Equity: U.S. - Large Cap

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  • Overview
  • Efficiency
  • Tradability
  • Fit

ETF.com Insight

With dozens of ETFs and over $400 billion in combined AUM, the US Large Cap segment includes such blockbusters as SPY and QQQ as well as lesser-known funds. It's easily the mostLarge cap ETFs hold as few as 50 to as many as 1000 stocks. popular segment, with the most funds, making ETF selection that much harder.
At the highest level, the segment can be split between plain-vanilla ETFs, which try to represent the neutral market, and ETFs that attempt to improve on the market in some way.
ETFs further differentiate themselves through their definition of "large cap": At the extremes, XLG only includes the top 50 companies by market cap, while IWB, VONE and ONEK go as far as the top 1,000. The difference can be significant: We define large-caps as the top 70% of the US equity market by market cap, which equates to approximately 300 companies, so the broader ETFs extend well beyond their large-cap mandates in our view. More importantly, investors should watch for overlaps or gaps in coverage when combining large-cap ETFs with the rest of their exposure.
The fees in this segment range from SCHX's 0.04% to FWDD's 1.25%, with all plain-vanilla funds coming in at 0.20% or less. Tradability scores run the gamut as well, and frequent traders will likely prefer SPY or QQQ for their massive liquidity.
Non-vanilla funds, like wildly-popular SPLV, score low in Fit, which merely indicates that they don't look or act like cap-weighted funds. Investors considering these alternative approaches should spend time in the Fit section to grasp the impact on the fund's portfolio. MGC earns our Analyst Pick for the segment as it charges the lowest fees and its exposure aligns perfectly with our benchmark. Meanwhile, SPLV's low volatility approach earns it a spot on our Opportunities list. Those two funds aside, given the breadth of choices here, letter grades may be a good first screen to sift the wheat from the chaff. (Insight updated 02/22/17)

All Funds (121)

VOO $62.2 B 62201296945.28 S&P 500

A 97
E
100
100
T
100
100
F
97
97

IVV $96.44 B 96442142920 S&P 500

A 97
E
100
100
T
100
100
F
97
97

SPY $232.09 B 232094041678.24 Ultra-liquid

A 97
E
99
99
T
99
99
F
97
97

OEF $4.6 B 4599388060 100 megacaps

A 97
E
98
98
T
100
100
F
97
97

VV $8.99 B 8991089121.69 Great tracking

A 95
E
99
99
T
99
99
F
95
95

SCHX $7.87 B 7871983034.5 Lots of midcaps

A 93
E
100
100
T
100
100
F
93
93

DLN $1.95 B 1951780105 Low beta, high yield

A 93
E
93
93
T
99
99
F
93
93

VONE $683.23 M 683226500 Lots of midcaps

A 92
E
97
97
T
98
98
F
92
92

ONEK $132.34 M 132338852.4 Cheapest Russell 1000 ETF

A 92
E
99
99
T
74
74
F
92
92

IWB $17.59 B 17594570685 Lots of midcaps

A 92
E
99
99
T
99
99
F
92
92

XLG $628.37 M 628368580.91 50 megacaps

A 91
E
98
98
T
94
94
F
91
91

FNDX $2.14 B 2144828230.6002 Fundamentals, midcap tilt

A 85
E
95
95
T
98
98
F
85
85

JKD $755.42 M 755423280 No growth/value

A 85
E
97
97
T
93
93
F
85
85

DIA $16.02 B 16021254055.695 Price-weighted & narrow

A 79
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
79
79

JPUS $223.78 M 223782459.14151 new; trade with care

A 77
E
91
91
T
93
93
F
77
77

PRF $4.96 B 4958317700 Fundamentals-based

A 75
E
94
94
T
99
99
F
75
75

SPHQ $1.18 B 1180596950 Lots of midcaps

A 73
E
94
94
T
98
98
F
73
73

XRLV $215.49 M 215488029.12 New; trade with care.

