XRT features exposure to the following retail industries: Apparel Retail, Automotive Retail, Computer & Electronic Retail, Department Stores, Drug Retail, Food Retailers, General Merchandise Stores, Hypermarkets & Super Centers, Internet & Direct Marketing Retail, and Specialty Stores.
Still, traditional retailers must contend with shoppers’ growing preference for online shopping. The trend away from traditional department stores and apparel retailers to online shopping destinations should benefit the Amplify Online Retail ETF (NasdaqGM: IBUY), which debuted last year. IBUY, which is comprised of global companies that generate at least 70% of revenue from online or virtual sales, has been one of the best-performing retail ETFs since its inception. IBUY is up nearly 40% year-to-date.
“Other retail-focused ETFs have also seen notable flow activity. The Amplify Online Retail ETF, known as IBUY, has received $39 million in November, its largest month of inflows since April 2016 inception,” according to Bloomberg.
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