Global ETF Overview

With 413 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Global ETFs gather total assets under management of $199.31B. The average expense ratio is 0.78%. Global ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Alternatives
  • Commodities
  • Asset Allocation
  • Fixed Income

The largest Global ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $37.36B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Global ETF was the ARKW at 81.36%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Global space was the Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF DRIV in 04/13/18.


UBRTAxelaTrader 3x Long Brent Crude Oil ETN35.22%
USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund32.10%
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN31.93%
WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN31.61%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF31.31%


DBRTAxelaTrader 3x Inverse Brent Crude Oil ETN-30.61%
USODUnited States 3x Short Oil Fund-29.28%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN-28.72%
OILDProShares UltraPro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF-28.68%
WTIDUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude ETN-28.57%

top creations

GDXVanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF764.12
GLDSPDR Gold Trust643.90
IAUiShares Gold Trust230.18
VTVanguard Total World Stock ETF210.58
FPEFirst Trust Preferred Securities & Income ETF145.83

top redemptions

SMHVanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF-442.42
ACWIiShares MSCI ACWI ETF-230.46
USOUnited States Oil Fund LP-206.76
SKYYFirst Trust Cloud Computing ETF-179.61
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN-147.11


DRIVGlobal X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF3,399.68%
DWLVPowerShares DWA Momentum & Low Volatility Rotation Portfolio148.37%
XMXWisdomTree Global ex-Mexico Equity Fund133.26%
KOINInnovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF125.95%
COMTiShares Commodities Select Strategy ETF76.68%


UCIBETRACS CMCI Total Return ETN Series B-58.98%
GDXSProshares Ultrashort Gold Miners-55.13%
BJKVanEck Vectors Gaming ETF-47.98%
USODUnited States 3x Short Oil Fund-46.97%
BCDETFS Bloomberg All Commodity Longer Dated K-1 Free Strategy ETF-38.76%

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