A 73
E
95
95
T
85
85
F
73
73

SPHD $3.01 B 3014608400 Low vol, high yield

A 72
E
94
94
T
99
99
F
72
72

FEX $1.54 B 1544731253.154 Quant model

A 72
E
88
88
T
99
99
F
72
72

RSP $12.94 B 12943138713.165 very large and liquid

A 70
E
93
93
T
99
99
F
70
70

NOBL $2.87 B 2870176000 Midcap tilt

A 69
E
90
90
T
99
99
F
69
69

DTN $926.92 M 926923500 Div-weighted, ex-financials

A 69
E
91
91
T
92
92
F
69
69

QQQ $43.64 B 43637062500 Very tech heavy

A 62
E
96
96
T
100
100
F
62
62

EQAL $219.23 M 219232028.288 lower fee

A 57
E
97
97
T
95
95
F
57
57

QQEW $444.52 M 444523301.028 Equal-weight QQQ

A 57
E
88
88
T
97
97
F
57
57

SDOG $2.17 B 2174992559.4579 High yield

A 55
E
90
90
T
98
98
F
55
55

RDVY $110.7 M 110699620.71408 High closure risk

A 54
E
90
90
T
93
93
F
54
54

SPLV $6.21 B 6213529350 Low volatility stocks

A 39
E
96
96
T
99
99
F
39
39

SPHB $870.99 M 870993750 High beta S&P 500

A 25
E
96
96
T
98
98
F
25
25

MGC $1.15 B 1153737500 Best Fit

A 100
E
97
97
T
99
99
F
100
100

IWL $107.18 M 107180000 Top 200

A 100
E
98
98
T
71
71
F
100
100

CSM $581.09 M 581091000 Long/short fund

B 89
E
82
82
T
96
96
F
89
89

JHML $324.34 M 324341980 new; trade with care

B 88
E
91
91
T
81
81
F
88
88

EPS $130.06 M 130060160 Earnings-weighted

B 87
E
95
95
T
70
70
F
87
87

RWL $557.38 M 557377443 Revenue-weighted

B 85
E
86
86
T
95
95
F
85
85

EQL $153.29 M 153289150 Decent assets, long history

B 84
E
82
82
T
75
75
F
84
84

EQWL $34.32 M 34323750 Unremarkable assets

B 84
E
96
96
T
66
66
F
84
84

CFA $152.57 M 152568000 closure risk

B 74
E
88
88
T
92
92
F
74
74

CFO $287.98 M 287980000 Downside protection

B 74
E
87
87
T
94
94
F
74
74

FTCS $354.82 M 354816086.016 Balance sheet focus

B 72
E
86
86
T
95
95
F
72
72

CDC $360.15 M 360145000 Income w/ downside protection

B 66
E
87
87
T
95
95
F
66
66

LGLV $83.79 M 83789123 weak investor interest

B 65
E
98
98
T
58
58
F
65
65

PBP $291.67 M 291670800 Strong yield

B 58
E
81
81
T
90
90
F
58
58

SPYB $8.23 M 8228304.45 Large-cap only

B 57
E
88
88
T
66
66
F
57
57

QQQE $105.31 M 105306675.219 Equal-weighted QQQ

B 57
E
92
92
T
84
84
F
57
57

QQXT $99.19 M 99191338.17 QQQ ex-tech

B 56
E
88
88
T
75
75
F
56
56

PHDG $91.37 M 91370450 Downside-hedged

B 55
E
90
90
T
53
53
F
55
55

FMK $16.28 M 16279509.198 poor asset base

C 90
E
81
81
T
66
66
F
90
90

SYE $6.63 M 6627218.5 Active, high closure risk

C 84
E
77
77
T
63
63
F
84
84

ROUS $27.04 M 27044700 reasonable price for niche strategy

C 76
E
75
75
T
60
60
F
76
76

FTHI $45.9 M 45898120.81524 Active

C 61
E
77
77
T
63
63
F
61
61

VQT $212.41 M 212406439.8626 Market-timing ETN

C 53
E
81
81
T
68
68
F
53
53

OPD $1.33 M 1325800 N/A

C 48
E
79
79
T
48
48
F
48
48

QYLD $66.73 M 66729000 High closure risk

C 37
E
69
69
T
74
74
F
37
37

HSPX $60.93 M 60925062.825 OTM covered calls

D 83
E
70
70
T
66
66
F
83
83

LEAD $6.8 M 6796250 rising dividends

D 67
E
71
71
T
63
63
F
67
67

BWV $9.12 M 9120133.848 closure risk

D 59
E
72
72
T
40
40
F
59
59

FLAG $13.79 M 13788539.12546 High closure risk

D 54
E
64
64
T
65
65
F
54
54

FTLB $5.35 M 5345492.7636 Active, high closure risk

D 53
E
72
72
T
54
54
F
53
53

SCTO $8.66 M 8661649.894351 illiquid, high closure risk

D 51
E
72
72
T
52
52
F
51
51

SPXH $45.72 M 45715740 Volatility overlay

F 90
E
59
59
T
28
28
F
90
90

OEW $4.37 M 4372050 N/A

F 90
E
50
50
T
59
59
F
90
90

TRSK $17.44 M 17444640 Weak trader

F 72
E
50
50
T
32
32
F
72
72

VIXH $3.75 M 3752600.034 High closure risk

F 71
E
60
60
T
38
38
F
71
71

FWDD $27.2 M 27199800 Actively managed

F 64
E
62
62
T
51
51
F
64
64

PTNQ $61.23 M 61225500 risk toggler

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

ONEY $399.96 M 399961196.7 multi-factor yield play

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

FDMO $14.87 M 14869910 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

DOD $35.11 M 35107200 Dogs of the Dow ETN

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

OVLC $2.74 M 2741100 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

SPXT $1.17 M 1172750 no tech or telecoms

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

PSET $6.88 M 6879977.5198 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

DIVO $3.91 M 3907500 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

SPYX $124.56 M 124558284.4 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

FQAL $24.98 M 24982020 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

DEUS $44.01 M 44009178.393 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

TALL -- N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

SPXV $1.23 M 1227250 no healthcare

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

PUTW $40.59 M 40590686.974 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

SPMO $1.4 M 1397127.942 momentum scoring

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

COWZ $3.9 M 3904500 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

CAPE $53.28 M 53284504.7 closure risk

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

QLC $8.78 M 8780429.268 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

USLB $164.68 M 164677528.15 new, trade with care

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

USMR $2.56 M 2564000 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

DJD $14.91 M 14910000 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

EEH $2.0 M 2004566.210054 Untradable ETN

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

GSLC $1.52 B 1524263525 Mixes value, quality, momentum, and low vol

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

SHE $287.94 M 287935819.6 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

SPXE $9.74 M 9742000 no energy stocks

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

DUSA $20.38 M 20380588.2 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

CAPX $2.83 M 2827968 New; trade with care

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

DFND $2.41 M 2405600 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

LVHB $132.15 M 132151709.394 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

ONEO $449.77 M 449767434.6 multi-factor momentum play

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

SCIU $88.25 M 88248699.594961 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

HUSV $58.63 M 58627589.87682 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

CATH $85.5 M 85501319.827619 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

