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 01/23/17)

All Funds (120)

VOO $59.46 B 59464089520.2 S&P 500

A 98
E
100
100
T
100
100
F
98
98

IVV $91.92 B 91921208980 S&P 500

A 97
E
100
100
T
100
100
F
97
97

SPY $221.42 B 221422990522.5 Ultra-liquid

A 97
E
99
99
T
99
99
F
97
97

OEF $4.4 B 4403561460 100 megacaps

A 97
E
98
98
T
100
100
F
97
97

VV $8.59 B 8591309720 Great tracking

A 95
E
99
99
T
99
99
F
95
95

SCHX $7.34 B 7339165341.55 Lots of midcaps

A 93
E
100
100
T
100
100
F
93
93

DLN $1.92 B 1916342485 Low beta, high yield

A 92
E
93
93
T
99
99
F
92
92

VONE $714.18 M 714175000 Lots of midcaps

A 92
E
97
97
T
98
98
F
92
92

ONEK $127.38 M 127384189.2 Cheapest Russell 1000 ETF

A 92
E
99
99
T
74
74
F
92
92

IWB $16.92 B 16922900655 Lots of midcaps

A 92
E
99
99
T
99
99
F
92
92

XLG $603.6 M 603602665.85 50 megacaps

A 92
E
98
98
T
94
94
F
92
92

JKD $720.48 M 720480755 No growth/value

A 87
E
97
97
T
93
93
F
87
87

FNDX $1.95 B 1945700856.3784 Fundamentals, midcap tilt

A 84
E
94
94
T
98
98
F
84
84

DIA $16.06 B 16064491251.408 Price-weighted & narrow

A 79
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
79
79

PRF $4.67 B 4667426500 Fundamentals-based

A 76
E
94
94
T
99
99
F
76
76

XRLV $190.81 M 190814828.061 New; trade with care.

