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 09/22/17)

All Funds (103)

VTI $83.84 B 83839360380.3 Cheap and highly liquid

A 99
E
100
100
T
100
100
F
99
99

VTHR $349.24 M 349236250 thin trading volume

A 99
E
96
96
T
84
84
F
99
99

IWV $7.86 B 7859665440 large and liquid

A 99
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
99
99

SCHB $10.4 B 10400893492 Cheap, easy to trade

A 99
E
100
100
T
99
99
F
99
99

THRK $512.75 M 512752924.31405 for R3000, IWV far more liquid

A 99
E
97
97
T
81
81
F
99
99

ITOT $10.89 B 10890825015 low all in costs

A 99
E
100
100
T
97
97
F
99
99

IYY $1.12 B 1120438800 slightly higher costs than some

A 97
E
97
97
T
95
95
F
97
97

DSI $886.64 M 886638235 not cheap but well established

A 89
E
90
90
T
97
97
F
89
89

FNDB $270.56 M 270560628 decent assets

A 87
E
95
95
T
81
81
F
87
87

TILT $1.11 B 1106290304.367 large asset base

A 85
E
91
91
T
93
93
F
85
85

SUSA $619.05 M 619045700 higher fee; well established

A 84
E
90
90
T
94
94
F
84
84

EUSA $133.11 M 133111530 changed indexes 9.1.2015

A 81
E
98
98
T
79
79
F
81
81

DGRO $2.12 B 2120519160 low fee

A 80
E
100
100
T
98
98
F
80
80

DTD $604.62 M 604620780 well established

A 80
E
92
92
T
87
87
F
80
80

LRGF $574.25 M 574252200 new; trade with care

A 77
E
96
96
T
96
96
F
77
77

SIZE $158.68 M 158684200 low fee; decent assets

A 77
E
98
98
T
71
71
F
77
77

QUAL $3.74 B 3743692020 Indexes changed September 1 2015

A 76
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
76
76

DGRW $1.63 B 1633591500 healthy AUM; middling yield

A 74
E
95
95
T
99
99
F
74
74

MOAT $1.28 B 1283358976 good liquidity

A 70
E
88
88
T
98
98
F
70
70

PDP $1.4 B 1404158350 solid investor interest

A 70
E
88
88
T
98
98
F
70
70

PKW $1.31 B 1310184750 large and liquid

A 68
E
88
88
T
98
98
F
68
68

VIG $25.19 B 25194486951.9 Dirt cheap all in

A 65
E
99
99
T
100
100
F
65
65

MTUM $3.98 B 3984183010 hefty AUM; low fee

A 63
E
99
99
T
99
99
F
63
63

ONEQ $1.33 B 1325752700 Only includes Nasdaq listed firms

A 61
E
96
96
T
94
94
F
61
61

USMV $13.93 B 13933436880 massive AUM for non-vanilla

A 47
E
98
98
T
100
100
F
47
47

EXT $66.87 M 66867975 middling liquidity

B 89
E
89
89
T
69
69
F
89
89

MMTM $21.19 M 21189100.8 poor trader

B 86
E
91
91
T
55
55
F
86
86

QUS $68.31 M 68314500 low fee

B 84
E
94
94
T
63
63
F
84
84

RFDA $50.24 M 50238969.1046 N/A

B 83
E
85
85
T
68
68
F
83
83

QDYN $61.82 M 61816091.2107 weak liquidity; poor tracking

B 80
E
88
88
T
63
63
F
80
80

QDF $1.78 B 1776675917.0515 strong AUM; decent liqudity

B 78
E
86
86
T
98
98
F
78
78

QDEF $311.63 M 311628556.2753 Solid AUM but so-so liquidity

B 72
E
87
87
T
73
73
F
72
72

NFO $73.43 M 73425712.4 lukewarm trader

B 70
E
88
88
T
68
68
F
70
70

FPX $864.69 M 864688127.16 Decent liquidity

B 64
E
86
86
T
96
96
F
64
64

KNOW $223.95 M 223951296.3 middling costs

B 61
E
85
85
T
87
87
F
61
61

PWC $146.48 M 146480400 high all in costs

B 59
E
84
84
T
69
69
F
59
59

PFM $304.43 M 304427500 higher holding costs

B 58
E
89
89
T
77
77
F
58
58

VUSE $514.94 M 514943000 decent AUM, workable liquidity

B 56
E
85
85
T
75
75
F
56
56

BFOR $200.71 M 200705440 400 holdings equally weighted

B 54
E
85
85
T
73
73
F
54
54

WEXP $760.93 K 760925 N/A

C 80
E
84
84
T
38
38
F
80
80

ESGS $7.46 M 7459842.53 N/A

C 75
E
82
82
T
64
64
F
75
75

GURU $54.68 M 54681299.313225 good liquidity

C 71
E
82
82
T
66
66
F
71
71

FLLV $5.67 M 5674000 N/A

C 68
E
78
78
T
63
63
F
68
68

WUSA $2.16 M 2162917.5 N/A

C 65
E
83
83
T
38
38
F
65
65

DEF $178.1 M 178098750 decent assets

C 63
E
72
72
T
75
75
F
63
63

TTFS $130.04 M 130037641.5 high fee but liquid

C 59
E
77
77
T
75
75
F
59
59

TTAC $31.32 M 31324000 N/A

C 59
E
79
79
T
67
67
F
59
59

