Benzinga  Jan 9  Comment 
On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Stephanie Link said she likes DowDuPont Inc (NYSE: DWDP). Joe Terranova is watching Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC). Pete Najarian noticed a purchase of 80,000 upside call options in Financial...
Benzinga  Dec 18  Comment 
With Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF) up 20.5 percent and Health Care SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLV) 21.7 percent year to date, four firms are looking to ride their industries’ 2017 success. Here are the companies making market debuts in...
Benzinga  Nov 29  Comment 
On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Pete Najarian spoke about unusually high options activity in Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC). He said somebody decided to roll up some profits. The trader took profits in the December 27.50 calls and...
Benzinga  Nov 14  Comment 
On CNBC's "Trading Nation", Todd Gordon spoke about a bearish options trade in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS). He said the stock has underperformed the S&P 500 and Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF). He thinks Goldman Sachs could...
Benzinga  Nov 3  Comment 
Kevin Kelly, the managing partner at Kelly & Co., suggested on Bloomberg Markets a bullish options strategy in Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF). He noticed a bullish options activity in the name as call options outnumbered puts 13...
Benzinga  Oct 18  Comment 
Dan Nathan spoke on CNBC's "Options Action" about a large bearish options trade he noticed in Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF). When the stock was trading at $26.15, there was a buyer of 146,000 contracts of the January 25/22 put...
Benzinga  Aug 6  Comment 
On CNBC's "Options Action", Carter Worth spoke about Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF). He thinks the stock is about to break out on the upside. Worth explained that the stock hasn't moved much since March and the rest of the market...
Benzinga  Jul 12  Comment 
The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF) rally over the past month has been put on pause this week after Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave some relatively dovish commentary in front of Congress this week. In her testimony, Yellen said interest...
Benzinga  Jul 11  Comment 
Jim Strugger of MKM Holdings recommended on Bloomberg Markets a bullish options trade in Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF). He thinks that the financials could trade higher after the earnings and he wants to buy the October 26 call...


Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)


A wide array of diversified financial service firms are featured in this sector with business lines ranging from investment management to commercial and investment banking. Among the companies included in the Index are JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and BankAmerica Corp.


Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - State Street Global Markets, LLC
  • Inception Date - 12/16/1998
  • Exchange – NYSE
  • Index Ticker – XLF
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – XLF.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.21%

Top Holdings

' Name Symbol Index Weight
1 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM 12.32%
2 Bank of America Corp. BAC 9.79%
3 Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 9.66%
4 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS 6.43%
5 Citigroup Inc. C 3.99%
7 U.S. Bancorp USB 3.32%
8 American Express Co. AXP 2.97%
9 Bank of New York Mellon Corp. BK 2.41%
10 MetLife Inc. MET 2.14%
Holdings as of 23/10/2009


  1. [ http://www.sectorspdr.com/eqsnaps/?do=snapshot&symbol=XLF - Overview of Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)]
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