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 513 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $373.37B. The average expense ratio is 0.62%. Sectors ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Sectors ETF is the Vanguard Real Estate ETF VNQ with $26.85B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the DRIP at 551.09%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the Esoterica NextG Economy ETF WUGI in 03/31/20.

Top ETF Performers

SRS ProShares UltraShort Real Estate 46.20%
NRGZ MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -2X Inverse Leveraged ETN 45.20%
DRV Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares 44.06%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 2X Shares 43.49%
DUG ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas 43.34%

Bottom ETF Performers

GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 2X Shares -95.45%
REML Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -92.17%
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares -91.65%
NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN -89.34%
NAIL Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares -88.99%

Top Creations

XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund 1.56K
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund 1.13K
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund 916.82
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares 590.75
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares 576.13

Top Redemptions

VNQ Vanguard Real Estate ETF -1,595.29
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,391.09
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,174.55
FXO First Trust Financials AlphaDEX Fund -748.20
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund -716.21

AUM Winners

JETS US Global Jets ETF 675.74%
PASS Direxion Daily Consumer Discretionary Bear 3X Shares 322.90%
EMTY ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF 283.58%
SCC ProShares UltraShort Consumer Services 241.92%
REK ProShares Short Real Estate 191.02%

AUM Losers

NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN -91.92%
REML Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -88.86%
BNKU MicroSectors U.S. Big Banks Index 3X Leveraged ETN -82.28%
BDCY ETRACS 2x Monthly Leveraged Wells Fargo Diversified BDC Index ETN Series B -80.26%
LRNZ TrueMark Technology, AI & Deep Learning ETF -78.39%

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