CSD $196.86 M 196856150 Small basket

C 57
E
74
74
T
72
72
F
57
57

BUZ $9.09 M 9089760.598 N/A

C 55
E
74
74
T
66
66
F
55
55

TOFR $3.24 M 3244232.9 weak investor interest

C 54
E
77
77
T
50
50
F
54
54

RYJ $190.93 M 190929524.994 high fee; poor tracking

C 47
E
82
82
T
66
66
F
47
47

DWAQ $38.84 M 38844000 thinly traded

C 41
E
84
84
T
59
59
F
41
41

VAMO $9.66 M 9661543.955916 new; trade with care

C 40
E
79
79
T
54
54
F
40
40

IPO $14.54 M 14537710 Weak trader

C 37
E
76
76
T
59
59
F
37
37

FVL $53.37 M 53369726.286 high all-in costs

C 37
E
77
77
T
66
66
F
37
37

ESGU $10.98 M 10978080 N/A

D 92
E
59
59
T
66
66
F
92
92

KRMA $41.63 M 41627039.466079 N/A

D 86
E
61
61
T
64
64
F
86
86

ALFA $24.79 M 24786000 very high fee

D 74
E
69
69
T
63
63
F
74
74

WMW $19.77 M 19774340 MOAT is cheaper, bigger, better

D 70
E
74
74
T
33
33
F
70
70

TUSA $12.22 M 12215261.076 high all-in costs

D 68
E
76
76
T
49
49
F
68
68

ACTX $1.57 M 1573879.546943 N/A

D 65
E
74
74
T
55
55
F
65
65

CWS $12.15 M 12150979.5 N/A

D 63
E
71
71
T
55
55
F
63
63

IBLN $13.74 M 13738500 modest investor interest

D 62
E
69
69
T
65
65
F
62
62

HUSE $57.39 M 57387972.5 Weak AUM and trading

D 58
E
64
64
T
60
60
F
58
58

SWIN $8.46 M 8458316.3884 N/A

F 62
E
54
54
T
61
61
F
62
62

BOSS $2.45 M 2449038.485982 N/A

F 55
E
47
47
T
38
38
F
55
55

NASH $8.1 M 8104504.459026 very thin investor interest

F 28
E
68
68
T
32
32
F
28
28

SQZZ $603.71 K 603710 N/A

F 26
E
44
44
T
0
-1
F
26
26

BVAL $1.49 M 1494000 N/A

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

MXDU $105.74 M 105740000 N/A

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

QMOM $38.77 M 38773000 N/A

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

VSMV $2.54 M 2539680 N/A

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

MILN $9.02 M 9024179.376804 N/A

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

LVHD $389.38 M 389383725 N/A

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

GVIP $45.96 M 45963000 N/A

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

ESG $13.21 M 13210056.2111 N/A

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

USMF $2.59 M 2588133.5212 N/A

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

DWTR $69.26 M 69256226.637 new, trade with care

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

DHVW $17.84 M 17844000 N/A

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

WIL $35.02 M 35015785.52 trades poorly

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

CNTR $3.05 M 3048030.48 High closure risk

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

QVM $3.86 M 3856500 higher fee

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

ICAN $2.64 M 2641000 N/A

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

PY $7.45 M 7449029.796 N/A

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

DIVC $130.4 M 130400000 pays no dividends

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

OUSA $427.85 M 427845060 first launch by issuer

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

AMCA $2.51 M 2509740 N/A

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

RFFC $34.71 M 34712925.3702 N/A

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

RODI $34.54 M 34539151.92 new; trade with care

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

LVUS $3.86 M 3862245 N/A

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

UDBI $3.16 M 3157804 N/A

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

MFUS $23.55 M 23552000 N/A

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

ETHO $18.99 M 18990000 N/A

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

PFV $1.38 M 1381500 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 09/14/17