XUSA $29.65 M 29647000 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

GARD $2.62 M 2621625 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

ESGL $22.31 M 22312027.89 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

PTLC $418.34 M 418335000 risk toggler

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

ONEV $424.82 M 424822424.55 multi-factor value

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

FDLO $13.42 M 13417000 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

HVPW $31.57 M 31565920 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

SPYD $124.52 M 124517344 low fee

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

SPXN $1.19 M 1187000 no financials or RE

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

CDL $92.84 M 92835000 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

ACSI $15.32 M 15323000 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

ZLRG $1.37 M 1374000 new; trade with care

F 70
E
57
57
T
40
40
F
70
70

SBUS $5.24 M 5240000 New; Trade with care

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

VSPY $8.26 M 8263705.091 High closure risk

C 59
E
81
81
T
66
66
F
59
59

IELG $27.68 M 27677520 Active management

B 84
E
90
90
T
68
68
F
84
84

VQTS $23.42 M 23423900 New, trade with care

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

FIA $1.3 M 1302000 New, trade with care

D 88
E
72
72
T
38
38
F
88
88

PUTX $2.52 M 2518630.3716 N/A

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

EWRI $62.05 M 62045500 liquidating

B 65
E
90
90
T
62
62
F
65
65

ERW $2.31 M 2307409.5 High closure risk

C 73
E
90
90
T
36
36
F
73
73

SLDR $1.18 M 1176326.55118 new; trade with care

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

SLOW $1.26 M 1260416.41464 New; trade with care

N/A 0
E
0
-1
T
0
-1
F
0
-1

ETF.com Grade as 02/16/17

Equity: U.S. - Large Cap

Performance Dispersion
Performance  [as of 02/21/17] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Benchmark: MSCI USA Large Cap4.29%8.19%5.92%24.90%10.50%13.33%--
A 97.436897VOO62201296945.28VOOVanguard S&P 500 Index Fund4.31%8.08%5.75%25.94%11.06%14.06%--
A 97.100767IVV96442142920IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF4.31%8.08%5.75%25.94%11.04%14.04%7.19%
A 96.965457SPY232094041678.24SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust4.30%8.06%5.80%25.82%11.00%13.97%7.15%
A 96.83304OEF4599388060OEFiShares S&P 1004.39%8.22%5.66%24.58%11.29%13.52%6.88%
A 94.745764VV8991089121.69VVVanguard Large Cap Index Fund4.37%8.12%5.95%26.31%10.75%13.90%7.37%
A 93.274545SCHX7871983034.5SCHXSchwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF4.40%8.19%6.03%26.60%10.78%13.92%--
A 92.571448DLN1951780105DLNWisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund3.68%7.78%4.27%24.58%11.21%13.06%6.41%
A 92.296768VONE683226500VONEVanguard Russell 1000 Index Fund4.52%8.11%5.97%26.63%10.54%13.89%--
A 92.29151ONEK132338852.4ONEKSPDR Russell 10004.04%7.91%5.56%26.62%10.54%13.81%7.28%
A 92.188006IWB17594570685IWBiShares Russell 1000 ETF4.33%8.11%5.93%26.73%10.58%13.92%7.21%
A 91.201733XLG628368580.91XLGGuggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF4.61%8.66%5.71%23.94%11.85%13.39%6.70%
A 85.353733FNDX2144828230.6002FNDXSchwab Fundamental US Large Co. Index ETF3.32%7.05%4.11%27.12%10.14%----
A 84.959507JKD755423280JKDiShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF4.53%8.67%6.37%28.67%12.09%15.25%8.44%
A 78.953061DIA16021254055.695DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust4.89%10.01%5.23%29.60%11.36%12.50%7.65%
A 77.124559JPUS223782459.14151JPUSJPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF4.35%7.74%6.00%23.59%------
A 74.806439PRF4958317700PRFPowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio3.69%7.77%4.42%29.97%10.45%14.27%7.65%
A 73.29854SPHQ1180596950SPHQPowerShares S&P 500 Quality Portfolio3.66%7.69%5.14%21.06%12.81%14.40%5.43%
A 72.717564XRLV215488029.12XRLVPowerShares S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility Portfolio4.52%6.51%5.40%21.13%------
A 71.966235SPHD3014608400SPHDPowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio3.02%7.93%4.35%25.69%16.92%----
A 71.532522FEX1544731253.154FEXFirst Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund4.78%7.91%6.48%29.17%9.30%13.24%--
A 70.23783RSP12943138713.165RSPGuggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF4.06%7.19%5.66%28.96%10.01%14.15%7.87%
A 69.228173NOBL2870176000NOBLProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF4.24%6.29%4.92%18.41%11.46%----
A 68.741297DTN926923500DTNWisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund2.42%5.11%3.55%23.02%10.26%12.68%6.98%
A 62.460015QQQ43637062500QQQPowerShares QQQ Trust5.84%10.37%10.10%29.79%14.61%16.88%12.18%
A 57.090952EQAL219232028.288EQALPowerShares Russell 1000 Equal Weight Portfolio4.05%7.91%5.91%33.38%------
A 56.992336QQEW444523301.028QQEWFirst Trust Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund5.59%10.14%10.37%30.76%11.20%15.31%9.72%
A 55.300606SDOG2174992559.4579SDOGALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF3.22%5.17%4.25%29.84%12.95%----
A 53.674687RDVY110699620.71408RDVYFirst Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF6.28%9.88%8.13%42.18%12.86%----
A 38.713551SPLV6213529350SPLVPowershares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio3.52%6.96%4.10%15.97%11.77%13.51%--
A 25.378544SPHB870993750SPHBPowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio3.38%7.86%5.21%56.20%9.07%12.83%--
A 100MGC1153737500MGCVanguard Mega Cap Index Fund4.30%8.32%5.83%25.89%11.07%14.01%--
A 100IWL107180000IWLiShares Russell Top 200 ETF4.48%8.21%5.92%25.51%11.11%13.95%--
B 88.876228CSM581091000CSMProShares Large Cap Core Plus4.55%7.39%5.50%26.99%11.76%14.91%--
B 87.896569JHML324341980JHMLJohn Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF4.57%7.99%6.23%27.16%------
B 87.437214EPS130060160EPSWisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund5.06%9.11%6.08%28.90%10.95%13.59%--
B 85.276275RWL557377443RWLOppenheimer Large Cap Revenue ETF4.13%7.65%5.58%26.21%10.40%14.57%--
B 84.371207EQL153289150EQLAlps Equal Sector Weight ETF3.64%7.82%5.13%24.50%9.56%12.84%--
B 83.885679EQWL34323750EQWLPowerShares Russell Top 200 Equal Weight Portfolio4.75%8.99%6.88%30.16%11.15%13.78%6.46%
B 73.902412CFA152568000CFAVictoryShares US 500 Volatility Wtd Index Fund4.78%7.93%6.14%28.26%------
B 73.881592CFO287980000CFOVictoryShares US 500 Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF4.67%7.89%6.10%28.13%------
B 71.850826FTCS354816086.016FTCSFirst Trust Capital Strength ETF4.55%7.33%6.37%19.15%11.02%13.11%7.29%
B 66.410828CDC360145000CDCVictoryShares US EQ Income Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF3.40%6.45%3.63%25.06%------
B 65.473413LGLV83789123LGLVSPDR SSGA US Large Cap Low Volatility Index ETF4.58%7.53%5.23%22.34%11.49%----
B 57.873134PBP291670800PBPPowershares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfolio1.71%3.86%3.43%14.30%5.91%5.23%--
B 57.429964SPYB8228304.45SPYBSPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF4.62%6.60%5.71%30.99%------
B 56.914516QQQE105306675.219QQQEDirexion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares5.72%10.14%10.52%30.96%11.46%----
B 55.802879QQXT99191338.17QQXTFirst Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund4.85%8.76%9.65%19.71%7.53%14.39%8.65%
B 54.653638PHDG91370450PHDGPowershares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio4.09%6.86%5.09%7.54%0.02%----
C 89.974848FMK16279509.198FMKFirst Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund4.48%7.76%6.19%24.76%7.76%10.15%--
C 83.528861SYE6627218.5SYESPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF4.54%6.92%6.11%25.90%12.08%----
C 75.574299ROUS27044700ROUSHartford Multifactor US Equity ETF4.24%7.88%5.04%26.51%------
C 60.600001FTHI45898120.81524FTHIFirst Trust High Income ETF1.47%4.52%2.25%20.34%8.16%----
C 53.491318VQT212406439.8626VQTBarclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR ETN3.81%6.54%4.61%6.81%-0.40%1.25%--
C 48.309532OPD1325800OPDGuggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification1.24%4.84%1.24%--------
C 37.177683QYLD66729000QYLDRecon Capital NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF2.41%5.01%4.60%16.08%6.24%----
D 82.538629HSPX60925062.825HSPXHorizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF3.16%6.73%4.65%19.63%6.75%----
D 66.506773LEAD6796250LEADReality Shares DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF4.66%7.84%6.11%19.10%------
D 58.699953BWV9120133.848BWViPath CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index ETN1.71%4.43%2.78%11.97%6.24%6.87%--
D 54.329254FLAG13788539.12546FLAGWeatherStorm Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF4.62%8.25%5.47%38.17%12.03%----
D 52.96798FTLB5345492.7636FTLBFirst Trust Low Beta Income ETF0.85%4.45%1.82%16.41%6.44%----
D 50.623315SCTO8661649.894351SCTOGlobal X JPMorgan US Sector Rotator Index ETF3.19%5.69%4.08%14.56%------
F 89.754754SPXH45715740SPXHJanus Velocity Volatility Hedged Large Cap ETF4.85%9.91%7.30%22.12%6.71%----
F 89.743909OEW4372050OEWGuggenheim S&P 100 Equal Weight ETF3.96%5.13%3.97%--------
F 72.356833TRSK17444640TRSKJanus Velocity Tail Risk Hedged Large Cap ETF4.07%7.03%5.63%14.32%4.07%----
F 71.036237VIXH3752600.034VIXHFirst Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund4.79%7.88%5.94%13.15%5.05%----
F 63.877753FWDD27199800FWDDAdvisorShares Madrona Domestic ETF4.73%6.44%6.92%25.95%7.59%12.86%--
N/A 0PTNQ61225500PTNQPacer Trendpilot 100 ETF6.00%10.12%10.23%16.20%------
N/A 0ONEY399961196.7ONEYSPDR Russell 1000 Yield Focus4.01%8.19%5.00%32.87%------
N/A 0FDMO14869910FDMOFidelity Momentum Factor ETF5.16%8.86%6.93%--------
N/A 0DOD35107200DODElements Dogs of the DOW Dow Jones High Yield Select 10 Total Return ETN17.80%25.84%21.56%43.68%17.78%18.12%--
N/A 0OVLC2741100OVLCGuggenheim U.S. Large Cap Optimized Volatility ETF2.79%6.95%----------
N/A 0SPXT1172750SPXTProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF4.52%8.49%4.09%23.92%------
N/A 0PSET6879977.5198PSETPrincipal Price Setters Index ETF2.53%6.54%4.04%--------
N/A 0DIVO3907500DIVOAmplify YieldShares CWP Dividend & Option Income ETF4.29%--4.98%--------
N/A 0SPYX124558284.4SPYXSPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF4.94%8.79%6.71%25.89%------
N/A 0FQAL24982020FQALFidelity Quality Factor ETF4.60%8.58%6.43%--------
N/A 0DEUS44009178.393DEUSDeutsche X-trackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF4.45%8.31%5.95%29.05%------
N/A 0TALLTALLRBC S&P 500 Trend Allocator Index ETN4.22%9.32%9.32%--------
N/A 0SPXV1227250SPXVProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF3.99%7.99%4.77%27.69%------
N/A 0PUTW40590686.974PUTWWisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund1.46%3.75%2.78%--------
N/A 0SPMO1397127.942SPMOPowerShares S&P 500 Momentum Portfolio3.10%7.32%4.16%17.50%------
N/A 0COWZ3904500COWZPacer U.S. Cash Cows 100 ETF4.52%--6.78%--------
N/A 0CAPE53284504.7CAPEBarclays ETN+ Shiller CAPE ETN4.62%9.66%7.20%30.87%15.28%----
N/A 0QLC8780429.268QLCFlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund3.98%7.01%5.22%24.46%------
N/A 0USLB164677528.15USLBPowerShares Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight Portfolio3.76%6.78%4.90%22.21%------
N/A 0USMR2564000USMRRecon Capital USA Managed Risk ETF0%1.68%1.38%--------
N/A 0DJD14910000DJDGuggenheim Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF4.19%8.10%4.06%28.37%------
N/A 0EEH2004566.210054EEHElements Spectrum Large Cap US Sector Momentum Index ETN4.17%6.77%5.73%20.78%18.51%12.80%--
N/A 0GSLC1524263525GSLCGoldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF4.69%7.49%5.91%22.06%------
N/A 0SHE287935819.6SHESPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF4.40%6.27%5.37%--------
N/A 0SPXE9742000SPXEProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF5.56%8.79%6.91%25.45%------
N/A 0DUSA20380588.2DUSADavis Select U.S. Equity ETF--------------
N/A 0CAPX2827968CAPXElkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio3.45%7.17%5.38%29.23%------
N/A 0DFND2405600DFNDReality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF2.48%3.80%3.05%5.02%------
N/A 0LVHB132151709.394LVHBElkhorn Lunt Low Vol/High Beta Tactical ETF3.70%8.01%5.06%--------
N/A 0ONEO449767434.6ONEOSPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus4.53%7.79%6.13%26.48%------
N/A 0SCIU88248699.594961SCIUGlobal X Scientific Beta US ETF3.88%7.62%5.45%23.75%------
N/A 0HUSV58627589.87682HUSVFirst Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF4.44%7.53%5.19%--------
N/A 0CATH85501319.827619CATHGlobal X S&P 500 Catholic Values4.31%7.56%5.93%--------
N/A 0XUSA29647000XUSAQuantX Dynamic Beta US Equity ETF--------------
N/A 0GARD2621625GARDReality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETF-0.13%-0.24%-1.37%-5.17%------
N/A 0ESGL22312027.89ESGLOppenheimer ESG Revenue ETF2.62%------------
N/A 0PTLC418335000PTLCPacer Trendpilot 750 ETF4.42%8.15%6.05%17.72%------
N/A 0ONEV424822424.55ONEVSPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus4.24%7.19%5.79%25.59%------
N/A 0FDLO13417000FDLOFidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF3.76%6.58%4.56%--------
N/A 0HVPW31565920HVPWUS Equity High Volatility Put Write Index Fund1.10%1.64%2.04%10.70%0.38%----
N/A 0SPYD124517344SPYDSPDR S&P 500 High Dividend ETF2.94%4.57%3.18%29.29%------
N/A 0SPXN1187000SPXNProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF2.90%6.67%3.39%20.07%------
N/A 0CDL92835000CDLVictoryShares US Large Cap High Div Volatility Wtd Index ETF3.38%6.36%3.83%25.06%------
N/A 0ACSI15323000ACSIAmerican Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF3.69%6.95%4.26%--------
F 69.562519ZLRG1374000ZLRGETFS Zacks Earnings Large-Cap U.S. Index Fund10.44%10.48%1.66%32.62%------
N/A 0SBUS5240000SBUSETFS Diversified-Factor U.S. Large Cap Index Fund1.85%-0.83%8.07%7.47%------
C 59.162526601102VSPY8263705.091VSPYDirexion S&P 500 Volatility Response Shares-0.16%1.62%1.19%2.11%4.60%----
B 83.927499312392IELG27677520IELGiShares Enhanced US Large-Cap ETF0.95%8.36%10.59%11.10%9.69%----
N/A 0VQTS23423900VQTSETRACS S&P 500 VEQTOR Switch Index ETN3.86%9.43%11.47%-6.71%------
D 88.451371379761FIA1302000FIAFalah Russell-IdealRatings U.S. Large Cap ETF4.12%4.29%2.00%0.93%------
N/A 0PUTX2518630.3716PUTXALPS Enhanced Put Write Strategy ETF1.21%3.02%2.19%--------
B 65.349299527864EWRI62045500EWRIGuggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight-8.18%-12.50%-10.68%-12.12%6.68%7.81%--
C 72.738995778011ERW2307409.5ERWJanus Equal Risk Weighted Large Cap-2.95%-2.35%-2.58%-3.47%------
N/A 0SLDR1176326.55118SLDRALPS Sector Leaders -0.28%2.38%----------
N/A 0SLOW1260416.41464SLOWALPS Sector Low Volatility-0.15%5.64%----------
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

