Equity: U.S. - Total Market

WMW Top Performer Intra-day
Price $26.47
Today’s Change +0.53%(2.02)
12:34pm 03/24/2017
WUSA Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $28.40
Today’s Change -0.87%(-2.97)
1:40pm 03/24/2017
  • Overview
  • Efficiency
  • Tradability
  • Fit

ETF.com Insight

The U.S. Total Market segment is jam-packed with more than 55 different ETFs. Funds that land here don’t discriminate by firm size, meaning they can pull from the entire spectrum ofinvestors looking for broad exposure should focus on fees and accessibility large-, mid- and small-caps. Still, the ETFs here show a huge range of investment aims, from market-cap weighted funds like VTI, reflective of the entire market, to niche plays like WIL, which focuses on firms with women in leadership roles.

Therefore, investors should first consider whether they want marketlike exposure or something else. Roughly a dozen funds use simple market-cap exposure while the rest pursue alternate methodologies aimed at improving on the market, targeting specific exchanges or delivering on a narrow investment thesis. The vanilla funds—those aiming to provide broad, neutral exposure—offer uniformly rock-solid coverage and therefore distinguish themselves mostly by holding costs, asset levels and liquidity. SCHB and VTI are 2 of the best choices for investors wanting marketlike exposure, as those funds have incredibly low holding costs and are eminently tradable. VTI edges SCHB for the Analyst Pick ribbon due to its dominant liquidity.

For investors looking for funds that forego market-cap coverage in pursuit of something else have plenty of choices. This “something else” varies in both nature and strength. The nature of these alternative exposures includes ETFs with a bias toward dividends (DTD), quality (QUAL) or ESG themes (KLD).0 The strength of these plays varies too, meaning a momentum-oriented fund like MMTM has subtle biases relative to the market while another momentum play (DWAQ) takes a far more aggressive stance. A lower “Fit” score signals that a fund makes bolder choices in executing its thesis. Among the non-market-cap weighted funds, USMV makes the Opportunities List with a rigorous low-vol approach in a large and liquid wrapper. Still, USMV is more the exception than the rule: Funds with alternative exposure typically carry higher fees and trade at wider spreads, and some are at risk to close. See the Efficiency tab for more on this last point. (Insight updated 03/24/17)

All Funds (94)