Equity: U.S. - Total Market

Performance Dispersion
Performance  [as of 09/21/17] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Benchmark: MSCI USA Investable Markets_net--------------
A 99.420157VTI83839360380.3VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF3.56%3.31%12.73%17.86%9.52%13.67%7.78%
A 99.375581VTHR349236250VTHRVanguard Russell 3000 ETF3.65%3.48%12.55%18.40%9.48%13.50%--
A 99.363969IWV7859665440IWViShares Russell 3000 ETF3.58%3.25%12.63%17.83%9.42%13.54%7.35%
A 99.29617SCHB10400893492SCHBSchwab U.S. Broad Market ETF3.53%3.21%12.73%17.89%9.49%13.66%--
A 99.179788THRK512752924.31405THRKSPDR Russell 3000 ETF3.60%3.28%12.43%17.85%9.46%13.58%7.50%
A 99.132438ITOT10890825015ITOTiShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF3.69%3.32%12.85%17.89%9.75%13.71%7.42%
A 97.362463IYY1120438800IYYiShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF3.31%3.18%12.96%17.71%9.36%12.91%6.08%
A 88.507669DSI886638235DSIiShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF3.83%3.19%13.04%16.63%8.76%13.54%7.13%
A 87.178989FNDB270560628FNDBSchwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF3.98%3.61%7.97%15.34%7.71%----
A 85.407779TILT1106290304.367TILTFlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund4.03%3.27%9.57%17.65%8.84%13.20%--
A 84.123282SUSA619045700SUSAiShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF2.57%2.00%14.35%17.50%9.32%13.11%6.71%
A 81.48119EUSA133111530EUSAiShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF3.60%2.56%10.89%15.61%8.32%12.80%--
A 80.037324DGRO2120519160DGROiShares Core Dividend Growth ETF3.41%3.50%13.48%19.56%10.69%----
A 80.026455DTD604620780DTDWisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund3.33%2.80%9.33%15.02%9.17%12.72%6.82%
A 76.895319LRGF574252200LRGFiShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF3.37%3.45%12.22%19.51%------
A 76.513731SIZE158684200SIZEiShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF2.39%1.87%11.16%16.33%10.12%----
A 76.428473QUAL3743692020QUALiShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF3.85%2.60%12.28%15.70%10.17%----
A 74.035003DGRW1633591500DGRWWisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund3.22%2.86%15.19%19.69%10.52%----
A 69.872564MOAT1283358976MOATVanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF4.03%1.96%14.96%19.17%9.57%14.09%--
A 69.614985PDP1404158350PDPPowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio2.74%3.22%15.89%15.22%6.99%12.35%6.62%
A 68.252524PKW1310184750PKWPowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio3.76%3.19%9.11%17.89%7.34%13.97%9.22%
A 65.147825VIG25194486951.9VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF1.94%1.12%11.43%13.80%8.43%11.65%7.25%
A 63.409037MTUM3984183010MTUMiShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF4.00%5.60%25.73%23.89%14.22%----
A 61.056009ONEQ1325752700ONEQFidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock3.46%3.33%20.13%22.54%13.19%16.48%10.23%
A 46.787968USMV13933436880USMViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF1.12%1.70%12.40%12.14%11.87%13.34%--
B 89.411188EXT66867975EXTWisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund3.41%3.42%12.43%20.96%9.10%13.59%7.55%
B 86.440595MMTM21189100.8MMTMSPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF2.63%2.95%14.06%18.63%9.44%----
B 83.796716QUS68314500QUSSPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF2.36%2.40%12.43%16.98%------
