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Top 10 U.S. Large-Cap Sector ETFs

IVW (iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF) tracks the growth sector of the stocks in the S&P 500 Index. The fund was launched in May 2000. AUM equal $6.1 billion and average daily trading volume is over 630K shares. The expense ratio is .18% and the dividend is $.24 making the yield roughly 1.40%. YTD return as of June 16, 2011 equals .96%.

Among others, alternative choices may include VV (Vanguard Large-Cap ETF) which follows the MSCI US Prime Market 750 Index and PWC (PowerShares Dynamic Market ETF) which tracks the Dynamic Market Intellidex Index.

Data as of June 2011

IVW Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Apple, Inc. (AAPL):                                       5.11%
  2. IBM Corp (IBM):                                           3.28%
  3. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT):                     2.95%
  4. Coca-Cola Company (KO):                            2.44%
  5. Oracle Corporation (ORCL):                          2.12%
  6. Google, Inc. (GOOG):                                    2.12%
  7. Philip Morris International, Inc. (PM):             2.06%
  8. Schlumberger, Ltd. (SLB):                              1.86%
  9. PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP):                                       1.80%
  10. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ):                               1.76%


IWD (iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF) tracks the 1000 stocks in the Russell 3000 that are considered to possess value characteristics. These characteristics include lower price to book, higher dividends and lower PE ratios among other considerations. The fund was launched in May 2000 and has AUM of $11.3 billion and an average daily trading volume of 1.6M shares. The expense ratio is .22%. IWD has a dividend of $.31 making the yield roughly 1.88%. The YTD return as of June 15, 2011 equals 1.23%.

 Data as of June 2011

IWD Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Chevron Corporation (CVX):                         2.89%
  2. AT&T, Inc. (T):                                               2.70%
  3. Procter & Gamble Company (PG):                 2.63%
  4. Pfizer Inc. (PFE):                                            2.51%
  5. JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM):                        2.49%
  6. General Electric Company (GE):                     2.33%
  7. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ):                               2.29%
  8. Wells Fargo Company (WFC):                       2.00%
  9. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B (BRK.B):             1.98%
  10. Bank of America Corp DE (BAC):                1.71%


DIA (SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF) tracks the popular Dow Jones Industrial Average Index of 30 stocks. It was launched January 1998. AUM exceeds $9 billion and average daily trading volume is over 7M shares. The index is price weighted meaning what happens to higher share priced IBM for example has more impact than lower priced Alcoa. The expense ratio is .16% and the dividend is currently $.23 making the yield as of June 17, 2011 over 4%. This popular issue also has options; leveraged long and inverse issues available (see future reports). YTD performance is 3.37%.

Data as of June 2011

DIA Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. IBM Corp (IBM):                               10.16%
  2. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT):                        6.36%
  3. Chevron Corporation (CVX):             6.31%
  4. 3M Company (MMM):                       5.68%
  5. United Technologies Corp (UTX):       5.28%
  6. ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM):       5.02%
  7. McDonald's Corporation (MCD):       4.90%
  8. Boeing Company (BA):                      4.69%
  9. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ):                   4.05%
  10. Procter & Gamble Company (PG):     4.03%

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