Most of the US large-cap ETFs are incredibly efficient—31 score at least 90 on our scale. That's driven in part by the fact that many—although not all—ETFs in thisno less than 16 funds are at high risk of getting shut down segment charge ultra-low fees. SCHX leads the pack with its 0.04% expense ratio and VOO runs a close second with its 0.05% fee, while juggernauts IVV and SPY come in at 0.07% and 0.09%, respectively. All the plain-vanilla funds here charge 0.20% or less.
In contrast, many ETFs tracking alternative indexes charge more, which creates a direct drag on their ability to track their indexes and hurts their Efficiency scores. They also, generally, have higher turnover, which increases transaction costs and makes tracking more difficult. Higher costs and looser tracking tend to push non-vanilla funds toward the bottom end of the Efficiency score spectrum. Still, funds that take alternative views on the market, like SPLV and PRF, can score well here.
A fund's closure risk also factors into its Efficiency score: no less than 16 funds are at high risk of getting shut down by their issuers and 3 funds carry medium risk. In contrast, certain other funds have amassed massive asset bases, most notably SPY, IVV and QQQ.
Most of the ETFs in this segment have been well managed from a taxation perspective, avoiding capital gains distributions in recent memory, and most have built up significant capital losses to avoid payouts in the future. (Insight updated 02/22/17)

All Funds (121)

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86.224891
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85.979585
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82.498563
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82.154499
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80.609931
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80.559623
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80.538467
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79.295801
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77.258074
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77.178211
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75.095238
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72.278888
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72.088269
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71.884813
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71.304917
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69.616247
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68.933113
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63.573792
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61.608283
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60.238366
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49.694453
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49.623329
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ETF.com Grade as 02/16/17

