The Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (RGI) was launched on 11/01/2006, and is a passively managed exchange traded fund designed to offer broad exposure to the Industrials – Broad segment of the equity market.
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.
Sector ETFs are also funds of convenience, offering many ways 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 5, placing it in top 31%.
The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $332.26 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.
The S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials Index equally weights stocks in the industrials sector of the S&P 500 Index.
Investors should also pay attention to an ETF’s expense ratio. Lower cost products will produce better results than those with a higher cost, assuming all other metrics remain 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 0.91%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
It is important to delve into an ETF’s holdings before investing despite the many upsides to these kinds of funds like diversified exposure, which minimizes single stock risk. 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 98.60% of the portfolio.
Looking at individual holdings, Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) accounts for about 1.98% of total assets, followed by Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC) and L3harris Technologies Inc (LHX).
The top 10 holdings account for about 17.64% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
The ETF has lost about -19.99% and is down about -14.16% so far this year and in the past one year (as of 06/20/2022), respectively. RGI has traded between $156.14 and $200.30 during this last 52-week period.
The ETF has a beta of 1.17 and standard deviation of 26.96% 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 S&P 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 sufficient 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) tracks MSCI US Investable Market Industrials 25/50 Index and the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) tracks Industrial Select Sector Index. Vanguard Industrials ETF has $3.19 billion in assets, Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF has $12.86 billion. VIS has an expense ratio of 0.10% and XLI charges 0.10%.
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