Equity: U.S. - Total Market

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  • 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 08/18/17)

All Funds (101)

IWV $7.73 B 7731682065 large and liquid

A 99
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
99
99

VTI $81.61 B 81609428615.82 Cheap and highly liquid

A 99
E
100
100
T
100
100
F
99
99

ITOT $10.74 B 10737191870 low all in costs

A 99
E
100
100
T
97
97
F
99
99

VTHR $339.12 M 339120000 thin trading volume

A 99
E
96
96
T
82
82
F
99
99

SCHB $10.16 B 10156675464.5 Cheap, easy to trade

A 99
E
100
100
T
99
99
F
99
99

THRK $458.44 M 458437551.40568 for R3000, IWV far more liquid

A 99
E
98
98
T
74
74
F
99
99

IYY $1.12 B 1117214355 slightly higher costs than some

A 97
E
97
97
T
95
95
F
97
97

DSI $844.37 M 844373970 not cheap but well established

A 89
E
90
90
T
95
95
F
89
89

FNDB $267.16 M 267156255.4 decent assets

A 88
E
96
96
T
80
80
F
88
88

TILT $1.07 B 1068785347.2761 large asset base

A 86
E
91
91
T
93
93
F
86
86

SUSA $605.62 M 605616570 higher fee; well established

A 85
E
90
90
T
94
94
F
85
85

DTD $590.08 M 590082975 well established

A 82
E
93
93
T
84
84
F
82
82

DGRO $1.96 B 1962208530 low fee

A 82
E
100
100
T
98
98
F
82
82

EUSA $135.44 M 135436465 changed indexes 9.1.2015

A 81
E
98
98
T
76
76
F
81
81

SIZE $160.82 M 160821885 low fee; decent assets

A 79
E
98
98
T
72
72
F
79
79

LRGF $560.82 M 560818560 new; trade with care

A 77
E
96
96
T
96
96
F
77
77

DGRW $1.69 B 1689748125 healthy AUM; middling yield

A 76
E
95
95
T
99
99
F
76
76

QUAL $3.45 B 3453804180 Indexes changed September 1 2015

A 76
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
76
76

PDP $1.39 B 1390786950 solid investor interest

A 71
E
89
89
T
98
98
F
71
71

MOAT $1.25 B 1253982391.2 good liquidity

A 70
E
89
89
T
97
97
F
70
70

PKW $1.32 B 1318380800 large and liquid

A 70
E
89
89
T
99
99
F
70
70

VIG $25.01 B 25012996061.45 Dirt cheap all in

A 66
E
99
99
T
100
100
F
66
66

MTUM $3.67 B 3674764000 hefty AUM; low fee

A 63
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
63
63

ONEQ $1.29 B 1288245600 Only includes Nasdaq listed firms

A 62
E
98
98
T
93
93
F
62
62

USMV $13.56 B 13561209000 massive AUM for non-vanilla

A 51
E
98
98
T
100
100
F
51
51

EXT $65.67 M 65668275 middling liquidity

B 89
E
90
90
T
60
60
F
89
89

MMTM $20.89 M 20885351.2 poor trader

B 87
E
92
92
T
56
56
F
87
87

QUS $67.64 M 67640000 low fee

B 84
E
94
94
T
65
65
F
84
84

QDYN $60.3 M 60297190.1981 weak liquidity; poor tracking

B 80
E
88
88
T
66
66
F
80
80

QDF $1.74 B 1737577526.3217 strong AUM; decent liqudity

B 79
E
87
87
T
97
97
F
79
79

QDEF $310.94 M 310937320.9128 Solid AUM but so-so liquidity

B 74
E
87
87
T
75
75
F
74
74

NFO $71.78 M 71775907.2 lukewarm trader

B 71
E
88
88
T
67
67
F
71
71

FPX $845.25 M 845250120.75 Decent liquidity

B 64
E
86
86
T
97
97
F
64
64

PFM $303.42 M 303415600 higher holding costs

B 61
E
90
90
T
77
77
F
61
61

KNOW $220.45 M 220454555.706 middling costs

B 61
E
85
85
T
86
86
F
61
61

PWC $144.45 M 144450900 high all in costs

B 59
E
91
91
T
68
68
F
59
59

VUSE $496.66 M 496658000 decent AUM, workable liquidity

B 57
E
85
85
T
75
75
F
57
57

BFOR $197.07 M 197071350 400 holdings equally weighted

B 54
E
85
85
T
72
72
F
54
54

RFDA $44.65 M 44654937.6192 N/A

C 83
E
82
82
T
70
70
F
83
83

WEXP $743.98 K 743977.5 N/A

C 81
E
83
83
T
38
38
F
81
81

ESGS $5.89 M 5887724.44 N/A

C 73
E
81
81
T
64
64
F
73
73

GURU $56.02 M 56022768.826492 good liquidity

C 70
E
82
82
T
66
66
F
70
70

WUSA $2.15 M 2153565 N/A

C 68
E
83
83
T
38
38
F
68
68

FLLV $5.65 M 5646000 N/A

C 67
E
77
77
T
62
62
F
67
67

DEF $177.72 M 177718600 decent assets

C 65
E
72
72
T
75
75
F
65
65

TTFS $134.75 M 134754700 high fee but liquid

C 62
E
77
77
T
73
73
F
62
62

CSD $195.28 M 195284000 Small basket

C 58
E
72
72
T
74
74
F
58
58

TOFR $3.2 M 3202985.8 weak investor interest

C 58
E
77
77
T
53
53
F
58
58

BUZ $8.72 M 8715868.1054 N/A

C 55
E
72
72
T
65
65
F
55
55

TTAC $28.2 M 28196000 N/A

C 55
E
78
78
T
67
67
F
55
55

RYJ $183.77 M 183765004.02 high fee; poor tracking

C 48
E
81
81
T
63
63
F
48
48

DWAQ $37.63 M 37631600 thinly traded

C 43
E
85
85
T
58
58
F
43
43

VAMO $9.41 M 9409161.922339 new; trade with care

C 38
E
79
79
T
52
52
F
38
38

IPO $14.09 M 14086930 Weak trader

C 37
E
77
77
T
59
59
F
37
37

FVL $51.88 M 51883777.248 high all-in costs

C 36
E
77
77
T
64
64
F
36
36

KRMA $40.56 M 40562419.906812 N/A

D 86
E
59
59
T
63
