This ETF offers exposure to the global telecom industry, splitting holdings between U.S. and international stocks. As such, IXP could be potentially useful for investors looking to implement a global sector rotation strategy, or for those looking to overweight the sector as part of a tactical overlay. Like many telecom ETFs, IXP will generally offer an attractive dividend payout, making it an interesting option for yield-hungry investors. Also like other telecom ETFs, IXP is extremely top heavy; while the underlying portfolio consists of about 50 individual securities, a small handful of those account for the majority of total assets. IST and AXTE may be alternatives for investors looking to avoid the U.S., while VOX and FCQ exists as U.S.-only alternatives.