This ETF offers exposure to the U.S. energy industry, including many of the world's largest oil producers. While XLE probably doesn't make sense for those constructing a long-term buy-and-hold portfolio, it can be potentially useful as a tactical overlay for those looking to shift exposure towards a sector that thrives when oil prices show strength. Compared to other energy options, XLE is impressive in terms of both cost efficiency and liquidity; investors can generally expect to execute at penny wide spreads. But like many funds offering exposure to the energy sector, XLE maintains some concentration issues, as a few stocks account for big chunks of the total portfolio. Those seeking to avoid this issue may like the equal weighted RYE; the alpha-seeking FXN may also be an intriguing option for energy exposure.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for XLE 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 Energy Equities 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.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 4 other ETFs in the Energy Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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