63
F
86
86

ALFA $26.57 M 26565500 very high fee

D 74
E
70
70
T
64
64
F
74
74

WMW $19.26 M 19264800 MOAT is cheaper, bigger, better

D 70
E
74
74
T
33
33
F
70
70

TUSA $11.93 M 11926859.634 high all-in costs

D 68
E
74
74
T
50
50
F
68
68

ACTX $1.52 M 1522169.028541 N/A

D 66
E
74
74
T
55
55
F
66
66

IBLN $13.51 M 13513500 modest investor interest

D 64
E
70
70
T
65
65
F
64
64

CWS $12.02 M 12024100 N/A

D 63
E
70
70
T
56
56
F
63
63

HUSE $54.8 M 54796522.5 Weak AUM and trading

D 58
E
64
64
T
60
60
F
58
58

ESGU $5.4 M 5400670 N/A

F 91
E
58
58
T
65
65
F
91
91

SWIN $8.4 M 8398795.9916 N/A

F 57
E
54
54
T
61
61
F
57
57

BOSS $3.17 M 3174905.027155 N/A

F 50
E
46
46
T
44
44
F
50
50

NASH $7.8 M 7795979.925481 very thin investor interest

F 30
E
69
69
T
28
28
F
30
30

BVAL $1.51 M 1506000 N/A

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

QMOM $34.6 M 34600500 N/A

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

VSMV $2.55 M 2554680 N/A

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

MILN $7.99 M 7992456.720547 N/A

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

LVHD $383.99 M 383994660 N/A

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

GVIP $39.98 M 39984000 N/A

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

ESG $13.05 M 13054558.02 N/A

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

USMF $2.54 M 2535931.4332 N/A

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

SQZZ $601.81 K 601807.5 N/A

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

DWTR $74.54 M 74544525.705 new, trade with care

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

DHVW $17.52 M 17520000 N/A

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

CNTR $2.93 M 2927829.278 High closure risk

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

WIL $34.49 M 34486590 trades poorly

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

QVM $3.79 M 3790500 higher fee

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

ICAN $2.59 M 2587000 N/A

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

PY $7.3 M 7302304.2091 N/A

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

DIVC $127.68 M 127680000 pays no dividends

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

OUSA $424.19 M 424188080 first launch by issuer

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

PFV $1.39 M 1394000 N/A

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

AMCA $2.48 M 2484110 N/A

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

RFFC $33.63 M 33634798.4952 N/A

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

RODI $33.93 M 33933107.67 new; trade with care

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

LVUS $3.8 M 3803175 N/A

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

UDBI $3.09 M 3087167.2 N/A

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

ETHO $18.59 M 18594000 N/A

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

KLD $586.58 M 586577310 higher fee; well established

A 85
E
90
90
T
91
91
F
85
85

JUNE $3.33 M 3328097.259997 N/A

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 08/10/17

Equity: U.S. - Total Market

Performance Dispersion
Performance  [as of 08/17/17] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Benchmark: MSCI USA Investable Markets_net--------------
A 99.416503IWV7731682065IWViShares Russell 3000 ETF-1.41%3.20%8.81%13.33%9.11%13.49%7.58%
A 99.388956VTI81609428615.82VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF-1.43%3.18%8.88%13.41%9.21%13.63%8.00%
A 99.369768ITOT10737191870ITOTiShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF-1.42%3.25%9.01%13.43%9.51%13.63%7.64%
A 99.326315VTHR339120000VTHRVanguard Russell 3000 ETF-1.27%3.03%8.73%13.57%9.20%13.57%--
A 99.278573SCHB10156675464.5SCHBSchwab U.S. Broad Market ETF-1.38%3.29%9.03%13.53%9.26%13.62%--
A 99.262302THRK458437551.40568THRKSPDR Russell 3000 ETF-1.30%2.94%8.72%13.31%9.23%13.56%7.72%
A 97.418362IYY1117214355IYYiShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF-1.16%3.46%9.47%13.51%9.18%12.90%6.37%
A 88.645211DSI844373970DSIiShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF-1.67%2.96%9.15%11.76%8.51%13.34%7.28%
A 87.550619FNDB267156255.4FNDBSchwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF-1.32%2.24%4.29%10.37%7.49%----
A 85.661815TILT1068785347.2761TILTFlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund-2.24%2.41%5.52%13.17%8.35%13.15%--
