This ETF, issued by State Street, provides exposure to a benchmark that represents the transportation industry of the US. An investment on the transportation industry could reach into multiple tiers of the economy, as consumer goods as well as consumers themselves are in constant need of transportation from one place to another. Energy, though behind the scenes, has a major impact on the transportation industry, as rising gas prices or new alternative solutions can have a major impact on the performance of these individual companies. XTN has some bizarre holdings that may not offer the play on transportation equities that is right for everyone. Three of the top ten holdings feature rental car services in the US making this fund more of a play on the transportation of consumers rather than goods. Investors should note that this product offers significant small cap exposure, meaning that it will be slightly more volatile than a typical large cap product.