Equity: U.S. - Large Cap

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

Ticker Expense Ratio Median Max. Upside Max. Downside Max LT/ST Cap Gains Rate Rule Legal Structure Fund Closure Risk Efficiency
ONEV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus 0.20% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
HVPW US Equity High Volatility Put Write Index Fund 0.95% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
SCTO Global X JPMorgan US Sector Rotator Index ETF 0.85% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 72.278888
DLN WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund 0.28% -0.33% -0.26% -0.57% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 93.444196
OPD Guggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification 0.45% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 79.295801
OEF iShares S&P 100 0.20% -0.19% -0.14% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.310176
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 0.27% -- -- -- -- / -- High 0
VQT Barclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR ETN 0.95% -0.92% -0.83% -1.02% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 80.609931
ACSI American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF 0.65% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
QQQE Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares 0.35% -0.37% -0.28% -0.58% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 91.618771
ONEY SPDR Russell 1000 Yield Focus 0.20% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
SDOG ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF 0.40% -0.63% -0.29% -0.82% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.992578
DOD Elements Dogs of the DOW Dow Jones High Yield Select 10 Total Return ETN 0.75% -0.88% -0.71% -1.04% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
OVLC Guggenheim U.S. Large Cap Optimized Volatility ETF 0.30% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
ONEK SPDR Russell 1000 0.10% -0.05% -0.00% -0.16% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.248108
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 0.27% -- -- -- 20.00% / -- High 0
FLAG WeatherStorm Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF 1.15% -0.39% -0.19% -0.59% 20.00% / 39.60% High 63.573792
DIVO Amplify YieldShares CWP Dividend & Option Income ETF 0.95% -- -- -- -- / -- Low 0
QQXT First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund 0.60% -0.51% -0.44% -0.64% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.897906
BWV iPath CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index ETN 0.75% -0.61% 0.08% -0.81% 20.00% / 39.60% High 72.088269
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 0.20% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 0.04% -0.06% -0.04% -0.07% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
DTN WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund 0.38% -0.47% -0.30% -0.65% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 91.262477
TALL RBC S&P 500 Trend Allocator Index ETN 0.85% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
PBP Powershares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfolio 0.75% -0.82% -0.59% -1.04% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 80.538467
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF 0.27% -- -- -- -- / -- High 0
FMK First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund 0.70% -0.84% -0.72% -0.97% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 80.559623
COWZ Pacer U.S. Cash Cows 100 ETF 0.49% -- -- -- -- / -- Low 0
QYLD Recon Capital NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF 0.60% -0.82% 0.13% -1.50% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 68.933113
CAPE Barclays ETN+ Shiller CAPE ETN 0.45% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
USLB PowerShares Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight Portfolio 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 0.15% -0.12% -0.08% -0.18% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.378559
EEH Elements Spectrum Large Cap US Sector Momentum Index ETN 0.75% -0.80% -0.54% -1.48% 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
OEW Guggenheim S&P 100 Equal Weight ETF 0.40% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 49.623329
PHDG Powershares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio 0.39% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.866551
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 0.09% -0.12% -0.04% -0.20% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.012966
VV Vanguard Large Cap Index Fund 0.08% -0.10% -0.03% -0.12% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.90595
FNDX Schwab Fundamental US Large Co. Index ETF 0.32% -0.30% -0.25% -0.36% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.026926
DUSA Davis Select U.S. Equity ETF 0.60% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
RDVY First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 0.50% -0.61% -0.39% -0.93% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.51993
CAPX Elkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio 0.29% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
DFND Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF 0.95% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF 0.15% -0.16% -0.11% -0.26% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.08075
SPHB PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio 0.25% -0.30% -0.18% -0.53% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.354405
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund 0.28% -0.23% -0.17% -0.45% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.43705
HUSV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF 0.70% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
PRF PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio 0.39% -0.37% -0.30% -0.52% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 93.944494
SPYB SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF 0.35% -0.41% -0.30% -0.62% 20.00% / 39.60% High 87.694723
XLG Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF 0.20% -5.35% -0.28% -6.27% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.682956
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF 0.65% -0.72% -0.65% -0.81% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.224891
XUSA QuantX Dynamic Beta US Equity ETF 0.59% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
ROUS Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF 0.29% -0.30% 0.48% -0.59% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 75.095238
CDC VictoryShares US EQ Income Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.998203
GARD Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETF 0.95% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.901513
SPHD PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio 0.30% -0.39% -0.34% -0.43% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 94.398282
EQAL PowerShares Russell 1000 Equal Weight Portfolio 0.20% -0.29% -0.16% -0.40% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.798651
FDLO Fidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF 0.29% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
PTLC Pacer Trendpilot 750 ETF 0.62% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
SPYD SPDR S&P 500 High Dividend ETF 0.12% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
XRLV PowerShares S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility Portfolio 0.25% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 94.557906
FTHI First Trust High Income ETF 0.85% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 77.258074
RSP Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF 0.40% -0.43% -0.33% -0.56% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 93.117307
CDL VictoryShares US Large Cap High Div Volatility Wtd Index ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
LEAD Reality Shares DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF 0.43% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 71.304917
JKD iShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF 0.20% -0.20% -0.05% -0.29% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.163979
SPHQ PowerShares S&P 500 Quality Portfolio 0.29% -0.31% -0.24% -0.37% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 94.088451
EQL Alps Equal Sector Weight ETF 0.30% 2.18% 3.23% 1.86% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 82.498563
FDMO Fidelity Momentum Factor ETF 0.29% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
PTNQ Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF 0.66% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
SYE SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF 0.60% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 77.178211
FTLB First Trust Low Beta Income ETF 0.85% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 71.884813
RWL Oppenheimer Large Cap Revenue ETF 0.39% -0.33% -0.08% -0.70% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.979585
CFA VictoryShares US 500 Volatility Wtd Index Fund 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.786521
PSET Principal Price Setters Index ETF 0.40% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% N/A 0
JPUS JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF 0.29% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.663394
SPLV Powershares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio 0.25% -0.30% -0.27% -0.35% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.919208
EQWL PowerShares Russell Top 200 Equal Weight Portfolio 0.25% -0.48% -0.44% -0.53% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.520167
FQAL Fidelity Quality Factor ETF 0.29% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
TRSK Janus Velocity Tail Risk Hedged Large Cap ETF 0.71% -0.68% 0.84% -1.79% 20.00% / 39.60% High 49.694453
DEUS Deutsche X-trackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF 0.25% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
FWDD AdvisorShares Madrona Domestic ETF 1.25% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 61.608283
CFO VictoryShares US 500 Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.189256
PUTW WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund 0.38% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
LGLV SPDR SSGA US Large Cap Low Volatility Index ETF 0.12% -0.19% -0.06% -0.32% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.639797
SPMO PowerShares S&P 500 Momentum Portfolio 0.25% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
USMR Recon Capital USA Managed Risk ETF 0.30% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
QLC FlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund 0.32% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
VIXH First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund 0.60% -0.51% 0.84% -1.71% 20.00% / 39.60% High 60.238366
DJD Guggenheim Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF 0.30% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 0.09% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 0.03% -0.02% 0.01% -0.07% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
CSM ProShares Large Cap Core Plus 0.45% -0.76% -0.53% -0.82% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 82.154499
SHE SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF 0.20% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund 0.07% -0.05% 0.33% -0.08% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.525296
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 0.27% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
LVHB Elkhorn Lunt Low Vol/High Beta Tactical ETF 0.49% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
QQEW First Trust Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund 0.60% -0.61% -0.53% -0.82% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.190926
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 Index Fund 0.12% -0.27% -0.10% -0.35% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.420814
ONEO SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus 0.20% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
HSPX Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 0.65% 0.68% 1.13% 0.25% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 69.616247
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF 0.19% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust 0.17% -0.17% -0.12% -0.27% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.32528
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values 0.29% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
NOBL ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF 0.35% -0.52% -0.40% -0.64% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.48234
SPXH Janus Velocity Volatility Hedged Large Cap ETF 0.71% -0.71% -0.13% -1.35% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 59.185614
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund 0.05% -0.03% -0.03% -0.06% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.677092
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 0.61% -0.63% -0.51% -0.72% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.460934
ESGL Oppenheimer ESG Revenue ETF 0.40% -- -- -- -- / -- Low 0
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust 0.20% -0.23% -0.18% -0.34% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.146529
ZLRG ETFS Zacks Earnings Large-Cap U.S. Index Fund -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 57.458185
SBUS ETFS Diversified-Factor U.S. Large Cap Index Fund -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 0
VSPY Direxion S&P 500 Volatility Response Shares -0.46% -0.41% -0.61% 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 80.620386823683
IELG iShares Enhanced US Large-Cap ETF -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 90.321675449265
VQTS ETRACS S&P 500 VEQTOR Switch Index ETN -0.83% -0.38% -0.93% 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 0
FIA Falah Russell-IdealRatings U.S. Large Cap ETF -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 71.702203552839
PUTX ALPS Enhanced Put Write Strategy ETF -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 0
ERW Janus Equal Risk Weighted Large Cap -1.32% -0.41% -2.01% 20.00% / 39.60% High 89.907436690122
EWRI Guggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight -0.36% -0.15% -0.47% 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 89.621556903286
SLDR ALPS Sector Leaders -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
SLOW ALPS Sector Low Volatility -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0