A 85.139645SUSA605616570SUSAiShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF-1.50%3.69%11.65%13.40%9.36%13.16%6.98%
A 81.629672DTD590082975DTDWisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund-0.81%2.88%5.90%10.41%8.95%12.48%6.96%
A 81.585447DGRO1962208530DGROiShares Core Dividend Growth ETF-0.73%3.74%9.81%14.05%10.66%----
A 81.338166EUSA135436465EUSAiShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF-2.02%2.63%7.63%11.41%8.29%12.89%--
A 78.718417SIZE160821885SIZEiShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF-1.40%3.15%8.59%12.40%9.92%----
A 76.580973LRGF560818560LRGFiShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF-1.71%3.62%8.56%16.53%------
A 76.333517DGRW1689748125DGRWWisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund-0.94%3.83%11.81%14.43%10.52%----
A 75.64975QUAL3453804180QUALiShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF-1.83%2.40%8.14%10.36%9.96%----
A 70.507673PDP1390786950PDPPowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio-0.94%4.77%12.90%11.33%7.18%12.27%7.31%
A 70.481919MOAT1253982391.2MOATVanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF-3.10%2.75%10.54%12.08%9.36%14.19%--
A 69.924262PKW1318380800PKWPowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio-2.68%3.79%5.42%13.01%7.18%13.61%9.31%
A 66.450589VIG25012996061.45VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF-1.07%3.09%9.62%10.47%8.86%11.68%7.60%
A 62.529161MTUM3674764000MTUMiShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF-0.37%7.42%21.02%18.81%14.18%----
A 61.952226ONEQ1288245600ONEQFidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock-1.24%3.74%16.30%20.31%13.01%16.52%10.61%
A 50.652615USMV13561209000USMViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF0.81%4.20%10.92%9.60%12.20%13.44%--
B 88.687326EXT65668275EXTWisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund0.46%5.19%10.68%18.86%9.59%13.89%7.97%
B 86.903854MMTM20885351.2MMTMSPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF-0.86%2.21%10.66%13.14%9.41%----
B 83.763524QUS67640000QUSSPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF-0.03%3.58%10.02%13.05%------
B 80.100747QDYN60297190.1981QDYNFlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund-2.76%1.81%4.97%12.27%7.04%----
B 79.168017QDF1737577526.3217QDFFlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund-1.95%2.16%4.43%9.56%8.40%----
B 73.655347QDEF310937320.9128QDEFFlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund-0.98%2.68%5.09%8.79%8.97%----
B 71.264689NFO71775907.2NFOGuggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF-0.09%5.17%15.45%15.46%7.49%11.67%7.79%
B 63.769243FPX845250120.75FPXFirst Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF-1.77%2.64%10.32%11.12%7.99%17.04%11.26%
B 60.885675PFM303415600PFMPowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio-0.10%2.78%6.47%7.61%7.58%10.51%5.84%
B 60.518822KNOW220454555.706KNOWDirexion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares-4.76%-0.92%0.84%7.49%8.32%15.46%--
B 59.188165PWC144450900PWCPowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio-1.53%4.20%7.37%17.90%7.58%13.79%6.99%
B 57.325447VUSE496658000VUSEVident Core US Equity Fund-3.99%1.75%0.97%11.04%5.31%----
B 54.025387BFOR197071350BFORALPS Barron's 400 ETF-3.76%1.18%5.31%16.16%7.05%----
C 82.83705RFDA44654937.6192RFDARiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF-1.20%3.63%6.91%11.57%------
C 81.263394WEXP743977.5WEXPWisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund-1.50%2.13%10.12%17.23%------
C 73.191654ESGS5887724.44ESGSColumbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF-0.96%3.20%6.78%15.93%------
C 70.353134GURU56022768.826492GURUGlobal X Guru Index ETF-1.50%2.96%12.18%15.15%1.57%11.61%--
C 68.380488WUSA2153565WUSAWisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund-0.04%2.01%4.80%9.80%------
C 66.671932FLLV5646000FLLVFranklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF0.81%2.85%8.64%--------
C 64.612035DEF177718600DEFGuggenheim Defensive Equity ETF-0.44%3.29%9.87%10.18%6.66%9.98%6.28%
C 61.60708TTFS134754700TTFSAdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF-3.11%2.51%2.04%13.08%8.92%14.16%--
C 58.262722CSD195284000CSDGuggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF-1.48%5.33%10.74%14.38%4.47%13.88%6.19%
C 57.743965TOFR3202985.8TOFRStock Split Index Fund-1.34%2.34%3.05%8.10%------
C 55.400838BUZ8715868.1054BUZBUZZ US Sentiment Leaders ETF-1.06%3.50%9.82%12.00%------