A 75
E
95
95
T
84
84
F
75
75

SPHQ $1.12 B 1123269900 Lots of midcaps

A 73
E
94
94
T
98
98
F
73
73

FEX $1.46 B 1461381698.742 Quant model

A 73
E
88
88
T
99
99
F
73
73

NOBL $2.68 B 2677682000 Midcap tilt

A 72
E
91
91
T
99
99
F
72
72

RSP $12.23 B 12226850401.298 very large and liquid

A 69
E
93
93
T
99
99
F
69
69

SPHD $2.85 B 2848186200 Low vol, high yield

A 67
E
94
94
T
99
99
F
67
67

DTN $925.81 M 925808070 Div-weighted, ex-financials

A 66
E
93
93
T
92
92
F
66
66

QQQ $43.21 B 43213415000 Very tech heavy

A 65
E
96
96
T
100
100
F
65
65

QQEW $418.97 M 418965996.314 Equal-weight QQQ

A 59
E
88
88
T
97
97
F
59
59

EQAL $185.81 M 185810027.325 lower fee

A 57
E
97
97
T
95
95
F
57
57

SDOG $1.96 B 1955991604.8157 High yield

A 55
E
90
90
T
98
98
F
55
55

SPLV $6.09 B 6092230050 Low volatility stocks

A 45
E
96
96
T
99
99
F
45
45

SPHB $772.59 M 772589400 High beta S&P 500

A 28
E
96
96
T
98
98
F
28
28

IWL $103.08 M 103075800 Top 200

A 100
E
98
98
T
71
71
F
100
100

MGC $1.1 B 1098312250 Best Fit

A 100
E
97
97
T
99
99
F
100
100

CSM $539.81 M 539805000 Long/short fund

B 88
E
82
82
T
96
96
F
88
88

JHML $298.48 M 298481050 new; trade with care

B 88
E
91
91
T
79
79
F
88
88

EPS $120.72 M 120718805 Earnings-weighted

B 87
E
95
95
T
68
68
F
87
87

RWL $512.01 M 512009121.6 Revenue-weighted

B 85
E
86
86
T
95
95
F
85
85

EQWL $32.99 M 32994750 Unremarkable assets

B 84
E
95
95
T
65
65
F
84
84

JPUS $191.81 M 191808551.07733 new; trade with care

B 79
E
91
91
T
86
86
F
79
79

FTCS $327.25 M 327249682.848 Balance sheet focus

B 76
E
86
86
T
95
95
F
76
76

CFO $262.52 M 262515000 Downside protection

B 74
E
86
86
T
95
95
F
74
74

CFA $114.04 M 114044000 closure risk

B 74
E
87
87
T
94
94
F
74
74

LGLV $80.48 M 80484107 weak investor interest

B 66
E
98
98
T
59
59
F
66
66

CDC $329.2 M 329200000 Income w/ downside protection

B 63
E
86
86
T
96
96
F
63
63

PBP $287.72 M 287719200 Strong yield

B 61
E
81
81
T
90
90
F
61
61

QQQE $93.21 M 93208771.699 Equal-weighted QQQ

B 59
E
92
92
T
84
84
F
59
59

SPYB $7.92 M 7921013.1 Large-cap only

B 58
E
88
88
T
67
67
F
58
58

RDVY $77.23 M 77230287.82596 High closure risk

B 56
E
90
90
T
83
83
F
56
56

QQXT $97.3 M 97296984.606 QQQ ex-tech

B 54
E
88
88
T
78
78
F
54
54

PHDG $88.44 M 88443150 Downside-hedged

B 44
E
90
90
T
57
57
F
44
44

FMK $15.65 M 15647556.9 poor asset base

C 88
E
80
80
T
66
66
F
88
88

EQL $145.52 M 145520160 Decent assets, long history

C 84
E
81
81
T
74
74
F
84
84

SYE $6.34 M 6344462.6 Active, high closure risk

C 83
E
77
77
T
63
63
F
83
83

ROUS $27.29 M 27290760 reasonable price for niche strategy

C 77
E
74
74
T
61
61
F
77
77

FTHI $45.36 M 45361738.82073 Active

C 65
E
77
77
T
61
61
F
65
65

OPD $1.29 M 1287350 N/A

C 50
E
79
79
T
48
48
F
50
50

VQT $204.53 M 204527606.1645 Market-timing ETN

C 45
E
81
81
T
69
69
F
45
45

HSPX $60.93 M 60925062.825 OTM covered calls

D 84
E
70
70
T
64
64
F
84
84

LEAD $6.54 M 6539250 rising dividends

D 68
E
71
71
T
62
62
F
68
68

BWV $8.99 M 8989505.607 closure risk

D 62
E
72
72
T
40
40
F
62
62

FLAG $13.25 M 13245156.25429 High closure risk

D 58
E
63
63
T
63
63
F
58
58

FTLB $5.27 M 5267434.63914 Active, high closure risk

D 56
E
72
72
T
47
47
F
56
56

QYLD $62.51 M 62507500 High closure risk

D 43
E
67
67
T
69
69
F
43
43

SCTO $8.41 M 8411973.87647 illiquid, high closure risk

D 35
E
71
71
T
51
51
F
35
35

OEW $4.22 M 4222350 N/A

F 89
E
50
50
T
59
59
F
89
89

SPXH $43.8 M 43796620 Volatility overlay

F 82
E
59
59
T
30
30
F
82
82

VIXH $3.61 M 3610998.146 High closure risk

F 74
E
63
63
T
38
38
F
74
74

ZLRG $1.37 M 1374000 new; trade with care

F 70
E
57
57
T
40
40
F
70
70

FWDD $26.03 M 26025075 Actively managed

F 64
E
61
61
T
52
52
F
64
64

TRSK $18.24 M 18244460 Weak trader

F 62
E
50
50
T
32
32
F
62
62

LVHB $93.23 M 93229557.372 N/A

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

CAPX $2.72 M 2717936 New; trade with care

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

DFND $2.36 M 2362000 N/A

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

HUSV $56.44 M 56442888.31632 N/A

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

ONEO $429.2 M 429204129.4 multi-factor momentum play

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

SCIU $75.75 M 75746061.683161 N/A

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

CATH $81.1 M 81102208.147874 N/A

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

ESGL $21.62 M 21620827.026 N/A

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

GARD $2.63 M 2628500 N/A

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

FDLO $11.68 M 11677725 N/A

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

HVPW $31.29 M 31292640 N/A

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

SPYD $102.56 M 102560110.05 low fee

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

PTLC $407.63 M 407628000 risk toggler

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

ONEV $408.52 M 408515336.7 multi-factor value

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

SPXN $1.15 M 1146750 no financials or RE

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

ACSI $13.51 M 13510000 N/A

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

CDL $82.16 M 82164000 N/A

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

FDMO $11.62 M 11617650 N/A

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

PTNQ $58.26 M 58261000 risk toggler

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

ONEY $386.84 M 386842658.1 multi-factor yield play

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

OVLC $2.66 M 2658500 N/A

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

SPXT $1.13 M 1133000 no tech or telecoms

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

DOD $33.93 M 33929600 Dogs of the Dow ETN

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

DIVO $3.75 M 3753000 N/A

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

PSET $6.6 M 6599926.3996 N/A

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

FQAL $18.62 M 18616990 N/A

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

SPYX $116.76 M 116764526.3 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 $1.18 M 1183750 no healthcare

