This ETF offers exposure to the biotech sub-sector of the health care industry, serving up access to a group of stocks that can thrive on technological breakthroughs and increased investment in medical processes. IBB is primarily focused on U.S. stocks, though a smattering of international firms adds some degree of international diversification. This biotech ETF casts a considerably wider net that the other ETF options for exposure to the space, investing in more than 100 stocks. That feature can be particularly important in the biotech space, where company-specific developments can send a single stock soaring. IBB is somewhat top-heavy, but generally spreads exposure across large caps, mid caps, and small cap stocks. PBE and FBT are other ETF options for biotech exposure; those considering this sector should take a close look at depth of exposure and weighing methodology, as these factors can have a major impact on the risk and return profiles achieved. The expense differentials are also worth noting; IBB is the most attractive in this respect.
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