Barclays Global Investors

Not many individual U.S. investors had heard of this firm before it ramped up its iShares line of global ETFs in the late 1990s. Still, it is considered the largest manager of index funds in the world. Until recent years

Fund Name

Ticker

Expense Ratio

State Street ETFs

Basic Industries Select Sector SPDR

XLB

0.27

Consumer Services Select Sector SPDR

XLV

0.28

Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR

XLP

0.28

Cyclical/Transportation Select SPDR

XLY

0.27

Energy Select Sector SPDR

XLE

0.28

Financial Select Sector SPDR

XLF

0.27

Industrial Select Sector SPDR

XLI

0.28

Technology Select Sector SPDR

XLK

0.28

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

XLU

0.29

streetTRACKS Morgan Stanley HighTech

MTK

0.51

streetTRACKS Morgan Stanley High Internet

MII

0.53

streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Fund

RWR

0.32

Fortune e-50 Index

FEF

0.22

Barclays ETFs

iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors

ICF

0.35

iShares Dow Jones US Basic Materials

IYM

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Chemicals

IYD

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Non-Cycl

IYK

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Consumer Cycl

IYC

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Energy

IYE

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Financial Sector

IYF

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Financial Svcs

IYG

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare

IYH

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Industrial

IYJ

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Internet

IYV

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate

IYR

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Technology

IYW

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Telecom

IYZ

0.60

iShares Dow Jones US Utilities

IDU

0.60

iShares Goldman Sachs Natural Resources

IGE

0.50

Fund Name

Ticker

Expense Ratio

Barclays ETFs (Continued)

iShares Goldman Sachs Networking

IGN

0.50

iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor

IGW

0.50

iShares Goldman Sachs Software Index

IGV

0.50

iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index

IGM

0.50

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology

IBB

0.50

Vanguard Sector Index Funds

Vanguard Energy Fund

VGENX

0.39

Vanguard Health Care

VGHCX

0.31

Vanguard Precious Metals

VGPMX

0.63

Vanguard REIT

VGSIX

0.28

Vanguard Utilities Income

VGSUX

0.37

HOLDRs

Biotech HOLDRs*

BBH

0.60

Broadband HOLDRs*

BDH

0.60

B2B Interet HOLDRs*

BHH

0.60

Europe 2001 HOLDRs*

EKH

0.60

Internet HOLDRs*

HHH

0.60

Internet Architecture HOLDRs*

IAH

0.60

Internet Infrastructure HOLDRs*

IIH

0.60

Market 2000+ HOLDRs*

MKH

0.60

Oil Services HOLDRs*

OIH

0.60

Pharmaceutical HOLDRs*

PPH

0.60

Regional Bank HOLDRs*

RKH

0.60

Retail HOLDRs*

RTH

0.60

Semiconductor HOLDRs*

SMH

0.60

Software HOLDRs*

SWH

0.60

Telecom HOLDRs*

TTH

0.60

Utilities HOLDRs*

UTH

0.60

Wireless HOLDRs*

WMH

0.60

*annual custody fee of 0.08% is charged if any of the underlying stocks pay dividends.

*annual custody fee of 0.08% is charged if any of the underlying stocks pay dividends.

it has concentrated on the institutional market. A spin-off of the venerable English bank, Barclays Global Investors handles equities all over the world. It is headquartered in San Francisco. The launch of its iShares ETFs is a major foray into the retail index fund market, and the firm has spent heavily advertising and marketing the funds.

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