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

DEUS $27.35 M 27350027.35 N/A

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

SPMO $1.36 M 1364477.289 momentum scoring

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

COWZ $2.51 M 2507000 N/A

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

PUTW $30.44 M 30444150.7056 N/A

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

USMR $2.5 M 2497000 N/A

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

CAPE $46.87 M 46870985.5 closure risk

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

QLC $6.99 M 6987652.9505 N/A

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

USLB $158.49 M 158485027.325 new, trade with care

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

GSLC $1.45 B 1454811900 Mixes value, quality, momentum, and low vol

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

DJD $14.37 M 14372500 N/A

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

EEH $2.0 M 2000000.000005 Untradable ETN

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

SPXE $9.33 M 9334000 no energy stocks

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

DUSA -- N/A

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

SHE $273.97 M 273972078.45 N/A

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

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 01/19/17

Equity: U.S. - Large Cap

Performance Dispersion
Performance  [as of 01/20/17] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Benchmark: MSCI USA Large Cap0.23%6.28%1.56%23.41%8.87%13.19%--
A 97.652705VOO59464089520.2VOOVanguard S&P 500 Index Fund0.14%6.63%1.37%24.80%9.56%13.95%--
A 97.297256IVV91921208980IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF0.16%6.67%1.38%24.81%9.53%13.93%6.96%
A 97.184253SPY221422990522.5SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust0.15%6.64%1.44%24.76%9.48%13.85%6.94%
A 96.842381OEF4403561460OEFiShares S&P 100-0.14%6.27%1.22%23.51%9.36%13.37%6.49%
A 94.647382VV8591309720VVVanguard Large Cap Index Fund0.24%6.60%1.51%24.87%9.27%13.84%7.15%
A 93.168451SCHX7339165341.55SCHXSchwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF0.22%6.76%1.56%25.06%9.30%13.82%--
A 92.407131DLN1916342485DLNWisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund-0.45%6.88%0.56%26.43%9.71%12.67%6.23%
A 92.1793VONE714175000VONEVanguard Russell 1000 Index Fund0.06%6.57%1.39%24.89%9.05%13.79%--
A 92.088667ONEK127384189.2ONEKSPDR Russell 10000.31%6.80%1.46%24.89%9.23%13.91%7.09%
A 91.99059IWB16922900655IWBiShares Russell 1000 ETF0.18%6.79%1.53%25.35%9.16%13.86%7.01%
A 91.927604XLG603602665.85XLGGuggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF-0.14%5.82%1.05%22.71%9.62%13.22%6.19%
A 87.269961JKD720480755JKDiShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF0.73%6.73%1.76%26.95%10.36%14.93%8.02%
A 83.776504FNDX1945700856.3784FNDXSchwab Fundamental US Large Co. Index ETF-0.72%8.15%0.77%28.85%8.91%----
A 78.807036DIA16064491251.408DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust-0.64%9.81%0.33%28.82%8.94%11.91%7.31%
A 75.579341PRF4667426500PRFPowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio-0.79%9.23%0.70%30.58%8.98%14.18%7.56%
A 75.321462XRLV190814828.061XRLVPowerShares S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility Portfolio-0.37%4.42%0.84%22.23%------
A 73.14813SPHQ1123269900SPHQPowerShares S&P 500 Quality Portfolio0.23%7.75%1.42%24.42%11.42%14.07%5.48%
A 72.524903FEX1461381698.742FEXFirst Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund0.10%7.94%1.62%29.01%8.13%13.17%--
A 71.766771NOBL2677682000NOBLProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF-0.54%4.38%0.65%21.43%9.57%----
A 69.426529RSP12226850401.298RSPGuggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF0.15%7.19%1.54%29.23%9.01%14.19%7.87%
A 67.024227SPHD2848186200SPHDPowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio-0.07%5.65%1.28%30.97%16.47%----
A 66.10489DTN925808070DTNWisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund0.01%6.10%1.11%30.25%9.69%12.54%7.18%
A 64.855331QQQ43213415000QQQPowerShares QQQ Trust2.24%5.02%4.03%23.70%13.29%17.01%11.80%
A 58.644804QQEW418965996.314QQEWFirst Trust Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund2.96%7.47%4.52%25.40%10.67%15.07%9.51%
A 56.681842EQAL185810027.325EQALPowerShares Russell 1000 Equal Weight Portfolio0.52%7.03%1.79%33.27%------
A 55.300606SDOG1955991604.8157SDOGALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF-0.18%5.24%1.00%38.77%11.66%----
A 44.509324SPLV6092230050SPLVPowershares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio-0.15%4.07%0.57%17.79%10.88%12.86%--
A 27.510005SPHB772589400SPHBPowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio-0.24%13.96%1.76%55.53%8.23%13.57%--
A 100IWL103075800IWLiShares Russell Top 200 ETF0.19%6.40%1.37%23.53%9.38%13.78%--
A 100MGC1098312250MGCVanguard Mega Cap Index Fund0.21%6.70%1.47%24.50%9.47%13.86%--
B 88.169992CSM539805000CSMProShares Large Cap Core Plus-0.41%7.07%0.92%26.71%10.16%14.97%--
B 87.899144JHML298481050JHMLJohn Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF0.20%7.17%1.58%24.95%------
B 87.37323EPS120718805EPSWisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund-0.48%8.76%0.98%26.86%8.89%13.33%--
B 85.39836RWL512009121.6RWLOppenheimer Large Cap Revenue ETF-0.50%7.55%1.39%25.62%8.74%14.44%--
B 83.684804EQWL32994750EQWLPowerShares Russell Top 200 Equal Weight Portfolio0.99%7.86%2.03%28.75%9.32%13.23%6.22%
B 79.071459JPUS191808551.07733JPUSJPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF0.43%5.53%1.58%26.32%------
B 76.480485FTCS327249682.848FTCSFirst Trust Capital Strength ETF0.39%6.00%1.74%20.09%9.16%13.19%7.12%
B 74.24109CFO262515000CFOVictory CEMP US 500 Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF-0.12%7.87%1.37%27.28%------
B 74.237351CFA114044000CFAVictory CEMP US 500 Volatility Wtd Index Fund-0.21%7.87%1.30%27.33%------
B 66.300398LGLV80484107LGLVSPDR SSGA US Large Cap Low Volatility Index ETF-0.82%4.80%0.62%22.64%10.46%----
B 62.602487CDC329200000CDCVictory CEMP US EQ Income Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF-0.92%6.94%0.22%29.93%------
B 61.095929PBP287719200PBPPowershares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfolio1.24%3.85%1.69%16.69%5.63%5.33%--
B 58.578007QQQE93208771.699QQQEDirexion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares2.92%7.51%4.54%25.41%10.91%----
B 57.996932SPYB7921013.1SPYBSPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF-1.28%9.36%1.04%29.77%------
B 55.973314RDVY77230287.82596RDVYFirst Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF-0.18%13.55%1.74%38.39%------
