Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest days for the retail sector in the year, and investors can gain exposure to the start of America’s holiday shopping spree through consumer sector-related exchange traded funds.
When it comes to ETFs, investors can choose between the retail sector or consumer discretionary sector to gain exposure to consumers, the largest contributing factor to U.S. economic growth.
Retail ETFs follow companies that sell retail merchandise, which includes brick-and-mortar retailers that shoppers can visit on foot, along with online merchants through a click of a button.
Consumer discretionary ETFs track companies that sell nonessential goods and services, including apparel, automobiles, consumer services, consumer durables, media and retailers.
Investors who are interested in consumer sector funds can take a look at a number of related ETFs, including: