XLY’s top holdings include Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN) 7.2%, Comcast Corp. (NasdaqGS: CMCSA) 6.9% and Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) 6.0%.
Additionally, the two ETFs have slightly different weighting methodologies. XRT follows a more equal-weight methodology that spreads out its allocation equally among component stocks, whereas XLY follows a more traditional capitalization-weighted methodology that leans toward larger companies. [What Are ‘Smart-Beta,’ Factor-Based Index ETFs?]
Investors should not generalize their ETF investments. Instead, people should take the time to do some due diligence before diving into any investment decision.
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