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 148 528.35B 13.08% A
Strong Buy
2 Foreign Large Cap Blend ETFs 59 195.18B 2.62% A
Strong Buy
3 Large Cap Value ETFs 81 172.83B 7.41% A
Strong Buy
4 Small Cap Blend ETFs 41 108.46B 18.91% A
Strong Buy
5 Large Cap Growth ETFs 38 107.43B 20.99% A
Strong Buy
6 Emerging Markets Equities ETFs 87 102.34B 1.06% A
Strong Buy
7 Mid Cap Blend ETFs 30 99.69B 12.35% A
Strong Buy
8 Ultra-Short Term Bonds 24 61.29B -0.93% A
Strong Buy
9 Technology Equities ETFs 66 36.46B 31.45% A
Strong Buy
10 Convertible Bond/Preferred Stock ETFs 19 33.90B -2.42% A
Strong Buy
11 Mid Cap Value ETFs 23 24.11B 7.35% A
Strong Buy
12 Mid Cap Growth ETFs 20 23.43B 17.33% A
Strong Buy
13 Financial Equities ETFs 37 22.97B 11.90% A
Strong Buy
14 Small Cap Value ETFs 18 22.07B 13.33% A
Strong Buy
15 Small Cap Growth ETFs 16 21.48B 23.69% A
Strong Buy
16 All Cap Equities ETFs 51 15.69B 12.69% A
Strong Buy
17 Health & Biotech ETFs 35 14.51B 15.36% A
Strong Buy
18 Industrials Equities ETFs 34 13.54B 17.37% A
Strong Buy
19 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Blend Equities ETFs 7 13.10B 5.98% A
Strong Buy
20 Latin America ETFs 19 10.28B -4.34% A
Strong Buy
21 Global Real Estate ETFs 11 7.30B 0.57% A
Strong Buy
22 Consumer-Focused ETFs 42 5.98B 13.29% A
Strong Buy
23 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Value Equities ETFs 10 5.46B 1.57% A
Strong Buy
24 Diversified Portfolio ETFs 67 5.17B 1.39% A
Strong Buy
25 Foreign Large Cap Growth ETFs 6 5.11B 5.74% A
Strong Buy
26 Global Bond ETFs 18 2.91B -1.57% A
Strong Buy
27 Water Equities ETFs 6 2.09B 8.27% A
Strong Buy
28 IPO ETFs 4 1.23B 20.75% A
Strong Buy
29 Currency ETFs 17 1.18B -2.04% A
Strong Buy
30 Long Short ETFs 21 516.93M 8.54% A
Strong Buy
31 Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs 39 134.72B -3.28% B
Buy
32 Government Bonds ETFs 28 68.30B -2.26% B
Buy
33 Corporate Bond ETFs 69 63.56B -4.00% B
Buy
34 Precious Metals ETFs 34 63.54B -2.28% B
Buy
35 High Yield Bond ETFs 47 56.67B -2.53% B
Buy
36 Asia Pacific Equities Ex-China ETFs 77 53.33B 3.11% B
Buy
37 European Equities ETFs 91 44.13B 0.97% B
Buy
38 Inflation-Protected Bond ETFs 14 37.71B -1.16% B
Buy
39 Municipal Bonds ETFs 40 26.01B -1.40% B
Buy
40 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs 23 24.10B -6.90% B
Buy
41 Foreign Large Cap Value ETFs 28 20.08B -0.74% B
Buy
42 Commodity ETFs 113 19.97B 11.60% B
Buy
43 Leveraged Equities ETFs 79 19.73B 35.41% B
Buy
44 Real Estate ETFs 25 19.73B -0.74% B
Buy
45 Long-Term Bond ETFs 8 15.80B -3.22% B
Buy
46 Global Equities ETFs 77 14.22B 2.72% A
Strong Buy
47 China Equities ETFs 38 10.89B 4.40% B
Buy
48 Energy Equities ETFs 38 8.23B 12.64% B
Buy
49 Inverse Bonds ETFs 20 3.15B 1.79% B
Buy
50 Alternative ETFs 24 2.25B 2.09% B
Buy
51 Utility ETFs 12 1.43B -0.94% B
Buy
52 Non-Traditional Bond ETFs 15 921.88M -2.09% B
Buy
53 MLP ETFs 21 19.63B -11.34% C
Neutral
54 Canada Equities ETFs 5 2.99B 3.74% C
Neutral
55 Leveraged Global ETFs 21 1.17B -9.15% C
Neutral
56 Inverse Currency ETFs 5 179.77M 2.09% C
Neutral
57 Inverse Equities ETFs 46 4.81B -26.30% D
Sell
58 Leveraged Commodities ETFs 24 3.02B -3.09% D
Sell
59 Inverse Commodities ETFs 31 1.12B -35.62% D
Sell
60 Inverse Global ETFs 14 567.88M -9.39% D
Sell
61 Inverse Volatility ETFs 4 530.87M -84.82% F
Strong Sell
62 Volatility ETFs 11 12.26M -52.23% F
Strong Sell
63 Leveraged Volatility ETFs 3 N/A 0.00% NR
Not Rated
64 Leveraged Currency ETFs 13 N/A 0.00% NR
Not Rated
65 Leveraged Bonds ETFs 6 N/A 0.00% NR
Not Rated

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