ProShares UltraPro Communication Services Select Sector ETF -74.14%
KMED KraneShares Emerging Markets Healthcare Index ETF -65.80%

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