All You Need to Know About Sector ETFs

WealthBasketDec 13, 2023

We’ve got a handle on ETFs, but what sets apart sector ETFs? In this blog, let’s understand the concept of sector-specific ETFs.

What are Sector Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?

Sector ETFs follow market indices by investing in stocks and securities of a particular industry. The ETF’s name reflects the industry or sector it targets. 

For instance, Aditya Birla Sun Life Nifty Bank ETF, HDFC Nifty IT ETF, Nippon India Nifty Auto ETF and more.

The Importance of Sector ETFs

Sector ETFs are flexible and let investors put money into specific industries. They give a chance to invest and be part of a particular industry. These ETFs also lower the risk linked to one company by allowing investors to buy the entire industry instead of just a few shares of a specific company. But, they rely on stocks, so their prices fluctuate based on stock movements.

Different Sector ETFs

Here are three instances showcasing different kinds of sector ETFs:

Financial Services Sector ETF

Financial Services Sector ETFs track the market index in the financial service sector. These ETFs will replicate the performance of the financial services ETFs in India to generate similar returns that an index would generate.

Retail ETF

Retail ETFs follow the prices of companies in the retail sector, including both physical and online stores. The sector comprises warehouse clubs, superstores, home improvement and furnishing stores, department stores, discount stores, speciality stores, and boutiques that sell items like apparel, footwear, electronics, and accessories.

Information Technology ETF

IT ETF is an Exchange-Traded Fund that focuses on investing in companies within the Information Technology industry. This type of ETF aims to mirror the performance of an index composed of IT-related companies, including those involved in software development, IT services, and other technology-related businesses.


Before you plunge into investing in these ETFs that target specific sectors, take the time to evaluate your risk tolerance, your financial goals, and your investment timeline.