FNDB $265.29 M 265290738.3699 decent assets

A 93
E
96
96
T
92
92
F
93
93

DTD $570.43 M 570430240 well established

A 91
E
93
93
T
90
90
F
91
91

DSI $790.79 M 790791495 not cheap but well established

A 91
E
90
90
T
94
94
F
91
91

KLD $513.76 M 513755550 higher fee; well established

A 87
E
90
90
T
92
92
F
87
87

TILT $1.01 B 1006631978.6894 large asset base

A 84
E
91
91
T
94
94
F
84
84

DGRO $1.42 B 1416452800 low fee

A 83
E
100
100
T
98
98
F
83
83

SIZE $263.53 M 263531100 low fee; decent assets

A 82
E
98
98
T
72
72
F
82
82

QUAL $3.65 B 3647202600 Indexes changed September 1 2015

A 82
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
82
82

DGRW $1.27 B 1271791420 healthy AUM; middling yield

A 81
E
93
93
T
99
99
F
81
81

EUSA $133.35 M 133345980 changed indexes 9.1.2015

A 81
E
98
98
T
78
78
F
81
81

LRGF $356.96 M 356960475 new; trade with care

A 79
E
95
95
T
93
93
F
79
79

VIG $23.63 B 23633060810.76 Dirt cheap all in

A 71
E
99
99
T
100
100
F
71
71

PKW $1.36 B 1360873350 large and liquid

A 70
E
88
88
T
98
98
F
70
70

ONEQ $984.1 M 984098000 Only includes Nasdaq listed firms

A 69
E
96
96
T
90
90
F
69
69

PDP $1.4 B 1397544750 solid investor interest

A 64
E
89
89
T
98
98
F
64
64

MOAT $1.01 B 1014905988 good liquidity

A 62
E
89
89
T
98
98
F
62
62

USMV $12.37 B 12367350240 massive AUM for non-vanilla

A 59
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
59
59

MTUM $2.26 B 2256003660 hefty AUM; low fee

A 53
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
53
53

IYY $1.1 B 1095510240 slightly higher costs than some

A 100
E
97
97
T
95
95
F
100
100

THRK $418.52 M 418517615.27006 for R3000, IWV far more liquid

A 100
E
98
98
T
77
77
F
100
100

VTHR $311.78 M 311779000 thin trading volume

A 100
E
96
96
T
90
90
F
100
100

VTI $75.56 B 75560668502.18 Cheap and highly liquid

A 100
E
100
100
T
100
100
F
100
100

ITOT $7.76 B 7762410765 low all in costs

A 100
E
100
100
T
97
97
F
100
100

SCHB $8.43 B 8434289428 Cheap, easy to trade

A 100
E
100
100
T
99
99
F
100
100

IWV $7.31 B 7314613170 large and liquid

A 100
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
100
100

EXT $62.53 M 62533725 middling liquidity

B 91
E
92
92
T
48
48
F
91
91

QDF $1.68 B 1675572335.5217 strong AUM; decent liqudity

B 88
E
86
86
T
96
96
F
88
88

MMTM $14.65 M 14645069.4 poor trader

B 86
E
95
95
T
58
58
F
86
86

QUS $30.67 M 30667500 low fee

B 86
E
92
92
T
70
70
F
86
86

QDYN $69.28 M 69279039.588 weak liquidity; poor tracking

B 82
E
88
88
T
67
67
F
82
82

QDEF $296.47 M 296468319.7944 Solid AUM but so-so liquidity

B 81
E
86
86
T
76
76
F
81
81

PWC $139.8 M 139797800 high all in costs

B 70
E
91
91
T
66
66
F
70
70

PFM $314.21 M 314212800 higher holding costs

B 69
E
89
89
T
81
81
F
69
69

KNOW $244.45 M 244454758.618 middling costs

B 69
E
85
85
T
92
92
F
69
69

NFO $68.48 M 68476713.6 lukewarm trader

B 68
E
89
89
T
67
67
F
68
68

FPX $690.05 M 690047213.588 Decent liquidity

B 67
E
86
86
T
97
97
F
67
67

VUSE $474.94 M 474944000 decent AUM, workable liquidity

B 66
E
86
86
T
88
88
F
66
66

GURU $56.0 M 56002431.496493 good liquidity

B 63
E
85
85
T
66
66
F
63
63

DWAQ $33.13 M 33130000 thinly traded

B 58
E
90
90
T
57
57
F
58
58

BFOR $189.56 M 189562980 400 holdings equally weighted

B 57
E
85
85
T
74
74
F
57
57

RFDA $27.59 M 27591855.1836 N/A

C 84
E
76
76
T
68
68
F
84
84

WEXP $1.41 M 1405815 N/A

C 80
E
83
83
T
49
49
F
80
80

IBLN $13.63 M 13625000 modest investor interest

C 72
E
72
72
T
67
67
F
72
72

TUSA $9.98 M 9981357.036 high all-in costs

C 70
E
77
77
T
52
52
F
70
70

WUSA $1.4 M 1400155 N/A

C 69
E
83
83
T
41
41
F
69
69

ESGS $5.75 M 5748093.03 N/A

C 69
E
80
80
T
63
63
F
69
69

TTFS $153.99 M 153986400 high fee but liquid

C 67
E
75
75
T
81
81
F
67
67

TOFR $3.92 M 3924955.2 weak investor interest

C 65
E
78
78
T
54
54
F
65
65

ALFA $29.83 M 29832000 very high fee

C 64
E
72
72
T
66
66
F
64
64

DEF $169.57 M 169571900 decent assets

C 63
E
72
72
T
76
76
F
63
63

CSD $195.38 M 195380250 Small basket

C 59
E
72
72
T
71
71
F
59
59

BUZ $4.03 M 4034258.7894 N/A

C 58
E
73
73
T
66
66
F
58
58

RYJ $189.41 M 189411463.962 high fee; poor tracking

C 50
E
81
81
T
68
68
F
50
50

FVL $51.38 M 51378700.974 high all-in costs

C 45
E
81
81
T
63
63
F
45
45

IPO $13.42 M 13416240 Weak trader

C 42
E
78
78
T
62
62
F
42
42

FLLV $5.39 M 5394000 N/A

D 66
E
70
70
T
62
62
F
66
66

CWS $11.0 M 11003200 N/A

D 64
E
65
65
T
64
64
F
64
64

ACTX $1.44 M 1444407.337917 N/A

D 64
E
73
73
T
55
55
F
64
64

WMW $18.72 M 18716250 MOAT is cheaper, bigger, better

D 62
E
76
76
T
34
34
F
62
62

HUSE $4.7 M 4695302.5 Weak AUM and trading

D 57
E
62
62
T
57
57
F
57
57

VAMO $8.04 M 8040644.876804 new; trade with care

D 30
E
74
74
T
44
44
F
30
30

KRMA $35.97 M 35974980.420008 N/A

F 81
E
59
59
T
61
61
F
81
81

PFV $2.75 M 2754000 N/A

F 80
E
45
45
T
39
39
F
80
80

ESG $8.3 M 8296105.307 N/A

F 67
E
52
52
T
68
68
F
67
67

NASH $8.29 M 8288518.555207 very thin investor interest

F 35
E
70
70
T
28
28
F
35
35

RODI $31.99 M 31989600.3 new; trade with care

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

RFFC $21.21 M 21212381.5662 N/A

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

BOSS $2.23 M 2232674.115172 N/A

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

UDBI $2.96 M 2960880 N/A

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

ETHO $11.6 M 11600000 N/A

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

TTAC $11.24 M 11240000 N/A

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

QMOM $32.47 M 32474000 N/A

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

MILN $4.1 M 4095916.060001 N/A

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

GVIP $27.08 M 27084000 N/A

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

LVHD $125.5 M 125496000 N/A

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

