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Sector Investing

Sector investing offers targeted exposure to the stocks of companies in specific segments of the economy. Fidelity believes that investing in sectors may help you achieve your investing goals, whether you want to pursue growth, diversify your portfolio, or manage risk.

Wide Selection of Sector and Industry Funds and ETFs

Explore sector investments from Fidelity

We manage the largest selection of actively managed sector funds in the industry—44 in all. We also offer sector mutual funds and sector ETFs from other leading asset managers. View sector and industry performance.

Sector Investment Strategies

sector-investment-strategiesWhether you're looking to gain a performance edge, or simply want to diversify your portfolio, we can help you find an investment strategy that suits your needs.

Fidelity® Sector Portfolio Builder

sector-portfolio-builder-toolBuild your own hypothetical sector portfolio with our interactive tool. You can model and test allocations, screen for specific investments, and compare your creations to market benchmarks.

Why invest in sectors

  • Pursue growth by targeting areas of the economy that you feel are poised for long-term growth, or that historically have performed better in certain market conditions.
  • Manage risk by broadly investing in a particular part of the economy, reducing some of the risks associated with investing in individual stocks.
  • Fine tune your equity asset allocation to further diversify, or to achieve more precision in managing your sector exposure.

At Fidelity, you’ll benefit from our more than 30 years of experience in managing sector-based mutual funds, as well as our comprehensive industry research, expert investment ideas, and sector education.

Learn more about investing in sectors with Fidelity.

Free commission offer applies to online purchases of Fidelity ETFs in a Fidelity brokerage account with a minimum opening balance of $2,500. The sale of ETFs are subject to an activity assessment fee (of between $0.01 to $0.03 per $1000 of principal) by Fidelity. After 02/01/2014, Fidelity ETFs are subject to a short-term trading fee by Fidelity, if held less than 30 days.
*Strategic Insight Simfund/FI Desktop, data as of 8/31/2013. Based on a comparison of total expense ratios for U.S. sector level ETFs with similar holdings and investment objectives (using the MSCI and S&P Global Industry Classification System—GICS) within the universe of 298 ETFs Morningstar has classified as the Sector Stock asset class.

ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses. Unlike mutual funds, ETF shares are bought and sold at market price, which may be higher or lower than their NAV, and are not individually redeemed from the fund.

Because of their narrow focus, sector funds tend to be more volatile than funds that diversify across many sectors and companies.

Investment decisions should be based on an individual’s own goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Sector funds can be more volatile because of their narrow concentration in a specific industry.

Before investing in any mutual fund or exchange traded fund, you should consider its investment objective, risks, charges and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus, offering circular or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.
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