SMART Grade™ Upgrades & Downgrades

Each weekday, we make dozens of changes to our SMART Grades™ for nearly 2,000 ETFs. View a summary of these daily changes below.

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SMART Upgrades Last Updated: February 20, 2018

Symbol/Name Price AUM Old SMART New SMART
SPY
SPDR S&P 500
271.40 274.91B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
273.41 154.28B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
VOO
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF
249.42 88.90B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
VEU
Vanguard FTSE All World Ex US ETF
55.33 23.98B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
EWJ
iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
61.10 22.54B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
RSP
Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF
101.53 14.99B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
EFAV
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF
73.41 8.60B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IWP
iShares Russell Midcap Growth ETF
123.78 8.55B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IJK
iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF
218.90 7.92B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
VBK
Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF - DNQ
163.16 7.29B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
GDX
VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF
21.87 6.79B C
Neutral
B
Buy
OEF
iShares S&P 100 ETF
120.57 5.31B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
VOT
Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF - DNQ
130.17 5.22B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IJT
iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF
171.46 4.95B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
VSS
Vanguard FTSE All-Wld ex-US SmCp Idx ETF
119.75 4.86B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
SJNK
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF
27.48 4.16B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
VDE
Vanguard Energy ETF
92.62 3.95B C
Neutral
B
Buy
VIS
Vanguard Industrials ETF - DNQ
142.61 3.85B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
EWT
iShares MSCI Taiwan Capped ETF
37.21 3.82B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
ACWX
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Index Fund
50.50 3.26B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DGRO
iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF
35.19 3.12B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DLS
WisdomTree International SmallCap Fund
77.23 1.93B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
GEM
Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF
36.83 1.84B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
SOXX
iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund
181.86 1.57B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IHI
iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF
182.87 1.54B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DBJP
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF
42.87 1.48B C
Neutral
B
Buy
SMH
VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF
104.83 1.47B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
PKW
PowerShares BuyBack Achievers Portfolio
59.77 1.42B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
MGC
Vanguard Mega Cap ETF
93.63 1.42B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
TILT
FlexShares Mornigstar US Market Factors Tilt Index Fund ETF
112.51 1.24B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IYJ
iShares U.S. Industrials ETF
149.32 1.23B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
FXO
First Trust Financials AlphaDEX
31.39 1.21B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IXC
iShares Global Energy ETF
33.84 1.17B C
Neutral
B
Buy
HEWJ
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF
32.46 1.06B C
Neutral
B
Buy
MDYG
SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Growth Index--symbol: MUV)
157.69 1.05B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
FDT
First Trust Developed Markets Ex-US AlphaDEX Fund
63.06 1.01B B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DSI
iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF
100.33 991.99M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
FXH
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX
71.81 982.19M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
PDBC
PowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 Portfolio
17.43 973.57M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IPAC
iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF
60.54 886.08M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
VYMI
Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF
67.66 869.54M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
EWQ
iShares MSCI France Index Fund
31.88 806.75M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IVOG
Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF
135.03 786.60M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
XLG
Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF
194.01 761.22M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
SOXL
Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares
161.41 706.10M C
Neutral
B
Buy
RFG
Guggenheim S&P Midcap 400 Pure Growth ETF
158.98 622.17M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IDU
iShares U.S. Utilities ETF
124.58 618.09M C
Neutral
B
Buy
URTH
Ishares MSCI World Index Fund