SQZZ -- N/A

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

DWTR $126.5 M 126504024.096 new, trade with care

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

ESGU $5.15 M 5153450 N/A

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

DHVW $19.15 M 19152000 N/A

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

JUNE $2.69 M 2688947.016116 N/A

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

CNTR $2.92 M 2923729.237 High closure risk

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

WIL $33.48 M 33484558.98 trades poorly

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

QVM $3.6 M 3597000 higher fee

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

SWIN $3.87 M 3871206.6154 N/A

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

DIVC $123.16 M 123160000 pays no dividends

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

PY $7.08 M 7084753.3389 N/A

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

OUSA $366.96 M 366963988.8948 first launch by issuer

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

USWD $1.42 M 1420680 N/A

C 80
E
83
83
T
49
49
F
80
80

USSD $1.43 M 1431890 N/A

C 69
E
83
83
T
41
41
F
69
69

RWV $7.22 M 7220400 barely trades; tiny AUM

D 47
E
63
63
T
60
60
F
47
47

WIZE $2.5 M 2500267.08 N/A

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

RORO $2.05 M 2050030.6 Actively Managed

C 70
E
79
79
T
54
54
F
70
70

FMLP $18.03 M 18033900 trade with care

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

VLLV $2.57 M 2565779 new; trade with care

F 72
E
42
42
T
61
61
F
72
72

ETF.com Grade as 03/16/17

Equity: U.S. - Total Market

Performance Dispersion
Performance  [as of 03/23/17] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Benchmark: MSCI USA Investable Markets-0.91%3.65%4.75%18.08%8.86%12.47%--
A 93.098901FNDB265290738.3699FNDBSchwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF-1.44%1.25%2.53%17.43%8.59%----
A 90.724987DTD570430240DTDWisdomTree Total Dividend Fund-0.72%2.75%3.43%17.29%10.40%12.81%6.75%
A 90.565735DSI790791495DSIiShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF-0.69%3.68%4.77%15.49%8.72%12.57%6.87%
A 87.008725KLD513755550KLDiShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF-0.13%5.27%6.18%17.89%9.30%11.49%6.76%
A 84.223104TILT1006631978.6894TILTFlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund-1.84%2.03%3.13%20.78%8.20%12.95%--
A 83.164654DGRO1416452800DGROiShares Core Dividend Growth ETF-0.42%4.56%5.54%18.70%------
A 82.377413SIZE263531100SIZEiShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF-0.69%4.20%4.80%16.92%10.26%----
A 82.336349QUAL3647202600QUALiShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF0.10%4.86%5.85%14.49%10.88%----
A 81.479648DGRW1271791420DGRWWisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund0.51%5.99%6.78%17.33%10.79%----
A 80.520679EUSA133345980EUSAiShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF-1.12%3.45%4.58%18.69%9.18%12.45%--
A 79.12434LRGF356960475LRGFiShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF-0.89%3.67%4.64%17.64%------
A 71.32961VIG23633060810.76VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund-0.25%5.08%5.89%14.22%8.77%11.63%7.45%
A 70.27214PKW1360873350PKWPowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio-2.56%0.39%1.64%15.70%7.04%13.35%8.49%
A 69.226073ONEQ984098000ONEQFidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock-0.29%6.49%8.19%23.21%12.12%14.98%10.04%
A 63.917341PDP1397544750PDPPowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio-0.22%5.91%6.74%12.59%6.46%11.19%6.33%
A 61.670241MOAT1014905988MOATVanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF-1.43%5.79%6.57%22.80%10.56%----
A 59.286259USMV12367350240USMViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF0.52%5.71%6.06%12.74%12.42%13.70%--
A 52.975729MTUM2256003660MTUMiShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF1.51%7.11%8.37%15.63%11.46%----
A 100IYY1095510240IYYiShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF-0.78%3.93%5.04%17.97%9.45%12.16%5.96%
A 100THRK418517615.27006THRKSPDR Russell 3000 ETF-0.96%3.59%4.50%17.64%9.33%13.05%7.35%
A 100VTHR311779000VTHRVanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund-0.86%3.54%4.46%18.28%9.07%12.94%--
A 100VTI75560668502.18VTIVanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund-0.90%3.67%4.66%18.61%9.37%13.10%7.71%
A 100ITOT7762410765ITOTiShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF-0.94%3.71%4.76%18.56%9.81%13.18%7.30%
A 100SCHB8434289428SCHBSchwab U.S. Broad Market ETF-0.82%3.79%4.75%18.53%9.45%13.10%--
A 100IWV7314613170IWViShares Russell 3000 ETF-0.93%3.60%4.63%18.46%9.27%12.98%7.19%
B 90.939197EXT62533725EXTWisdomTree Total Earnings Fund-0.83%4.29%4.79%19.89%9.51%12.83%7.43%
B 87.886539QDF1675572335.5217QDFFlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund-0.98%2.18%3.24%17.21%9.85%----
B 86.16006MMTM14645069.4MMTMSPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF-0.73%4.14%4.81%14.29%8.54%----
B 85.912656QUS30667500QUSSPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF0.29%5.08%5.87%16.70%------
B 82.15326QDYN69279039.588QDYNFlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund-1.52%3.10%4.13%21.29%8.50%----
B 81.276861QDEF296468319.7944QDEFFlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund-0.97%2.39%2.97%14.76%10.18%----
B 69.863965PWC139797800PWCPowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio-1.47%0.68%1.97%17.41%6.01%13.51%5.96%
B 69.259611PFM314212800PFMPowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio-0.41%3.00%3.90%13.26%8.72%11.15%5.69%
B 68.771143KNOW244454758.618KNOWDirexion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares-1.58%0.90%2.00%17.55%11.20%14.17%--
B 67.533246NFO68476713.6NFOGuggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF0.67%7.39%7.42%18.26%4.81%9.78%6.92%
