Equity ETF Overview

Equity ETFs invest in stocks of U.S. or international companies. Thus, equity ETFs have a claim of ownership on the underlying business.

With 1438 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Equity ETFs gather total assets under management of $2,611.89B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. Equity ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Equity ETF is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY with $246.86B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Equity ETF was the SOXL at 224.24%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Equity space was the Oppenheimer Russell 1000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF OMFL in 11/10/17.


NAILDirexion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares29.01%
ZBIOProShares UltraPro Short Nasdaq Biotechnology26.71%
HOMLETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN23.23%
SOXLDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares20.97%
LABDDirexion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares18.68%


UBIOProShares UltraPro Nasdaq Biotechnology-22.77%
BRZUDirexion Daily MSCI Brazil Bull 3X Shares-20.94%
SOXSDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares-19.08%
LABUDirexion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares-18.33%
LBJDirexion Daily Latin America Bull 3X Shares-16.68%

top creations

SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust5,794.24
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF3,933.06
QQQPowerShares QQQ Trust2,644.87
IEFAiShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF2,500.01
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF2,069.80

top redemptions

XLPConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund-894.85
EWPiShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF-568.57
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate ETF-530.80
IWBiShares Russell 1000 ETF-495.22
XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund-488.50


USMCPrincipal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF5,539.87%
SCHKSchwab 1000 Index ETF1,829.42%
NUMGNuShares ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF207.38%
ESGGFlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund206.61%
NULGNuShares ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF186.57%


FTXGFirst Trust Nasdaq Food & Beverage ETF-66.48%
HEWPiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Spain ETF-59.74%
ESGSColumbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF-59.42%
LBDCETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN Series B-56.92%
MRRLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B -54.53%

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Daily ETF Flows

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Daily ETF Flows

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Daily Hot Reads

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