Communications is a sector of the broader stock market. It contains companies that provide communications services primarily through a fixed-line, cellular, wireless, high bandwidth and/or fiber optic cable network. It is often mentioned hand-in-hand with technology.
Communications makes up about 10% of the US market. Like technology, it continues to evolve and embed itself deeper into our daily lives.
The following are broad-based communications funds. They can be used to increase your portfolio’s exposure to communications in general, or paired with thematic funds for more of a “Core-and-Explore” approach (Core being the general communications fund and Explore being a more concentrated thematic fund like 5G or social media).
Note: These are not recommendations, just investment ideas for further research.
|Communication Services Select Sector SPDR||XLC||0.13%||27||6/18/18|
|Tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US telecommunication and media & entertainment components of the S&P 500 index.|
|Fidelity MSCI Communications Services||FCOM||0.08%||104||10/21/13|
|Tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks in the US telecommunication services sector.|
|Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Communication Services||EWCO||0.42%||29||11/7/18|
|Tracks an equal-weighted index of US telecommunication and media & entertainment components of the S&P 500.|
|iShares Global Communication Services||IXP||0.46%||92||11/12/01|
|Seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of global equities in the communication services sector.|
|iShares US Telecommunications||IYZ||0.42%||47||5/22/00|
|Seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the telecommunications sector.|
|SPDR S&P Telecom||XTL||0.35%||44||1/26/11|
|Tracks an equal-weighted index of US telecom companies selected by the S&P Committee.|
|Vanguard Communication Services||VOX||0.10%||115||9/23/04|
|Tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US communication services companies.|