Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB)

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Best Fit Basic Materials Funds ETFs

U.S. News evaluated 18 Basic Materials Funds ETFs and 5 make our Best Fit list. Our list highlights the best passively managed funds for long-term investors. Rankings are assigned based on comparisons with Best Fit funds in this category.

How we identify Best Fit Funds

Best Fit Scorecard
Costs Excellent
Tracking Error Excellent
Bid/Ask Ratio Typical
Holdings Diversity Typical

Fund Description

The investment seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities of companies in the Materials Select Sector Index. In seeking to track the performance of the index, the fund employs a replication strategy. It generally invests substantially all, but at least 95%, of its total assets in the securities comprising the index. The index includes companies from the following industries: chemicals; metals & mining; paper & forest products; containers & packaging; and construction materials. The fund is non-diversified.

Fund Snapshot Updated 07.18.2014

Previous Close $49.92 Expense Ratio 0.21%
YTD Return 8.96% Avg. 30-Day Volume 4,879,081
1-Year Return 25.5% Market Cap Loading...
Bid $49.94 Shares Outstanding 104,173,000
Ask $49.95 Dividends $0.92
Top 10 Holdings
Monsanto Co New (MON) 10.20%
Dow Chem Co (DOW) 10.10%
Du Pont E I De Nemours & Co (DD) 9.77%
Lyondellbasell Industries N V (LYB) 6.83%
Praxair Inc (PX) 6.31%
Freeport-Mcmoran Inc (FCX) 4.89%
Ecolab Inc (ECL) 4.84%
Ppg Inds Inc (PPG) 4.77%
Air Prods & Chems Inc (APD) 4.54%
Intl Paper Co (IP) 3.56%
% of Total Holdings 65.80%

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Best Fit Basic Materials Funds

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