Shares of Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) are up a modest by the stock’s standards 0.6% today, pushing the iPhone maker’s market capitalization to a lofty $732 billion and some change.
As has been well-documented, Apple’s ascent to becoming the first company with a market value of $700 billion and its targeting of the unheard of $1 trillion stratosphere is benefiting plenty of exchange traded funds. One of those ETFs is the Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF (NYSEArca: FTEC).
FTEC is one of the newer kids on the sector ETF block, having debuted in October 2013 as part of Fidelity’s 10-ETF sector suite. That group has since grown by one with the recent addition of theFidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF (NYSEArca: FREL).
Fidelity has navigated the ultra-competitive sector ETF landscape with success. In June 2014, Fidelity’s original 10 sector ETFs had a combined $1 billion in assets under management, a number that has since more than doubled to $2.2 billion. [Fidelity Sector ETFs Race to $1 Billion]
FTEC has been a primary driver of Fidelity’s sector ETF growth. At the end of January, the ETF had $352.6 million in assets under management, good for the second-best total among Fidelity sector ETFs behind the Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETF (NYSEArca: FHLC). [Inside Fidelity’s Commission-Free ETFs]
In an environment where Apple has more than restored its juggernaut status, FTEC earns its place in the Apple ETF conversation with a weight of 17.1% to the iPad maker. That is more than double FTEC’s weight to Microsoft (NasdaqGS: MSFT), its second-largest holding.