Select Sector SPDR ETFs Head-To-Head

Published on June 18, 2013 | Updated February 25, 2014

State Street’s Select Sector SPDR ETFs are some of the largest, most popular and heavily traded funds in the industry. These useful products offer investors a convenient way to monitor, analyze and trade different sectors of the economy. And while most follow the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, A) as a gauge of the overall market, paying close attention to the sector ETFs gives a more robust picture of the relative prospects of different corners of the U.S. economy [see Free Report: Seven Simple & Cheap All-ETF Model Portfolios].

In the interactive chart below, we highlight the historical performances, valuation metrics and fundamentals across the nine Select Sector SPDRs (data as of 5/30/13). Simply click on a metric to see how the sectors stack up against each other and the broad equities market, as represented by SPY.

*SPY has more than $140 billion in assets.

Sector SPDRs Average Daily Volume (3 Month)
Energy (XLE)
11,620,359

*SPY has an average daily volume of over 126,000,000 shares.

*SPY has only about 19% of its total assets allocated to its top ten holdings.

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