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List of Biotech ETFs

Updated Mar 8, 2019
Biotech continues to remain one of the most interesting fields of investment in the overall health care sector. However, not all biotech companies can succeed. Many focused on research and development end up winding down because of failure in their efforts, making the biotech sector investment a tricky one. It is difficult for individual investors to understand the intricacies of the biotech companies working and the complexities of the medical world.
Biotech exchange-traded funds (ETF) allow an easy and convenient way to not only diversify and spread the invested capital across a variety of biotech stocks, they also make such investments economical as one only needs to pay a standard expense. Imagine purchasing five or 10 different biotech companies stocks after lot of study, against purchasing units of a well-diversified biotech ETF at a low cost. Such biotech ETFs work by either replicating the holdings of a particular biotech focused index, or by actively researching and picking only certain biotech stocks that fit the stated investment objective of the ETF. Such ETFs offer great convenience to the investors by offering a diversified mix of biotech stocks which can be held as a single unit, though one should be aware of the sector-specific risks. If the overall biotech sector is falling owing to various reasons, the returns from the biotech ETF may also follow suit.
One can also find leveraged biotech ETFs which attempt to magnify the returns generated by the underlying biotech index by a particular factor. For instance, there is the Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3x Shares (LABD) ETF which magnifies the returns of the underlying biotech index by a factor of (-3), while the Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3x Shares (LABU) ETF magnifies the returns by a factor of (+3).

