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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: SPDR Health Care Select Sector Fund, SPDR S&P 500, SPDRS&P Biotech ETF, PowerShares S&P SmallCap Health Care Portfolio and PowerShares Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome Portfolio
Date:8/28/2013

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This ETF follows the Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome Intellidex Index. The product has a somewhat sparse volume of just 18,000 shares a day, but a decent level of assets under management of about $170 million. The fund charges 63 bps in fees and expenses from investors.

With holdings of 30 stocks, the fund is moderately concentrated in the top 10 holdings and focuses more on small caps with 41% of total assets. Large caps account for 23% while the rest goes towards mid caps. Waters Corp, Illumina and Life Technologies occupy the top three spots in the basket with a combined share of nearly 15%.

In terms of industrial exposure, 61% of assets are allocated to biotechnology while 29% are alloted pharmaceuticals (read: 3 Impressive Biotech ETFs Crushing the Market). The product has added an impressive 35% year-to-date and over 30% in the trailing one-year period.

Bottom Line

Although the near future of healthcare is uncertain as Obamacare fully gets underway, the long-term outlook looks promising. Health care will remain in demand no matter what happens, especially given the demographic shift in the U.S. and the insatiable demand for new treatments and drugs for a variety of illnesses.

Thus, these products could be an interesting choice for investors seeking higher returns from the space.

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