ETFs Bucking The Trend In April [SPDR S&P Metals and Mining (ETF), First Trust ISE Revere Natural Gas (ETF)]

iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (NYSEARCA:REZ)

This fund follows the FTSE NAREIT All Residential Capped Index and provides exposure to the U.S. residential real estate stocks and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Holding 34 securities in its basket, the product is largely concentrated on the top firm – Public Storage (PSA) – at 11% while Equity Residential (EQR) and Ventas (VTR) round off to the next two with combined 18.2% share.

More than half of the portfolio is tilted toward large caps and about three-fifths to value stocks. From a sector look, equity apartment takes the top spot with 41.6%, followed by equity healthcare (37.8%) and equity self storage (17.2%).

The product has amassed $251.1 million in AUM while trades in volume of under 50,000 shares a day. It charges 48 bps in fees per year and is up 2.40% month-to-date.


This ETF looks to give investors broad exposure to the metal and mining industry, holding 41 stocks in its basket. This is accomplished by tracking the S&P Metals & Mining Select Industry Index. The fund uses equal weight methodology and does not put more than 3.7% of assets in single security (read: A Comprehensive Guide to Mining Industry ETFs).

In term of industrial exposure, steel make up 39% of the portfolio, while diversified metal and mining space (18.4%) and coal & consumable fuels (18.3%) round out the top three. From a cap look, the product puts more focus on small cap focus with 59% of assets while value stocks also dominate the fund portfolio.

XME has $658.5 million in AUM and is liquid with solid trading volumes of more than 2.3 million shares per day on average. The ETF charges 35 bps in fees and expenses and added over 2% so far this month.

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