Trading: The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLF) In Focus

David Fry From ETF Digest goes into detail on a popular financial ETF discussing the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLF) in a video.

Fry Notes, “The SPDR Sector Financials ETF (NYSE:XLF) was on the move higher with the rest of the sector post the Fed’s recent stress tests as banks are allowed to buy back shares and/or declare dividends. It’s notable that the Fed has “gagged” information on these stress tests revealing little transparency in what should be a “trust but verify” world.”

See the video on his ETF in focus with the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLF) below:

Take a look at our category on the ETF for more in-depth articles below:

Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE:XLF)  Visit Our (XLF) Category: HERE

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 Financial Select Sector Index. The fund 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: diversified financial services; insurance; commercial banks; capital markets; real estate investment trusts (REITs); consumer finance; thrifts & mortgage finance; and real estate management & development. The fund is non-diversified.

Fund Operations  
  XLF Category Avg
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net) 0.20% 0.54%
Annual Holdings Turnover 15.57% 25.95
Total Net Assets NaN NaN

Components and weightings as of 3/18/11.

  Name Symbol Index Weight
1 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) 9.51%
2 Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) 8.89%
3 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY B (BRKB) 7.69%
4 Bank of America Corp. (BAC) 7.53%
5 Citigroup Inc. (C) 6.96%
6 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) 4.35%
7 U.S. BANCORP (USB) 2.72%
8 MetLife Inc. (MET) 2.47%
9 American Express Co. (AXP) 2.46%
10 MORGAN STANLEY (MS) 2.21%
11 Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (BK) 1.91%
12 PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC) 1.76%
13 Simon Property Group Inc. (SPG) 1.62%
14 Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) 1.57%
15 Travelers Cos. Inc. (TRV) 1.34%
16 AFLAC Inc. (AFL) 1.27%
17 Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) 1.24%
18 State Street Corp. (STT) 1.19%
19 ACE Ltd. (ACE) 1.10%
20 CME Group Inc. Cl A (CME) 1.02%
21 BB&T Corp. (BBT) 1.00%
22 Chubb Corp. (CB) 0.94%
23 Charles Schwab Corp. (SCHW) 0.93%
24 AON Corp. (AON) 0.91%
25 Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN) 0.90%
26 Allstate Corp. (ALL) 0.89%
27 T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) 0.85%
28 Marsh & McLennan Cos. (MMC) 0.84%
29 EQUITY RESIDENTIAL (EQR) 0.83%
30 Ameriprise Financial Inc. (AMP) 0.81%
31 PUBLIC STORAGE (PSA) 0.80%
32 SunTrust Banks Inc. (STI) 0.79%
33 Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) 0.74%
34 Progressive Corp. (PGR) 0.73%
35 HCP Inc. (HCP) 0.73%
36 Loews Corp. (L) 0.71%
37 Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) 0.70%
38 FIFTH THIRD BANCORP (FITB) 0.69%
39 Boston Properties Inc. (BXP) 0.68%
40 Discover Financial Services (DFS) 0.64%
41 Northern Trust Corp. (NTRS) 0.64%
42 Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) 0.62%
43 INVESCO Ltd. (IVZ) 0.61%
44 Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) 0.60%
45 M&T Bank Corp. (MTB) 0.56%
46 Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG) 0.54%
47 Avalonbay Communities Inc. (AVB) 0.53%
48 Lincoln National Corp. (LNC) 0.50%
49 IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) 0.49%
50 NYSE EURONEXT (NYX) 0.48%
51 Regions Financial Corp. (RF) 0.47%
52 Health Care REIT Inc. (HCN) 0.47%
53 PROLOGIS (PLD) 0.45%
54 Ventas Inc. (VTR) 0.44%
55 UNUM GROUP (UNM) 0.43%
56 KEYCORP (KEY) 0.42%
57 SLM CORP. (SLM) 0.41%
58 CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. Cl A (CBG) 0.41%
59 Kimco Realty Corp. (KIM) 0.38%
60 XL Group PLC (XL) 0.38%
61 Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. REIT (PCL) 0.37%
62 Leucadia National Corp. (LUK) 0.36%
63 Comerica Inc. (CMA) 0.35%
64 Moody’s Corp. (MCO) 0.35%
65 Genworth Financial Inc. Cl A (GNW) 0.33%
66 Huntington Bancshares Inc. (HBAN) 0.31%
67 Torchmark Corp. (TMK) 0.28%
68 Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) 0.28%
69 Hudson City Bancorp Inc. (HCBK) 0.28%
70 Legg Mason Inc. (LM) 0.27%
71 American International Group Inc. (AIG) 0.27%
72 People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT) 0.24%
73 Zions Bancorp (ZION) 0.22%
74 Marshall & Ilsley Corp. (MI) 0.21%
75 Assurant Inc. (AIZ) 0.21%
76 NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) 0.20%
77 E*TRADE Financial Corp. (ETFC) 0.18%
78 First Horizon National Corp. (FHN) 0.16%
79 Apartment Investment & Management Co. (AIV) 0.15%
80 Federated Investors Inc. (FII) 0.13%
81 Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS) 0.12%

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