List of American exchange-traded funds

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This is a table of notable American exchange-traded funds, or ETFs.

As of 2015, the number of exchange-traded funds worldwide is over 4000,[1] representing about 2.88 trillion U.S. dollars in assets.[2] The largest ETF, as of September 2017, was the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE ArcaSPY), with about $243.1 billion in assets. Second-largest was the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF with around $125 billion (NYSE ArcaIVV), and third-largest is the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSE ArcaVTI) with $81.9 billion.[3] The SPDR S&P 500 is also the most actively traded ETF, with over 60 million shares traded daily.[4]

Stock ETFs[edit]

Broad market ETFs[edit]

Index-tracking ETFs[edit]

Style ETFs[edit]

Large-cap ETFs[edit]

Mid-cap ETFs[edit]

Small-cap ETFs[edit]

International ETFs[edit]

Broad ex-US ETFs[edit]

Regional ex-US ETFs[edit]

Country ETFs[edit]

Developed ex-US markets
Emerging markets

Sector ETFs[edit]

Sector ETFs may track sector-based indexes or simply correspond to a basket of companies thought to be representative of a specific market sector.

US domestic sectors[edit]

Consumer discretionary
Consumer staples
Health care
Information technology

Global sectors[edit]

Consumer discretionary
Consumer staples
Health care
Information technology

Bond ETFs[edit]

Commodity ETFs[edit]

Commodity ETFs, also known as exchange-traded commodities (ETCs), track a commodity index or a specific commodity. This is often via commodity futures. These fall into four general categories, agricultural, which includes livestock and "softs"; energy resources; industrial materials; and precious metals. The most popular precious metals ETFs hold physical stocks of the metal rather than futures.

Broad basket[edit]

Agricultural ETFs[edit]

Energy commodity ETFs[edit]

Industrial commodity ETFs[edit]

Precious metals ETFs[edit]


Real estate ETFs[edit]

Leveraged & short ETFs[edit]

Typically ETFs track an index. Using a combination of options, futures, and swaps some firms have designed ETFs capable of tracking approximately −1x, 2x, −2x, 3x and −3x the daily returns of an index. 3x and −3x ETFs were first released on November 8, 2008 by Direxion Funds. These funds are structured in a sophisticated way, and due to their extreme volatility they may not be appropriate vehicles for the casual investor.[1] (Note that obtaining 2x the daily returns for one year does not imply that one will receive double the annual returns of an index).[citation needed] On August 18, 2009 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a warning to investors that leveraged exchange-traded funds could lead to big losses even if the market index or benchmark they track shows a gain. [2]

Short ETFs[edit]

Short ETFs enable investors to profit from declines in an underlying index without directly selling short any securities. Investors who think an index will decline purchase shares of the short ETF that tracks the index, and the shares increase or decrease in value inversely with the index, that is to say that if the value of the underlying index goes down, then the value of the short ETF shares goes up, and vice versa. Some popular short ETFs include:



Leveraged ETFs[edit]

The following ETFs are good examples of Leveraged ETFs:

  • Direxion Daily Mid Cap Bull 3x ETF (NYSE ArcaMIDU) - tracks 3x the S&P MidCap 400 Index
  • Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2x ETF (NYSE ArcaSPUU) - tracks 2x the S&P 500 Index
  • Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3x ETF (NYSE ArcaSPXL) - tracks 3x the S&P 500 Index
  • Direxion Energy Bull 3x ETF (NYSE ArcaERX)
  • Direxion Financials Bull 3x ETF (NYSE ArcaFAS) - tracks XLF or RIFIN
  • Direxion Large Cap Bull 3x (NYSE ArcaBGU) tracks 3x the Russell 1000 Index
  • Direxion Small Cap Bull 3x (NYSE ArcaTNA) tracks 3x the Russell 2000 Index
  • ProShares Ultra Dow 30 (NYSE ArcaDDM) tracks 2x the Dow Jones Industrial Average
  • ProShares Ultra NASDAQ-100 (NYSE ArcaQLD) tracks 2x the NASDAQ-100 Index
  • ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 (NYSE ArcaUWM) tracks 2x the Russell 2000 Index
  • ProShares Ultra S&P 500 (NYSE ArcaSSO) tracks 2x the S&P 500 Index
  • ProShares S&P 500 3x (NYSE ArcaUPRO) tracks 3x the S&P 500 Index

Leveraged short ETFs[edit]

The following funds are both short and leveraged:

Asset allocation[edit]

ETFs can be asset allocation funds, which include different asset classes rather than just one. They are usually, but not exclusively, implemented using a fund-of-funds structure. The most common ones use fixed strategies, which can be described with terms like "aggressive" or "conservative", denoting more in stocks and more in bonds, respectively. Other ones may have a target-date strategy where the allocation changes over time.

An example of such an ETF is the Russell Investments OneFund (NYSE ArcaONEF), which is composed of nine ETFs (Vanguard and iShares ETFs). Another is the AdvisorShares Cambria Global Tactical ETF (NYSE ArcaGTAA). A lineup of Target Date ETFs is offered by iShares (e.g., iShares S&P Target Date 2040 Index Fund; NYSE ArcaTZV).

Active ETFs[edit]

There are currently 91 US-based ETFs that are not index-based but rather actively managed.



ARK Invest Disruptive Innovation ETFs[7]



  • ValueShares U.S. Quantitative Value ETF
  • ValueShares International Quantitative Value ETF


  • MomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF
  • MomentumShares International Quantitative Momentum ETF

Columbia Management Group[11]

First Trust[12]


Franklin Templeton Investments[14]





Invesco PowerShares[19]

Russell Investments[20]

State Street SPDR[21]

WisdomTree Investments[22]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Number of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) worldwide from 2003 to 2015
  2. ^ Development of assets of global Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) from 2003 to 2015 (in billion U.S. dollars)
  3. ^ "Largest ETFs: Top 100 ETFs By Assets".
  4. ^ "SPDR S&P 500 (SPY)". Yahoo! Finance.
  5. ^ "AdvisorShares Funds".
  6. ^ "ALPS Funds".
  7. ^ "ARK Invest Innovation Funds".
  8. ^ "Cambria Funds".
  9. ^ "ValueShares".
  10. ^ "MomentumShares".
  11. ^ "Columbia Management".
  12. ^ "First Trust".
  13. ^ "FlexShares".
  14. ^ "Franklin Templeton ETFs".
  15. ^ "Guggenheim Investments ETFs".
  16. ^ "Huntington Strategy Shares".
  17. ^ "iShares".
  18. ^ "PIMCO ETFs".
  19. ^ "PowerShares Exchange-Traded Funds".
  20. ^ "Russell Equity ETF". Archived from the original on 2013-12-20.
  21. ^ "SPDR Exchange Traded Funds".
  22. ^ "WisdomTree ETFs".