Last updated: April 23, 2019

Overview

This sector includes companies that sell us the essentials of life. Such as consumer packed goods (CPG) like Proctor and Gamble, toilet paper and shampoo (Walmart & Costco), and medicine (Walgreens).

Ways to trade

(XLP) Consumer Staples Select SPDR Fund

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  • Total Assets: $11.2 billion
  • Div. Yield: 2.65%
  • Exp. Ratio: 0.13%
  • Options Available: Yes

(VDC) Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF

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  • Total Assets: $4.6 billion
  • Div. Yield: 2.69%
  • Exp. Ratio: 0.10%
  • Options Available: Yes

(KXI) iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF

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This ETF adds a few foreign companies into the mix. See the top ten holdings section (foreign companies in bold). 

  • Total Assets: $750 million
  • Div. Yield: 2.21%
  • Exp. Ratio: 0.46%
  • Options Available: Yes

Top ten holdings

XLP (SPDR)

  1. Proctor & Gamble (PG)
  2. Coca-Cola (KO)
  3. Pepsico (PEP)
  4. Wal-Mart (WMT)
  5. Mondelez Intl (MDLZ) 
  6. Costco (COST)
  7. Altri (MO)
  8. Colgate-Palmolive (CL)
  9. Philip-Morris (PM)
  10. Kimberly Clark (KMB)

VDC (Vanguard)

  1. Proctor & Gamble (PG)
  2. Coca-Cola (KO)
  3. Pepsico (PEP)
  4. Wal-Mart (WMT)
  5. Philip-Morris (PM)
  6. Altri (MO)
  7. Costco (COST)
  8. Mondelez Intl (MDLZ) 
  9. Colgate-Palmolive (CL)
  10. Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

KXI (iShares)

  1. Nestle (NESN) | Switzerland
  2. Proctor & Gamble (PG)
  3. Coca-Cola (KO)
  4. Pepsico (PEP)
  5. Wal-Mart (WMT)
  6. Philip-Morris (PM)
  7. Costco (COST)
  8. Altri (MO)
  9. Unilever Dutch (UNA) | Netherlands
  10. Diago PLC (DGE) | United Kingdom

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