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XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund

  • ETF
  • XLB
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.58 (0.01%)
    Time: 05/25/16
    Previous Close: $47.13
  • Category
  • Materials
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $36.17
  • 52 Week Hi: $50.09
  • AUM: $2,713.4 M
  • Shares: 57.6 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 6,381,926
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 6,121,703

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Analyst Report

This ETF is one of several funds offering exposure to the U.S. materials sector, a corner of the market that may be appealing for investors looking to gain indirect exposure to commodity prices through the stocks of companies engaged in the extraction or production of natural resources. Because the materials sector often accounts for a small portion of broad-based benchmarks, XLB may be a useful tool for long-term investors looking for more balanced exposure to the U.S. equity market. It can also be handy for those looking to implement a shorter-term tilt towards the materials sector. Like most Sector SPDRs, XLB's appeal lies in its cost efficiency and liquidity; it is among the cheapest funds in the Materials ETFdb Category, and has a higher average daily volume than any comparable fund. XLB is, however, somewhat concentrated; it has far fewer holdings than funds such as VAW, and allocations to the biggest components are significant. The equal-weighted RTM may have some appeal to those seeking more balanced representation of the materials sector, while IRV could be appealing as an international option.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for XLB on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Materials with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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XLB Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ n/a
Expenses A n/a

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XLB In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

XLB Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

Number of Holdings
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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 99.92%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.08%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Basic Materials 88.54%
Consumer Cyclical 10.06%
Industrials 1.32%
Financial Services 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Technology 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Health Care 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 59.96%
Medium 39.27%
Small 0.68%
Micro 0.0%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 99.92%
Middle East 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.92%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 99.92%
Other 0.08%

XLB Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 4 other ETFs in the Materials ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

XLB Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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13 Week Return
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26 Week Return
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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of XLB relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

XLB Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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XLB Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Annual Dividend Yield
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XLB Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
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20 Day Volatility
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50 Day Volatility
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200 Day Volatility
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  • 20 Day MA: $46.48
  • 60 Day MA: $45.52
  • MACD 15 Period: 1.35
  • MACD 100 Period: 4.50
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 11.92
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 11.92
  • RSI 10 Day: 66
  • RSI 20 Day: 61
  • RSI 30 Day: 59
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 54

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $45.48
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $47.62
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $45.38
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $47.62
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $45.41
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $47.79

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $47.40
  • Support Level 2: $47.09
  • Resistance Level 1: $48.02
  • Resistance Level 2: $48.33


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 56.05
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 75.92
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 53.48
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 61.97

Fact Sheet

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