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An Overview of Fund Flows in Technology Exchange-Traded Funds

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XLK Saw $158.03 Million in Fund Inflows in the Trailing 5-Day Period

Overview of XLK

The Technology Select Sector ETF (XLK) is the most liquid ETF in the technology sector, with over 8 million shares traded per day. This ETF tracks the performance of 75 publicly listed companies in the technology sector. XLK’s market capitalization is $13.65 billion.

XLK Saw $158.03 Million in Fund Inflows in the Trailing 5-Day Period

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XLK’s top five holdings and their weights include:

  • Apple (AAPL): 16.03%
  • Microsoft (MSFT): 9.88%
  • Facebook Inc. Class A Shares (FB): 5.42%
  • Alphabet Inc. Class C (GOOG): 5.03%
  • Alphabet Inc. Class A: 4.95%

These top five holdings comprise more than 40% of the total portfolio. Apple comprises 12.96% of the Power Shares QQQ ETF (QQQ).

XLK has an expense ratio of 0.14% and average daily volume of shares traded is $435.32 million. The price-to-earnings ratio of XLK is 19.59x, and its price-to-book and distribution yields stand at 4.17x and 1.75%, respectively.

Fund flows in XLK

In the trailing one month, the net fund inflows for the Technology Select Sector ETF (XLK) were $973.76 million. In the trailing 12-month (or TTM) period, net fund inflows were $185.46 million. Fund flows in the trailing one-week and trailing three-month periods for XLK were $158.03 million and $1.15 billion, respectively. Since October 15, 2015, XLK has consistently traded above its moving averages. Since then, net fund inflows in the ETF have been $1.26 billion.

XLK generated investor returns of 6.47% in the trailing 12-month period and -0.05% in the trailing one-month period. In comparison, it generated 17.09% in the trailing three-year period and 14.31% in the trailing five-year period. XLK’s share price increased 7.35% YTD (year to date).

Moving averages

On November 25, 2015, XLK closed the trading day at $43.81. Based on this figure, let’s see how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 5% above its 100-day moving average of $41.82
  • 4% above its 50-day moving average of $42.19
  • 1% above its 20-day moving average of $43.75

RSI

XLK’s 14-day RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 56, which shows that the ETF is slightly overbought. Generally, if the RSI is above 70, it indicates the stock is overbought. An RSI figure below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

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