Designed to provide broad exposure to the Energy - Broad segment of the equity market, the Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF (FENY) is a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 10/21/2013.
Retail and institutional investors increasingly turn to passively managed ETFs because they offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; these kind of funds are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.
Sector ETFs are also funds of convenience, offering many ways to gain low risk and diversified exposure to a broad group of companies in particular sectors. Energy - Broad is one of the 16 broad Zacks sectors within the Zacks Industry classification. It is currently ranked 11, placing it in bottom 31%.
The fund is sponsored by Fidelity. It has amassed assets over $422.39 M, making it one of the larger ETFs attempting to match the performance of the Energy - Broad segment of the equity market. FENY seeks to match the performance of the MSCI USA IMI Energy Index before fees and expenses.
MSCI USA IMI Energy Index represents the performance of the energy sector in the U.S. equity market.
Since cheaper funds tend to produce better results than more expensive funds, assuming all other factors remain equal, it is important for investors to pay attention to an ETF's expense ratio.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.08%, making it the least expensive product in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 6.43%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
Even though ETFs offer diversified exposure which minimizes single stock risk, it is still important to look into a fund's holdings before investing. Luckily, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation in the Energy sector--about 99.60% of the portfolio.
Looking at individual holdings, Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) accounts for about 23.48% of total assets, followed by Chevron Corp (CVX) and Conocophillips (COP).
The top 10 holdings account for about 70.94% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
The ETF has gained about 9.22% so far this year and is up about 16.61% in the last one year (as of 12/25/2019). In that past 52-week period, it has traded between $14.82 and $18.79.
The ETF has a beta of 1.21 and standard deviation of 19.65% for the trailing three-year period, making it a high risk choice in the space. With about 126 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF sports a Zacks ETF Rank of 5 (Strong Sell), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. FENY, then, is not a great choice for investors seeking exposure to the Energy ETFs segment of the market. However, there are better ETFs in the space to consider.
Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) tracks MSCI US Investable Market Energy 25/50 Index and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) tracks Energy Select Sector Index. Vanguard Energy ETF has $3.19 B in assets, Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund has $10.71 B. VDE has an expense ratio of 0.10% and XLE charges 0.13%.
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