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List of Transportation ETFs

Updated Dec 31, 2019
Transportation exchange-traded funds (ETF) are the securities that offer exposure to stocks of the companies that operate in the broader transportation sector. They include businesses which are operators of transporting people as well as goods.

Transportation ETF Investments

For instance, a truck operating company listed on a stock exchange will qualify for inclusion in the transportation sector, and a transportation ETF will likely consider it as a suitable investment. Such a truck operator may transport anything and everything within the permissible list of items. It may include, but may not be limited to, transporting general goods and materials, and/or offering transport of special goods - like frozen food, livestock, melted chocolate or dairy items like condensed milk. There may be specialist transport providers like those operating large special containers for transferring automobile, those carrying special items like medicine and drugs under certain specific temperature range and restricted conditions, or those operating ambulance services.
Rail or train companies, shipping companies and airline companies also qualify for transportation ETF investments. They may be in the business of carrying passengers, as well as carrying other goods. Few transportation ETFs may also consider investing in stocks of the companies that offer complimentary services around the transportation sector. For example, a bus operating company which is running airport shuttles may also be included for investment through transportation ETF, and an automobile maintenance company that takes contracts to maintain and repair a fleet of vehicles may also be an eligible candidate.
One can find speciality-focused transportation ETFs, like those focusing only on airlines or only on trains, others may be focused on companies working on new-age promising innovations like self-driving cars, or companies developing the technology that is used to operate such automatic vehicles. (See more, List of Airlines ETFs.)
There are leveraged ETFs in the transportation sector which aim to multiple the returns by a given factor (2x or 3x). While the choices are aplenty for investors, one must carefully note the stated investment objective of the ETF and ensure that it meets their desired investment preferences before investing in such ETFs.
Following is the list of all 6 exchange-traded funds that FKnol has in its database for ETFs which belong to the Transportation category:

Best Performing Transportation StocksAll Transportation StocksAll Transportation ETFsTop Dividend-paying Transportation Stocks

List of All Transportation ETFs

TickerNameShort DescriptionExpense
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XKSTSPDR Kensho Smart Mobility ETFXKST tracks an index of US-listed companies that focuses on autonomous vehicle technology, drone technology, and advanced transportation tracking and transport optimization systems. ...Full Details0.45%57QuarterlyGlobal Equities
JETSUS Global Jets ETFU.S. Global Jets ETF invests in both U.S. and non-U.S. companies involved with the airline industry, including passenger airlines, aircraft manufacturers, airports and terminal services companies. ...Full Details0.6%34AnnuallyIndustrials Equities
TPORDirexion Daily Transportation Bull 3X SharesThe Direxion Daily Transportation Bull 3x Shares ETF tracks a price-weighted index of large US tranportation companies selected by a committee. ...Full Details1.02%21QuarterlyLeveraged Equities
XTNSPDR S&P Transportation ETFThe SPDR S&P Transportation ETF is designed to track a broad-based, equal-weighted index of U.S. stocks in the transportation industry. ...Full Details0.35%44QuarterlyTransportation Equities
IYTiShares Transportation Average ETFThe iShares Transportation Average ETF tracks a price-weighted index of transportation firms in the US equity market selected by the Dow Jones Average Committee. ...Full Details0.43%21QuarterlyTransportation Equities
FTXRFirst Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETFThe First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF tracks an index composed of 30 U.S. transportation companies. Holdings are selected by their liquidity, and weighted based on volatility, value, and growth factors. ...Full Details0.6%31QuarterlyTransportation Equities

Best Performing Transportation StocksAll Transportation StocksAll Transportation ETFsTop Dividend-paying Transportation Stocks

Where do Transportation ETFs Invest?

A long list of companies and different financial instruments exist where the Transportation 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 Transportation ETFs, though there can be many more businesses and financial instruments where these ETFs can park the capital for returns:
 ▶ Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK): Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services. The company operates through three segments: Mainline, Regional, and Horizon. It has a netwo....Full Details....Dividend History

 ▶ C. H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW): C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (C.H. Robinson), incorporated on August 11, 1997, is a third-party logistics company. The Company provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies of a range ....Full Details....Dividend History

 ▶ Expedia Inc. (EXPE): Expedia Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Core OTA, Trivago, HomeAway, and Egencia segment....Full Details....Dividend History

 ▶ FedEx Corporation (FDX): FedEx Corporation (FedEx), incorporated on October 2, 1997, provides a portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services through companies competing collectively, operating independently and managed collaboratively, under the FedEx brand. ....Full Details....Dividend History

 ▶ Kansas City Southern (KSU): Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. The company serves a ten-state region in the midwest and southeast regi....Full Details....Dividend History

 ▶ Air Methods Corporation (AIRM): ....Full Details....Dividend History

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