89.00 598.04M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
QQEW
First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund
60.10 538.03M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
FENY
Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF
18.73 507.74M C
Neutral
B
Buy
JPUS
JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF
70.70 469.13M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
CQQQ
Guggenheim China Technology ETF
63.14 465.70M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
EEMO
PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Momentum Portfolio
21.04 453.82M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
MLPX
Global X MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF
13.05 418.67M C
Neutral
B
Buy
FNI
First Trust Chindia ETF
40.96 416.42M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
LABU
Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares
90.48 410.99M C
Neutral
B
Buy
VNM
VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF
18.88 410.85M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
MXI
iShares Global Materials ETF
70.26 401.89M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
URA
Global X Uranium ETF
13.36 366.69M D
Sell
C
Neutral
IDOG
ALPS International Sector Dividend Dogs ETF
28.63 357.49M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
SCIF
VanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF
62.12 355.78M C
Neutral
B
Buy
FMAT
Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF
34.86 355.76M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IEO
iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF
61.97 331.91M C
Neutral
B
Buy
QDEF
FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund
43.74 319.18M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
VIOG
Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF
146.84 318.27M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DBO
PowerShares DB Oil Fund
10.53 315.29M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
TOK
iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF
66.19 308.39M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
SPYX
SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF
66.18 259.35M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
PSP
PowerShares Listed Private Equity
12.69 253.13M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
QEFA
SPDR MSCI EAFE StrategicFactors ETF
65.16 252.83M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DBEM
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Emerging Markets Hedged Equity ETF
24.81 239.61M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
VTWG
Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF
137.44 238.38M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
AADR
AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF
61.14 229.67M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
REMX
VanEck Vectors Rare Earth Strategic Metals ETF
29.32 226.33M C
Neutral
B
Buy
CUT
Guggenheim MSCI Global Timber ETF
32.38 222.96M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
RODM
Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF
29.48 220.54M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DXJS
WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund
44.63 206.92M C
Neutral
B
Buy
EPS
WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund
31.36 182.93M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
ADRE
BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund
45.69 175.41M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
CIZ
VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Wtd ETF
35.43 165.84M C
Neutral
B
Buy
PZD
PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio
43.62 161.32M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IVLU
iShares Edge MSCI Intl Value Factor ETF
26.48 159.12M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IWL
iShares Russell Top 200 ETF
62.78 157.73M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
BRZU
Direxion Daily Brazil Bull 3X Shares
56.03 156.55M C
Neutral
B
Buy
FTLS
First Trust Long/Short Equity
39.71 152.96M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
ICLN
iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund
9.45 151.44M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
EUSA
iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF
56.00 149.20M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
QQQE
Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares
44.72 148.01M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
JKK
iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF
181.79 145.90M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DEUS
Deutsche X-trackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF
32.16 143.96M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
ARKQ
ARK Industrial Innovation ETF
34.99 142.93M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IDLB
PowerShares FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight Portfolio
30.48 125.15M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
JDST
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares
59.20 122.40M D
Sell
C
Neutral
PRN
PowerShares DWA Industrials Momentum Portfolio
61.88 121.68M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
RFV
Guggenheim S&P Midcap 400 Pure Value ETF
67.33 112.39M C
Neutral
B
Buy
DIG
ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas
34.28 106.58M D
Sell
C
Neutral
VIXY
ProShares Trust VIX Short-Term Futures ETF
36.39 103.88M D
Sell
C
Neutral
DGT
SPDR Global Dow ETF (based on The Global Dow)