B 54.210439QQXT97296984.606QQXTFirst Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund2.76%6.52%4.58%13.77%7.32%14.10%--
B 44.258205PHDG88443150PHDGPowershares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio-0.16%4.19%0.96%3.27%-1.42%----
C 87.70318FMK15647556.9FMKFirst Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund-0.20%6.45%1.64%20.20%5.94%10.32%--
C 83.853646EQL145520160EQLAlps Equal Sector Weight ETF0.18%6.16%1.43%25.12%8.61%12.76%--
C 82.90521SYE6344462.6SYESPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF-0.68%5.80%1.50%20.74%11.06%----
C 76.965239ROUS27290760ROUSHartford Multifactor US Equity ETF-0.27%7.85%0.77%26.13%------
C 65.453312FTHI45361738.82073FTHIFirst Trust High Income ETF-1.06%7.87%0.77%24.95%------
C 49.84652OPD1287350OPDGuggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification-0.02%3.27%0%--------
C 44.717169VQT204527606.1645VQTBarclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR ETN-0.40%3.81%0.78%3.16%-1.75%1.19%--
D 83.735293HSPX60925062.825HSPXHorizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF0.84%4.71%1.45%19.71%5.71%----
D 67.687211LEAD6539250LEADReality Shares DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF0.24%6.32%1.38%17.62%------
D 62.482143BWV8989505.607BWViPath CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index ETN0.17%4.52%1.05%16.13%5.82%6.66%--
D 58.166749FLAG13245156.25429FLAGWeatherStorm Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF-1.44%10.86%0.81%44.55%10.65%----
D 56.391241FTLB5267434.63914FTLBFirst Trust Low Beta Income ETF-0.63%6.64%0.96%22.01%------
D 43.193379QYLD62507500QYLDRecon Capital NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF1.53%4.10%2.14%16.70%5.89%----
D 35.306898SCTO8411973.87647SCTOGlobal X JPMorgan US Sector Rotator Index ETF-0.13%4.11%0.86%14.31%------
F 89.15506OEW4222350OEWGuggenheim S&P 100 Equal Weight ETF-0.16%6.88%0.02%--------
F 81.675476SPXH43796620SPXHJanus Velocity Volatility Hedged Large Cap ETF0.70%6.22%2.33%19.11%4.71%----
F 73.873918VIXH3610998.146VIXHFirst Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund-0.83%3.79%1.10%12.20%3.41%----
F 69.562519ZLRG1374000ZLRGETFS Zacks Earnings Large-Cap U.S. Index Fund10.44%10.48%1.66%32.62%------
F 64.445386FWDD26025075FWDDAdvisorShares Madrona Domestic ETF-0.72%8.47%2.09%22.92%6.08%13.00%--
F 61.568154TRSK18244460TRSKJanus Velocity Tail Risk Hedged Large Cap ETF0.27%4.62%1.50%10.78%2.50%----
N/A 0LVHB93229557.372LVHBElkhorn Lunt Low Vol/High Beta Tactical ETF-0.47%13.63%1.31%--------
N/A 0CAPX2717936CAPXElkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio0.25%8.28%1.86%32.18%------
N/A 0DFND2362000DFNDReality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF0.52%3.33%0.55%1.29%------
N/A 0HUSV56442888.31632HUSVFirst Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF-0.03%4.68%0.72%--------
N/A 0ONEO429204129.4ONEOSPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus-0.35%7.28%1.53%28.09%------
N/A 0SCIU75746061.683161SCIUGlobal X Scientific Beta US ETF0.43%5.93%1.52%24.66%------
N/A 0CATH81102208.147874CATHGlobal X S&P 500 Catholic Values0.43%6.49%1.56%--------
N/A 0ESGL21620827.026ESGLOppenheimer ESG Revenue ETF--------------
N/A 0GARD2628500GARDReality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETF1.09%2.78%-1.24%-11.83%------
N/A 0FDLO11677725FDLOFidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF-0.43%5.66%0.77%--------
N/A 0HVPW31292640HVPWUS Equity High Volatility Put Write Index Fund0.59%1.13%0.93%9.50%0.11%----
N/A 0SPYD102560110.05SPYDSPDR S&P 500 High Dividend ETF-1.32%5.15%0.24%34.37%------
N/A 0PTLC407628000PTLCPacer Trendpilot 750 ETF0.04%6.68%1.55%12.68%------
N/A 0ONEV408515336.7ONEVSPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus-0.23%7.09%1.49%29.39%------
N/A 0SPXN1146750SPXNProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF-0.48%3.68%0.48%20.34%------
N/A 0ACSI13510000ACSIAmerican Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF-1.35%--0.56%--------
N/A 0CDL82164000CDLVictory CEMP US Large Cap High Div Volatility Wtd Index ETF-0.91%6.84%0.44%29.63%------
N/A 0FDMO11617650FDMOFidelity Momentum Factor ETF0.61%4.18%1.69%--------
N/A 0PTNQ58261000PTNQPacer Trendpilot 100 ETF2.28%4.67%3.99%9.52%------
N/A 0ONEY386842658.1ONEYSPDR Russell 1000 Yield Focus-0.41%8.53%0.95%39.14%------
N/A 0OVLC2658500OVLCGuggenheim U.S. Large Cap Optimized Volatility ETF3.12%4.05%----------
N/A 0SPXT1133000SPXTProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF-0.63%5.12%-0.41%20.75%------
N/A 0DOD33929600DODElements Dogs of the DOW Dow Jones High Yield Select 10 Total Return ETN1.22%6.47%3.19%32.64%11.54%14.28%--
N/A 0DIVO3753000DIVOAmplify YieldShares CWP Dividend & Option Income ETF-0.09%--0.66%--------
N/A 0PSET6599926.3996PSETPrincipal Price Setters Index ETF0.64%3.26%1.47%--------
N/A 0FQAL18616990FQALFidelity Quality Factor ETF0.45%6.65%1.75%--------
N/A 0SPYX116764526.3SPYXSPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF0.15%6.28%1.68%21.99%------
N/A 0TALLTALLRBC S&P 500 Trend Allocator Index ETN4.90%4.90%4.90%--------
N/A 0SPXV1183750SPXVProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF-0.27%7.02%0.75%27.30%------
N/A 0DEUS27350027.35DEUSDeutsche X-trackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF0.11%7.01%1.44%20.99%------
N/A 0SPMO1364477.289SPMOPowerShares S&P 500 Momentum Portfolio1.07%2.69%1.03%11.18%------
N/A 0COWZ2507000COWZPacer U.S. Cash Cows 100 ETF0.14%--2.16%--------
N/A 0PUTW30444150.7056PUTWWisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund0.79%3.75%1.30%--------
N/A 0USMR2497000USMRRecon Capital USA Managed Risk ETF-1.08%1.31%1.38%--------
N/A 0CAPE46870985.5CAPEBarclays ETN+ Shiller CAPE ETN0.66%7.75%2.47%31.02%13.74%----
N/A 0QLC6987652.9505QLCFlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund-0.88%6.23%1.19%21.73%------
N/A 0USLB158485027.325USLBPowerShares Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight Portfolio0.04%5.68%1.10%25.42%------
N/A 0GSLC1454811900GSLCGoldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF-0.32%5.11%1.16%20.28%------
N/A 0DJD14372500DJDGuggenheim Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF-1.39%6.92%-0.12%28.05%------
N/A 0EEH2000000.000005EEHElements Spectrum Large Cap US Sector Momentum Index ETN-2.94%5.15%1.49%17.37%14.63%12.50%--
N/A 0SPXE9334000SPXEProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF0.24%5.68%1.29%22.64%------
N/A 0DUSADUSADavis Select U.S. Equity ETF--------------
N/A 0SHE273972078.45SHESPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF-0.36%4.77%0.93%--------
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 01/23/17)