ETF.com Tradability Insight

Traders looking for massive on-screen liquidity need look no further than SPY—with over $15 billion changing hands on a typical day, it's the easiest ETF to trade at aDon't assume that all of the ETFs in this segment are easy to trade moment's notice and one of the most liquid securities in the world. QQQ also knocks the competition out of the water with over $2.5 billion in daily volume. Trailing these two behemoths are DIA with just under $1 billion, IVV with about $750 million and VOO with about $300 million. In general, there are a lot of very liquid choices in this segment, as evidenced by the 29 ETFs with Tradability scores of 95 or better. These most liquid choices all have minimal bid/ask spreads and tend to trade very close to fair value.
However, it would be a mistake to assume that all of the ETFs in this segment are easy to trade. Near the bottom are funds like BWV and SYE with a median volume of $0, indicating that they don't trade at all most days. Spreads can be exorbitant, too. EEH sees average quoted spreads in excess of 10% for example. Use limit orders and be careful.
One of the major advantages of US large-cap equity ETFs is that their holdings tend to be very liquid, making it easy and relatively cheap to execute large trades using a market maker, regardless of the ETF's on-screen liquidity. More than 3/4 of the ETFs in this segment have perfect block liquidity scores, so those trading in size have plenty to choose from. No matter how little it trades on the secondary market, for many funds, chances are you can move 50,000, or even 500,000 shares very easily. (Insight updated 02/22/17)

