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- Twitter's down 32% this year, Facebook's off 20% in a month, and biotech nearly that much, but money is returning to the industrial sector. While the Nasdaq 100 posted its worst one-day drop since 2011 on Friday and last week fell for the 3rd week in 4, the Industrial Select SPDR (XLI) gained 1.6%.
- In the year's first quarter, the XLI had lost 1.4%, putting it in 9th place among 10 S&P 500 groups.
- "You’re seeing the beginning of investors shifting money ahead of a wave of spending,” says Drew Nordlicht of HighTower Advisors. “The expectation is, as the economy begins to kick into a higher gear, corporate America will utilize the amount of cash to spend on capital expenditures."
- GE comprises more than 10% of the XLI, and UTX, Union Pacific, Boeing, and 3M round out the top 5, each with holdings in the 5% range.
- Related ETFs: XLI, PHO, CGW, PIO, VIS, ITA, FIW, PPA, IGF, CARZ, IYJ, XAR, IPN, EMIF, FIDU, PRN, UXI, FXR, PXR, EXI, GII, EVX, FLM, RGI, SIJ, PSCI, NFRA, TOLZ, AXID
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- The ProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF (TOLZ) will track an index of companies have key operations in the global infrastructure sector, with a preference for companies that focus on long term and stable cash flows.
- Within the manufacturing sector there are only a few ETFs that offer pure exposure to the infrastructure sub-sector, but with an expense ratio of .45%, TOLZ undercuts them all.
- Other infrastructure ETFs: BRXX, IGF, EMIF, CHXX, PXR, GII, FLM, KFYP, NFRA
Oct. 9, 2013, 10:10 AM
- Opening for trade today is Northern Trust's (NTRS) FlexShares Stoxx Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NFRA) with expense ratio of 0.47%. It will track an index comprising infrastructure-related companies in both developed and emerging markets.
- As of mid-September the top 5 countries in the tracked index are the U.S. at 38%, Japan 11.6%, the U.K. at 10.6%, Canada 10.4%, and Germany 6.1%.
- The two largest competing ETFs are the iShares Global Infrastructure Fund (IGF) with $596M in AUM, and the SPDR S&P Global Infrastructure ETF (GII) with $52.6M in AUM.
Nov. 2, 2011, 11:25 AM
President Obama urges (live audio) Congress to pass the infrastructure portion of his jobs act - including working on 215 of the nation's structurally deficient bridges. If Congress clears the path, will infrastructure-related ETFs GII, IGF, and PXR get a boost?| Nov. 2, 2011, 11:25 AM | 13 Comments