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 125 681.33B 19.62% A
Strong Buy
2 Large Cap Value ETFs 75 227.68B 16.36% A
Strong Buy
3 Foreign Large Cap Blend ETFs 56 205.51B 20.48% A
Strong Buy
4 Large Cap Growth ETFs 35 170.68B 24.73% A
Strong Buy
5 Emerging Markets Equities ETFs 81 163.41B 23.09% A
Strong Buy
6 European Equities ETFs 85 142.87B 23.63% A
Strong Buy
7 Intermediate-Term Bond ETFs 33 134.25B -1.44% A
Strong Buy
8 Small Cap Blend ETFs 37 112.01B 22.74% A
Strong Buy
9 Mid Cap Blend ETFs 30 111.60B 19.33% A
Strong Buy
10 Corporate Bond ETFs 66 100.57B -0.33% A
Strong Buy
11 High Yield Bond ETFs 40 65.89B 1.18% A
Strong Buy
12 Asia Pacific Equities Ex-China ETFs 74 65.79B 20.95% A
Strong Buy
13 Technology Equities ETFs 52 65.59B 31.20% A
Strong Buy
14 Financial Equities ETFs 36 55.05B 33.92% A
Strong Buy
15 Real Estate ETFs 20 53.96B 2.49% A
Strong Buy
16 Health & Biotech ETFs 33 53.60B 22.65% A
Strong Buy
17 Ultra-Short Term Bonds 20 46.84B -0.28% A
Strong Buy
18 Inflation-Protected Bond ETFs 13 37.21B -1.18% A
Strong Buy
19 Industrials Equities ETFs 30 36.75B 30.13% A
Strong Buy
20 Global Equities ETFs 70 32.74B 18.89% A
Strong Buy
21 Mid Cap Value ETFs 24 32.34B 16.09% A
Strong Buy
22 Consumer-Focused ETFs 39 32.29B 10.64% A
Strong Buy
23 Small Cap Value ETFs 17 32.02B 20.63% A
Strong Buy
24 Mid Cap Growth ETFs 20 27.54B 20.38% A
Strong Buy
25 Municipal Bonds ETFs 34 26.05B -0.20% A
Strong Buy
26 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs 21 24.08B 0.82% A
Strong Buy
27 Small Cap Growth ETFs 15 22.81B 23.86% A
Strong Buy
28 Foreign Large Cap Value ETFs 27 20.26B 19.09% A
Strong Buy
29 Leveraged Equities ETFs 74 19.93B 65.45% A
Strong Buy
30 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Blend Equities ETFs 7 15.90B 22.33% A
Strong Buy
31 Long-Term Bond ETFs 8 14.85B -1.57% A
Strong Buy
32 Utility ETFs 12 13.13B 12.82% A
Strong Buy
33 Global Real Estate ETFs 11 12.92B 6.12% A
Strong Buy
34 Global Bond ETFs 18 12.67B -0.01% A
Strong Buy
35 All Cap Equities ETFs 35 11.27B 19.22% A
Strong Buy
36 Latin America ETFs 20 11.16B 19.04% A
Strong Buy
37 China Equities ETFs 33 10.58B 32.42% A
Strong Buy
38 Diversified Portfolio ETFs 54 6.69B 8.04% A
Strong Buy
39 Foreign Small/Mid Cap Value Equities ETFs 10 4.72B 22.92% A
Strong Buy
40 Foreign Large Cap Growth ETFs 7 4.43B 20.03% A
Strong Buy
41 Canada Equities ETFs 5 3.20B 14.73% A
Strong Buy
42 Inverse Volatility ETFs 6 2.17B 190.11% A
Strong Buy
43 Water Equities ETFs 7 2.13B 21.16% A
Strong Buy
44 Alternative ETFs 21 2.12B 3.05% A
Strong Buy
45 Leveraged Global ETFs 19 1.30B 73.62% A
Strong Buy
46 IPO ETFs 4 913.96M 24.24% A
Strong Buy
47 Non-Traditional Bond ETFs 13 550.33M 2.20% A
Strong Buy
48 Long Short ETFs 21 467.65M 11.16% A
Strong Buy
49 Precious Metals ETFs 35 67.13B 1.54% B
Buy
50 Government Bonds ETFs 28 57.21B -2.04% B
Buy
51 Convertible Bond/Preferred Stock ETFs 18 36.00B 1.83% B
Buy
52 Energy Equities ETFs 35 30.99B -2.82% B
Buy
53 Commodity ETFs 129 25.14B 9.65% B
Buy
54 MLP ETFs 22 19.93B -9.67% B
Buy
55 Inverse Bonds ETFs 20 3.65B 1.44% B
Buy
56 Currency ETFs 24 2.10B 0.79% B
Buy
57 Inverse Currency ETFs 5 420.88M -2.42% B
Buy
58 Leveraged Bonds ETFs 5 91.52M -6.79% B
Buy
59 Leveraged Currency ETFs 3 21.61M 2.47% B
Buy
60 Inverse Equities ETFs 44 8.07B -36.46% D
Sell
61 Leveraged Commodities ETFs 24 4.35B -40.18% D
Sell
62 Volatility ETFs 12 1.42B -63.37% D
Sell
63 Inverse Commodities ETFs 31 1.34B -24.19% D
Sell
64 Inverse Global ETFs 14 534.11M -38.14% D
Sell
65 Leveraged Volatility ETFs 3 834.11M -95.36% F
Strong Sell

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