4 Sector ETFs That Beat The Market In August

This is an actively managed ETF focusing on companies that are expected to benefit from extension and enhancement of the quality of human and other life by incorporating technological and scientific developments, improvements and advancements in genomics into their business. The surge in demand for artificial intelligence in the advancement of diagnoses and treatment across the healthcare spectrum has been driving this ETFs higher. Per the fund’s fact sheet, the cost of sequencing the DNA of a full human genome should drop below $100 by 2022.

The fund holds 37 stocks in its basket with higher concentration on the top four firms. About one-fourth of the portfolio is allotted to gene therapy, closely followed by targeted therapeutics (16%), instrumentation (15.5%), beyond DNA (14.8%) and bioinformatics (11.3%). The product has accumulated $306.7 million in its asset base and trades in average daily volume of 114,000 shares. It has 0.75% in expense ratio.

SPDR S&P Internet ETF (XWEB - Free Report)

Renewed interest in the tech sector was fueled by the Mexico trade deal and talks with Canada. Additionally, improving economic growth is providing a solid boost to economically sensitive growth sectors like technology, which typically perform well in a maturing economic cycle. 

This product targets the Internet corner of the broad tech space. It tracks the S&P Internet Select Industry Index and holds 71 stocks in its basket with an equal-weight exposure of around 2%. The fund has accumulated $53.8 million in its asset base and charges 35bps in fees from investors. It trades in a light volume of around 10,000 shares a day on average and carries a Zacks ETF Rank #3 (Hold).

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