List of All Biotech ETFs

Following is the list of all 43 exchange-traded funds that FKnol has in its database for ETFs which belong to the Biotech category:
Top 10 Biotech Stocks All Biotech Stocks All Biotech ETFs Top Dividend-paying Biotech Stocks
TickerNameShort DescriptionExpense
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FHLCFidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETFThe Fidelity MSCI Health Care ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks in the broad US health care sector. ...Full Details0.08%345QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
VHTVanguard Healthcare ETFThe Vanguard Health Care ETF tracks the MSCI U.S. Investable Market Health Care 25/50 Index, which includes health care stocks pulled from the top 98% of the total US stock market capitalization. ...Full Details0.1%365QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR FundThe Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund tracks health care stocks from within the S&P 500 Index, weighted by market cap. ...Full Details0.13%65QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
IEHSiShares Evolved US Healthcare Staples ETFIEHS tracks an index that offers US healthcare exposure as defined by the iShares Evolved Sector classification scheme. ...Full Details0.18%160AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
IEIHiShares Evolved US Innovative Healthcare ETFIEIH tracks an index that offers US pharmaceutical and biotechnology exposure as defined by the iShares Evolved Sector classification scheme. ...Full Details0.18%199AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
PSCHInvesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETFThe Invesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF tracks a cap-weighted index of small-cap health care companies taken from the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. ...Full Details0.29%68QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
PPHVanEck Vectors Pharmaceutical ETFThe VanEck Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of 25 of the largest global pharmaceutical firms. ...Full Details0.35%25QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
BBHVanEck Vectors Biotech ETFThe VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of the 25 largest biotech firms globally. ...Full Details0.35%26AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
XBISPDR S&P Biotech ETFThe SPDR S&P Biotech ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of US biotechnology stocks. ...Full Details0.35%125QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
XHESPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETFThe SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF (XHE) tracks an equal-weighted index of U.S. health care equipment and supplies companies. ...Full Details0.35%74QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
XHSSPDR S&P Health Care Services ETFThe SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of health care services companies, as defined by GICS. ...Full Details0.35%50QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
XPHSPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETFThe SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of US pharmaceutical companies. ...Full Details0.35%44QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
RYHInvesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care ETFThe Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of US health care companies taken from the S&P 500 Index. ...Full Details0.4%65QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
BTECPrincipal Healthcare Innovators Index ETFThe Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF tracks an index of non-large-cap US health care stocks and is market cap weighted. ...Full Details0.42%188AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
IHIiShares US Medical Devices ETFThe iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund tracks a market-cap-weighted index of manufacturers and distributors of medical devices in the US. ...Full Details0.43%59QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
IYHiShares US Healthcare ETFThe iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Sector ETF tracks a cap-weighted index of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health care services and equipment companies in the US. ...Full Details0.43%131QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
IHEiShares US Pharmaceuticals ETFThe iShares Dow Jones U.S. Pharmaceuticals ETF tracks a broad-based, cap-weighted index of US pharmaceutical companies. ...Full Details0.43%47QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
IHFiShares US Healthcare Providers ETFThe iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF tracks a cap-weighted index of US companies that provide healthcare services. ...Full Details0.43%49QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
IXJiShares Global Healthcare ETFThe iShares S&P Global Healthcare Sector Index Fund tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global health care companies. ...Full Details0.47%107Semi-AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
IBBiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETFThe iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF tracks the performance of a market-cap-weighted index of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies listed on the NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.47%191QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
JHMHJohn Hancock Multi-Factor Health Care ETFThe John Hancock Multifactor Healthcare ETF tracks an index composed of US-based health care stocks, with heavier weighting toward smaller-cap, lower-relative-price and higher-profitability companies. ...Full Details0.5%107Semi-AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
LNGRGlobal X Longevity Thematic ETFThe Global X Longevity Thematic ETF invests in companies whose revenue or main business purpose is tied to enhancing and elongating the lives of senior citizens. Securities included in this fund come from a number of developed countries. ...Full Details0.5%99AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
SBIOALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETFThe ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF tracks the Poliwogg Medical Breakthroughs Index, a market-cap weighted index comprising US-listed biotech companies with one or more drugs currently in either Phase II or Phase III FDA clinical trials. ...Full Details0.5%111AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
SLIMObesity ETFThe Obesity ETF is a market cap selected and weighted fund that focuses on companies from all over the world positioned to serve the obese. ...Full Details0.5%48QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
FBTFirst Trust Amex Biotechnology IndexThe First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of US biotechnology stocks. ...Full Details0.56%31QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
GNRXVanEck Vectors Generic Drugs ETFThe VanEck Vectors Generic Drugs ETF is composed of U.S. and international companies that have a primary business focus on the generic drug industry. ...Full Details0.57%41AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
PJPInvesco Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ETFThe Invesco Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Portfolio ETF tracks an index of US pharmaceutical companies selected and weighted based on various fundamental and risk factors. ...Full Details0.57%30QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
PBEInvesco Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome ETFThe Invesco Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome Portfolio ETF tracks a tiered equal-weighted index of companies principally engaged in biotechnology and genetic engineering. ...Full Details0.59%31QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
FTXHFirst Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETFThe First Trust NASDAQ Pharmaceutical ETF tracks the most liquid US pharmaceutical companies, weighted according to factors related to value, volatility, and growth. ...Full Details0.6%30QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
PTHInvesco DWA Healthcare Momentum ETFThe Invesco DWA Healthcare Momentum Portfolio tracks an index of U.S. healthcare firms selected and weighted by price momentum. ...Full Details0.6%47QuarterlyHealth & Biotech Equities
FXHFirst Trust Health Care AlphaDEX FundThe First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ETF tracks an index of U.S. healthcare companies selected and weighted based on various growth and value criteria. ...Full Details0.62%77Semi-AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETFThe ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF is an actively managed fund that targets companies involved in the genomics industry. ...Full Details0.75%37AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
KMEDKraneShares Emerging Market Healthcare Index ETFThe KraneShares Emerging Market Healthcare Index ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of emerging-market firms in the healthcare sector. ...Full Details0.79%85AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
BBCVirtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETFThe Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF tracks an equally weighted index of US-listed biotech companies with lead drugs in various phases of clinical trials. ...Full Details0.79%99AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
BBPVirtus LifeSci Biotech Products ETFThe Virtus LifeSci Biotech Products ETF tracks an index of biotechnology companies considered to be in the "product stage" by the index provider. ...Full Details0.79%43AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
CHNALoncar China BioPharma ETFThe Loncar China BioPharma ETF tracks a tier-weighted index of companies directly involved in the growth of China’s pharmaceutical and biotech industry. ...Full Details0.79%29AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
CNCRLoncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETFThis fund tracks the Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy Index, an equal-weighted index of companies currently producing or in clinical trials for cancer immunotherapy drugs. ...Full Details0.79%26AnnuallyHealth & Biotech Equities
BIBProShares Ultra Nasdaq BiotechnologyThe ProShares Ultra NASDAQ Biotech provides 2x daily exposure to a modified market-cap-weighted index of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies listed on NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.95%191QuarterlyLeveraged Equities
BISProShares UltraShort Nasdaq BiotechnologyThe ProShares UltraShort NASDAQ Biotech provides -2x exposure to a market-cap weighted index of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies listed on the NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.95%190QuarterlyLeveraged Equities
UBIOProShares UltraPro Nasdaq BiotechnologyThe ProShares UltraPro NASDAQ Biotechnology provides 3x daily exposure to a market-cap-weighted index of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies listed on NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.95%191QuarterlyLeveraged Equities
ZBIOProShares UltraPro Short Nasdaq BiotechnologyThe ProShares UltraPro NASDAQ Biotechnology provides -3x daily exposure to a market-cap-weighted index of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies listed on the NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.95%190QuarterlyLeveraged Equities
LABUDirexion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3x SharesThe Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3x Shares ETF provides daily 3 times exposure to the S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index. ...Full Details1.08%2QuarterlyLeveraged Equities
LABDDirexion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3x SharesThe Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear -3x Shares ETF provides daily 3 times exposure to the S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index. ...Full Details1.11%124QuarterlyLeveraged Equities
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Where do Biotech ETFs Invest?

A long list of companies and different financial instruments exist where the Biotech exchange-traded funds may invest the money collected from the ETF investors. Below is a small sample of companies whose stocks may qualify for investment by Biotech ETFs, though there can be many more businesses and financial instruments where these ETFs can park the capital for returns:
 ▶ Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO): Novo Nordisk A S, a healthcare company, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Diabetes Care and Obesity, and Bi...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, incorporated on January 4, 1989, is engaged in discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing medicines for serious diseases. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing therapies for ...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN): Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated on January 11, 1988, is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. The Company commercializes ...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ Incyte Corporation (INCY): Incyte Corporation, incorporated on April 8, 1991, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics. The Companys portfolio includes compounds in various ...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated on January 28, 1992, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutic products. The Companys products include Soliris (eculizumab), ...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT): Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., incorporated on June 5, 2013, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of ribose nucleic acid (RNA)-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of ...Full Details  Dividend History

 ▶ Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN): Seattle Genetics, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes therapies for the treatment of cancer in the United States and internationally. The company markets ADCETRIS, an antibody-d...Full Details  Dividend History

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