B 66.855158FPX690047213.588FPXFirst Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF-1.03%4.39%5.13%16.42%7.07%15.67%10.42%
B 66.132191VUSE474944000VUSEVident Core US Equity Fund-3.06%-0.94%0.22%16.97%6.09%----
B 63.122485GURU56002431.496493GURUGlobal X Guru Index ETF-0.91%4.77%6.06%17.55%1.23%----
B 58.337304DWAQ33130000DWAQPowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio-0.75%5.55%6.02%21.20%5.37%10.24%4.55%
B 57.250865BFOR189562980BFORALPS Barron's 400 ETF-1.46%1.57%2.37%22.16%6.31%----
C 83.960977RFDA27591855.1836RFDARiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF-1.66%1.76%2.81%--------
C 79.79255WEXP1405815WEXPWisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund4.39%4.88%5.13%32.53%------
C 72.388594IBLN13625000IBLNDirexion iBillionaire Index ETF-1.23%7.71%8.46%14.39%------
C 69.841286TUSA9981357.036TUSAFirst Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF-1.46%2.44%3.38%18.70%4.40%8.82%3.98%
C 68.748141WUSA1400155WUSAWisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund16.45%21.34%22.98%37.70%------
C 68.535785ESGS5748093.03ESGSColumbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF-0.37%4.47%5.25%--------
C 67.218637TTFS153986400TTFSAdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF-3.23%-0.11%1.23%17.43%10.09%14.75%--
C 65.287187TOFR3924955.2TOFRStock Split Index Fund-1.69%-4.30%0.31%6.96%------
C 64.231585ALFA29832000ALFAAlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF-1.97%4.97%6.14%11.26%-1.26%----
C 63.259857DEF169571900DEFGuggenheim Defensive Equity ETF0.38%5.23%6.13%15.71%9.22%10.41%5.72%
C 59.467022CSD195380250CSDGuggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF-2.15%2.86%3.68%20.81%0.78%12.64%5.81%
C 58.119294BUZ4034258.7894BUZSprott Buzz Social Media Insights-2.69%1.09%2.90%--------
C 49.953707RYJ189411463.962RYJGuggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF-2.63%0.40%1.48%24.31%4.95%11.25%8.25%
C 45.373974FVL51378700.974FVLFirst Trust Value Line 100 ETF-5.12%-3.08%-2.04%11.46%3.74%9.40%3.51%
C 41.60488IPO13416240IPORenaissance IPO ETF-0.95%8.62%9.31%20.60%0.47%----
D 65.77884FLLV5394000FLLVFranklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF0.37%6.72%4.98%--------
D 64.212326CWS11003200CWSAdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF-0.03%4.92%5.93%--------
D 63.579266ACTX1444407.337917ACTXGlobal X Guru Activist Index ETF-1.39%3.12%3.79%15.43%------
D 61.987964WMW18716250WMWElements Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return Index ETN-2.09%4.32%5.17%21.01%9.75%12.76%--
D 57.418006HUSE4695302.5HUSEUS Market Rotation Strategy ETF-0.40%1.48%2.65%10.19%7.61%----
D 30.347736VAMO8040644.876804VAMOCambria Value & Momentum ETF-1.86%-3.83%-3.59%2.48%------
F 80.895811KRMA35974980.420008KRMAGlobal X Conscious Companies ETF-0.86%3.91%4.63%--------
F 80.181481PFV2754000PFVAmplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF-0.14%2.51%3.34%--------
F 67.23011ESG8296105.307ESGFlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund1.04%6.08%7.05%--------
F 35.28772NASH8288518.555207NASHNashville Area ETF-5.02%3.32%4.26%13.36%4.28%----
N/A 0RODI31989600.3RODIBarclays Return on Disability ETN0%0%0%15.13%------
N/A 0RFFC21212381.5662RFFCRiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF-1.99%2.27%3.50%--------
N/A 0BOSS2232674.115172BOSSGlobal X Founder-Run Companies ETF-1.19%------------
N/A 0UDBI2960880UDBILegg Mason US Diversified Core ETF0.52%5.24%6.32%17.11%------
N/A 0ETHO11600000ETHOEtho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF-0.65%4.09%5.39%19.06%------
N/A 0TTAC11240000TTACTrimTabs Float Shrink ETF0.32%3.38%4.32%--------
N/A 0QMOM32474000QMOMMomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF-3.49%0.61%1.78%13.56%------
N/A 0MILN4095916.060001MILNGlobal X Millennials Thematic ETF-0.52%4.62%5.02%--------
N/A 0GVIP27084000GVIPGoldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF-0.53%5.57%6.74%--------
N/A 0LVHD125496000LVHDLegg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF0.16%3.99%4.52%14.54%------
N/A 0SQZZSQZZActive Alts Contrarian ETF--------------
N/A 0DWTR126504024.096DWTRPowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio-4.26%-2.39%-0.74%4.79%------
N/A 0ESGU5153450ESGUiShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF2.55%5.03%5.42%--------
N/A 0DHVW19152000DHVWDiamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF-0.51%4.85%6.09%19.85%------
N/A 0JUNE2688947.016116JUNEDhandho Junoon ETF-0.76%0%0.57%--------
N/A 0CNTR2923729.237CNTRPowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio-2.89%-0.52%0.25%19.66%6.08%----
N/A 0WIL33484558.98WILBarclays Women in Leadership ETN-0.49%3.08%4.13%17.56%------
N/A 0QVM3597000QVMArrow QVM Equity Factor ETF-0.98%-0.94%1.63%9.34%------
N/A 0SWIN3871206.6154SWINALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF-0.69%------------
N/A 0DIVC123160000DIVCC-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor0.35%3.79%3.79%22.96%------
N/A 0PY7084753.3389PYPrincipal Shareholder Yield Index ETF-2.53%1.67%2.01%17.23%------
N/A 0OUSA366963988.8948OUSAO'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF0.64%4.96%5.52%12.89%------
C 79.79255USWD1420680USWDWisdomTree Weak Dollar US Equity Fund4.39%4.66%5.13%33.03%------
C 68.748141USSD1431890USSDWisdomTree Strong Dollar U.S. Equity Fund1.03%4.31%5.57%18.50%------
D 47.340683RWV7220400RWVOppenheimer Navellier Overall A-100 Revenue ETF4.77%2.34%3.67%4.07%6.03%11.70%--
N/A 0WIZE2500267.08WIZECrowdInvest Wisdom-1.65%2.29%----------
C 70.082878306583RORO2050030.6ROROSPDR SSgA Risk Aware ETF0.94%7.94%12.92%7.06%------
N/A 0FMLP18033900FMLPETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN9.78%6.81%2.18%-17.52%------
F 71.579646534613VLLV2565779VLLVDirexion Value Line Conservative Equity-1.09%7.49%----------
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

