Launched on 11/01/2006, the Invesco SP 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (
RGI Quick Quote RGI - Free Report) is a passively managed exchange traded fund designed to provide a broad exposure to the Industrials - Broad segment of the equity market.
While an excellent vehicle for long term investors, passively managed ETFs are a popular choice among institutional and retail investors due to their low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency.
Investor-friendly, sector ETFs provide many options to gain low risk and diversified exposure to a broad group of companies in particular sectors. Industrials - Broad is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 4, placing it in top 25%.
The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $387.45 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Industrials - Broad segment of the equity market. RGI seeks to match the performance of the S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials Index before fees and expenses.
This index is an unmanaged equal weighted version of the S&P 500 Industrials Index that consists of the common stocks of the following industries: aerospace & defense, building products, construction & engineering, electrical equipment, conglomerates, machinery; commercial services & supplies, air freight & logistics, airlines, marine, road & rail transportation infrastructure.
Expense ratios are an important factor in the return of an ETF and in the long term, cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive counterparts, other things remaining the same.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.40%, making it one of the cheaper products in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 1.14%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
While ETFs offer diversified exposure, which minimizes single stock risk, a deep look into a fund's holdings is a valuable exercise. And, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation in the Industrials sector--about 100% of the portfolio.
Looking at individual holdings, General Electric Co (
GE Quick Quote GE - Free Report) accounts for about 1.60% of total assets, followed by Fedex Corp ( FDX Quick Quote FDX - Free Report) and Quanta Services Inc ( PWR Quick Quote PWR - Free Report) .
The top 10 holdings account for about 15.07% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
Year-to-date, the Invesco SP 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF has added about 6.70% so far, and is up roughly 8.40% over the last 12 months (as of 11/08/2020). RGI has traded between $81.49 and $143.49 in this past 52-week period.
The ETF has a beta of 1.21 and standard deviation of 26.55% for the trailing three-year period, making it a medium risk choice in the space. With about 75 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
Invesco SP 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF carries a Zacks ETF Rank of 3 (Hold), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Thus, RGI is a good option for those seeking exposure to the Industrials ETFs area of the market. Investors might also want to consider some other ETF options in the space.
Vanguard Industrials ETF (
VIS Quick Quote VIS - Free Report) tracks MSCI US Investable Market Industrials 25/50 Index and the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLI Quick Quote XLI - Free Report) tracks Industrial Select Sector Index. Vanguard Industrials ETF has $3.32 billion in assets, Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF has $13.12 billion. VIS has an expense ratio of 0.10% and XLI charges 0.13%. Bottom Line
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