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 140 744.27B 17.73% A
Strong Buy
2 Large Cap Value ETFs 80 248.05B 12.48% A
Strong Buy
3 Foreign Large Cap Blend ETFs 59 218.53B 20.68% A
Strong Buy
4 Large Cap Growth ETFs 36 185.14B 27.57% A
Strong Buy
5 Emerging Markets Equities ETFs 86 170.40B 26.50% A
Strong Buy
6 European Equities ETFs 92 145.37B 21.95% A
Strong Buy
7 Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs 36 141.55B 1.88% A
Strong Buy
8 Small Cap Blend ETFs 40 118.10B 11.21% A
Strong Buy
9 Mid Cap Blend ETFs 30 117.48B 13.62% A
Strong Buy
10 Corporate Bond ETFs 67 109.83B 3.30% A
Strong Buy
11 Technology Equities ETFs 52 73.62B 32.89% A
Strong Buy
12 Asia Pacific Equities Ex-China ETFs 79 72.22B 22.92% A
Strong Buy
13 High Yield Bond ETFs 41 63.47B 0.90% A
Strong Buy
14 Financial Equities ETFs 36 61.74B 15.40% A
Strong Buy
15 Real Estate ETFs 20 55.22B 5.28% A
Strong Buy
16 Health & Biotech ETFs 33 51.26B 21.11% A
Strong Buy
17 Industrials Equities ETFs 30 38.71B 21.83% A
Strong Buy
18 Inflation-Protected Bond ETFs 13 38.59B 2.06% A
Strong Buy
19 Convertible Bond/Preferred Stock ETFs 18 36.34B 5.65% A
Strong Buy
20 Consumer-Focused ETFs 39 36.03B 13.65% A
Strong Buy
21 Global Equities ETFs 70 35.81B 19.17% A
Strong Buy
22 Mid Cap Value ETFs 24 35.60B 9.65% A
Strong Buy
23 Small Cap Value ETFs 17 34.61B 6.62% A
Strong Buy
24 Mid Cap Growth ETFs 20 29.53B 18.79% A
Strong Buy
25 Municipal Bonds ETFs 38 27.31B 3.17% A
Strong Buy
26 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs 21 24.63B 6.74% A
Strong Buy
27 Small Cap Growth ETFs 15 24.14B 16.79% A
Strong Buy
28 Foreign Large Cap Value ETFs 27 21.35B 15.66% A
Strong Buy
29 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Blend Equities ETFs 7 16.57B 26.08% A
Strong Buy
30 Long-Term Bond ETFs 8 15.70B 2.66% A
Strong Buy
31 Global Real Estate ETFs 11 14.00B 12.68% A
Strong Buy
32 Global Bond ETFs 18 13.73B 4.09% A
Strong Buy
33 All Cap Equities ETFs 41 12.58B 15.72% A
Strong Buy
34 Utility ETFs 12 12.32B 13.83% A
Strong Buy
35 Diversified Portfolio ETFs 59 7.00B 8.42% A
Strong Buy
36 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Value Equities ETFs 10 5.06B 23.18% A
Strong Buy
37 Foreign Large Cap Growth ETFs 7 4.89B 24.88% A
Strong Buy
38 Inverse Volatility ETFs 6 2.61B 176.34% A
Strong Buy
39 Water Equities ETFs 7 2.09B 20.65% A
Strong Buy
40 IPO ETFs 4 1.06B 24.97% A
Strong Buy
41 Non-Traditional Bond ETFs 13 607.57M 0.76% A
Strong Buy
42 Long Short ETFs 22 529.42M 10.85% A
Strong Buy
43 Government Bonds ETFs 28 57.91B 2.17% B
Buy
44 Ultra-Short Term Bonds 20 49.04B 0.15% B
Buy
45 Energy Equities ETFs 36 31.46B -10.04% B
Buy
46 Commodity ETFs 130 26.20B 6.42% B
Buy
47 Leveraged Equities ETFs 75 22.80B 60.29% B
Buy
48 MLP ETFs 22 19.77B -10.49% B
Buy
49 China Equities ETFs 35 10.98B 40.32% B
Buy
50 Canada Equities ETFs 6 3.14B 9.31% A
Strong Buy
51 Alternative ETFs 22 2.29B 3.86% A
Strong Buy
52 Currency ETFs 24 1.93B 1.06% B
Buy
53 Leveraged Bonds ETFs 5 82.39M 12.91% B
Buy
54 Leveraged Currency ETFs 13 11.35M 17.83% B
Buy
55 Precious Metals ETFs 35 66.08B 9.93% C
Neutral
56 Latin America ETFs 22 10.92B 21.11% C
Neutral
57 Inverse Bonds ETFs 20 3.38B -19.94% C
Neutral
58 Leveraged Global ETFs 19 1.36B 80.22% C
Neutral
59 Inverse Currency ETFs 5 364.79M -15.94% C
Neutral
60 Inverse Equities ETFs 45 6.98B -32.23% D
Sell
61 Leveraged Commodities ETFs 24 4.42B -23.02% D
Sell
62 Volatility ETFs 12 1.39B -56.83% D
Sell
63 Inverse Commodities ETFs 31 1.29B -21.64% D
Sell
64 Inverse Global ETFs 14 544.04M -36.73% D
Sell
65 Leveraged Volatility ETFs 3 683.19M -94.12% F
Strong Sell

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