All Funds (120)

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99.698777
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99.386437
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99.249583
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99.028179
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98.876324
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98.31817
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98.281517
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98.070494
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97.684919
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97.639755
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97.447002
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97.159621
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96.564039
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96.525314
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96.367976
96
96.146286
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95.818624
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95.417535
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95.355068
95
94.566837
94
94.44448
94
94.099584
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94.040725
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93.920945
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93.479405
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93.165603
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92.749368
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91.621353
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90.901567
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90.663903
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90.510713
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89.992578
90
89.940541
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89.538863
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88.482192
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88.211626
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87.857146
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87.686203
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86.791367
86
86.251198
86
86.189198
86
86.035865
86
86.001321
82
82.192264
81
81.187157
81
80.749918
81
80.718036
80
80.368539
79
79.448896
77
77.258155
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77.136074
74
73.905006
72
72.15309
72
71.758041
71
71.266238
71
71.236975
70
69.938148
67
67.360081
63
63.401448
63
63.134039
61
61.457759
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59.092915
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57.458185
50
49.635679
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49.510207
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80.620386823683
90
90.321675449265
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71.702203552839
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90
89.907436690122
90
89.621556903286
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ETF.com Grade as 01/19/17

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
SPHQ PowerShares S&P 500 Quality Portfolio 0.29% -0.31% -0.24% -0.37% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 94.099584
CDL Victory CEMP 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 71.266238
JKD iShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF 0.20% -0.20% -0.10% -0.29% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.159621
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 77.136074
EQL Alps Equal Sector Weight ETF 0.30% 2.16% 3.23% 1.77% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 81.187157
FDMO Fidelity Momentum Factor ETF 0.29% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
RWL Oppenheimer Large Cap Revenue ETF 0.39% -0.30% -0.08% -0.69% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.035865
ZLRG ETFS Zacks Earnings Large-Cap U.S. Index Fund 1.24% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 57.458185
FTLB First Trust Low Beta Income ETF 0.85% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 71.758041
SPLV Powershares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio 0.25% -0.30% -0.25% -0.35% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.818624
CFA Victory CEMP US 500 Volatility Wtd Index Fund 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.791367
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 90.663903
TRSK Janus Velocity Tail Risk Hedged Large Cap ETF 0.71% -0.65% 0.84% -1.79% 20.00% / 39.60% High 49.635679
EQWL PowerShares Russell Top 200 Equal Weight Portfolio 0.25% -0.48% -0.44% -0.53% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.355068
FQAL Fidelity Quality Factor ETF 0.29% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
DEUS Deutsche X-trackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF 0.25% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
FWDD AdvisorShares Madrona Domestic ETF 1.25% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 61.457759
SPMO PowerShares S&P 500 Momentum Portfolio 0.25% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
CFO Victory CEMP US 500 Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.189198
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 97.639755
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% -0.49% 0.84% -1.71% 20.00% / 39.60% High 63.134039
USMR Recon Capital USA Managed Risk ETF 0.30% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 0.03% -0.03% 0.01% -0.07% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
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
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 0.27% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
CSM ProShares Large Cap Core Plus 0.45% -0.76% -0.53% -0.82% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 82.192264
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 96.525314
QQEW First Trust Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund 0.60% -0.61% -0.53% -0.74% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.211626
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 Index Fund 0.12% -0.27% -0.10% -0.35% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.447002
LVHB Elkhorn Lunt Low Vol/High Beta Tactical ETF 0.49% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF 0.19% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
ONEO SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus 0.20% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
HSPX Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 0.65% 0.72% 1.13% 0.25% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 69.938148
SPXH Janus Velocity Volatility Hedged Large Cap ETF 0.71% -0.69% -0.13% -1.35% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 59.092915
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust 0.17% -0.16% -0.10% -0.25% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.281517
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 90.510713
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust 0.20% -0.22% -0.17% -0.31% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.146286
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund 0.05% -0.03% -0.02% -0.06% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.698777
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 0.61% -0.63% -0.51% -0.72% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.482192
ESGL Oppenheimer ESG Revenue ETF 0.40% -- -- -- -- / -- Low 0
SCTO Global X JPMorgan US Sector Rotator Index ETF 0.85% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 71.236975
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
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 0.27% -- -- -- -- / -- High 0
DLN WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund 0.28% -0.33% -0.24% -0.57% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 93.479405
OPD Guggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification 0.45% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 79.448896
OEF iShares S&P 100 0.20% -0.19% -0.14% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.31817
QQQE Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares 0.35% -0.35% -0.27% -0.51% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 91.621353
VQT Barclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR ETN 0.95% -0.91% -0.81% -0.99% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 80.749918
ACSI American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF 0.65% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
SDOG ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF 0.40% -0.62% -0.29% -0.82% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.992578
ONEY SPDR Russell 1000 Yield Focus 0.20% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 0.27% -- -- -- 20.00% / -- High 0
DOD Elements Dogs of the DOW Dow Jones High Yield Select 10 Total Return ETN 0.75% -0.87% -0.69% -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% -0.11% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.249583
QQXT First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund 0.60% -0.51% -0.44% -0.65% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.857146
FLAG WeatherStorm Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF 1.15% -0.39% -0.19% -0.59% 20.00% / 39.60% High 63.401448
DIVO Amplify YieldShares CWP Dividend & Option Income ETF 0.95% -- -- -- -- / -- Low 0
BWV iPath CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index ETN 0.75% -0.63% 0.08% -0.86% 20.00% / 39.60% High 72.15309
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
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF 0.27% -- -- -- -- / -- High 0
DTN WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund 0.38% -0.46% -0.32% -0.65% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 92.749368
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 80.718036
QYLD Recon Capital NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF 0.60% -0.83% 0.05% -1.50% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 67.360081
FMK First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund 0.70% -0.84% -0.72% -0.97% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 80.368539
COWZ Pacer U.S. Cash Cows 100 ETF 0.49% -- -- -- -- / -- Low 0
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% -0.16% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.386437
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 0.09% -0.11% -0.03% -0.19% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.028179
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 49.510207
PHDG Powershares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio 0.39% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.940541
RDVY First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 0.50% -0.57% -0.38% -0.87% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.538863
VV Vanguard Large Cap Index Fund 0.08% -0.09% -0.02% -0.12% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.876324
FNDX Schwab Fundamental US Large Co. Index ETF 0.32% -0.30% -0.25% -0.36% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 94.040725
DUSA Davis Select U.S. Equity ETF 0.60% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
SPHB PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio 0.25% -0.26% -0.17% -0.49% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.367976
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% -0.15% -0.10% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.070494
SPYB SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF 0.35% -0.39% -0.27% -0.56% 20.00% / 39.60% High 87.686203
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund 0.28% -0.21% -0.15% -0.40% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.417535
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% -0.36% -0.29% -0.49% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 93.920945
ROUS Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF 0.29% -0.29% 0.48% -0.59% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 73.905006
XLG Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF 0.20% -0.15% -0.08% -0.30% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.684919
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF 0.65% -0.72% -0.63% -0.81% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.251198
SPHD PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio 0.30% -0.39% -0.32% -0.43% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 94.44448
CDC Victory CEMP US EQ Income Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.001321
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 90.901567
SPYD SPDR S&P 500 High Dividend ETF 0.12% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
EQAL PowerShares Russell 1000 Equal Weight Portfolio 0.20% -0.22% -0.14% -0.30% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.564039
FDLO Fidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF 0.29% -- -- -- -- / -- N/A 0
PTLC Pacer Trendpilot 750 ETF 0.62% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
RSP Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF 0.40% -0.42% -0.31% -0.54% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 93.165603
XRLV PowerShares S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility Portfolio 0.25% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 94.566837
FTHI First Trust High Income ETF 0.85% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 77.258155
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 01/23/17)

