With the exchange-traded fund industry’s rapid growth, investors are finding it harder to identify funds to watch and stay away from, and a new report on the ETF landscape published on Benzinga may be exactly what investors need.
The report, by David Trainer of the investment-ratings firm New Constructs, is an examination of the best and worst ETFs and mutual funds—with quality of holdings and low cost two critical variables to judge the worthiness of a given security, according to the article, which was also written by Trainer.
The following were listed as the best ETFs for their sector:
- Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLV)
- Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLI)
- Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH)
- iShares S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index Fund (NYSEArca: IGE)
For the worst ETFs by sector, the article listed:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund (NYSEArca: ITB)
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio (NYSEArca: PSCC)
- PowerShares Lux Nanotech Portfolio (NYSEArca: PXN)
- SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME)
For the fully detailed report on each sector, visit Benzinga.com.