C 55.126721TTAC28196000TTACTrimTabs Float Shrink ETF-1.79%3.34%8.65%--------
C 48.33361RYJ183765004.02RYJGuggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF-5.65%-2.17%-0.06%9.03%4.86%11.55%7.73%
C 42.848752DWAQ37631600DWAQPowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio1.25%9.45%19.65%23.26%11.48%13.20%5.82%
C 38.434207VAMO9409161.922339VAMOCambria Value & Momentum ETF-2.06%1.46%-3.18%2.35%------
C 37.116066IPO14086930IPORenaissance IPO ETF-0.39%4.44%23.76%24.48%5.35%----
C 36.260444FVL51883777.248FVLFirst Trust Value Line 100 ETF-3.31%0.49%-2.20%2.30%2.21%10.51%3.43%
D 86.33124KRMA40562419.906812KRMAGlobal X Conscious Companies ETF-1.86%3.14%8.94%13.02%------
D 74.397314ALFA26565500ALFAAlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF-0.81%4.67%14.52%12.63%1.10%8.10%--
D 70.076493WMW19264800WMWElements Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return Index ETN-2.21%2.84%10.21%11.99%9.14%13.83%--
D 67.587069TUSA11926859.634TUSAFirst Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF-1.62%3.61%7.15%15.01%5.07%10.11%4.86%
D 65.83605ACTX1522169.028541ACTXGlobal X Guru Activist Index ETF-1.30%0.13%6.81%11.60%------
D 64.434093IBLN13513500IBLNDirexion iBillionaire Index ETF-0.45%7.06%18.25%16.42%6.39%----
D 62.704653CWS12024100CWSAdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF-3.01%0.79%7.93%--------
D 57.555231HUSE54796522.5HUSEUS Market Rotation Strategy ETF-1.14%0.63%5.28%9.48%7.34%11.97%--
F 90.687617ESGU5400670ESGUiShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF1.69%3.85%11.11%--------
F 57.413097SWIN8398795.9916SWINALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF-0.91%5.20%----------
F 49.873549BOSS3174905.027155BOSSGlobal X Founder-Run Companies ETF-3.83%3.13%----------
F 29.669592NASH7795979.925481NASHNashville Area ETF-6.91%-7.83%-2.66%-2.51%-0.44%----
N/A 0BVAL1506000BVALBrand Value ETF-2.80%------------
N/A 0QMOM34600500QMOMMomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF-3.49%2.43%1.64%4.27%------
N/A 0VSMV2554680VSMVVictoryShares U.S. Multi-Factor Minimum Volatility ETF1.26%------------
N/A 0MILN7992456.720547MILNGlobal X Millennials Thematic ETF-1.35%2.51%12.49%9.96%------
N/A 0LVHD383994660LVHDLegg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF-0.08%1.65%5.65%7.57%------
N/A 0GVIP39984000GVIPGoldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF0.57%6.93%17.16%--------
N/A 0ESG13054558.02ESGFlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund0.10%3.78%10.75%15.42%------
N/A 0USMF2535931.4332USMFWisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund-0.09%------------
N/A 0SQZZ601807.5SQZZActive Alts Contrarian ETF-3.18%-3.29%----------
N/A 0DWTR74544525.705DWTRPowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio-2.59%3.16%3.80%0.36%------
N/A 0DHVW17520000DHVWDiamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF-0.76%4.28%11.56%16.58%------
N/A 0CNTR2927829.278CNTRPowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio-3.54%0.80%-0.97%13.54%5.76%----
N/A 0WIL34486590WILBarclays Women in Leadership ETN-0.22%2.79%4.57%7.00%7.41%----
N/A 0QVM3790500QVMArrow QVM Equity Factor ETF1.05%4.00%6.26%10.27%------
N/A 0ICAN2587000ICANSerenityShares IMPACT ETF-1.38%2.11%----------
N/A 0PY7302304.2091PYPrincipal Shareholder Yield Index ETF-1.29%1.96%4.71%14.92%------
N/A 0DIVC127680000DIVCC-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor1.07%4.97%6.85%22.52%------
N/A 0OUSA424188080OUSAO'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF0.37%3.20%8.70%8.08%------
N/A 0PFV1394000PFVAmplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF-0.55%-0.90%2.07%--------
N/A 0AMCA2484110AMCAiShares Russell 1000 Pure U.S. Revenue ETF--------------
N/A 0RFFC33634798.4952RFFCRiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF-3.99%2.09%6.70%12.05%------
N/A 0RODI33933107.67RODIBarclays Return on Disability ETN0.10%25.05%25.05%25.05%------
N/A 0LVUS3803175LVUSHartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF0%%1.66%----------
N/A 0UDBI3087167.2UDBILegg Mason US Diversified Core ETF1.83%3.98%10.98%11.80%------
N/A 0ETHO18594000ETHOEtho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF-0.84%4.44%11.67%16.32%------
A 85.270858KLD586577310KLDiShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF1.04%7.24%13.41%17.31%9.35%14.48%6.55%
N/A 0JUNE3328097.259997JUNEDhandho Junoon ETF0.09%-2.79%-2.24%9.40%------
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 08/18/17)