Efficiency scoring in the U.S. Total Market segment falls much as one would expect: The cheapest funds in the segment and those with the lowest turnover methodologies—generally theFund closure risk is perhaps more prevalent than one might expect vanilla cap-weighted funds—score best. This makes sense: The nonvanilla funds using quant strategies have higher turnover than their cap-weighted competitors, with rebalances that occur on a semiannual or even quarterly basis. These funds therefore face bigger tracking hurdles, as they not only charge higher expense ratios but also follow an index with more moving parts. Securities-lending revenue can partly offset the impact of such a big expense ratio, but not all funds participate, and those that do don’t necessarily share all the proceeds with investors.

Still, a fund’s expense ratio dominates tracking performance. Tracking an index tightly when you charge 70 basis points or more—as roughly 10 of the funds in the segment do—isn’t easy. On the other hand, plain-vanilla market-cap weighting strategies such as those followed by VTI, SCHB and ITOT are easy to execute and cheap to employ. These funds routinely track their indexes tightly with little volatility. Translation: investors actually realize the benefit of the funds' extremely low fees.

Fund closure risk is perhaps more prevalent than one might expect among total market US equity ETFs. (Sort the list by quickly clicking on the “fund closure risk” column header below right.) The dozen or so ETFs marked medium or high risk are not certain to close, but carry considerable risk of doing so, due to low asset bases and other factors. (Insight updated 03/24/17)

All Funds (94)

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ETF.com Grade as 03/16/17

Equity: U.S. - Total Market

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
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 0.12% -0.05% 0.05% -0.17% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 94.788709
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund 0.09% -0.11% -0.04% -0.14% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.59045
DIVC C-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor 0.70% -0.64% -0.30% -0.71% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund 0.37% -0.50% -0.18% -0.96% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.28455
PY Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF 0.40% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
PFV Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF 0.49% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 45.279509
GURU Global X Guru Index ETF 0.75% -0.32% 0.00% -0.44% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.48984
SIZE iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF 0.15% -0.14% -0.06% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.247196
MOAT VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF 0.49% -0.68% -0.60% -0.76% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.22755
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF 0.50% -0.54% -0.45% -0.69% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.280417
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund 0.37% -0.45% -0.10% -0.85% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.21958
UDBI Legg Mason US Diversified Core ETF 0.30% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
FLLV Franklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF 0.50% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 70.494652
HUSE US Market Rotation Strategy ETF 1.07% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 62.270045
THRK SPDR Russell 3000 ETF 0.10% 0.09% 0.18% -0.15% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.981997
ACTX Global X Guru Activist Index ETF 0.75% -0.32% -0.20% -0.51% 20.00% / 39.60% High 73.394946
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF 0.15% -0.18% -0.15% -0.30% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.488552
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 0.15% -0.24% -0.08% -0.38% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.360909
DTD WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund 0.28% -0.32% -0.24% -0.60% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 92.624275
QDYN FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund 0.37% -0.42% -0.19% -0.64% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.854737
BUZ Sprott Buzz Social Media Insights 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 72.591951
TTAC TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF 0.59% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
IBLN Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF 0.65% -0.72% -0.37% -1.25% 20.00% / 39.60% High 72.05943
TILT FlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund 0.25% -0.13% 0.03% -0.44% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 91.422818
ALFA AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF 0.95% -0.57% -0.36% -1.27% 20.00% / 39.60% High 71.641032
NASH Nashville Area ETF 0.49% 1.10% 1.60% -0.19% 20.00% / 39.60% High 70.32977
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund 0.05% -0.01% 0.01% -0.03% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.656398
DWAQ PowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio 0.60% -0.71% -0.59% -0.81% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.536501
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF 0.15% -0.16% -0.10% -0.24% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.043849
MILN Global X Millennials Thematic ETF 0.68% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
GVIP Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF 0.45% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
IPO Renaissance IPO ETF 0.60% 0.03% 0.63% -0.34% 20.00% / 39.60% High 78.005118
TOFR Stock Split Index Fund 0.55% -0.68% -0.56% -0.91% 20.00% / 39.60% High 77.854984
BFOR ALPS Barron's 400 ETF 0.65% -0.64% -0.55% -0.78% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.082526
NFO Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF 0.67% -0.40% -0.33% -0.56% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.139159
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund 0.55% 0.29% 0.42% 0.07% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.531409
DWTR PowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 0.15% -0.07% -0.04% -0.15% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 92.451577
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 0.28% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 0.03% -0.46% 0.73% -0.98% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
TTFS AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF 0.90% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 74.528539
CNTR PowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio 0.35% -0.62% -0.62% -0.62% 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
ONEQ Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock 0.21% 0.05% 0.13% -0.07% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.369392
WIL Barclays Women in Leadership ETN 0.45% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF 0.15% -0.13% -0.03% -0.28% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.139287
QVM Arrow QVM Equity Factor ETF 0.65% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
RFDA RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF 0.52% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 76.351065
SWIN ALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF 0.40% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 0.20% -0.17% -0.12% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.330685
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 0.70% -0.84% -0.69% -1.11% 20.00% / 39.60% High 77.004414
CSD Guggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF 0.65% 1.19% 1.90% -0.67% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 72.168016
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF 0.48% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
WMW Elements Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return Index ETN 0.75% -0.94% -0.78% -1.13% 20.00% / 39.60% High 76.086096
EXT WisdomTree Total Earnings Fund 0.28% -0.40% -0.13% -1.03% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 92.036507
RODI Barclays Return on Disability ETN 0.45% -0.48% -0.42% -0.61% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
RFFC RiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF 0.52% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF 0.65% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 0.20% -0.20% -0.11% -0.31% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.269984
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF 0.15% -0.17% -0.13% -0.20% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.134953
DEF Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF 0.60% -0.58% -0.41% -1.72% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 71.825057
PDP PowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio 0.64% -0.69% -0.63% -0.84% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.618606
ETHO Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF 0.49% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
ESGS Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 80.086295
WEXP WisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund 0.33% 0.31% 0.35% 0.20% 20.00% / 39.60% High 83.484727
KLD iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF 0.50% -0.56% -0.46% -0.71% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.062512
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 0.08% -0.07% -0.02% -0.14% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.697447
PFM PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio 0.55% -0.60% -0.53% -0.67% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.010357
QMOM MomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF 0.79% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
FNDB Schwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF 0.25% -0.33% -0.22% -0.40% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.547652
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF 0.43% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 58.713837
WUSA WisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund 0.33% 0.13% 0.28% -0.01% 20.00% / 39.60% High 82.709715
KNOW Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares 0.65% 1.18% 1.49% 0.95% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 84.500574
DGRW WisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund 0.28% -0.27% -0.18% -0.51% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 92.953343
PKW PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio 0.63% -0.67% -0.56% -0.88% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.275414
LVHD Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF 0.30% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
FPX First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF 0.60% -0.70% -0.60% -0.77% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.079841
RYJ Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF 0.75% -0.66% -0.56% -1.02% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 81.47637
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund 0.32% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 51.559551
SQZZ Active Alts Contrarian ETF 1.94% -- -- -- -- / -- Low 0
LRGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF 0.20% -0.32% -0.23% -0.43% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.2329
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF 0.59% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 74.264843
DHVW Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF 0.10% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
PWC PowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio 0.60% -0.73% -0.63% -0.97% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 91.053867
JUNE Dhandho Junoon ETF 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 65.205914
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 ETF 0.70% -0.93% -0.45% -1.43% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 80.63475
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 0.03% -0.06% -0.03% -0.13% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
USSD WisdomTree Strong Dollar U.S. Equity Fund 0.13% 0.28% -0.01% 20.00% / 39.60% High 82.709715
USWD WisdomTree Weak Dollar US Equity Fund 0.31% 0.35% 0.20% 20.00% / 39.60% High 83.484727
RWV Oppenheimer Navellier Overall A-100 Revenue ETF -0.97% -0.46% -1.98% 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 62.791932
WIZE CrowdInvest Wisdom -- -- -- -- / -- Closing 0
RORO SPDR SSgA Risk Aware ETF -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 78.949333597957
FMLP ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 0
VLLV Direxion Value Line Conservative Equity -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 41.914758867343

