Each Select Sector™ is a highly-liquid index designed to track a major economic sector.  The indices are intended as tools for investment professionals, allowing them to tailor benchmarks for core portfolios by accounting for changing market conditions.

Select Sector Definitions

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    Communication Services

    Diversified Telecommunication Services; Wireless Telecommunication Services; Media; Entertainment; Interactive Media & Services

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    Consumer Discretionary

    Auto Components; Automobiles; Household Durables; Leisure Products; Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods; Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure; Diversified Consumer Services; Distributors; Internet & Direct Marketing Retail; Multiline Retail; Specialty Retail

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    Consumer Staples

    Food & Staples Retailing; Beverages; Food Products; Tobacco; Household Products; Personal Products

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    Energy Equipment & Services; Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

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    Banks; Thrifts & Mortgage Finance; Diversified Financial Services; Consumer Finance; Capital Markets; Insurance; Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

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    Health Care

    Health Care Equipment & Supplies; Health Care Providers & Services; Health Care Technology; Biotechnology; Pharmaceuticals; Life Sciences Tools & Services

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    Aerospace & Defense; Building Products; Construction & Engineering; Electrical Equipment; Industrial Conglomerates; Machinery; Trading Companies & Distributors; Commercial Services & Supplies; Professional Services; Air Freight & Logistics; Airlines; Marine; Road & Rail; Transportation Infrastructure

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    Chemicals; Construction Materials; Containers & Packaging; Metals & Mining; Paper & Forest Products

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    Real Estate

    Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs); Real Estate Management & Development

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    IT Services; Software; Communications Equipment; Technology Hardware, Storage, & Peripherals; Electronic Equipment, Instruments, & Components; Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

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    Electric Utilities; Gas Utilities; Multi-Utilities; Water Utilities; Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers


  • Index Universe

    The indices are subsets of the S&P 500®, which covers approximately 80% of available U.S. market capitalization

  • Index Construction

    Stocks are assigned to Select Sector indices based on their Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) sector categorizations.

  • Weighting

    Constituents are weighted by float-adjusted market capitalization, subject to a cap to ensure that no company exceeds 25% on a quarterly basis.


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    Connecting Sector Themes to Market Forces

    Learn how sector strategies can be implemented to express economic views.

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    GICS® Map

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    Select Sector Dashboard

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