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Q4 Sector Picks


Our Quarterly Sector Picks

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Getting Active with Sectors


Harness the Power of Sector ETFs

What’s the role of sector indices in risk, pricing and active returns? S&P DJI’s Tim Edwards joins Rebecca Chesworth of SPDR ETFs to explore how and why some investors are getting active with sectors.

Around half of variation in stock returns can be attributed to sector trends.

Tim Edwards, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Sector Effects in the S&P 500®, March 2019.


The Basics of Sector Investing



Implementing Sector Investing


Implementing Sector Investing

Harnessing the Power of Sector Investing Through ETFs

Investing in sectors can align portfolios with broader market trends, giving exposure to specific factors and styles.

Sectors are particularly well suited to target certain economic variables and, when accessed through ETFs, investors can implement macroeconomic views simply and cost-effectively.2

  • Sectors offer a selective exposure with opportunities to potentially benefit from significant return dispersion
  • Investing in sectors can provide a better means of capturing thematic trends than individual stocks
  • ETFs are attractive tools for implementing economic and broader market views

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1 Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
2 Frequent trading of ETFs could significantly increase commissions and other costs such that they may offset any savings from low fees or costs.
3 Source: State Street Global Advisors, as at 31 December 2019.