For the week ended March 5th, the S&P 500 eked out a 0.99% gain; it’s up 3.13% year-to-date, according to Select Sector SPDRs’ weekly release.
? Assets in Sector SPDRs fell by $199,320,000 for the week, or 0.60%.
? The number of Sector SPDR shares created fell by 3.6 million shares for the week, or 0.30%.
? Volume was “better,” with 745,385,000 million Sector SPDR shares changing hands. The Financials Sector SPDR (XLF), as usual, captured the lion’s share of volume-more than half–with 406,843,000 shares trading.
? This week, the best-performing Sector SPDR was Financials(XLF), up 2.10%. The Healthcare Sector SPDR (XLV), was the laggard this week, off 0.56%.