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 239 1.31T 15.80% A
Strong Buy
2 Large Cap Growth ETFs 48 432.07B 34.06% A
Strong Buy
3 Large Cap Value ETFs 88 353.85B 3.06% A
Strong Buy
4 Foreign Large Cap Blend ETFs 71 327.03B 9.45% A
Strong Buy
5 Emerging Markets Equities ETFs 105 226.32B 17.19% A
Strong Buy
6 Technology Equities ETFs 101 204.12B 60.77% A
Strong Buy
7 Small Cap Blend ETFs 54 203.35B 24.27% A
Strong Buy
8 Mid Cap Blend ETFs 43 183.20B 19.41% A
Strong Buy
9 Corporate Bond ETFs 90 180.91B 4.26% A
Strong Buy
10 European Equities ETFs 86 138.58B 8.64% A
Strong Buy
11 Ultra-Short Term Bonds 30 108.15B 0.87% A
Strong Buy
12 Health & Biotech ETFs 39 95.56B 44.01% A
Strong Buy
13 High Yield Bond ETFs 59 88.09B -0.86% A
Strong Buy
14 Asia Pacific Equities Ex-China ETFs 74 71.55B 22.10% A
Strong Buy
15 Global Equities ETFs 118 63.52B 11.99% A
Strong Buy
16 Inflation-Protected Bond ETFs 16 60.37B 7.31% A
Strong Buy
17 Municipal Bonds ETFs 62 59.14B 1.84% A
Strong Buy
18 Consumer-Focused ETFs 45 57.29B 27.80% A
Strong Buy
19 Financial Equities ETFs 38 55.03B 3.11% A
Strong Buy
20 Global Bond ETFs 29 50.42B 3.37% A
Strong Buy
21 Small Cap Value ETFs 20 49.35B 10.82% A
Strong Buy
22 Convertible Bond/Preferred Stock ETFs 19 49.12B 9.51% A
Strong Buy
23 Mid Cap Growth ETFs 24 47.36B 36.95% A
Strong Buy
24 Mid Cap Value ETFs 25 38.91B 4.06% A
Strong Buy
25 Small Cap Growth ETFs 18 38.66B 38.71% A
Strong Buy
26 Long-Term Bond ETFs 10 33.88B 1.92% A
Strong Buy
27 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs 28 31.55B -1.37% A
Strong Buy
28 All Cap Equities ETFs 120 26.03B 18.06% A
Strong Buy
29 China Equities ETFs 39 24.52B 35.37% A
Strong Buy
30 Foreign Large Cap Value ETFs 27 22.83B 0.28% A
Strong Buy
31 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Blend Equities ETFs 10 21.75B 12.45% A
Strong Buy
32 Foreign Large Cap Growth ETFs 6 12.39B 16.97% A
Strong Buy
33 Diversified Portfolio ETFs 72 11.66B 6.17% A
Strong Buy
34 Canada Equities ETFs 6 7.50B 6.25% A
Strong Buy
35 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Value Equities ETFs 11 5.47B 7.29% A
Strong Buy
36 IPO ETFs 4 3.70B 68.73% A
Strong Buy
37 Alternative ETFs 93 3.59B 8.63% A
Strong Buy
38 Water Equities ETFs 6 3.41B 21.27% A
Strong Buy
39 Non-Traditional Bond ETFs 23 2.89B 1.71% A
Strong Buy
40 Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs 48 233.05B 3.30% B
Buy
41 Precious Metals ETFs 35 155.13B 22.97% B
Buy
42 Government Bonds ETFs 37 136.55B 3.93% B
Buy
43 Real Estate ETFs 27 52.46B -11.63% B
Buy
44 Industrials Equities ETFs 33 48.26B 10.86% B
Buy
45 Energy Equities ETFs 39 46.78B 65.16% B
Buy
46 Leveraged Equities ETFs 107 38.05B 51.56% B
Buy
47 Commodity ETFs 113 30.09B 5.38% B
Buy
48 Utility ETFs 11 18.39B -4.27% B
Buy
49 Latin America ETFs 21 10.81B -13.29% B
Buy
50 Global Real Estate ETFs 12 10.45B -11.02% B
Buy
51 MLP ETFs 27 10.43B -28.07% B
Buy
52 Currency ETFs 16 1.86B 3.54% B
Buy
53 Leveraged Global ETFs 21 1.51B -5.17% B
Buy
54 Long Short ETFs 26 1.02B 25.52% B
Buy
55 Leveraged Currency ETFs 13 7.63M 12.76% B
Buy
56 Inverse Bonds ETFs 20 1.24B -26.13% C
Neutral
57 Leveraged Bonds ETFs 6 108.98M 10.62% C
Neutral
58 Inverse Currency ETFs 5 80.45M -15.25% C
Neutral
59 Leveraged Commodities ETFs 19 3.76B -39.99% D
Sell
60 Volatility ETFs 12 1.68B 23.14% D
Sell
61 Inverse Volatility ETFs 3 414.55M -39.64% C
Neutral
62 Inverse Equities ETFs 48 8.69B -56.59% F
Strong Sell
63 Leveraged Volatility ETFs 2 1.59B -4.90% F
Strong Sell
64 Inverse Commodities ETFs 23 498.71M -58.16% F
Strong Sell
65 Inverse Global ETFs 14 370.14M -41.97% F
Strong Sell

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