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Capturing Consumer Spending on Health Care with XLV

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With consumer spending on health care continuing to increase, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) provides an opportunity for investors to leverage this trend. XLV tracks health care stocks within the S&P 500 Index, offering broad exposure to core companies in the U.S. healthcare sector.

The fund's top holdings* are comprised of market leaders across several sub-sectors of healthcare including companies such as Eli LIlly & Co (11.34%), Unitedhealth Group (8.36%), Johnson & Johnson (6.96%), Merck & Co (6.11%), AbbVie Inc. (5.87%), Thermo Fisher Scientific (4.10%), Abbott Laboratories (3.61%), Danaher Corp (3.00%), Pfizer (2.86%), and Amgen (2.78%).

Growth Drivers in the Healthcare Sector

As the health care sector continues to grow, these companies are well-positioned to benefit from increased consumer spending. The growth history in this sector has been driven by several factors, including a rise in chronic diseases, an aging population, and advancing medical technology.

Total spending on health care rose from 16% of GDP in 2007 to an estimated 18% in 2023. Simultaneously, the total GDP has risen nearly 70% in that time, from 14.47 trillion in 2007 to 25.5 trillion in 2022.

Investing in XLV offers a diversified way to capture steady consumer spending on health care. By investing in the health care market in a broad way, the ups and downs of a particular big name in the sector are mitigated by the exposure to other healthcare companies.

DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication.

About the Company:

Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals.

*Holdings, Weightings & Assets as of 3/31/24 subject to change


The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing.

One may not invest directly in an index.

Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings

All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk.

An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust.

Media Contact:

Company: Select Sector SPDRs

Contact: Dan Dolan*

Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203

Country: United States



*Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust.

SEL007449 EXP 5/31/24

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Dan Dolan

+1 203-935-8103

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