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ETF.com Grade as 01/19/17

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
QYLD Recon Capital NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF $430.71 K 0.42% 0.39 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 69.44427
SPMO PowerShares S&P 500 Momentum Portfolio $0 0.10% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
CFO Victory CEMP US 500 Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF $1.5 M 0.11% 0.75 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 95.007698
PUTW WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund $321.91 K 0.18% 0.23 100.00% -- 0.01% None 0
FMK First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund $36.94 K 0.17% 0.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 65.686738
COWZ Pacer U.S. Cash Cows 100 ETF $179.82 K 0.11% 0.13 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 0
LGLV SPDR SSGA US Large Cap Low Volatility Index ETF $282.74 K 0.61% 0.07 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 58.90984
RDVY First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF $681.5 K 0.22% 0.55 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 82.855386
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF $7.09 K 0.42% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
VV Vanguard Large Cap Index Fund $22.39 M 0.03% 8.87 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 99.407318
CSM ProShares Large Cap Core Plus $1.91 M 0.13% 1.36 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 95.991441
SHE SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF $71.12 K 0.10% 0.02 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 0
FNDX Schwab Fundamental US Large Co. Index ETF $8.83 M 0.06% 5.45 100.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 98.243564
DUSA Davis Select U.S. Equity ETF -- 0.24% -- 95.00% 0.03% 0.04% None 0
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund $2.99 M 0.03% 1.59 100.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 98.576158
ROUS Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF $0 0.26% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.08% None 61.075144
SPXH Janus Velocity Volatility Hedged Large Cap ETF $72.11 K 0.57% 0.04 100.00% 10.63% 0.04% None 29.716218
XLG Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF $1.63 M 0.07% 0.21 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 93.99314
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust $699.26 M 0.01% 74.12 100.00% 0.08% 0.01% None 98.780695
CATH Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values $268.46 K 0.63% 0.13 100.00% 0.00% 0.17% None 0
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF $1.57 M 0.13% 0.77 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 94.960095
NOBL ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF $18.02 M 0.04% 6.71 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 98.814787
RSP Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF $112.61 M 0.01% 26.06 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 99.00016
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 0.21% 0.51 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 84.114426
DLN WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund $5.23 M 0.05% 1.30 100.00% 0.01% 0.01% None 98.622884
OPD Guggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification $0 0.70% 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 48.426293
FTHI First Trust High Income ETF $156.05 K 0.40% 0.15 100.00% 0.03% 0.07% None 61.323604
OEF iShares S&P 100 $35.38 M 0.02% 7.02 100.00% 0.01% 0.01% None 99.776364
RWL Oppenheimer Large Cap Revenue ETF $3.35 M 0.11% 1.52 100.00% 0.00% 0.11% None 94.882721
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF $0 0.34% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
ZLRG ETFS Zacks Earnings Large-Cap U.S. Index Fund $0 12.80% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 39.511254
DOD Elements Dogs of the DOW Dow Jones High Yield Select 10 Total Return ETN $181.86 K 1.80% 0.04 100.00% -- 0% Full 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 $25.32 K 0.71% 0.02 100.00% 0.03% 0.07% None 46.663591
ONEK SPDR Russell 1000 $571.99 K 0.36% 0.11 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 73.660706
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care ETF $10.65 K 0.17% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
DEUS Deutsche X-trackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF $255.99 K 0.14% 0.19 100.00% 0.00% 0.07% None 0
DTN WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund $1.68 M 0.16% 0.41 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 92.278055
TALL RBC S&P 500 Trend Allocator Index ETN $0 0.17% -- -- -- 0.12% None 0
FWDD AdvisorShares Madrona Domestic ETF $37.08 K 0.61% 0.01 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 52.496571
PBP Powershares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfolio $1.17 M 0.25% 1.08 100.00% 0.00% 0.19% None 89.526258
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF $36.07 M 0.02% 13.52 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 99.545638
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust $15.0 B 0.00% 1,338.46 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 99.319188
DJD Guggenheim Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF $83.21 K 0.93% 0.06 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
EEH Elements Spectrum Large Cap US Sector Momentum Index ETN $0 2.44% 0.00 100.00% -- 0% None 0
OEW Guggenheim S&P 100 Equal Weight ETF $34.05 K 0.39% 0.02 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 59.030175
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF $6.54 M 0.07% 2.94 100.00% 0.00% 0.07% None 0
PHDG Powershares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio $156.44 K 0.58% 0.13 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 56.887665
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF $152.83 K 0.59% 0.12 100.00% 0.00% 0.19% None 0
SPYB SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF $34.25 K 0.16% 0.01 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 66.713031
ONEO SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus $165.36 K 0.40% 0.05 100.00% 0.01% 0.06% None 0
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund $251.07 K 0.27% 0.06 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 68.418609
HUSV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF $156.04 K 0.23% 0.16 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 0
HSPX Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF $174.34 K 0.24% 0.08 100.00% 0.00% 0.13% None 64.411572