All Funds (101)

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99.958643
100
99.896485
99
98.772841
98
98.43035
98
98.313603
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98.253602
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98.231134
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97.991843
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97.980888
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97.871197
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97.568065
97
97.171906
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96.385369
96
96.338844
96
95.589068
95
95.064934
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94.228648
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92.850776
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91.790582
91
91.464925
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90.678135
90
90.314011
90
90.08486
90
90.019903
90
89.854705
89
88.748536
89
88.621248
89
88.599681
88
88.307955
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87.585188
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86.743243
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86.597374
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86.350424
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85.186315
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85.096815
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85.007608
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84.82411
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83.475068
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83.33516
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82.279936
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82.251088
81
81.488809
81
81.088615
79
78.804476
78
77.812781
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77.385644
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77.12201
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77.031612
77
76.935044
77
76.673081
74
74.325298
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74.266958
74
73.94538
72
72.186371
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72.122351
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71.589211
70
70.067078
70
70.056035
70
69.67379
69
68.541714
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64.101315
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59.030668
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57.85
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53.766255
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46.459459
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90.087596
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83.484727
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82.709715
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62.791932
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78.949333597957
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ETF.com Grade as 08/10/17

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
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF 0.15% -0.26% -0.17% -0.30% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.43035
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF 0.15% -0.24% -0.12% -0.38% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.385369
ACTX Global X Guru Activist Index ETF 0.75% -0.36% -0.05% -0.53% 20.00% / 39.60% High 74.266958
BVAL Brand Value ETF 0.65% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
QDYN FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund 0.37% -0.45% -0.28% -0.58% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.307955
BUZ BUZZ US Sentiment Leaders ETF 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 72.186371
DTD WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund 0.28% -0.36% -0.25% -0.60% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 92.850776
TILT FlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund 0.25% -0.28% -0.08% -0.56% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 91.464925
TTAC TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF 0.59% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 77.812781
IBLN Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF 0.65% -1.06% -0.56% -1.54% 20.00% / 39.60% High 70.056035
NASH Nashville Area ETF 0.49% 0.63% 1.60% -0.19% 20.00% / 39.60% High 68.541714
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 0.04% -0.01% 0.01% -0.02% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.896485
ALFA AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF 0.98% -0.81% -0.36% -1.27% 20.00% / 39.60% High 69.67379
VSMV VictoryShares U.S. Multi-Factor Minimum Volatility ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF 0.15% -0.20% -0.14% -0.24% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.871197
MILN Global X Millennials Thematic ETF 0.50% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
DWAQ PowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio 0.60% -0.71% -0.59% -0.81% 20.00% / 39.60% High 85.096815
TOFR Stock Split Index Fund 0.55% -0.69% -0.60% -0.91% 20.00% / 39.60% High 77.385644
GVIP Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF 0.45% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
IPO Renaissance IPO ETF 0.60% 0.21% 1.12% -0.53% 20.00% / 39.60% High 76.935044
NFO Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF 0.67% -0.40% -0.33% -0.56% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.585188
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund 0.55% 0.15% 0.42% -0.10% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.186315
BFOR ALPS Barron's 400 ETF 0.65% -0.64% -0.55% -0.78% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.007608
USMF WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund 0.28% -- -- -- 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 94.228648
DWTR PowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
TTFS AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF 0.90% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 76.673081
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 0.15% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 57.85
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 0.03% -0.07% -0.05% -0.16% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
ONEQ Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock 0.21% -0.05% 0.09% -0.33% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.568065
WIL Barclays Women in Leadership ETN 0.45% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
CNTR PowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF 0.50% -0.61% -0.52% -0.71% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.08486
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 82.279936
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF 0.15% -0.20% -0.10% -0.28% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.253602
