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Sector Investing

Sector investing offers targeted exposure to the stocks of companies in specific segments of the economy and can help you pursue growth, diversify your portfolio, and manage risks. Open a Fidelity brokerage or other type of account to take advantage of sector investing opportunities.

Wide selection of sector and industry funds and ETFs

Health Care

Companies engaged in the production and delivery of medicine and health care–related goods and services

Real Estate

Companies engaged in the real estate industry and other real estate related investments


Companies involved in the exploration, production, or management of energy resources

Information Technology

Companies engaged in the creation, storage, and exchange of digital information

Consumer Discretionary

Companies that manufacture goods or provide services that people want but don't necessarily need

Consumer Staples

Companies that provide goods and services that people use on a daily basis


Companies engaged in the production and delivery of electric power, natural gas, water, and other utility services

Sector investing tools and insights

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Sector Investment Strategies
Get investment strategies to help you gain a performance edge.

Why Invest in Sectors
See how we can help you achieve your goals with sector investing.

Research Sector and Industry Performance
Get the latest news and analysis for sectors and industries.

Fidelity® Sector Portfolio Builder

Build 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.

Fidelity Viewpoints®

  • REIT checkup

    Can REITs regain their momentum from last year? Office and retail REITs may be the best hope.
  • Market update

    Seesaw trading accentuates tumultuous summer. Here’s a look at what’s happening now.
  • Consumer staples stocks

    Stocks in this sector have historically produced relatively high returns and low volatility.
  • New ETFs

    Sector-focused and emerging-market-themed ETFs top S&P Capital IQ’s recent expert screen.
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.