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 Blend ETFs 118 657.75B 11.06% A
Strong Buy
2 Large Cap Value ETFs 76 219.02B 7.94% A
Strong Buy
3 Foreign Large Cap Blend ETFs 53 194.47B 11.96% A
Strong Buy
4 Large Cap Growth ETFs 34 164.26B 16.26% A
Strong Buy
5 Emerging Markets Equities ETFs 78 153.36B 13.04% A
Strong Buy
6 European Equities ETFs 86 136.37B 14.61% A
Strong Buy
7 Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs 31 132.06B -2.15% A
Strong Buy
8 Corporate Bond ETFs 60 103.47B -1.61% A
Strong Buy
9 Asia Pacific Equities Ex-China ETFs 75 65.04B 14.36% A
Strong Buy
10 High Yield Bond ETFs 39 62.37B 0.47% A
Strong Buy
11 Technology Equities ETFs 52 61.67B 23.12% A
Strong Buy
12 Real Estate ETFs 20 54.50B -6.17% A
Strong Buy
13 Government Bonds ETFs 28 53.63B -2.98% A
Strong Buy
14 Financial Equities ETFs 38 49.33B 24.93% A
Strong Buy
15 Ultra-Short Term Bonds 20 45.22B -0.31% A
Strong Buy
16 Inflation-Protected Bond ETFs 12 36.50B -1.44% A
Strong Buy
17 Convertible Bond/Preferred Stock ETFs 16 35.82B -0.85% A
Strong Buy
18 Consumer-Focused ETFs 43 33.66B 4.83% A
Strong Buy
19 Industrials Equities ETFs 32 33.28B 15.84% A
Strong Buy
20 Global Equities ETFs 68 31.35B 9.93% A
Strong Buy
21 Mid Cap Growth ETFs 21 26.34B 9.28% A
Strong Buy
22 Municipal Bonds ETFs 35 25.48B -1.89% A
Strong Buy
23 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs 21 23.40B -2.00% A
Strong Buy
24 Foreign Large Cap Value ETFs 27 18.96B 12.21% A
Strong Buy
25 Long-Term Bond ETFs 7 14.78B -2.72% A
Strong Buy
26 Utility ETFs 13 12.95B 7.67% A
Strong Buy
27 Global Real Estate ETFs 11 12.52B -4.25% A
Strong Buy
28 Global Bond ETFs 19 12.15B -1.95% A
Strong Buy
29 All Cap Equities ETFs 30 10.88B 10.33% A
Strong Buy
30 Latin America ETFs 23 9.68B 11.10% A
Strong Buy
31 China Equities ETFs 32 9.47B 20.24% A
Strong Buy
32 Diversified Portfolio ETFs 54 6.35B 2.86% A
Strong Buy
33 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Value Equities ETFs 10 4.38B 15.57% A
Strong Buy
34 Foreign Large Cap Growth ETFs 7 4.21B 10.30% A
Strong Buy
35 Alternative ETFs 21 2.08B 1.20% A
Strong Buy
36 Water Equities ETFs 7 2.01B 8.38% A
Strong Buy
37 Non-Traditional Bond ETFs 13 504.83M 1.67% A
Strong Buy
38 Mid Cap Blend ETFs 29 105.59B 9.29% B
Buy
39 Small Cap Blend ETFs 36 99.14B 9.93% B
Buy
40 Precious Metals ETFs 35 63.88B -10.20% B
Buy
41 Health & Biotech ETFs 35 50.08B 6.76% B
Buy
42 Mid Cap Value ETFs 24 30.49B 7.75% B
Buy
43 Small Cap Value ETFs 17 29.29B 8.32% B
Buy
44 Commodity ETFs 130 23.05B -0.61% B
Buy
45 Small Cap Growth ETFs 15 20.87B 11.03% B
Buy
46 Leveraged Equities ETFs 75 18.91B 37.20% B
Buy
47 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Blend Equities ETFs 7 14.40B 13.88% A
Strong Buy
48 Canada Equities ETFs 5 3.13B 5.25% A
Strong Buy
49 Currency ETFs 24 2.14B 0.10% B
Buy
50 Leveraged Global ETFs 20 1.05B 28.36% B
Buy
51 IPO ETFs 4 880.13M 10.84% A
Strong Buy
52 Long Short ETFs 21 512.94M 5.36% B
Buy
53 Leveraged Bonds ETFs 5 91.44M -11.88% B
Buy
54 Leveraged Currency ETFs 3 20.60M -3.32% B
Buy
55 Energy Equities ETFs 37 27.31B -11.98% C
Neutral
56 MLP ETFs 23 18.62B -14.07% C
Neutral
57 Inverse Bonds ETFs 22 3.45B 10.34% C
Neutral
58 Inverse Volatility ETFs 6 2.43B 87.23% C
Neutral
59 Inverse Currency ETFs 5 418.72M 2.06% C
Neutral
60 Inverse Equities ETFs 52 8.42B -26.46% D
Sell
61 Leveraged Commodities ETFs 25 3.91B -62.58% D
Sell
62 Volatility ETFs 12 1.56B -56.75% D
Sell
63 Inverse Commodities ETFs 33 1.08B -5.20% D
Sell
64 Inverse Global ETFs 16 569.93M -28.83% D
Sell
65 Leveraged Volatility ETFs 3 555.91M -89.81% D
Sell

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