B 82.672953RFDA50238969.1046RFDARiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF4.57%4.50%10.89%17.63%------
B 79.988065QDYN61816091.2107QDYNFlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund5.13%3.54%10.00%19.09%7.85%----
B 78.173844QDF1776675917.0515QDFFlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund3.80%2.64%8.37%14.75%8.85%----
B 72.218463QDEF311628556.2753QDEFFlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund2.70%2.28%8.02%13.27%9.08%----
B 69.989735NFO73425712.4NFOGuggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF3.70%5.12%19.07%19.14%8.22%11.67%7.34%
B 63.625768FPX864688127.16FPXFirst Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF6.33%5.81%17.64%17.96%9.24%17.33%11.16%
B 61.252807KNOW223951296.3KNOWDirexion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares5.41%2.44%5.98%13.88%9.22%15.39%--
B 58.54211PWC146480400PWCPowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio3.53%4.42%10.80%19.88%7.78%14.06%6.86%
B 57.513298PFM304427500PFMPowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio2.11%1.61%8.34%11.09%7.35%10.46%5.57%
B 55.625632VUSE514943000VUSEVident Core US Equity Fund4.68%4.11%5.62%16.36%6.49%----
B 53.931319BFOR200705440BFORALPS Barron's 400 ETF4.85%2.96%10.15%20.94%8.24%----
C 80.394042WEXP760925WEXPWisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund2.34%2.42%12.70%19.02%------
C 74.583598ESGS7459842.53ESGSColumbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF3.08%1.59%8.88%17.84%------
C 71.300788GURU54681299.313225GURUGlobal X Guru Index ETF3.66%4.44%16.61%20.58%1.97%11.41%--
C 67.700506FLLV5674000FLLVFranklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF1.66%--9.61%--------
C 65.4105WUSA2162917.5WUSAWisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund0.85%-0.51%4.36%11.72%------
C 62.69067DEF178098750DEFGuggenheim Defensive Equity ETF2.60%2.31%12.81%14.77%7.32%10.39%6.00%
C 58.641889TTFS130037641.5TTFSAdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF3.53%2.02%4.81%16.08%9.05%13.74%--
C 58.542834TTAC31324000TTACTrimTabs Float Shrink ETF4.92%3.52%13.05%--------
C 56.89143CSD196856150CSDGuggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF3.58%5.23%14.68%18.57%4.34%13.67%6.10%
C 55.018747BUZ9089760.598BUZBUZZ US Sentiment Leaders ETF6.38%5.89%15.26%19.15%------
C 54.43287TOFR3244232.9TOFRStock Split Index Fund1.52%1.81%4.62%8.92%6.65%----
C 46.670974RYJ190929524.994RYJGuggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF5.76%2.96%5.24%13.95%6.10%12.35%7.66%
C 41.313788DWAQ38844000DWAQPowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio4.44%6.98%23.34%26.27%12.31%14.23%5.61%
C 39.941801VAMO9661543.955916VAMOCambria Value & Momentum ETF4.16%4.30%-0.11%4.51%------
C 36.952554IPO14537710IPORenaissance IPO ETF4.36%5.27%28.23%26.88%4.94%----
C 36.931015FVL53369726.286FVLFirst Trust Value Line 100 ETF4.99%4.19%1.77%7.25%3.15%10.95%2.81%
D 91.889631ESGU10978080ESGUiShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF1.56%2.61%12.84%--------
D 86.136573KRMA41627039.466079KRMAGlobal X Conscious Companies ETF3.99%3.18%12.97%18.44%------
D 73.678675ALFA24786000ALFAAlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF2.34%3.77%16.97%14.85%0.38%7.74%--
D 69.822398WMW19774340WMWElements Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return Index ETN4.05%2.01%13.09%16.45%8.78%13.40%--
