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 Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs 42 181.21B 5.60% A
Strong Buy
2 Government Bonds ETFs 29 154.16B 11.69% A
Strong Buy
3 Inflation-Protected Bond ETFs 16 40.15B 6.12% A
Strong Buy
4 Long-Term Bond ETFs 9 27.67B 5.64% A
Strong Buy
5 Corporate Bond ETFs 76 123.30B 0.74% B
Buy
6 Precious Metals ETFs 33 98.49B 21.88% B
Buy
7 Ultra-Short Term Bonds 27 97.77B -0.36% B
Buy
8 Municipal Bonds ETFs 49 43.33B -0.63% B
Buy
9 Global Bond ETFs 22 33.19B 0.95% B
Buy
10 Currency ETFs 16 2.08B 0.40% B
Buy
11 Non-Traditional Bond ETFs 16 885.83M -4.88% B
Buy
12 Inverse Currency ETFs 5 151.43M 11.52% B
Buy
13 Leveraged Bonds ETFs 5 97.43M 53.54% B
Buy
14 Large Cap Blend ETFs 160 836.62B -11.84% C
Neutral
15 Large Cap Growth ETFs 38 254.82B -2.71% C
Neutral
16 Large Cap Value ETFs 82 242.43B -20.63% C
Neutral
17 Foreign Large Cap Blend ETFs 59 214.84B -21.52% C
Neutral
18 Emerging Markets Equities ETFs 98 140.19B -24.08% C
Neutral
19 European Equities ETFs 86 93.25B -24.06% C
Neutral
20 Technology Equities ETFs 82 91.81B -2.55% C
Neutral
21 High Yield Bond ETFs 49 54.93B -14.17% C
Neutral
22 Health & Biotech ETFs 35 54.18B -5.72% C
Neutral
23 Asia Pacific Equities Ex-China ETFs 74 39.33B -21.41% C
Neutral
24 Consumer-Focused ETFs 41 34.68B -8.67% C
Neutral
25 Convertible Bond/Preferred Stock ETFs 19 31.94B -15.43% C
Neutral
26 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs 26 21.36B -14.50% C
Neutral
27 Small Cap Growth ETFs 18 19.25B -26.55% C
Neutral
28 China Equities ETFs 37 16.61B -12.49% C
Neutral
29 All Cap Equities ETFs 77 16.28B -17.26% C
Neutral
30 Inverse Equities ETFs 48 14.60B -6.33% C
Neutral
31 Diversified Portfolio ETFs 72 8.34B -10.82% C
Neutral
32 Foreign Large Cap Growth ETFs 6 4.82B -13.13% C
Neutral
33 Alternative ETFs 31 2.74B -9.73% C
Neutral
34 IPO ETFs 4 1.03B -19.64% C
Neutral
35 Inverse Commodities ETFs 23 878.47M 85.35% C
Neutral
36 Long Short ETFs 23 577.88M -1.51% C
Neutral
37 Inverse Global ETFs 14 408.25M 16.93% C
Neutral
38 Leveraged Currency ETFs 13 19.05M 0.08% C
Neutral
39 Mid Cap Blend ETFs 35 102.55B -27.84% D
Sell
40 Small Cap Blend ETFs 42 98.08B -32.27% D
Sell
41 Real Estate ETFs 26 42.52B -26.34% D
Sell
42 Global Equities ETFs 95 40.61B -19.03% D
Sell
43 Financial Equities ETFs 36 27.08B -26.94% D
Sell
44 Mid Cap Value ETFs 24 26.08B -32.88% D
Sell
45 Mid Cap Growth ETFs 20 25.77B -18.46% D
Sell
46 Small Cap Value ETFs 18 25.33B -38.40% D
Sell
47 Industrials Equities ETFs 33 19.99B -26.20% D
Sell
48 Utility ETFs 11 16.45B -9.05% D
Sell
49 Foreign Large Cap Value ETFs 27 15.74B -29.70% D
Sell
50 Commodity ETFs 109 14.22B -33.58% D
Sell
51 Energy Equities ETFs 36 13.79B -49.74% D
Sell
52 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Blend Equities ETFs 9 13.72B -28.94% D
Sell
53 Global Real Estate ETFs 11 8.87B -34.17% D
Sell
54 MLP ETFs 25 7.61B -56.19% D
Sell
55 Canada Equities ETFs 6 4.57B -24.95% D
Sell
56 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Value Equities ETFs 11 3.97B -30.88% D
Sell
57 Leveraged Commodities ETFs 19 2.64B -45.67% D
Sell
58 Water Equities ETFs 6 2.18B -12.69% D
Sell
59 Volatility ETFs 12 1.32B 51.40% D
Sell
60 Inverse Bonds ETFs 20 993.99M -33.88% D
Sell
61 Leveraged Global ETFs 21 738.91M -60.49% D
Sell
62 Leveraged Equities ETFs 93 18.07B -31.16% F
Strong Sell
63 Latin America ETFs 21 7.02B -45.60% F
Strong Sell
64 Leveraged Volatility ETFs 2 2.93B 15.89% F
Strong Sell
65 Inverse Volatility ETFs 3 877.77M -41.95% F
Strong Sell

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