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Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)

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The XLU is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (an ETF). It trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol XLU.

In mid-2007, The XLU was about 3.5% of the S&P500 index.

The fund holds investments in the Utilities Index which include the following industries:
  • Electric utilities
  • Multi-utilities
  • Independent power producers & energy traders
  • Gas utilities
  1. Each of the component securities in the Index is a constituent company of the S&P 500 Index.
  2. Each stock in the S&P 500 Index is allocated to one and only one of the Select Sector Indexes.
  3. The Index is calculated by the New York Stock Exchange’s Index Services Group using a modified “market capitalization” methodology.
As of December 31, 2009, the Index was comprised of 34 stocks.

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