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 514 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $470.33B. 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 $36.80B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the GASX at 177.46%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the SmartETFs Smart Transportation & Technology ETF MOTO in 11/15/19.

Top ETF Performers

LABU Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares 38.30%
UBIO ProShares UltraPro Nasdaq Biotechnology 26.79%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares 24.37%
BBC Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF 18.69%
GNOM Global X Genomics & Biotechnology ETF 18.39%

Bottom ETF Performers

LABD Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares -30.63%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares -25.57%
GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares -24.31%
ZBIO ProShares UltraPro Short Nasdaq Biotechnology -23.03%
MLPQ ETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B -17.02%

Top Creations

XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 1.60K
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund 881.68
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund 734.92
GDX VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF 684.98
VGT Vanguard Information Technology ETF 549.71

Top Redemptions

XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund -435.66
IGV iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF -168.71
SMH VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF -163.43
LABU Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares -158.54
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund -131.42

AUM Winners

URNM North Shore Global Uranium Mining ETF 10,002,667.20%
LBDC ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN Series B 447.72%
AMUB ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN Series B 420.10%
MLPB ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B 291.70%
BDCZ ETRACS Linked to Wells Fargo Business Development Co Index ETN Series B 283.40%

AUM Losers

FTXR First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF -67.23%
RORE Hartford Multifactor REIT ETF -51.79%
PLAT WisdomTree Modern Tech Platforms Fund -49.06%
OBOR KraneShares MSCI One Belt One Road Index ETF -37.46%
PUI Invesco DWA Utilities Momentum ETF -31.46%

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