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 117 658.41B 13.81% A
Strong Buy
2 Large Cap Value ETFs 76 217.75B 9.44% A
Strong Buy
3 Foreign Large Cap Blend ETFs 53 192.41B 16.75% A
Strong Buy
4 Large Cap Growth ETFs 34 164.94B 20.78% A
Strong Buy
5 Emerging Markets Equities ETFs 77 150.56B 19.17% A
Strong Buy
6 European Equities ETFs 86 134.55B 20.07% A
Strong Buy
7 Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs 30 129.78B -2.29% A
Strong Buy
8 Mid Cap Blend ETFs 29 109.99B 13.64% A
Strong Buy
9 Small Cap Blend ETFs 36 101.28B 16.96% A
Strong Buy
10 Corporate Bond ETFs 61 100.83B -1.25% A
Strong Buy
11 Asia Pacific Equities Ex-China ETFs 75 65.56B 19.79% A
Strong Buy
12 High Yield Bond ETFs 39 63.12B 2.71% A
Strong Buy
13 Technology Equities ETFs 52 61.14B 28.44% A
Strong Buy
14 Real Estate ETFs 20 54.08B -6.60% A
Strong Buy
15 Government Bonds ETFs 28 53.21B -3.59% A
Strong Buy
16 Health & Biotech ETFs 35 52.56B 12.21% A
Strong Buy
17 Ultra-Short Term Bonds 20 43.78B -0.33% A
Strong Buy
18 Inflation-Protected Bond ETFs 12 36.07B -1.77% A
Strong Buy
19 Convertible Bond/Preferred Stock ETFs 16 35.83B 0.63% A
Strong Buy
20 Consumer-Focused ETFs 43 34.90B 6.37% A
Strong Buy
21 Industrials Equities ETFs 32 32.26B 18.18% A
Strong Buy
22 Mid Cap Value ETFs 24 30.95B 11.61% A
Strong Buy
23 Global Equities ETFs 68 30.77B 13.37% A
Strong Buy
24 Small Cap Value ETFs 17 30.56B 14.79% A
Strong Buy
25 Mid Cap Growth ETFs 21 26.82B 12.88% A
Strong Buy
26 Municipal Bonds ETFs 35 24.99B -1.95% A
Strong Buy
27 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs 22 23.61B 0.77% A
Strong Buy
28 Small Cap Growth ETFs 15 21.92B 17.97% A
Strong Buy
29 Leveraged Equities ETFs 75 19.13B 51.06% A
Strong Buy
30 Foreign Large Cap Value ETFs 27 18.76B 17.41% A
Strong Buy
31 Long-Term Bond ETFs 7 14.16B -2.71% A
Strong Buy
32 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Blend Equities ETFs 7 14.08B 18.81% A
Strong Buy
33 Utility ETFs 13 12.56B 1.54% A
Strong Buy
34 Global Real Estate ETFs 11 12.36B -2.69% A
Strong Buy
35 Global Bond ETFs 20 11.89B -1.44% A
Strong Buy
36 All Cap Equities ETFs 30 11.11B 13.52% A
Strong Buy
37 China Equities ETFs 32 9.21B 26.88% A
Strong Buy
38 Diversified Portfolio ETFs 49 6.27B 5.05% A
Strong Buy
39 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Value Equities ETFs 10 4.30B 20.84% A
Strong Buy
40 Foreign Large Cap Growth ETFs 7 4.11B 13.64% A
Strong Buy
41 Canada Equities ETFs 5 3.24B 12.08% A
Strong Buy
42 Water Equities ETFs 7 2.00B 11.21% A
Strong Buy
43 Inverse Volatility ETFs 6 1.50B 187.38% A
Strong Buy
44 IPO ETFs 4 886.58M 15.77% A
Strong Buy
45 Long Short ETFs 22 512.18M 7.46% A
Strong Buy
46 Non-Traditional Bond ETFs 14 509.33M 2.68% A
Strong Buy
47 Precious Metals ETFs 35 63.76B -9.64% B
Buy
48 Financial Equities ETFs 38 50.14B 30.44% A
Strong Buy
49 Commodity ETFs 130 24.41B 4.57% B
Buy
50 MLP ETFs 23 20.20B -5.06% B
Buy
51 Latin America ETFs 22 9.43B 15.38% B
Buy
52 Currency ETFs 24 2.14B 1.19% B
Buy
53 Alternative ETFs 21 2.04B 1.71% B
Buy
54 Leveraged Global ETFs 20 1.06B 48.50% B
Buy
55 Leveraged Currency ETFs 3 20.05M 1.89% B
Buy
56 Energy Equities ETFs 37 28.89B -2.66% C
Neutral
57 Inverse Bonds ETFs 21 3.58B 14.54% C
Neutral
58 Inverse Currency ETFs 5 443.50M -2.26% C
Neutral
59 Leveraged Bonds ETFs 4 71.46M -15.81% C
Neutral
60 Inverse Equities ETFs 52 8.09B -31.60% D
Sell
61 Leveraged Commodities ETFs 25 3.91B -58.43% D
Sell
62 Volatility ETFs 12 1.29B -62.96% D
Sell
63 Inverse Commodities ETFs 33 880.29M -19.55% D
Sell
64 Inverse Global ETFs 16 578.24M -35.31% D
Sell
65 Leveraged Volatility ETFs 3 591.05M -95.05% F
Strong Sell

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