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 0.70% -0.90% -0.77% -1.11% 20.00% / 39.60% High 73.94538
SWIN ALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF 0.40% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 53.766255
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 0.20% -0.18% -0.15% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.313603
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% -0.97% -0.87% -1.13% 20.00% / 39.60% High 74.325298
CSD Guggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF 0.65% 1.19% 1.90% -0.67% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 72.122351
AMCA iShares Russell 1000 Pure U.S. Revenue ETF 0.15% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
RODI Barclays Return on Disability ETN 0.45% -0.53% -0.45% -0.61% 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
RFFC RiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF 0.52% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 0.28% -0.55% -0.30% -1.03% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 89.854705
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 0.20% -0.23% -0.17% -0.31% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.171906
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF 0.15% -0.18% -0.13% -0.20% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.980888
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF 0.65% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 46.459459
PDP PowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio 0.64% -0.74% -0.65% -0.84% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.599681
ETHO Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF 0.49% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
DEF Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF 0.60% -0.58% -0.41% -1.72% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 71.589211
ESGS Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 81.088615
WEXP WisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund 0.33% 0.32% 0.36% 0.20% 20.00% / 39.60% High 83.475068
PFM PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio 0.55% -0.62% -0.56% -0.67% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.019903
QMOM MomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF 0.79% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 0.08% -0.07% -0.04% -0.16% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.958643
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF 0.43% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 59.030668
FNDB Schwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF 0.25% -0.34% -0.25% -0.41% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.589068
KNOW Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares 0.65% 1.22% 1.49% 0.94% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 84.82411
WUSA WisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund 0.33% 0.12% 0.24% -0.01% 20.00% / 39.60% High 83.33516
PKW PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio 0.63% -0.75% -0.63% -0.88% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.621248
LVHD Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF 0.27% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
DGRW WisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund 0.28% -0.36% -0.23% -0.42% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.064934
RYJ Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF 0.75% -0.82% -0.55% -1.02% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 81.488809
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund 0.32% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
FPX First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF 0.60% -0.70% -0.60% -0.77% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.350424
LRGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF 0.20% -0.27% -0.15% -0.43% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.338844
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF 0.59% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 78.804476
SQZZ Active Alts Contrarian ETF 1.95% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
PWC PowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio 0.60% -0.83% -0.69% -1.00% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.678135
DHVW Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF 0.10% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 0.03% -0.06% 0.01% -0.13% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 70.067078
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 ETF 0.70% -1.29% -0.84% -1.75% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 77.031612
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 0.12% -0.05% 0.05% -0.12% 20.00% / 39.60% High 91.790582
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF 0.08% -0.08% -0.03% -0.14% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.772841
ICAN SerenityShares IMPACT ETF 0.50% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund 0.37% -0.78% -0.18% -1.08% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.743243
PY Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF 0.29% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
DIVC C-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor 0.70% -0.52% -0.30% -0.67% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
SIZE iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF 0.15% -0.17% -0.10% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.231134
PFV Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF 0.49% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
GURU Global X Guru Index ETF 0.75% -0.11% 0.00% -0.37% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 82.251088
MOAT VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF 0.49% -0.66% -0.55% -0.78% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.748536
LVUS Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF 0.29% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund 0.37% -0.63% -0.33% -0.91% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.597374
UDBI Legg Mason US Diversified Core ETF 0.30% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF 0.50% -0.60% -0.49% -0.69% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.314011
THRK SPDR Russell 3000 ETF 0.10% -0.07% 0.13% -0.16% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.991843
FLLV Franklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF 0.50% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 77.12201
HUSE US Market Rotation Strategy ETF 1.07% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 64.101315
KLD iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF -0.61% -0.52% -0.71% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.087596
JUNE Dhandho Junoon ETF -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Closing 0
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 08/18/17)