PRF PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio $14.97 M 0.04% 3.07 100.00% 0.01% 0.01% None 99.182904
SCTO Global X JPMorgan US Sector Rotator Index ETF $18.51 K 0.59% 0.01 100.00% 0.14% 0.04% None 50.81175
SPYD SPDR S&P 500 High Dividend ETF $2.0 M 0.13% 1.14 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 0
ONEV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus $99.8 K 0.41% 0.02 100.00% 0.02% 0.05% None 0
EQAL PowerShares Russell 1000 Equal Weight Portfolio $2.12 M 0.17% 1.59 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 94.767147
FDLO Fidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF $276.05 K 0.10% 0.21 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
HVPW US Equity High Volatility Put Write Index Fund $196.43 K 0.32% 0.10 -- -- 0.03% None 0
PTLC Pacer Trendpilot 750 ETF $1.44 M 0.21% 1.20 100.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 0
PTNQ Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF $214.63 K 0.28% 0.18 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 0
SDOG ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF $15.16 M 0.05% 7.12 100.00% 0.03% 0.02% None 97.735763
SYE SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF $35.52 K 0.28% 0.00 100.00% 0.03% 0.00% None 62.651529
ONEY SPDR Russell 1000 Yield Focus $27.95 K 0.39% 0.01 100.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 0
EQL Alps Equal Sector Weight ETF $353.95 K 0.13% 0.12 100.00% 0.10% 0.02% None 74.113335
FDMO Fidelity Momentum Factor ETF $227.28 K 0.21% 0.18 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
TRSK Janus Velocity Tail Risk Hedged Large Cap ETF $40.35 K 0.45% 0.03 100.00% 9.16% 0.05% None 32.443493
BWV iPath CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index ETN $3.49 K 1.04% 0.00 100.00% -- 0% None 39.924988
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF $237.27 K 0.27% 0.09 100.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 0
EQWL PowerShares Russell Top 200 Equal Weight Portfolio $72.34 K 0.22% 0.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 65.397571
FQAL Fidelity Quality Factor ETF $280.19 K 0.10% 0.21 100.00% 0.01% -- None 0
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF $784.01 M 0.01% 70.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.01% None 99.628545
QLC FlexShares US Quality Large Cap Index Fund $9.65 K 0.27% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
VIXH First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund $14.81 K 1.13% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.12% None 37.90157
CAPE Barclays ETN+ Shiller CAPE ETN $285.32 K 0.20% 0.12 100.00% -- 0% None 0
USLB PowerShares Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight Portfolio $101.89 K 0.33% 0.07 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
USMR Recon Capital USA Managed Risk ETF $0 0.27% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF $120.69 M 0.01% 19.16 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 99.136087
QQEW First Trust Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund $1.82 M 0.06% 0.76 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 97.067042
SPHB PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio $8.89 M 0.05% 4.79 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 98.259024
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 Index Fund $2.12 M 0.03% 0.82 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 98.346398
CAPX Elkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio $10.25 K 0.54% 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 $702.58 K 0.19% 0.49 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF $229.66 K 0.18% 0.09 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 70.950851
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust $2.31 B 0.01% 377.92 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.586343
SPHD PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio $22.49 M 0.03% 11.29 100.00% 0.03% 0.03% None 98.835132
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund $419.28 M 0.01% 82.36 100.00% 0.01% 0.01% None 99.738236
CDC Victory CEMP US EQ Income Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF $1.7 M 0.10% 0.82 100.00% 0.03% 0.01% None 95.968431
GARD Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETF $2.1 K 0.29% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.10% None 0
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund $5.48 M 0.05% 2.27 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 98.557708
ESGL Oppenheimer ESG Revenue ETF $59.59 K 0.10% 0.04 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF $508.05 K 0.16% 0.34 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 79.455158
QQQE Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares $735.21 K 0.25% 0.21 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 84.231384
SPHQ PowerShares S&P 500 Quality Portfolio $5.83 M 0.05% 4.52 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 98.353434
VQT Barclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR ETN $252.84 K 0.28% 0.07 100.00% -- 0% None 68.541612
CDL Victory CEMP US Large Cap High Div Volatility Wtd Index ETF $603.67 K 0.19% 0.30 100.00% 0.03% 0.01% None 0
LEAD Reality Shares DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF $53.71 K 0.30% 0.08 100.00% 0.01% 0.08% None 61.618796
ACSI American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF $229.36 K -- 0.17 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
JKD iShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF $2.08 M 0.12% 0.31 100.00% 0.03% 0.00% None 93.029833
QQXT First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund $417.85 K 0.11% 0.20 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 77.796731
SPLV Powershares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio $73.14 M 0.02% 36.08 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 99.172043
CFA Victory CEMP US 500 Volatility Wtd Index Fund $1.05 M 0.12% 0.52 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 93.802321
PSET Principal Price Setters Index ETF $0 0.21% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
FLAG WeatherStorm Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF $141.83 K 0.26% 0.07 100.00% 0.01% 0.08% None 63.464944
DIVO Amplify YieldShares CWP Dividend & Option Income ETF $41.48 K 0.26% 0.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
JPUS JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Equity ETF $807.17 K 0.10% 0.13 100.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 86.398566
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

