ETF Categories & Rankings

We've painstakingly grouped all U.S.-listed ETFs based on geography, market cap, business focus, leverage, and many other factors. The proprietary ETF categories below are ranked by the market cap-weighted average SMART Grade™ of their constituents.

ETFs Categorized
Unique Categories

Rank Category Name # of ETFs Total AUM 12-Mo Chg Avg SMART Grade
1 Large Cap Growth ETFs 38 324.94B 30.29% A
Strong Buy
2 Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs 43 190.74B 5.66% A
Strong Buy
3 Government Bonds ETFs 33 154.14B 7.26% A
Strong Buy
4 Corporate Bond ETFs 81 144.80B 6.00% A
Strong Buy
5 Technology Equities ETFs 90 124.48B 37.54% A
Strong Buy
6 Precious Metals ETFs 34 124.12B 29.71% A
Strong Buy
7 Ultra-Short Term Bonds 29 99.90B 0.63% A
Strong Buy
8 Health & Biotech ETFs 35 75.27B 22.08% A
Strong Buy
9 High Yield Bond ETFs 52 64.38B -2.50% A
Strong Buy
10 Municipal Bonds ETFs 59 46.25B 1.62% A
Strong Buy
11 Inflation-Protected Bond ETFs 16 42.02B 4.30% A
Strong Buy
12 Convertible Bond/Preferred Stock ETFs 19 36.40B 0.27% A
Strong Buy
13 Global Bond ETFs 24 35.08B 1.53% A
Strong Buy
14 Mid Cap Growth ETFs 20 34.43B 16.51% A
Strong Buy
15 Foreign Large Cap Growth ETFs 6 8.74B 9.13% A
Strong Buy
16 IPO ETFs 4 1.42B 16.31% A
Strong Buy
17 Large Cap Blend ETFs 175 1.01T 12.83% B
Buy
18 Large Cap Value ETFs 84 278.56B 0.06% B
Buy
19 Foreign Large Cap Blend ETFs 63 241.68B -1.16% B
Buy
20 Emerging Markets Equities ETFs 100 151.96B -2.99% B
Buy
21 Mid Cap Blend ETFs 36 131.45B 4.03% B
Buy
22 European Equities ETFs 86 103.90B -1.11% B
Buy
23 Global Equities ETFs 107 47.07B 3.61% B
Buy
24 Consumer-Focused ETFs 42 42.90B 11.60% B
Buy
25 Asia Pacific Equities Ex-China ETFs 74 41.55B 0.77% B
Buy
26 Long-Term Bond ETFs 9 27.77B 5.25% B
Buy
27 Small Cap Growth ETFs 18 25.52B 10.53% B
Buy
28 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs 27 23.77B -2.15% B
Buy
29 Utility ETFs 11 18.58B 3.90% B
Buy
30 All Cap Equities ETFs 90 18.40B 10.61% B
Buy
31 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Blend Equities ETFs 9 16.43B -1.29% B
Buy
32 China Equities ETFs 37 15.33B 16.25% B
Buy
33 Diversified Portfolio ETFs 72 8.09B 1.69% B
Buy
34 Canada Equities ETFs 6 5.52B -3.25% B
Buy
35 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Value Equities ETFs 11 4.67B -5.16% B
Buy
36 Alternative ETFs 56 2.66B -0.30% B
Buy
37 Water Equities ETFs 6 2.62B 12.22% B
Buy
38 Currency ETFs 16 1.96B -0.07% B
Buy
39 Non-Traditional Bond ETFs 18 738.10M 0.32% A
Strong Buy
40 Long Short ETFs 24 598.07M 6.13% B
Buy
41 Leveraged Bonds ETFs 6 111.91M 30.47% B
Buy
42 Leveraged Currency ETFs 13 6.12M -5.30% B
Buy
43 Small Cap Blend ETFs 46 123.01B -1.83% C
Neutral
44 Real Estate ETFs 26 47.83B -7.20% C
Neutral
45 Financial Equities ETFs 36 33.86B -6.23% C
Neutral
46 Mid Cap Value ETFs 24 31.41B -6.73% C
Neutral
47 Small Cap Value ETFs 19 31.34B -11.49% C
Neutral
48 Industrials Equities ETFs 33 27.53B -1.00% C
Neutral
49 Leveraged Equities ETFs 101 23.71B 33.82% C
Neutral
50 Energy Equities ETFs 36 22.06B -25.93% C
Neutral
51 Commodity ETFs 112 21.53B -33.15% C
Neutral
52 Foreign Large Cap Value ETFs 27 18.22B -9.08% C
Neutral
53 MLP ETFs 25 10.09B -34.09% C
Neutral
54 Global Real Estate ETFs 11 9.93B -16.31% C
Neutral
55 Inverse Currency ETFs 5 122.55M 3.38% C
Neutral
56 Inverse Equities ETFs 48 13.59B -45.71% D
Sell
57 Latin America ETFs 21 7.12B -26.89% D
Sell
58 Leveraged Commodities ETFs 19 4.11B -35.04% D
Sell
59 Volatility ETFs 12 1.20B 6.83% D
Sell
60 Inverse Bonds ETFs 20 922.74M -34.51% D
Sell
61 Leveraged Global ETFs 21 875.42M -37.58% D
Sell
62 Inverse Volatility ETFs 3 659.86M -31.68% D
Sell
63 Inverse Commodities ETFs 23 657.34M 9.06% D
Sell
64 Inverse Global ETFs 14 404.75M -27.52% D
Sell
65 Leveraged Volatility ETFs 2 1.51B -41.95% F
Strong Sell

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