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Should You Invest in the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF (RSPS)?

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Looking for broad exposure to the Consumer Staples - Broad segment of the equity market? You should consider the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF (RSPS - Free Report) , a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 11/01/2006.

An increasingly popular option among retail and institutional investors, passively managed ETFs offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; they are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.

Investor-friendly, sector ETFs provide many options to gain low risk and diversified exposure to a broad group of companies in particular sectors. Consumer Staples - Broad is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 10, placing it in bottom 38%.

Index Details

The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $430.70 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Consumer Staples - Broad segment of the equity market. RSPS seeks to match the performance of the S&P 500 EQL WEIGHT CONSUMER STAPLES INDX before fees and expenses.

The S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples Index equally weights stocks in the consumer staples sector of the S&P 500 Index.


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 on par with most peer products in the space.

It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 2.74%.

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 Consumer Staples sector--about 100% of the portfolio.

Looking at individual holdings, Archer-Daniels-Midland Co (ADM - Free Report) accounts for about 2.94% of total assets, followed by Mccormick & Co Inc/md (MKC - Free Report) and Bunge Global Sa (BG - Free Report) .

The top 10 holdings account for about 27.96% of total assets under management.

Performance and Risk

The ETF has added about 3.16% and is down about -6.01% so far this year and in the past one year (as of 05/08/2024), respectively. RSPS has traded between $28.40 and $34.95 during this last 52-week period.

The ETF has a beta of 0.60 and standard deviation of 13.46% for the trailing three-year period. With about 39 holdings, it has more concentrated exposure than peers.


Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples 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, RSPS is a good option for those seeking exposure to the Consumer Staples ETFs area of the market. Investors might also want to consider some other ETF options in the space.

Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC - Free Report) tracks MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Staples 25/50 Index and the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP - Free Report) tracks Consumer Staples Select Sector Index. Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF has $6.62 billion in assets, Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF has $14.77 billion. VDC has an expense ratio of 0.10% and XLP charges 0.09%.

Bottom Line

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