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ETF.com Grade as 08/10/17

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
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF $603.35 K 0.05% 0.21 100.00% 0.00% 0.07% None 81.772455
ESGS Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF $6.92 K 0.20% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 63.78142
ACTX Global X Guru Activist Index ETF $4.91 K 0.48% 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.07% None 54.958565
BVAL Brand Value ETF $21.61 K 0.39% 0.03 99.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 0
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF $25.37 M 0.03% 5.50 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.175143
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF $216.63 M 0.01% 17.08 100.00% 0.01% 0.00% None 99.7791
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF $59.4 K 0.25% 0.07 100.00% 0.01% 0.09% None 63.289999
ALFA AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF $75.18 K 0.22% 0.04 100.00% 0.17% 0.01% None 63.924115
VSMV VictoryShares U.S. Multi-Factor Minimum Volatility ETF $16.83 K 0.23% 0.01 100.00% 0.03% 0.02% None 0
FNDB Schwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF $572.18 K 0.17% 0.34 99.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 80.125725
NASH Nashville Area ETF $6.69 K 0.85% 0.00 100.00% 1.12% 0.04% None 28.004099
RYJ Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF $236.56 K 0.34% 0.12 98.00% 0.16% 0.05% None 63.477302
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund $514.09 K 0.24% 0.17 98.00% 0.05% 0.03% None 74.657165
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund $63.73 K 0.23% 0.04 100.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 0
BFOR ALPS Barron's 400 ETF $320.26 K 0.18% 0.17 100.00% 0.04% 0.03% None 72.1588
USMF WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund $24.85 K 0.27% 0.02 99.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 0
FPX First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF $2.58 M 0.06% 0.86 98.00% 0.08% 0.02% None 96.821835
NFO Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF $51.16 K 0.12% 0.02 99.00% 0.05% 0.02% None 67.181742
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF $21.77 M 0.03% 7.40 100.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 98.684326
WIL Barclays Women in Leadership ETN $12.04 K 0.40% 0.00 -- -- 0%% None 0
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF $46.86 K 0.44% 0.06 100.00% 0.05% 0.07% None 56.40253
CNTR PowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio $0 0.22% 0.00 100.00% 0.17% 0.03% None 0
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF $1.98 M 0.09% 0.38 100.00% 0.05% 0.01% None 93.503618
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 ETF $80.83 K 0.21% 0.08 100.00% 0.05% 0.05% None 63.717064
ONEQ Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock $6.69 M 0.15% 2.67 100.00% 0.01% 0.08% None 93.391898
SIZE iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF $240.4 K 0.15% 0.06 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 72.110122
WMW Elements Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return Index ETN $23.79 K 1.53% 0.00 100.00% -- 0%% Potential 33.278743
PFV Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF $0 1.01% 0.00 100.00% 3.04% 0.04% None 0
CSD Guggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF $360.47 K 0.14% 0.15 98.00% 0.14% 0.02% None 73.949929
AMCA iShares Russell 1000 Pure U.S. Revenue ETF $32.89 K 0.17% 0.01 -- -- 0.10% None 0
GURU Global X Guru Index ETF $112.62 K 0.25% 0.08 100.00% 0.03% 0.02% None 66.129114
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF $1.3 M 0.10% 0.88 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
THRK SPDR Russell 3000 ETF $559.3 K 0.35% 0.06 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 73.580638
ETHO Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF $65.19 K 0.40% 0.04 100.00% 0.03% 0.05% None 0
FLLV Franklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF $3.38 K 0.25% 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 62.196636
DEF Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF $297.06 K 0.10% 0.14 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 75.09235
HUSE US Market Rotation Strategy ETF $143.13 K 0.28% 0.15 100.00% 0.14% 0.03% None 59.551978
PDP PowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio $2.71 M 0.06% 1.13 100.00% 0.05% 0.02% None 97.558972
TILT FlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund $1.08 M 0.11% 0.21 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 92.829961
QMOM MomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF $38.39 K 0.16% 0.02 100.00% 0.06% 0.02% None 0
TTAC TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF $104.54 K 0.18% 0.14 100.00% 0.02% 0.07% None 67.077319
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF $10.89 M 0.04% 6.93 100.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 98.427024
IBLN Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF $39.06 K 0.20% 0.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 65.060411
PFM PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio $384.01 K 0.13% 0.31 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 76.876968
TOFR Stock Split Index Fund $3.4 K 0.36% 0.00 100.00% 0.51% 0.04% None 53.399302
LVHD Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF $744.32 K 0.14% 0.49 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 0
GVIP Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF $258.68 K 0.19% 0.10 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 0
DGRW WisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund $4.24 M 0.04% 2.29 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 98.852029
IPO Renaissance IPO ETF $86.73 K 0.36% 0.07 100.00% 0.17% 0.04% None 58.815669
PKW PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio $2.4 M 0.04% 0.90 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 98.705398
TTFS AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF $316.54 K 0.17% 0.19 100.00% 0.03% 0.03% None 72.931898
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF $12.63 K 0.16% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 65.458669
DHVW Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF $147.66 K 0.09% 0.10 100.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 0
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF $28.9 M 0.04% 10.24 100.00% 0.00% 0.11% None 97.25722
PWC PowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio $109.48 K 0.12% 0.02 100.00% 0.12% 0.01% None 68.077663
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF $32.95 K 0.70% 0.02 100.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 49.926487
PY Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF $0 0.39% 0 100.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 0
SWIN ALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF $60.39 K 0.35% 0.04 100.00% 0.05% 0.04% None 60.90642
DIVC C-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor $0 0.35% 0 -- -- 0.10% Potential 0
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF $16.12 M 0.02% 2.24 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 99.086297
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund $362.03 K 0.14% 0.18 99.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 75.263582
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund $2.37 M 0.06% 1.16 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 97.010528
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF $52.42 M 0.02% 10.63 100.00% 0.03% 0.01% None 99.529055