D 68.390268TUSA12215261.076TUSAFirst Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF3.87%2.71%9.93%18.15%5.26%10.03%4.35%
D 65.285262ACTX1573879.546943ACTXGlobal X Guru Activist Index ETF2.99%3.30%10.01%16.89%------
D 63.195061CWS12150979.5CWSAdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF2.44%-0.32%9.78%13.08%------
D 62.408867IBLN13738500IBLNDirexion iBillionaire Index ETF2.38%5.29%21.04%20.94%6.52%----
D 57.555231HUSE57387972.5HUSEUS Market Rotation Strategy ETF2.37%1.04%7.30%12.19%6.90%11.68%--
F 62.000439SWIN8458316.3884SWINALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF2.07%2.85%----------
F 55.181729BOSS2449038.485982BOSSGlobal X Founder-Run Companies ETF3.97%1.84%----------
F 28.47463NASH8104504.459026NASHNashville Area ETF4.99%-4.68%0.94%6.75%-0.12%----
F 25.668824SQZZ603710SQZZActive Alts Contrarian ETF0.19%-1.85%----------
N/A 0BVAL1494000BVALBrand Value ETF1.53%0.54%----------
N/A 0MXDU105740000MXDUNationwide Maximum Diversification U.S. Core Equity ETF--------------
N/A 0QMOM38773000QMOMMomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF6.70%5.19%8.37%8.86%------
N/A 0VSMV2539680VSMVVictoryShares U.S. Multi-Factor Minimum Volatility ETF0.00%------------
N/A 0MILN9024179.376804MILNGlobal X Millennials Thematic ETF3.39%2.68%15.38%14.42%------
N/A 0LVHD389383725LVHDLegg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF1.63%-0.44%7.59%10.63%------
N/A 0GVIP45963000GVIPGoldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF3.61%6.28%20.76%--------
N/A 0ESG13210056.2111ESGFlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund1.96%3.31%12.71%19.26%------
N/A 0USMF2588133.5212USMFWisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund3.12%------------
N/A 0DWTR69256226.637DWTRPowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio5.85%5.43%10.05%6.66%------
N/A 0DHVW17844000DHVWDiamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF3.27%3.74%15.09%20.75%------
N/A 0WIL35015785.52WILBarclays Women in Leadership ETN2.56%1.92%7.25%12.66%6.94%----
N/A 0CNTR3048030.48CNTRPowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio6.33%2.43%2.58%16.71%5.87%----
N/A 0QVM3856500QVMArrow QVM Equity Factor ETF-0.43%1.78%5.81%12.15%------
N/A 0ICAN2641000ICANSerenityShares IMPACT ETF3.30%2.53%----------
N/A 0PY7449029.796PYPrincipal Shareholder Yield Index ETF4.66%3.82%7.78%19.63%------
N/A 0DIVC130400000DIVCC-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor1.62%3.85%8.59%22.90%9.35%----
N/A 0OUSA427845060OUSAO'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF2.30%2.08%11.20%12.46%------
N/A 0AMCA2509740AMCAiShares Russell 1000 Pure U.S. Revenue ETF1.83%------------
N/A 0RFFC34712925.3702RFFCRiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF5.24%3.31%11.01%18.45%------
N/A 0RODI34539151.92RODIBarclays Return on Disability ETN-5.36%18.35%18.35%18.35%9.28%----
N/A 0LVUS3862245LVUSHartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF1.00%-0.86%----------
N/A 0UDBI3157804UDBILegg Mason US Diversified Core ETF2.97%2.34%11.53%16.17%------
N/A 0MFUS23552000MFUSPIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF--------------
N/A 0ETHO18990000ETHOEtho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF4.22%3.88%15.02%19.14%------
N/A 0PFV1381500PFVAmplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF-1.32%0.24%2.01%--------
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 09/22/17)