ETF.com Tradability Insight

Even a segment filled with contrasts, the disparity in funds’ Tradability stands out. The most liquid ETFs in the segment trade tens of millions of dollars daily, while some fundsVTI is far and away the best choice for active traders don’t trade a single share. Trading volume roughly correlates with bid-ask spreads, which directly affect profit and loss.

IWV, SCHB, USMV and especially VTI stand out within the segment for excellent Tradability. Investors of all sizes can trade all 4 funds easily at spreads of 3 basis points on average or better, with deep on-screen liquidity. Among these, VTI’s ~$350 million in daily volume and tiny spreads make it far and away the best choice for active traders. None of this is a slight to PKW, ITOT, PDP or MOAT, which can all be traded easily by institutions and retail investors alike, albeit at slightly wider spreads.

Still, investors can't assume that all funds in this broad segment have such solid liquidity. For the funds at the other end of the liquidity spectrum, like RWV, trades must be placed with great care. Use limit orders and consult iNAV before trading. A low tradability score (<70) indicates that extra vigilance is needed. Even some funds with higher scores, tighter spreads and stronger volumes suffer by comparison with the segment's liquidity leaders. Such is the case for lukewarm traders VTHR and THRK compared with trading juggernaut IWV, all of which track the same Russell 3000 index.

Institutional investors can trade in large blocks on strong underlying liquidity without paying a premium for most, but not all, segment funds. The quickest reference is the block liquidity graphics at the bottom of this page, as well as the underlying volume per unit column header. (Insight updated 03/24/17)

All Funds (94)

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81.472094
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65.852638
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58.488549
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57.425137
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54.821115
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53.660663
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51.843232
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48.789626
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44.478663
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40.938751
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ETF.com Grade as 03/16/17

