5 Best-Performing ETFs Of Last Week

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP - Free Report) - Up 1.3%

Consumer staples products are defensive in nature and see steady demand even during an economic downturn due to their low level of correlation with economic cycles. XLP is the most popular consumer staples ETF with AUM of $11.3 billion and follows the Consumer Staples Select Sector Index. The fund charges 12 bps in fees per year from investors and trades in heavy volume of nearly 10 million shares a day. In total, the fund holds about 32 securities in its basket. From a sector perspective, beverages takes the largest share at 25.3% while household products, food and staples retailing, and food products account for a double-digit allocation each. XLP has a Zacks ETF Rank #3 with a Medium risk outlook.

Legg Mason Small-Cap Quality Value ETF (SQLV - Free Report) – Up 1.2%

High-quality ETFs reduce volatility when compared to plain vanilla funds and hold up rather well during market swings. This ETF offers exposure to high-quality, U.S.-traded small-cap stocks with relatively low valuations by tracking the Royce Small-Cap Quality Value Index. It holds 266 stocks in its basket with key holdings in financials, health care, industrials, consumer discretionary and information technology. The product has gathered $16.8 million in its asset base while trades in volume of 2,000 shares a day on average. It charges 62 bps in annual fees.

U.S. Real Estate ETF (JRE - Free Report) – Up 0.9%

Higher rents due to shortage of homes are driving the real estate sector higher. Additionally, a resurgence in the COVID-19 cases led to investors’ flight to a defensive sector like real estate. JRE, which newly debuted in the space last month, is an actively managed ETF seeking compelling outperformance by investing in REITs and real estate-related businesses. The fund holds 21 stocks in its basket and charges 65 bps in annual fees. It trades in an average daily volume of 7,000 shares.

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