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Investing in Sector ETFs

Investors looking for more than just broad exposure to U.S. equities through traditional mutual funds and ETFs frequently target funds that invest in specific types of investments or sectors. This  

Sector Round-Up | WSBS 521

Percent Gain/Loss 1 Month 3 Month YTD Communication Services (XLC) 6.52% 12.99% 14.11% Consumer Discretionary (XLY) 7.30% 7.41% 10.82% Consumer Staples (XLP) 0.31% 5.12% 1.99% Energy (XLE) -0.63% 23.21% 32.22% Financials (XLF) 4.57% 21.67% 21.91% Health Care (XLV) 4.41% 5.32% 7.70% Industrials (XLI) 3.63% 17.60% 15.06% Materials (XLB) 4.67% 15.78% 15.22% Real Estate (XLRE) 5.69% 13.54% 15.37% Technology (XLK) 6.84% 7.35% 9.02% Utilities (XLU) 3.36% 4.98% 4.63% Source: Select SPDR ETFs Let’s start with a look at communications services,  

Sector Round-Up | WSBE 521

Percent Gain/Loss 1 Month 3 Month YTD Communication Services (XLC) 6.52% 12.99% 14.11% Consumer Discretionary (XLY) 7.30% 7.41% 10.82% Consumer Staples (XLP) 0.31% 5.12% 1.99% Energy (XLE) -0.63% 23.21% 32.22% Financials (XLF) 4.57% 21.67% 21.91% Health Care (XLV) 4.41% 5.32% 7.70% Industrials (XLI) 3.63% 17.60% 15.06% Materials (XLB) 4.67% 15.78% 15.22% Real Estate (XLRE) 5.69% 13.54% 15.37% Technology (XLK) 6.84% 7.35% 9.02% Utilities (XLU) 3.36% 4.98% 4.63% Source: SPDR Select ETFs The consumer discretionary sector took the lead in  

Sector Round-Up | WSBE 421

Percent Gain/Loss 1 Month 3 Month YTD Communication Services (XLC) 3.57% 13.84% 11.66% Consumer Discretionary (XLY) 0.46% 5.18% 3.07% Consumer Staples (XLP) 2.93% 0.92% -0.67% Energy (XLE) -1.52% 24.82% 26.20% Financials (XLF) 0.76% 14.70% 12.48% Health Care (XLV) 0.48% 3.01% 0.93% Industrials (XLI) 3.16% 7.33% 6.65% Materials (XLB) 0.66% 6.99% 5.13% Real Estate (XLRE) 0.91% 9.11% 6.13% Technology (XLK) -1.23% 2.22% 0.79% Utilities (XLU) 3.06% 2.95% -0.21% Source: SPDR Select ETFs The energy sector continues powering higher, with the  

Sector Round-Up | WSBS 421

Percent Gain/Loss 1 Month 1 Year YTD Communication Services (XLC) 3.57% 13.84% 11.66% Consumer Discretionary (XLY) 0.46% 5.18% 3.07% Consumer Staples (XLP) 2.93% 0.92% -0.67% Energy (XLE) -1.52% 24.82% 26.20% Financials (XLF) 0.76% 14.70% 12.48% Health Care (XLV) 0.48% 3.01% 0.93% Industrials (XLI) 3.16% 7.33% 6.65% Materials (XLB) 0.66% 6.99% 5.13% Real Estate (XLRE) 0.91% 9.11% 6.13% Technology (XLK) -1.23% 2.22% 0.79% Utilities (XLU) 3.06% 2.95% -0.21% Source: Select SPDR ETFs This month’s featured stock, Textainer Group Holdings (TGH)