86.67 95.58M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
QUS
SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF
77.94 93.84M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
GEX
VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF
62.20 91.26M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
RFDA
RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF
31.92 75.29M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IVAL
ValueShares International Quantitative Value ETF
33.29 74.57M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
EIRL
iShares MSCI Ireland Capped ETF
47.66 74.42M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DNL
WisdomTree Global ex-US Quality Dividend Growth Fund
59.67 72.00M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
FDMO
Fidelity Momentum Factor ETF
32.11 71.21M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
GSEU
Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF
32.10 69.47M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
FEUZ
First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX ETF
45.28 63.50M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
RWW
Oppenheimer Financials Sector Revenue ETF
70.06 59.77M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
QAT
iShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF
16.74 59.49M C
Neutral
B
Buy
BLES
Inspire Global Hope ETF
28.48 58.88M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
PBD
PowerShares Global Clean Energy Portfolio
13.36 57.26M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
LVHI
Legg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend ETF
26.83 56.74M C
Neutral
B
Buy
GSJY
Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF
34.37 54.66M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
KRMA
Global X Conscious Companies ETF
19.69 52.42M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IFLY
ETFMG Drone Economy Strategy ETF
36.70 47.93M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
ISRA
VanEck Vectors Israel ETF
30.68 47.51M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
QSY
WisdomTree U.S. Quality Shareholder Yield Fund
83.59 46.89M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
ENFR
Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF
22.05 46.00M C
Neutral
B
Buy
QMOM
MomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF
30.27 44.21M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
ROUS
Hartford Multifactor U.S. Equity ETF
31.56 41.28M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
ITEQ
BlueStar TA-BIGITech Israel Technology ETF
32.71 35.60M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
FCEF
First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF
21.58 31.41M C
Neutral
B
Buy
FTXL
First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF
32.00 31.32M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
VEGI
iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund
29.51 30.82M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
JPMV
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Japan ETF
69.29 27.31M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
JHME
John Hancock Multifactor Energy ETF
28.06 23.87M C
Neutral
B
Buy
PAF
PowerShares FTSE RAFI Asia Pacific ex-Japan Portfolio
59.88 23.42M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DUG
ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas
41.38 23.22M C
Neutral
B
Buy
FLAG
WeatherStorm Forensic Accounting Long Short ETF
42.24 21.34M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DHVW
Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF
32.01 20.99M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
PUW
PowerShares WilderHill Progressive Energy Portfolio
25.84 20.74M C
Neutral
B
Buy
CIL
VictoryShares International Volatility Wtd ETF
41.06 20.69M C
Neutral
B
Buy
ACSI
American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF
31.04 18.62M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
TAPR
Barclays PLC - Barclays Inverse US Treasury Composite ETN
27.64 17.69M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
DGLD
Credit Suisse AG - VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN
40.97 16.72M D
Sell
C
Neutral
FONE
First Trust NASDAQ Smartphone Index Fund
52.74 15.84M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
SOIL
Global X Fertilizers/Potash ETF
10.27 15.26M C
Neutral
B
Buy
BZF
WisdomTree Brazilian Real Strategy Fund
18.79 15.13M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
CWS
AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF
31.58 14.23M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
JHDG
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund
27.93 13.87M C
Neutral
B
Buy
DDBI
Legg Mason Developed EX-US Diversified Core ETF
29.92 11.99M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
LNGR
Global X Longevity Thematic ETF
20.00 11.05M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
XCEM
Columbia EM Core ex-China ETF
28.57 10.02M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
SCID
Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF
28.35 9.89M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
FLQH
Franklin LibertyQ International Equity Hedged ETF
24.37 9.76M C
Neutral
B
Buy
BAL
iPath Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return SM Index ETN
51.67 8.17M C
Neutral
B
Buy
VAMO
Cambria ETF Trust Cambria Value and Momentum ETF
24.72 6.04M C
Neutral
B
Buy
SCTO
Global X JPMorgan US Sector Rotator Index ETF
26.98 5.36M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
ALFI
ETF Series Solutions Trust ETF