SPY
5
4
3
2
1
PHDG
5
4
3
2
1
OEW
5
4
3
2
1
HUSV
5
4
3
2
1
SPYB
5
4
3
2
1
PRF
5
4
3
2
1
EPS
5
4
3
2
1
FDLO
5
4
3
2
1
SPYD
5
4
3
2
1
PTLC
5
4
3
2
1
EQAL
5
4
3
2
1
FDMO
5
4
3
2
1
SYE
5
4
3
2
1
PTNQ
5
4
3
2
1
EQL
5
4
3
2
1
FQAL
5
4
3
2
1
EQWL
5
4
3
2
1
VIXH
5
4
3
2
1
LVHB
5
4
3
2
1
VONE
5
4
3
2
1
QQEW
5
4
3
2
1
VOO
5
4
3
2
1
QQQ
5
4
3
2
1
FEX
5
4
3
2
1
ACSI
5
4
3
2
1
VQT
5
4
3
2
1
QQQE
5
4
3
2
1
DIVO
5
4
3
2
1
QQXT
5
4
3
2
1
FLAG
5
4
3
2
1
COWZ
5
4
3
2
1
QYLD
5
4
3
2
1
FMK
5
4
3
2
1
VV
5
4
3
2
1
RDVY
5
4
3
2
1
FNDX
5
4
3
2
1
FTCS
5
4
3
2
1
XLG
5
4
3
2
1
FTHI
5
4
3
2
1
XRLV
5
4
3
2
1
RSP
5
4
3
2
1
RWL
5
4
3
2
1
FWDD
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4
3
2
1
DEUS
5
4
3
2
1
GSLC
5
4
3
2
1
DJD
5
4
3
2
1
SCHX
5
4
3
2
1
HSPX
5
4
3
2
1
ONEO
5
4
3
2
1
SCIU
5
4
3
2
1
HVPW
5
4
3
2
1
ONEV
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
SPHD
5
4
3
2
1
JHML
5
4
3
2
1
CDC
5
4
3
2
1
SPHQ
5
4
3
2
1
JKD
5
4
3
2
1
CDL
5
4
3
2
1
SPLV
5
4
3
2
1
JPUS
5
4
3
2
1
CFA
5
4
3
2
1
LGLV
5
4
3
2
1
CFO
5
4
3
2
1
SPXE
5
4
3
2
1
MGC
5
4
3
2
1
CSM
5
4
3
2
1
SHE
5
4
3
2
1
NOBL
5
4
3
2
1
DIA
5
4
3
2
1
CATH
5
4
3
2
1
OEF
5
4
3
2
1
DLN
5
4
3
2
1
ONEK
5
4
3
2
1
SPXV
5
4
3
2
1
PBP
5
4
3
2
1
DTN
5
4
3
2
1
USMR
5
4
3
2
1
QLC
5
4
3
2
1
ROUS
5
4
3
2
1
FTLB
5
4
3
2
1
ZLRG
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
2
1
PSET
5
4
3
2
1
SPMO
5
4
3
2
1
SPXN
5
4
3
2
1
OPD
5
4
3
2
1
SPXT
5
4
3
2
1
OVLC
5
4
3
2
1
TRSK
5
4
3
2
1
SPXH
5
4
3
2
1
EEH
5
4
3
2
1
CAPE
5
4
3
2
1
DOD
5
4
3
2
1
TALL
5
4
3
2
1
ESGL
5
4
3
2
1
DUSA
5
4
3
2
1
PUTW
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
1
EWRI
5
4
3
2
1
ERW
5
4
3
2
1
SLDR
5
4
3
2
1
SLOW
5
4
3
2
1

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 01/23/17)

All Funds (120)

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97.652705
97
97.297256
97
97.184253
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96.842381
95
94.647382
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93.168451
92
92.407131
92
92.1793
92
92.088667
92
91.99059
92
91.927604
89
89.15506
88
88.169992
88
87.899144
88
87.70318
87
87.37323
87
87.269961
85
85.39836
84
83.853646
84
83.776504
84
83.735293
84
83.684804
83
82.90521
82
81.675476
79
79.071459
79
78.807036
77
76.965239
76
76.480485
76
75.579341
75
75.321462
74
74.24109
74
74.237351
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73.873918
73
73.14813
73
72.524903
72
71.766771
70
69.562519
69
69.426529
68
67.687211
67
67.024227
66
66.300398
66
66.10489
65
65.453312
65
64.855331
64
64.445386
63
62.602487
62
62.482143
62
61.568154
61
61.095929
59
58.644804
59
58.578007
58
58.166749
58
57.996932
57
56.681842
56
56.391241
56
55.973314
55
55.300606
54
54.210439
50
49.84652
45
44.717169
45
44.509324
44
44.258205
43
43.193379
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35.306898
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27.510005
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72.738995778011
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ETF.com Grade as 01/19/17

Equity: U.S. - Large Cap