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 145 768.92B 14.51% A
Strong Buy
2 Foreign Large Cap Blend ETFs 60 245.17B 9.95% A
Strong Buy
3 Large Cap Value ETFs 81 240.97B 10.11% A
Strong Buy
4 Large Cap Growth ETFs 37 204.33B 21.10% A
Strong Buy
5 Emerging Markets Equities ETFs 87 186.61B 13.35% A
Strong Buy
6 Small Cap Blend ETFs 41 130.35B 19.78% A
Strong Buy
7 Mid Cap Blend ETFs 30 124.65B 14.58% A
Strong Buy
8 Technology Equities ETFs 64 87.08B 28.00% A
Strong Buy
9 Financial Equities ETFs 37 66.11B 20.51% A
Strong Buy
10 Ultra-Short Term Bonds 22 59.32B -0.97% A
Strong Buy
11 High Yield Bond ETFs 44 57.80B -2.11% A
Strong Buy
12 Health & Biotech ETFs 35 51.01B 16.20% A
Strong Buy
13 Industrials Equities ETFs 34 39.85B 19.17% A
Strong Buy
14 Global Equities ETFs 76 37.26B 10.30% A
Strong Buy
15 Small Cap Value ETFs 17 35.15B 14.47% A
Strong Buy
16 Convertible Bond/Preferred Stock ETFs 19 34.63B -2.21% A
Strong Buy
17 Mid Cap Value ETFs 23 33.99B 10.08% A
Strong Buy
18 Mid Cap Growth ETFs 20 31.15B 18.69% A
Strong Buy
19 Small Cap Growth ETFs 15 27.44B 23.59% A
Strong Buy
20 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Blend Equities ETFs 8 18.57B 14.96% A
Strong Buy
21 Global Bond ETFs 18 17.42B 0.32% A
Strong Buy
22 Global Real Estate ETFs 11 14.26B 5.10% A
Strong Buy
23 All Cap Equities ETFs 51 14.13B 13.85% A
Strong Buy
24 Latin America ETFs 21 11.96B 14.25% A
Strong Buy
25 Diversified Portfolio ETFs 66 7.04B 1.89% A
Strong Buy
26 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Value Equities ETFs 10 5.78B 12.81% A
Strong Buy
27 Foreign Large Cap Growth ETFs 7 5.27B 11.01% A
Strong Buy
28 Water Equities ETFs 6 2.10B 11.44% A
Strong Buy
29 IPO ETFs 4 1.15B 22.10% A
Strong Buy
30 Long Short ETFs 21 491.62M 9.88% A
Strong Buy
31 Leveraged Currency ETFs 13 13.58M 5.55% A
Strong Buy
32 European Equities ETFs 91 147.59B 8.95% B
Buy
33 Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs 37 144.57B -3.83% B
Buy
34 Corporate Bond ETFs 69 102.31B -3.86% B
Buy
35 Asia Pacific Equities Ex-China ETFs 75 71.91B 12.59% B
Buy
36 Precious Metals ETFs 32 71.00B 1.66% B
Buy
37 Government Bonds ETFs 28 68.56B -2.90% B
Buy
38 Real Estate ETFs 24 46.33B -6.27% B
Buy
39 Inflation-Protected Bond ETFs 14 40.74B -2.32% B
Buy
40 Consumer-Focused ETFs 42 33.40B 7.36% B
Buy
41 Commodity ETFs 114 31.02B 23.00% B
Buy
42 Municipal Bonds ETFs 40 27.84B -1.63% B
Buy
43 Leveraged Equities ETFs 80 26.16B 44.92% B
Buy
44 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs 22 24.87B -5.49% B
Buy
45 Foreign Large Cap Value ETFs 28 22.53B 6.83% B
Buy
46 Long-Term Bond ETFs 8 15.29B -3.93% B
Buy
47 China Equities ETFs 37 14.03B 27.35% B
Buy
48 Utility ETFs 12 10.65B -4.90% B
Buy
49 Inverse Bonds ETFs 20 3.69B 5.84% B
Buy
50 Alternative ETFs 25 2.23B 3.22% B
Buy
51 Currency ETFs 17 1.90B 1.10% B
Buy
52 Non-Traditional Bond ETFs 13 969.35M -0.39% B
Buy
53 Energy Equities ETFs 36 37.65B 17.16% C
Neutral
54 MLP ETFs 21 19.79B -13.37% C
Neutral
55 Canada Equities ETFs 5 3.01B 12.88% C
Neutral
56 Leveraged Global ETFs 21 1.50B 37.08% C
Neutral
57 Inverse Currency ETFs 5 303.38M -5.38% C
Neutral
58 Leveraged Bonds ETFs 6 50.82M -9.79% C
Neutral
59 Inverse Equities ETFs 46 6.09B -31.64% D
Sell
60 Leveraged Commodities ETFs 24 3.70B -10.97% D
Sell
61 Inverse Commodities ETFs 31 1.40B -27.73% D
Sell
62 Volatility ETFs 14 1.09B -43.50% D
Sell
63 Inverse Volatility ETFs 4 762.37M -62.76% D
Sell
64 Inverse Global ETFs 14 495.53M -30.69% D
Sell
65 Leveraged Volatility ETFs 3 903.20M -82.35% F
Strong Sell

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