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 $2,623.05B. 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 $244.33B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Equity ETF was the SOXL at 224.52%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Equity space was the Entrepreneur 30 Fund ENTR in 11/08/17.


SOXLDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares27.76%
NAILDirexion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares27.11%
USDProShares Ultra Semiconductors21.72%
HOMLETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN21.35%
ZBIOProShares UltraPro Short Nasdaq Biotechnology20.77%


SOXSDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares-23.42%
UBIOProShares UltraPro Nasdaq Biotechnology-18.50%
SSGProShares UltraShort Semiconductors-18.34%
LABUDirexion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X Shares-15.67%
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares-15.61%

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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