Equity: U.S. - Total Market

Ticker Median Daily Volume ($) Average Spread Creation Unit/Day Market Hours Overlap Underlying Volume/Unit % Creation Cost Per Unit (%) Impediment to Creations Score - Tradability
NFO Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF $94.88 K 0.22% 0.04 100.00% 0.07% 0.02% None 67.440338
RYJ Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF $289.57 K 0.35% 0.15 100.00% 0.19% 0.05% None 67.691883
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund $956.81 K 0.28% 0.32 100.00% 0.04% 0.03% None 87.78016
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund $14.79 K 0.08% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 68.07577
BFOR ALPS Barron's 400 ETF $420.13 K 0.26% 0.23 100.00% 0.05% 0.03% None 73.74768
FPX First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF $2.87 M 0.07% 1.04 100.00% 0.08% 0.02% None 97.355351
ONEQ Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock $7.46 M 0.20% 0.33 100.00% 0.07% 0.02% None 89.68595
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF $32.33 M 0.02% 11.28 100.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 98.868091
WIL Barclays Women in Leadership ETN $17.38 K 0.41% 0.00 -- -- 0% None 0
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF $102.42 K 0.25% 0.15 100.00% 0.06% 0.07% None 64.182208
CNTR PowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio $8.1 K 0.26% 0.00 100.00% 0.16% 0.03% None 0
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 ETF $73.43 K 0.25% 0.07 100.00% 0.08% 0.05% None 62.955735
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF $1.83 M 0.07% 1.27 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
SIZE iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF $249.82 K 0.19% 0.07 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 71.520588
WMW Elements Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return Index ETN $52.19 K 1.82% 0.01 100.00% -- 0% Potential 33.902351
PFV Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF $2.74 K 0.21% 0.00 100.00% 2.23% 0.04% None 38.99222
CSD Guggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF $527.25 K 0.40% 0.23 100.00% 0.11% 0.02% None 71.144682
GURU Global X Guru Index ETF $174.35 K 0.29% 0.14 100.00% 0.03% 0.02% None 66.291332
PDP PowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio $5.67 M 0.04% 2.53 100.00% 0.05% 0.02% None 98.22646
THRK SPDR Russell 3000 ETF $617.42 K 0.35% 0.07 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 77.00152
ETHO Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF $77.39 K 0.30% 0.05 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 0
FLLV Franklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF $0 0.27% 0 100.00% 0.04% 0.02% None 61.762637
DEF Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF $372.56 K 0.15% 0.18 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 75.580142
HUSE US Market Rotation Strategy ETF $61.09 K 0.39% 0.07 100.00% 0.13% 0.03% None 57.410012
PFM PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio $553.58 K 0.14% 0.46 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 80.673532
TILT FlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund $2.15 M 0.10% 0.44 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 93.892928
QMOM MomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF $65.77 K 0.19% 0.05 100.00% 0.06% 0.02% None 0
TTAC TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF $62.31 K 0.21% 0.09 100.00% 0.02% 0.07% None 0
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF $13.45 M 0.04% 8.80 100.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 98.420507
IBLN Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF $62.49 K 0.16% 0.04 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 67.145531
PKW PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio $3.3 M 0.05% 1.30 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 98.324939
TOFR Stock Split Index Fund $5.52 K 0.36% 0.01 100.00% 0.43% 0.04% None 53.660663
LVHD Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF $822.76 K 0.23% 0.55 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 0
GVIP Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF $320.94 K 0.14% 0.15 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 0
DGRW WisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund $6.63 M 0.04% 3.75 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 98.849475
IPO Renaissance IPO ETF $54.91 K 0.23% 0.05 100.00% 0.21% 0.04% None 62.208875
PWC PowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio $116.79 K 0.20% 0.03 100.00% 0.13% 0.01% None 65.852638
TTFS AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF $645.45 K 0.23% 0.40 100.00% 0.04% 0.03% None 81.472094
JUNE Dhandho Junoon ETF $14.43 K 0.67% 0.01 100.00% 0.08% 0.04% None 0
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF $0 0.18% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
DHVW Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF $175.88 K 0.12% 0.13 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF $47.56 M 0.03% 17.54 100.00% 0.00% 0.11% None 97.23238
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund $484.19 K 0.22% 0.24 100.00% 0.03% 0.04% None 75.992211
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF $47.02 K 0.64% 0.02 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 51.843232
PY Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF $5.56 K 0.38% 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 0
SWIN ALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF $166.4 K 0.16% 0.13 100.00% 0.03% 0.04% None 0
DIVC C-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor $0 0.28% 0 -- -- 0.10% Potential 0
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF $29.02 M 0.02% 4.18 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 99.072518
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund $4.27 M 0.12% 2.12 100.00% 0.03% 0.04% None 96.265345
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF $83.79 M 0.02% 17.72 100.00% 0.03% 0.01% None 99.495463
UDBI Legg Mason US Diversified Core ETF $0 0.22% 0 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 0
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF $41.37 K 0.24% 0.04 100.00% 0.02% 0.10% None 0
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF $2.72 M 0.13% 0.63 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 93.787198
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF $3.2 M 0.07% 0.54 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 94.798476
KLD iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF $1.83 M 0.14% 0.37 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 91.612336
QDYN FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund $110.59 K 0.16% 0.06 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 66.943237
BUZ Sprott Buzz Social Media Insights $76.19 K 0.17% 0.01 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 65.636468
WEXP WisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund $0 0.69% 0 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 48.789626
DTD WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund $1.17 M 0.20% 0.28 100.00% 0.01% 0.06% None 89.684197
KNOW Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares $1.43 M 0.12% 0.37 100.00% 0.10% 0.01% None 92.274552
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF $14.46 M 0.02% 3.94 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.409171
MILN Global X Millennials Thematic ETF $37.1 K 0.38% 0.05 100.00% 0.01% 0.09% None 0
WUSA WisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund $19.69 K 1.01% 0.01 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 40.938751
DWAQ PowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio $58.64 K 0.33% 0.01 100.00% 0.35% 0.01% None 57.425137
LRGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF $1.44 M 0.22% 1.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 93.272651
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF $116.12 K 0.09% 0.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 70.042144
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF $58.1 K 0.76% 0.05 100.00% 0.23% 0.06% None 44.478663
SQZZ Active Alts Contrarian ETF $94.93 K 0.35% 0.17 -- 0.10% 0.04% None 0
DWTR PowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio $776.09 K 0.38% 0.62 100.00% 84.17% 0.04% None 0
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF $41.13 K 0.42% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.06% None 58.488549
QVM Arrow QVM Equity Factor ETF $0 0.36% 0 100.00% 0.13% 0.04% None 0
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund $61.89 M 0.01% 28.20 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.622691
RFDA RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF $274.58 K 0.29% 0.20 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 67.84991
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF $568.4 K 0.23% 0.23 100.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 77.756251
MOAT VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF $4.31 M 0.05% 2.31 100.00% 0.03% 0.03% None 98.290521
RODI Barclays Return on Disability ETN $0 8.00% 0 -- -- 0% None 0
RFFC RiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF $250.05 K 0.28% 0.17 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 0
EXT WisdomTree Total Earnings Fund $80.69 K 0.74% 0.02 100.00% 0.01% 0.07% None 48.158372
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF $15.68 M 0.03% 3.84 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.420851
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund $848.9 K 0.08% 0.31 100.00% 0.00% 0.07% None 90.194189
ESGS Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF $5.63 K 0.22% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 63.434426
ACTX Global X Guru Activist Index ETF $4.28 K 0.48% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.07% None 54.821115
NASH Nashville Area ETF $4.91 K 0.90% 0.00 100.00% 1.22% 0.04% None 28.472828
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund $246.28 M 0.01% 20.46 100.00% 0.01% 0.00% None 99.780913
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF $28.93 K 0.29% 0.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.09% None 60.782312
ALFA AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF $121.41 K 0.20% 0.06 100.00% 0.16% 0.01% None 65.769428
FNDB Schwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF $922.69 K 0.18% 0.56 100.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 92.096187
USSD WisdomTree Strong Dollar U.S. Equity Fund $16.8 K 0.01 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 40.938751
USWD WisdomTree Weak Dollar US Equity Fund $0 0 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 48.789626
RWV Oppenheimer Navellier Overall A-100 Revenue ETF $4.67 K 0.00 100.00% 0.16% 0.02% None 60.430399
WIZE CrowdInvest Wisdom $0 0.00 100.00% 0% -- None 0
RORO SPDR SSgA Risk Aware ETF $4.1 K 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 53.619697855977
FMLP ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN $0 0.00 100.00% -- 0.13% Potential 0
VLLV Direxion Value Line Conservative Equity $0 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.06% None 61.427220505174