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ETF.com Grade as 02/16/17

Equity: U.S. - Large Cap

Ticker Median Daily Volume ($) Average Spread Creation Unit/Day Market Hours Overlap Underlying Volume/Unit % Creation Cost Per Unit (%) Impediment to Creations Score - Tradability
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF $0 0.17% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
DEUS Deutsche X-trackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF $617.55 K 0.16% 0.45 100.00% 0.01% 0.07% None 0
DTN WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund $1.62 M 0.17% 0.39 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 91.737447
TALL RBC S&P 500 Trend Allocator Index ETN $0 0.24% -- -- -- 0.12% None 0
FWDD AdvisorShares Madrona Domestic ETF $29.35 K 0.63% 0.01 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 51.439265
PBP Powershares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfolio $1.28 M 0.24% 1.17 100.00% 0.00% 0.18% None 89.717424
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust $14.54 B 0.00% 1,280.25 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 99.324928
DJD Guggenheim Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF $66.8 K 0.87% 0.05 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
EEH Elements Spectrum Large Cap US Sector Momentum Index ETN $0 2.50% 0.00 100.00% -- 0% None 0
OEW Guggenheim S&P 100 Equal Weight ETF $16.77 K 0.36% 0.01 100.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 59.376362
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF $6.08 M 0.05% 2.66 100.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 0
PHDG Powershares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio $91.06 K 0.65% 0.07 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 53.115191
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF $37.15 M 0.02% 13.73 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 99.595655
SPYB SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF $48.84 K 0.18% 0.01 100.00% 0.03% 0.01% None 66.283295
ONEO SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus $243.07 K 0.44% 0.07 100.00% 0.01% 0.06% None 0
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund $271.77 K 0.23% 0.07 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 69.737373
HUSV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF $215.45 K 0.24% 0.21 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 0
HSPX Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF $174.34 K 0.21% 0.08 100.00% 0.00% 0.13% None 66.472818
PRF PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio $16.33 M 0.04% 3.17 100.00% 0.01% 0.01% None 99.241875
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF $384.69 K 0.53% 0.28 100.00% 0.00% 0.18% None 0
SCTO Global X JPMorgan US Sector Rotator Index ETF $25.59 K 0.59% 0.01 100.00% 0.06% 0.04% None 51.851123
SPYD SPDR S&P 500 High Dividend ETF $2.08 M 0.14% 1.17 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 0
ONEV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus $118.13 K 0.49% 0.02 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 0
EQAL PowerShares Russell 1000 Equal Weight Portfolio $1.94 M 0.18% 1.41 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 94.582799
FDLO Fidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF $209.28 K 0.12% 0.16 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
HVPW US Equity High Volatility Put Write Index Fund $131.08 K 0.24% 0.07 -- -- 0.03% None 0
PTLC Pacer Trendpilot 750 ETF $1.78 M 0.24% 1.47 100.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 0
SDOG ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF $16.13 M 0.03% 7.53 100.00% 0.03% 0.02% None 97.735763
SYE SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF $31.37 K 0.27% 0.00 100.00% 0.03% 0.00% None 62.822766
ONEY SPDR Russell 1000 Yield Focus $29.82 K 0.48% 0.01 100.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 0
EQL Alps Equal Sector Weight ETF $378.48 K 0.15% 0.12 100.00% 0.12% 0.02% None 74.777972
FDMO Fidelity Momentum Factor ETF $241.56 K 0.19% 0.19 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
PTNQ Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF $312.07 K 0.27% 0.26 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 0
TRSK Janus Velocity Tail Risk Hedged Large Cap ETF $25.41 K 0.45% 0.02 100.00% 10.07% 0.05% None 32.018912
BWV iPath CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index ETN $14.46 K 1.13% 0.00 100.00% -- 0% None 40.272568
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF $237.27 K 0.22% 0.09 100.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 0
EQWL PowerShares Russell Top 200 Equal Weight Portfolio $100.13 K 0.21% 0.04 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 66.087249
FQAL Fidelity Quality Factor ETF $328.19 K 0.11% 0.25 100.00% 0.01% -- None 0
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF $650.96 M 0.01% 57.23 100.00% 0.01% 0.01% None 99.623557
VIXH First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund $12.73 K 1.14% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.12% None 37.924297
CAPE Barclays ETN+ Shiller CAPE ETN $316.26 K 0.18% 0.13 100.00% -- 0% None 0
USLB PowerShares Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight Portfolio $92.17 K 0.33% 0.07 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
USMR Recon Capital USA Managed Risk ETF $0 0.32% 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 0
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF $84.65 M 0.01% 13.39 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 99.157223
QLC FlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund $5.63 K 0.14% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
SPHB PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio $7.5 M 0.05% 4.03 100.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 98.493187
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 Index Fund $1.99 M 0.03% 0.77 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 98.077286
CAPX Elkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio $9.55 K 0.12% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
DFND Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF $0 0.23% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.08% None 0
LVHB Elkhorn Lunt Low Vol/High Beta Tactical ETF $715.95 K 0.18% 0.49 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF $229.66 K 0.19% 0.09 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 70.789959
QQEW First Trust Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund $1.84 M 0.06% 0.76 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 97.063149
SPHD PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio $23.22 M 0.03% 11.65 100.00% 0.03% 0.02% None 98.832868
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund $409.47 M 0.01% 76.47 100.00% 0.01% 0.01% None 99.738986
CDC VictoryShares US EQ Income Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF $1.7 M 0.12% 0.82 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 95.422915
GARD Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETF $2.11 K 0.28% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.10% None 0
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund $5.41 M 0.05% 2.16 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 98.680437
ESGL Oppenheimer ESG Revenue ETF $30.6 K 0.12% 0.01 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF $572.73 K 0.14% 0.38 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 81.281248
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust $2.04 B 0.01% 319.26 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.571195
SPHQ PowerShares S&P 500 Quality Portfolio $5.91 M 0.04% 4.52 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 98.489399
VQT Barclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR ETN $194.01 K 0.27% 0.06 100.00% -- 0% None 68.151497
CDL VictoryShares US Large Cap High Div Volatility Wtd Index ETF $693.77 K 0.15% 0.34 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 0
LEAD Reality Shares DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF $28.6 K 0.24% 0.04 100.00% 0.01% 0.07% None 62.786682
ACSI American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF $141.39 K -- 0.10 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
JKD iShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF $2.22 M 0.11% 0.33 100.00% 0.03% 0.00% None 93.459514
QQQE Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares $824.06 K 0.24% 0.23 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 84.337443
SPLV Powershares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio $71.34 M 0.02% 33.47 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 99.15742
CFA VictoryShares US 500 Volatility Wtd Index Fund $974.22 K 0.12% 0.48 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 92.190398
PSET Principal Price Setters Index ETF $0 0.29% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
FLAG WeatherStorm Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF $126.45 K 0.25% 0.07 100.00% 0.02% 0.08% None 65.113754
DIVO Amplify YieldShares CWP Dividend & Option Income ETF $46.5 K 0.25% 0.04 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
JPUS JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF $1.12 M 0.08% 0.19 100.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 93.254226
QQXT First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund $294.21 K 0.11% 0.14 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 75.470413
SPMO PowerShares S&P 500 Momentum Portfolio $0 0.10% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
CFO VictoryShares US 500 Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF $1.4 M 0.13% 0.68 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 94.358263
PUTW WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund $339.66 K 0.20% 0.24 100.00% -- 0.01% None 0
FMK First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund $42.96 K 0.18% 0.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 65.722308
COWZ Pacer U.S. Cash Cows 100 ETF $141.97 K 0.13% 0.11 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 0
LGLV SPDR SSGA US Large Cap Low Volatility Index ETF $227.62 K 0.61% 0.06 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 57.576004
QYLD Recon Capital NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF $507.84 K 0.33% 0.45 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 74.059707
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF $13.25 K 0.42% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
VV Vanguard Large Cap Index Fund $21.38 M 0.02% 8.04 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 99.493435
CSM ProShares Large Cap Core Plus $1.97 M 0.13% 1.38 100.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 96.021144
SHE SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF $89.8 K 0.09% 0.03 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 0
FNDX Schwab Fundamental US Large Co. Index ETF $9.82 M 0.05% 5.94 100.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 98.34313
DUSA Davis Select U.S. Equity ETF $719.43 K 0.24% 0.71 95.00% 0.03% 0.04% None 0
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund $3.31 M 0.03% 1.72 100.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 98.613112
RDVY First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF $1.12 M 0.21% 0.89 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 92.721147
SPXH Janus Velocity Volatility Hedged Large Cap ETF $63.1 K 0.63% 0.04 100.00% 11.57% 0.04% None 27.673689
XLG Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF $1.63 M 0.07% 0.20 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 94.117069
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust $696.89 M 0.01% 69.18 100.00% 0.09% 0.01% None 98.700824
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values $290.44 K 0.61% 0.15 100.00% 0.00% 0.16% None 0
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF $1.47 M 0.11% 0.70 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 95.011766
XUSA QuantX Dynamic Beta US Equity ETF $7.72 K 0.28% 0.01 100.00% 0.10% 0.04% None 0
NOBL ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF $17.42 M 0.02% 6.26 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 99.137839
ROUS Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF $7.01 K 0.28% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.07% None 60.498558
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF $0 0.19% 0.01 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
XRLV PowerShares S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility Portfolio $722.52 K 0.18% 0.51 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 85.116361
DLN WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund $4.1 M 0.04% 1.02 100.00% 0.01% 0.01% None 98.919384
OPD Guggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification $0 0.70% 0.00 100.00% 0.03% 0.04% None 48.496972
FTHI First Trust High Income ETF $110.58 K 0.30% 0.10 100.00% 0.04% 0.07% None 62.580887
OEF iShares S&P 100 $40.26 M 0.01% 8.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.00% None 99.770213
RSP Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF $88.21 M 0.01% 20.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 99.020494
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF $9.09 K 0.34% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
DOD Elements Dogs of the DOW Dow Jones High Yield Select 10 Total Return ETN $317.75 K 1.72% 0.07 100.00% -- 0% Potential 0
OVLC Guggenheim U.S. Large Cap Optimized Volatility ETF $0 0.16% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
FTLB First Trust Low Beta Income ETF $17.49 K 0.50% 0.01 100.00% 0.04% 0.07% None 54.274209
ONEK SPDR Russell 1000 $616.1 K 0.38% 0.11 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 74.356751
RWL Oppenheimer Large Cap Revenue ETF $2.82 M 0.13% 1.28 100.00% 0.01% 0.11% None 94.619282
ZLRG ETFS Zacks Earnings Large-Cap U.S. Index Fund $0 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 39.511254
SBUS ETFS Diversified-Factor U.S. Large Cap Index Fund $7.71 K 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 0
VSPY Direxion S&P 500 Volatility Response Shares $26.33 K 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 66.085255583315
IELG iShares Enhanced US Large-Cap ETF $406.68 K 0.24 100.00% 0% 0.03% None 68.229797033241
VQTS ETRACS S&P 500 VEQTOR Switch Index ETN $0 0.00 -- -- 0.12% Potential 0
FIA Falah Russell-IdealRatings U.S. Large Cap ETF $0 0.00 -- 0.00% 0.08% None 38.232258930233
PUTX ALPS Enhanced Put Write Strategy ETF $22.36 K 0.02 -- -- 0.04% None 0
ERW Janus Equal Risk Weighted Large Cap $0 0 80.00% 0.01% 0.08% None 36.233076698704
EWRI Guggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight $119.78 K 0.05 97.00% 0.01% 0.11% None 62.091106430575
SLDR ALPS Sector Leaders $0 0.00 99.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 0
SLOW ALPS Sector Low Volatility $0 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 0