UDBI Legg Mason US Diversified Core ETF $0 0.36% 0 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 0
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF $10.01 K 0.83% 0.01 100.00% 0.02% 0.09% None 43.770988
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF $2.77 M 0.05% 0.61 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 94.837282
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF $1.75 M 0.04% 0.29 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 94.639614
QDYN FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund $57.96 K 0.18% 0.02 99.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 66.413335
BUZ BUZZ US Sentiment Leaders ETF $17.77 K 0.17% 0.01 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 65.418684
WEXP WisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund $0 1.13% 0 100.00% 0.00% 0.09% None 38.160724
DTD WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund $747.02 K 0.11% 0.17 100.00% 0.02% 0.06% None 83.939433
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF $8.27 M 0.03% 2.21 100.00% 0.03% 0.01% None 99.143802
MILN Global X Millennials Thematic ETF $97.33 K 0.27% 0.11 100.00% 0.01% 0.08% None 0
WUSA WisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund $0 1.35% 0 100.00% 0.00% 0.09% None 38.1341
DWAQ PowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio $82.69 K 0.33% 0.01 98.00% 0.28% 0.01% None 58.335047
KNOW Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares $787.31 K 0.13% 0.39 99.00% 0.06% 0.03% None 85.946688
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF $113.54 K 0.25% 0.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 65.114859
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF $30.73 K 0.50% 0.03 99.00% 0.13% 0.06% None 52.286406
SQZZ Active Alts Contrarian ETF $3.56 K 0.74% 0.00 100.00% 0.11% 0.04% None 0
DWTR PowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio $287.12 K 0.30% 0.23 100.00% 132.55% 0.04% None 0
LRGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF $1.84 M 0.13% 1.28 99.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 95.768187
QVM Arrow QVM Equity Factor ETF $0 0.27% 0 100.00% 0.20% 0.04% None 0
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF $47.96 M 0.01% 20.53 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.588431
RFDA RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF $200.7 K 0.22% 0.14 99.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 69.898704
ICAN SerenityShares IMPACT ETF $28.91 K 0.40% 0.02 -- -- 0.04% None 0
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF $298.95 K 0.06% 0.12 100.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 75.966898
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF $34.63 K 0.47% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.06% None 56.308414
RODI Barclays Return on Disability ETN $0 7.48% 0 -- -- 0%% None 0
RFFC RiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF $170.51 K 0.20% 0.11 99.00% 0.03% 0.03% None 0
LVUS Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF $0 0.22% 0 100.00% 0.03% 0.06% None 0
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund $91.3 K 0.13% 0.02 100.00% 0.01% 0.07% None 60.110166
MOAT VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF $4.27 M 0.07% 2.17 100.00% 0.04% 0.03% None 97.457293
KLD iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF $1.41 M 0.27 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 91.470624
JUNE Dhandho Junoon ETF $17.17 K 0.02 100.00% 0.09% 0.08% None 0
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

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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 08/18/17)

All Funds (101)

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99.278573
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99.262302
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97.418362
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90.687617
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88.687326
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88.645211
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87.550619
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86.903854
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86.33124
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85.661815
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85.139645
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83.763524
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82.83705
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81.629672
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81.585447
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81.338166
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81.263394
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80.100747
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79.168017
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78.718417
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76.580973
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76.333517
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75.64975
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74.397314
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73.655347
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73.191654
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71.264689
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70.507673
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70.481919
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70.353134
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70.076493
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69.924262
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68.380488
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67.587069
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66.671932
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66.450589
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65.83605
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64.612035
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64.434093
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63.769243
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62.704653
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62.529161
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61.952226
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61.60708
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60.885675
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60.518822
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59.188165
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58.262722
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57.743965
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57.555231
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57.413097
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57.325447
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55.400838
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55.126721
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54.025387
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50.652615
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49.873549
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48.33361
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42.848752
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38.434207
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37.116066
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36.260444
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29.669592
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