24.68 5.13M C
Neutral
B
Buy
KFYP
KraneShares Zacks New China ETF
34.25 5.00M D
Sell
C
Neutral
HACW
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI ACWI ETF
29.54 4.42M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
IDHD
PowerShares S&P International Developed High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio
29.11 4.27M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
EFAS
Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF
18.16 3.61M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
BDD
DB Base Metals Double Long Exchange Traded Notes due June 1, 2038
10.84 3.54M B
Buy
A
Strong Buy
ERGF
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Energy ETF
26.02 2.63M C
Neutral
B
Buy
UTLF
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Utilities ETF
25.19 2.52M C
Neutral
B
Buy
GDXS
ProShares UltraShort Gold Miners ETF
15.34 2.27M C
Neutral
B
Buy
EFU
ProShares UltraShort MSCI EAFE
22.38 1.92M D
Sell
C
Neutral
INR
Market Vectors Indian Rupee/USD ETN
43.20 432.00K B
Buy
A
Strong Buy

SMART Downgrades Last Updated: February 20, 2018

Symbol/Name Price Mkt Cap Old SMART New SMART
XBI
SPDR Series Trust SPDR S&P Biotech ETF
90.83 4.90B A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
SPHD
PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio
40.05 2.88B B
Buy
C
Neutral
RWO
SPDR DJ Wilshire Global Real Estate ETF
45.64 2.57B B
Buy
C
Neutral
FNDC
Schwab Fundamental International Small Company Index ETF
36.12 1.80B A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
OIH
VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF
24.22 1.64B C
Neutral
D
Sell
GSG
iShares GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust Fund
16.31 1.47B A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
XSLV
PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio
44.47 1.22B B
Buy
C
Neutral
BBH
VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF
123.19 569.59M B
Buy
C
Neutral
XRT
SPDR S&P Retail ETF
45.30 506.12M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
JKL
iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETFnd
145.87 470.94M B
Buy
C
Neutral
IHE
iShares U.S. Pharmaceutical ETF
152.40 418.39M B
Buy
C
Neutral
SMDV
ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF
53.06 408.07M B
Buy
C
Neutral
ONEY
SPDR Russell 1000 Yield Focus ETF
69.34 397.75M B
Buy
C
Neutral
XPH
SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF
42.94 378.46M B
Buy
C
Neutral
TUR
iShares MSCI Turkey ETF
43.04 374.42M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
FTSD
Franklin Liberty Short Duration U.S. Government ETF
95.45 155.10M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
UGLD
Credit Suisse AG - VelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETN
11.66 126.06M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
FAZ
Direxion Financial Bear 3X Shares
10.78 124.95M D
Sell
F
Strong Sell
GXG
Global X MSCI Colombia ETF
10.57 99.73M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
GYLD
Arrow Dow Jones Global Yield ETF ETF
17.72 87.56M B
Buy
C
Neutral
TMF
Direxion Daily 20-Yr Treasury Bull 3x Shrs
17.80 80.90M C
Neutral
D
Sell
SILJ
ETFMG Prime Junior Silver ETF
10.67 54.39M C
Neutral
D
Sell
OEUR
O'Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF
25.00 51.13M B
Buy
C
Neutral
WBIL
WBI Tactical LCS Shares
27.48 48.25M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
SPDN
Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X Shares
30.03 26.87M B
Buy
C
Neutral
PHDG
PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio
29.71 23.60M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
ICOL
iShares MSCI Colombia Capped
15.21 21.94M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
YLCO
Global X Yieldco Index ETF
11.67 19.98M B
Buy
C
Neutral
FLQG
Franklin LibertyQ Global Equity ETF
30.71 18.55M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
EEV
ProShares UltraShort MSCI Emerging Markets
7.58 16.01M D
Sell
F
Strong Sell
SDYL
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged S&P Dividend ETN
80.36 15.27M B
Buy
C
Neutral
MCEF
First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF
17.97 14.36M B
Buy
C
Neutral
DXPS
WisdomTree United Kingdom Hedged Equity Fund
23.51 13.02M B
Buy
C
Neutral
ALTY
Global X SuperDividend Alternatives ETF
14.73 12.54M B
Buy
C
Neutral
CNY
Market Vectors Chinese Renminbi/USD ETN
44.61 11.60M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
CROP
IQ Global Agribusiness Small Cap ETF
33.36 11.60M B
Buy
C
Neutral
OASI
O'Shares FTSE Asia Pacific Quality Dividend ETF
29.16 10.13M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
BTAL
QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Anti Beta Fund ETF
18.70 8.47M B
Buy
C
Neutral
CHIM
Global X China Materials ETF
22.26 5.60M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
HDAW
Deutsche X-trackers MSCI All World ex US High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF
26.38 3.98M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
DDJP
WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Japan Equity Fund
28.60 2.91M B
Buy
C
Neutral
HHYX
iShares Currency Hedged International High Yield Bond ETF
27.59 2.78M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
HDRW
WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Hedged Real Estate Fund
27.10 2.70M B
Buy
C
Neutral
REW
ProShares UltraShort Technology
14.43 2.59M D
Sell
F
Strong Sell
IPOS
Renaissance Capital Greenwich Fund
25.10 2.49M A
Strong Buy
B
Buy
XINA
SPDR MSCI China A Shares IMI ETF
23.69 2.36M B
Buy
C
Neutral

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