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

COWZ
5
4
3
2
1
QYLD
5
4
3
2
1
FMK
5
4
3
2
1
DUSA
5
4
3
2
1
VV
5
4
3
2
1
RDVY
5
4
3
2
1
FNDX
5
4
3
2
1
XLG
5
4
3
2
1
FTCS
5
4
3
2
1
XRLV
5
4
3
2
1
RSP
5
4
3
2
1
RWL
5
4
3
2
1
DEUS
5
4
3
2
1
FWDD
5
4
3
2
1
DJD
5
4
3
2
1
SCHX
5
4
3
2
1
GSLC
5
4
3
2
1
ONEO
5
4
3
2
1
SCIU
5
4
3
2
1
HSPX
5
4
3
2
1
ONEV
5
4
3
2
1
HVPW
5
4
3
2
1
ONEY
5
4
3
2
1
SDOG
5
4
3
2
1
IVV
5
4
3
2
1
SPYX
5
4
3
2
1
IWB
5
4
3
2
1
USLB
5
4
3
2
1
IWL
5
4
3
2
1
SPHB
5
4
3
2
1
JHML
5
4
3
2
1
CDC
5
4
3
2
1
SPHD
5
4
3
2
1
JKD
5
4
3
2
1
CDL
5
4
3
2
1
SPHQ
5
4
3
2
1
JPUS
5
4
3
2
1
CFA
5
4
3
2
1
SPLV
5
4
3
2
1
LGLV
5
4
3
2
1
CFO
5
4
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2
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MGC
5
4
3
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CSM
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SHE
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2
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SPXE
5
4
3
2
1
NOBL
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4
3
2
1
DIA
5
4
3
2
1
CATH
5
4
3
2
1
OEF
5
4
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2
1
DLN
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2
1
SPXT
5
4
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2
1
ONEK
5
4
3
2
1
PBP
5
4
3
2
1
DTN
5
4
3
2
1
SPY
5
4
3
2
1
PHDG
5
4
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2
1
OEW
5
4
3
2
1
SPYB
5
4
3
2
1
PRF
5
4
3
2
1
EPS
5
4
3
2
1
HUSV
5
4
3
2
1
SPYD
5
4
3
2
1
PTLC
5
4
3
2
1
EQAL
5
4
3
2
1
FDLO
5
4
3
2
1
SYE
5
4
3
2
1
PTNQ
5
4
3
2
1
EQL
5
4
3
2
1
FDMO
5
4
3
2
1
EQWL
5
4
3
2
1
FQAL
5
4
3
2
1
VIXH
5
4
3
2
1
VONE
5
4
3
2
1
QQEW
5
4
3
2
1
LVHB
5
4
3
2
1
VOO
5
4
3
2
1
QQQ
5
4
3
2
1
FEX
5
4
3
2
1
ESGL
5
4
3
2
1
VQT
5
4
3
2
1
QQQE
5
4
3
2
1
ACSI
5
4
3
2
1
DIVO
5
4
3
2
1
QQXT
5
4
3
2
1
FLAG
5
4
3
2
1
XUSA
5
4
3
2
1
ROUS
5
4
3
2
1
FTHI
5
4
3
2
1
FTLB
5
4
3
2
1
SCTO
5
4
3
2
1
BWV
5
4
3
2
1
CAPX
5
4
3
2
1
DFND
5
4
3
2
1
GARD
5
4
3
2
1
LEAD
5
4
3
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1
PSET
5
4
3
2
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SPMO
5
4
3
2
1
OPD
5
4
3
2
1
SPXN
5
4
3
2
1
OVLC
5
4
3
2
1
SPXV
5
4
3
2
1
QLC
5
4
3
2
1
USMR
5
4
3
2
1
SPXH
5
4
3
2
1
TRSK
5
4
3
2
1
CAPE
5
4
3
2
1
DOD
5
4
3
2
1
TALL
5
4
3
2
1
EEH
5
4
3
2
1
PUTW
5
4
3
2
1
ZLRG
5
4
3
2
1
SBUS
5
4
3
2
1
VSPY
5
4
3
2
1
IELG
5
4
3
2
1
VQTS
5
4
3
2
1
FIA
5
4
3
2
1
PUTX
5
4
3
2
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EWRI
5
4
3
2
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ERW
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SLDR
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SLOW
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

From 30,000 feet, investors have two types of large-cap funds to choose from: plain-vanilla, market-cap-weighted ETFs that fit our benchmark reasonably well; and alternatively weighted ETFsSome quasi-active funds aim to beat the market without wildly differing from it that offer a different take on the market. Some funds in the 2nd group still look and perform much like cap-weight funds while others take bold departures.
The plain vanilla funds include those that track the S&P 500—SPY, IVV and VOO. We classify the selection for these funds as Proprietary rather than Market-Cap due to the S&P 500's committee-based selection. Still, these funds score well here despite a modest, out-of-segment stake in midcaps.
MGC, VV, IWL, and SCHX also represent the market extremely well. MGC's index switch from MSCI to CRSP in early 2013 has not diminished the fund's score—it still tracks about 300 of the largest US firms. Mega-cap fund IWL narrows the list to just the largest 200 companies by market cap. Strong Fit scores for these funds reflect how the largest firms dominate both the exposure and performance of the market, as measured by our market-cap weighted benchmark.
OEF's top-100 and XLG's top-50 baskets take the mega-focus to the extreme, and their Fit scores suffer a bit for it, while funds like IWB, ONEK and VONE reach in the other direction into the midcap space. Investors in these funds should watch for overlap with mid-cap funds in their portfolio.
Two of the most popular non-vanilla ETFs include the price-weighted DIA which tracks the venerable Dow and delivers middling exposure at best, and QQQ which tracks the Nasdaq-100 and tilts massively toward technology stocks. Low-volatility SPLV—which makes our opportunities list—has gathered headlines and assets as it tries to offer a smoother ride while maintaining equity upside. Its counterpart—SPHB—aims to capitalize on market upswings with its focus on high-beta stocks.
Equal-weighted RSP offers more exposure to smaller firms even though it holds the same 500 names as SPY, while EQL equal-weights the S&P 500 by sector. DLN's dividend focus offers more income and adds a de facto value bias to its portfolio, while DTN does the same but removes the impact of the relatively volatile financial sector. SDOG explicitly looks at dividends as a means for finding value—it holds the 5 highest yielding S&P 500 stocks in each sector.
Another fund on the Opportunities List—PRF—aims for perfect exposure to US firms as measured by their economic footprint rather than market-cap. As such it doesn't aim to beat the market so much as redefine it. Some quasi-active funds like FEX explicitly aim to beat the market without wildly differing from it, with varying long-run results in both respects. More exotic competitors live in the large-cap segment too. These include funds that can switch to cash in tough times (TRND), covered call strategies (PBP), tail-risk hedged (TRSK), forensic accounting (FLAG) and many more.
MGC earns our Analyst Pick for its pure, comprehensive coverage of the US large-cap universe, but there are large-cap ETFs for almost every imaginable tilt or bias, each with the potential to out- or underperform the market given different circumstances. (Insight updated 02/22/17)

All Funds (121)

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97.436897
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97.100767
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96.965457
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96.83304
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94.745764
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93.274545
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92.571448
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92.296768
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92.29151
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92.188006
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91.201733
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89.974848
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89.754754
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89.743909
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88.876228
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87.896569
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87.437214
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85.353733
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85.276275
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84.959507
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84.371207
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83.885679
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83.528861
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82.538629
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78.953061
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77.124559
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75.574299
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74.806439
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73.902412
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73.881592
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73.29854
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72.717564
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72.356833
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71.966235
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71.850826
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71.532522
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71.036237
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70.23783
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69.228173
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68.741297
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66.506773
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66.410828
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65.473413
64
63.877753
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62.460015
61
60.600001
59
58.699953
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57.873134
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57.429964
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57.090952
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56.992336
57
56.914516
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55.802879
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55.300606
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54.653638
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54.329254
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53.674687
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53.491318
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52.96798
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50.623315
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48.309532
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38.713551
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37.177683
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ETF.com Grade as 02/16/17

Equity: U.S. - Large Cap