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 175 1.10T 14.97% A
Strong Buy
2 Large Cap Growth ETFs 38 382.96B 36.80% A
Strong Buy
3 Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs 43 207.81B 5.58% A
Strong Buy
4 Precious Metals ETFs 34 176.25B 40.33% A
Strong Buy
5 Emerging Markets Equities ETFs 100 171.40B 8.11% A
Strong Buy
6 Corporate Bond ETFs 81 169.14B 6.70% A
Strong Buy
7 Government Bonds ETFs 33 154.30B 7.47% A
Strong Buy
8 Technology Equities ETFs 90 150.80B 44.71% A
Strong Buy
9 Mid Cap Blend ETFs 36 141.87B 5.30% A
Strong Buy
10 High Yield Bond ETFs 52 86.03B -1.73% A
Strong Buy
11 Ultra-Short Term Bonds 29 83.32B 0.90% A
Strong Buy
12 Health & Biotech ETFs 35 76.85B 24.30% A
Strong Buy
13 Municipal Bonds ETFs 60 51.62B 2.18% A
Strong Buy
14 Inflation-Protected Bond ETFs 16 49.48B 6.96% A
Strong Buy
15 Consumer-Focused ETFs 42 47.03B 15.26% A
Strong Buy
16 Convertible Bond/Preferred Stock ETFs 19 39.41B 2.43% A
Strong Buy
17 Mid Cap Growth ETFs 20 37.34B 19.09% A
Strong Buy
18 Global Bond ETFs 24 36.80B -0.29% A
Strong Buy
19 Long-Term Bond ETFs 9 29.33B 5.07% A
Strong Buy
20 Small Cap Growth ETFs 18 27.90B 14.11% A
Strong Buy
21 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs 27 26.63B -1.71% A
Strong Buy
22 All Cap Equities ETFs 91 19.63B 13.65% A
Strong Buy
23 China Equities ETFs 37 18.87B 37.48% A
Strong Buy
24 Foreign Large Cap Growth ETFs 6 9.70B 12.31% A
Strong Buy
25 Diversified Portfolio ETFs 72 9.60B 3.77% A
Strong Buy
26 Water Equities ETFs 6 2.67B 13.03% A
Strong Buy
27 Non-Traditional Bond ETFs 18 2.23B 4.59% A
Strong Buy
28 IPO ETFs 4 1.78B 23.22% A
Strong Buy
29 Large Cap Value ETFs 84 285.68B -1.07% B
Buy
30 Foreign Large Cap Blend ETFs 63 251.14B 2.15% B
Buy
31 Small Cap Blend ETFs 46 136.43B 1.96% B
Buy
32 European Equities ETFs 86 117.08B 2.49% B
Buy
33 Global Equities ETFs 107 50.66B 5.88% A
Strong Buy
34 Asia Pacific Equities Ex-China ETFs 74 50.61B 8.26% B
Buy
35 Real Estate ETFs 26 45.53B -9.87% B
Buy
36 Mid Cap Value ETFs 24 31.60B -6.85% B
Buy
37 Industrials Equities ETFs 33 29.61B -0.50% B
Buy
38 Leveraged Equities ETFs 101 28.22B 57.36% B
Buy
39 Utility ETFs 11 18.14B 1.55% B
Buy
40 Foreign Large Cap Value ETFs 27 17.09B -8.12% B
Buy
41 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Blend Equities ETFs 9 16.80B 3.77% B
Buy
42 Canada Equities ETFs 6 6.15B 0.64% B
Buy
43 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Value Equities ETFs 11 4.75B -1.92% B
Buy
44 Alternative ETFs 56 2.70B 1.81% B
Buy
45 Currency ETFs 16 1.75B 1.34% B
Buy
46 Long Short ETFs 24 951.81M 24.85% B
Buy
47 Leveraged Bonds ETFs 6 142.47M 32.23% B
Buy
48 Leveraged Currency ETFs 13 23.41M 0.60% B
Buy
49 Financial Equities ETFs 36 34.01B -8.64% C
Neutral
50 Small Cap Value ETFs 19 33.81B -8.66% C
Neutral
51 Energy Equities ETFs 36 24.46B -21.69% C
Neutral
52 Commodity ETFs 111 22.76B -21.98% C
Neutral
53 Global Real Estate ETFs 11 9.86B -17.25% C
Neutral
54 MLP ETFs 25 9.08B -36.83% C
Neutral
55 Latin America ETFs 21 8.37B -26.41% C
Neutral
56 Leveraged Commodities ETFs 19 4.07B -20.36% C
Neutral
57 Leveraged Global ETFs 21 1.10B -23.61% C
Neutral
58 Inverse Currency ETFs 5 95.71M -5.96% C
Neutral
59 Inverse Equities ETFs 48 11.97B -50.36% D
Sell
60 Volatility ETFs 12 1.56B 3.41% D
Sell
61 Inverse Bonds ETFs 20 795.06M -35.06% D
Sell
62 Inverse Volatility ETFs 3 507.39M -31.40% D
Sell
63 Inverse Global ETFs 14 305.28M -37.75% D
Sell
64 Leveraged Volatility ETFs 2 1.18B -33.70% F
Strong Sell
65 Inverse Commodities ETFs 23 559.11M -53.95% F
Strong Sell

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