Healthcare

Why invest in Healthcare 

Health care sector companies range from pharmaceutical and device makers to health care insurers and hospitals.The entire population of a nation is dependent on health care companies for its well being. Healthcare Sector is characterized by relatively safe and steady cash flows. Sector experiences  constant advancements and breakthroughs  due to heavy focus on R&D.  With an aging  populations  the demand for healthcare grows. On the downside because it is an essential part of an economy the sector can be prone to government oversight and excessive regulations .

Key indicators to consider before investing

Top 5 ETF’s by Market Capitalization

Name of the Fund Ticker Symbol /Total AUM* Year of Inception Expense Ratio
 Healthcare  Select Sector SPDR  XLV  12/16/1998 0.14%
 Vanguard Healthcare   VHT  01/26/2004  0.10%
 iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index  IBB  02/05/2001  0.47%
 SPDR S&P Biotech   XBI  01/31/2006  0.35%
 iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare    IYH  06/12/2000 0.44%

 

 

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