Description of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial

SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial ETF

Statistics of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial (YTD)

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TotalReturn:

'Total return is the amount of value an investor earns from a security over a specific period, typically one year, when all distributions are reinvested. Total return is expressed as a percentage of the amount invested. For example, a total return of 20% means the security increased by 20% of its original value due to a price increase, distribution of dividends (if a stock), coupons (if a bond) or capital gains (if a fund). Total return is a strong measure of an investment’s overall performance.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:
  • Compared with the benchmark SPY (68.2%) in the period of the last 5 years, the total return of 60.1% of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial is lower, thus worse.
  • During the last 3 years, the total return is 42.6%, which is lower, thus worse than the value of 47.7% from the benchmark.

CAGR:

'The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is a useful measure of growth over multiple time periods. It can be thought of as the growth rate that gets you from the initial investment value to the ending investment value if you assume that the investment has been compounding over the time period.'

Applying this definition to our asset in some examples:
  • Compared with the benchmark SPY (11%) in the period of the last 5 years, the annual performance (CAGR) of 9.9% of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial is lower, thus worse.
  • Compared with SPY (13.9%) in the period of the last 3 years, the annual performance (CAGR) of 12.6% is smaller, thus worse.

Volatility:

'Volatility is a rate at which the price of a security increases or decreases for a given set of returns. Volatility is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time. It shows the range to which the price of a security may increase or decrease. Volatility measures the risk of a security. It is used in option pricing formula to gauge the fluctuations in the returns of the underlying assets. Volatility indicates the pricing behavior of the security and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:
  • Looking at the 30 days standard deviation of 15.1% in the last 5 years of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial, we see it is relatively higher, thus worse in comparison to the benchmark SPY (13.2%)
  • During the last 3 years, the historical 30 days volatility is 14.6%, which is greater, thus worse than the value of 12.4% from the benchmark.

DownVol:

'The downside volatility is similar to the volatility, or standard deviation, but only takes losing/negative periods into account.'

Which means for our asset as example:
  • The downside volatility over 5 years of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial is 16.5%, which is larger, thus worse compared to the benchmark SPY (14.6%) in the same period.
  • Looking at downside risk in of 16.8% in the period of the last 3 years, we see it is relatively larger, thus worse in comparison to SPY (14%).

Sharpe:

'The Sharpe ratio was developed by Nobel laureate William F. Sharpe, and is used to help investors understand the return of an investment compared to its risk. The ratio is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk. Subtracting the risk-free rate from the mean return allows an investor to better isolate the profits associated with risk-taking activities. One intuition of this calculation is that a portfolio engaging in 'zero risk' investments, such as the purchase of U.S. Treasury bills (for which the expected return is the risk-free rate), has a Sharpe ratio of exactly zero. Generally, the greater the value of the Sharpe ratio, the more attractive the risk-adjusted return.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:
  • Looking at the Sharpe Ratio of 0.49 in the last 5 years of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial, we see it is relatively smaller, thus worse in comparison to the benchmark SPY (0.64)
  • During the last 3 years, the risk / return profile (Sharpe) is 0.69, which is lower, thus worse than the value of 0.92 from the benchmark.

Sortino:

'The Sortino ratio improves upon the Sharpe ratio by isolating downside volatility from total volatility by dividing excess return by the downside deviation. The Sortino ratio is a variation of the Sharpe ratio that differentiates harmful volatility from total overall volatility by using the asset's standard deviation of negative asset returns, called downside deviation. The Sortino ratio takes the asset's return and subtracts the risk-free rate, and then divides that amount by the asset's downside deviation. The ratio was named after Frank A. Sortino.'

Which means for our asset as example:
  • The ratio of annual return and downside deviation over 5 years of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial is 0.45, which is lower, thus worse compared to the benchmark SPY (0.58) in the same period.
  • Compared with SPY (0.81) in the period of the last 3 years, the ratio of annual return and downside deviation of 0.6 is lower, thus worse.

Ulcer:

'The Ulcer Index is a technical indicator that measures downside risk, in terms of both the depth and duration of price declines. The index increases in value as the price moves farther away from a recent high and falls as the price rises to new highs. The indicator is usually calculated over a 14-day period, with the Ulcer Index showing the percentage drawdown a trader can expect from the high over that period. The greater the value of the Ulcer Index, the longer it takes for a stock to get back to the former high.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:
  • Looking at the Downside risk index of 5.74 in the last 5 years of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial, we see it is relatively larger, thus better in comparison to the benchmark SPY (3.95 )
  • During the last 3 years, the Ulcer Ratio is 5.65 , which is greater, thus better than the value of 4 from the benchmark.

MaxDD:

'Maximum drawdown measures the loss in any losing period during a fund’s investment record. It is defined as the percent retrenchment from a fund’s peak value to the fund’s valley value. The drawdown is in effect from the time the fund’s retrenchment begins until a new fund high is reached. The maximum drawdown encompasses both the period from the fund’s peak to the fund’s valley (length), and the time from the fund’s valley to a new fund high (recovery). It measures the largest percentage drawdown that has occurred in any fund’s data record.'

Which means for our asset as example:
  • Compared with the benchmark SPY (-19.3 days) in the period of the last 5 years, the maximum drop from peak to valley of -24.1 days of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial is lower, thus worse.
  • Looking at maximum reduction from previous high in of -24.1 days in the period of the last 3 years, we see it is relatively lower, thus worse in comparison to SPY (-19.3 days).

MaxDuration:

'The Maximum Drawdown Duration is an extension of the Maximum Drawdown. However, this metric does not explain the drawdown in dollars or percentages, rather in days, weeks, or months. It is the length of time the account was in the Max Drawdown. A Max Drawdown measures a retrenchment from when an equity curve reaches a new high. It’s the maximum an account lost during that retrenchment. This method is applied because a valley can’t be measured until a new high occurs. Once the new high is reached, the percentage change from the old high to the bottom of the largest trough is recorded.'

Which means for our asset as example:
  • Compared with the benchmark SPY (187 days) in the period of the last 5 years, the maximum days under water of 297 days of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial is greater, thus worse.
  • Looking at maximum days under water in of 164 days in the period of the last 3 years, we see it is relatively larger, thus worse in comparison to SPY (131 days).

AveDuration:

'The Drawdown Duration is the length of any peak to peak period, or the time between new equity highs. The Avg Drawdown Duration is the average amount of time an investment has seen between peaks (equity highs), or in other terms the average of time under water of all drawdowns. So in contrast to the Maximum duration it does not measure only one drawdown event but calculates the average of all.'

Using this definition on our asset we see for example:
  • Looking at the average time in days below previous high water mark of 67 days in the last 5 years of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial, we see it is relatively larger, thus worse in comparison to the benchmark SPY (39 days)
  • During the last 3 years, the average days below previous high is 40 days, which is greater, thus worse than the value of 33 days from the benchmark.

Performance of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial (YTD)

Historical returns have been extended using synthetic data.

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Returns of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial (%)

  • "Year" returns in the table above are not equal to the sum of monthly returns due to compounding.
  • Performance results of SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial are hypothetical, do not account for slippage, fees or taxes, and are based on backtesting, which has many inherent limitations, some of which are described in our Terms of Use.