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

OUSA
5
4
3
2
1
CSD
5
4
3
2
1
ETHO
5
4
3
2
1
PDP
5
4
3
2
1
DEF
5
4
3
2
1
PFM
5
4
3
2
1
DGRO
5
4
3
2
1
LVHD
5
4
3
2
1
PKW
5
4
3
2
1
DGRW
5
4
3
2
1
PWC
5
4
3
2
1
DHVW
5
4
3
2
1
QDEF
5
4
3
2
1
QDF
5
4
3
2
1
DSI
5
4
3
2
1
BUZ
5
4
3
2
1
QDYN
5
4
3
2
1
DTD
5
4
3
2
1
QUAL
5
4
3
2
1
QUS
5
4
3
2
1
EUSA
5
4
3
2
1
RFDA
5
4
3
2
1
EXT
5
4
3
2
1
RFFC
5
4
3
2
1
FNDB
5
4
3
2
1
KRMA
5
4
3
2
1
FPX
5
4
3
2
1
ESG
5
4
3
2
1
SCHB
5
4
3
2
1
GURU
5
4
3
2
1
SIZE
5
4
3
2
1
THRK
5
4
3
2
1
IBLN
5
4
3
2
1
TILT
5
4
3
2
1
GVIP
5
4
3
2
1
TTFS
5
4
3
2
1
ITOT
5
4
3
2
1
TUSA
5
4
3
2
1
IWV
5
4
3
2
1
SWIN
5
4
3
2
1
USMV
5
4
3
2
1
IYY
5
4
3
2
1
KLD
5
4
3
2
1
KNOW
5
4
3
2
1
WUSA
5
4
3
2
1
LRGF
5
4
3
2
1
VIG
5
4
3
2
1
MMTM
5
4
3
2
1
MOAT
5
4
3
2
1
VTHR
5
4
3
2
1
MTUM
5
4
3
2
1
VTI
5
4
3
2
1
VUSE
5
4
3
2
1
NFO
5
4
3
2
1
BFOR
5
4
3
2
1
ONEQ
5
4
3
2
1
QMOM
5
4
3
2
1
JUNE
5
4
3
2
1
PY
5
4
3
2
1
UDBI
5
4
3
2
1
MILN
5
4
3
2
1
DWAQ
5
4
3
2
1
QVM
5
4
3
2
1
ESGS
5
4
3
2
1
RYJ
5
4
3
2
1
FVL
5
4
3
2
1
CWS
5
4
3
2
1
HUSE
5
4
3
2
1
FLLV
5
4
3
2
1
TTAC
5
4
3
2
1
IPO
5
4
3
2
1
ESGU
5
4
3
2
1
BOSS
5
4
3
2
1
WEXP
5
4
3
2
1
VAMO
5
4
3
2
1
ACTX
5
4
3
2
1
ALFA
5
4
3
2
1
CNTR
5
4
3
2
1
TOFR
5
4
3
2
1
DWTR
5
4
3
2
1
NASH
5
4
3
2
1
PFV
5
4
3
2
1
WMW
5
4
3
2
1
DIVC
5
4
3
2
1
RODI
5
4
3
2
1
WIL
5
4
3
2
1
SQZZ
5
4
3
2
1
USSD
5
4
3
2
1
USWD
5
4
3
2
1
RWV
5
4
3
2
1
WIZE
5
4
3
2
1
RORO
5
4
3
2
1
FMLP
5
4
3
2
1
VLLV
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

The total US equity market is so thoroughly dominated by large-cap firms like Exxon and Apple that any of the broad cap-weighted funds, regardless of the number of stocks in their indexbroad cap-weighted funds tend to provide nearly equivalent exposure tend to provide nearly equivalent exposure to the segment. This holds true more so here in the total market segment than in large-, mid- and small-cap segments since there are no size boundaries to be drawn, except at the very bottom, where the smallest firms are many in number but carry little impact in cap-weighted indexes.

As a result, industry, size, style and market risk tilts tend to be muted among the funds tracking broad, market-cap-weighted indexes. This makes for very tight Fit scoring among these funds because they tend to match each other as they match the market. Therefore, funds tracking different cap-weighted indexes, whether SCHB’s Dow Jones index, VTI’s CRSP index or IWV’s Russell 3000 all provide excellent and largely indistinguishable exposure.

The same cannot be said, however, for the funds making a conscious effort to deviate from the neutral market. Even funds with similar themes can differ substantially from each other and from the market. As an example, MMTM and DWAQ each provide momentum-based exposure, yet DWAQ is far more aggressive, making significantly larger sector bets and taking much more market risk. The fund’s Fit scores are the quickest way to check at a glance how much they vary from the market.

So how does an investor wade through the dozens of ETFs in the segment? Try using the sortable columns in the table below. Clicking on “Weighting” or Selection” will quickly sort the like-minded funds, whether principles-based funds like DSI or dividend plays such as DTD. Investors looking for a bit more income can sort by yield, while those with a style preference can sort by P/E and P/B. The sector tab at the bottom of this page quickly highlights where funds are placing their bets from an industry point of view. These sortable columns show the incredible range by sector, such as NASH’s 0% versus ONEQ’s 40% in tech.

In the end, investors looking for broad exposure (as found in market-cap-weighted funds) can choose from many ETFs with nearly identical exposure, which means Efficiency and Tradability should loom larger in their decision-making. Fit plays a more important role for investors wanting to diverge from the market portfolio by following nuanced strategies, targeting specific exchanges, or weighting on factors other than market cap. For these investors, the holdings and performance analysis of the portfolio that flows from the fund’s strategy offers perhaps the best insight into risk-and-return going forward. (Insight updated 03/24/17)

All Funds (94)

93
93.098901
91
90.939197
91
90.724987
91
90.565735
88
87.886539
87
87.008725
86
86.16006
86
85.912656
84
84.223104
84
83.960977
83
83.164654
82
82.377413
82
82.336349
82
82.15326
81
81.479648
81
81.276861
81
80.895811
81
80.520679
80
80.181481
80
79.79255
79
79.12434
72
72.388594
71
71.32961
70
70.27214
70
69.863965
70
69.841286
69
69.259611
69
69.226073
69
68.771143
69
68.748141
69
68.535785
68
67.533246
67
67.23011
67
67.218637
67
66.855158
66
66.132191
66
65.77884
65
65.287187
64
64.231585
64
64.212326
64
63.917341
64
63.579266
63
63.259857
63
63.122485
62
61.987964
62
61.670241
59
59.467022
59
59.286259
58
58.337304
58
58.119294
57
57.418006
57
57.250865
53
52.975729
50
49.953707
45
45.373974
42
41.60488
35
35.28772
30
30.347736
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
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N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
80
79.79255
69
68.748141
47
47.340683
N/A
0
70
70.082878306583
N/A
0
72
71.579646534613

ETF.com Grade as 03/16/17

Equity: U.S. - Total Market