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 520 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Sectors ETFs gather total assets under management of $475.46B. 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 Information Technology ETF VGT with $34.86B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Sectors ETF was the CWEB at 117.54%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Sectors space was the Cambria Global Real Estate ETF BLDG in 09/24/20.

Top ETF Performers

NRGD MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN 68.05%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 2X Shares 44.23%
NRGZ MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -2X Inverse Leveraged ETN 42.23%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 2X Shares 41.29%
DUG ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas 41.04%

Bottom ETF Performers

NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN -47.74%
DPST Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3X Shares -35.99%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 2X Shares -35.64%
NRGO MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 2X Leveraged ETN -33.76%
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2x Shares -32.77%

Top Creations

XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund 909.89
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund 680.47
VGT Vanguard Information Technology ETF 597.65
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 458.31
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF 367.00

Top Redemptions

XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund -644.06
VNQ Vanguard Real Estate ETF -353.62
XBI SPDR S&P Biotech ETF -284.46
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF -262.56
IBB iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF -244.94

AUM Winners

FTXR First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF 8,451.16%
MUTE Direxion Daily Communication Services Index Bear 3X Shares 1,127.93%
FTAG First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF 351.93%
MSOS AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF 232.34%
WEBS Direxion Daily Dow Jones Internet Bear 3X Shares 174.44%

AUM Losers

FXN First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund -83.91%
IEZ iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF -61.30%
IEO iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF -58.55%
WPS iShares International Developed Property ETF -57.51%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail ETF -47.74%

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