Sector SPDRs

There are 11 symbols in this channel.

What is a stock market sector?

The term market sector is used in economics and finance to describe a part of the economy. Analysts divide the stock market itself into market sectors so that shares of companies that are in direct competition are listed alongside each other. Wikipedia

What is an ETF?

An exchange-traded fund is an investment fund traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks. An ETF holds assets such as stocks, commodities, or bonds and generally operates with an arbitrage mechanism designed to keep it trading close to its net asset value, although deviations can occasionally occur. Wikipedia

What company created and manages the Sector SPDRs?

The SPY and Sector SPDRs are ETFs created and managed by State Street Corp.

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One advantage of an ETF is the ability to avoid single stock risk.

What are the Sector SPDRs primarily composed of?

Well-known large-cap stocks make up a large percentage of each Sector SPDR.

Do Sector SPDRs pay a dividend?

Most, if not all, pay a dividend as well.

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