All Funds (103)

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99.894828
99
98.803667
99
98.531766
98
98.441809
98
98.375881
98
98.347271
98
98.047128
98
98.019068
97
97.28478
97
97.04319
96
96.379827
96
96.246871
96
96.204607
95
95.494855
95
95.162313
94
94.024763
92
92.337369
91
91.469528
91
90.795552
90
90.213763
90
90.155812
89
89.483276
89
89.15318
88
88.398988
88
88.185487
88
87.669857
88
87.669727
88
87.614611
87
86.979915
86
86.263993
86
86.149278
85
85.057988
85
85.047946
85
84.959319
85
84.52936
84
84.118026
84
84.008052
84
83.525054
83
83.193798
82
82.000231
82
81.816442
82
81.575877
79
79.145435
79
78.808465
78
78.127557
77
77.172368
77
77.144825
77
76.80229
76
76.28648
76
75.576554
74
74.129873
74
74.070929
74
74.006668
74
73.50597
72
71.589336
71
71.061048
69
69.367442
69
69.038704
68
68.363538
64
64.101315
61
61.013097
59
59.175035
54
53.72973
47
47.459459
44
44.15322
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100
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100
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90.087596
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83.484727
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82.709715
63
62.791932
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78.949333597957
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41.914758867343

ETF.com Grade as 09/14/17

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
BVAL Brand Value ETF 0.65% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF 0.15% -0.27% -0.17% -0.31% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.531766
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF 0.15% -0.24% -0.12% -0.38% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.204607
ACTX Global X Guru Activist Index ETF 0.75% -0.36% -0.05% -0.53% 20.00% / 39.60% High 74.006668
DTD WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund 0.28% -0.35% -0.10% -0.47% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 92.337369
QDYN FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund 0.37% -0.45% -0.31% -0.58% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.185487
BUZ BUZZ US Sentiment Leaders ETF 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 73.50597
IBLN Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF 0.65% -1.08% -0.56% -1.54% 20.00% / 39.60% High 69.367442
TILT FlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund 0.25% -0.30% -0.08% -0.56% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 91.469528
TTAC TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF 0.59% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 79.145435
VSMV VictoryShares U.S. Multi-Factor Minimum Volatility ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
NASH Nashville Area ETF 0.49% 0.55% 1.60% -0.19% 20.00% / 39.60% High 68.363538
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 0.04% -0.01% 0.01% -0.02% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.894828
ALFA AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF 0.98% -0.82% -0.36% -1.27% 20.00% / 39.60% High 69.038704
DWAQ PowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio 0.60% -0.71% -0.59% -0.81% 20.00% / 39.60% High 84.118026
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF 0.15% -0.20% -0.14% -0.24% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.047128
MILN Global X Millennials Thematic ETF 0.50% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
IPO Renaissance IPO ETF 0.60% 0.30% 1.23% -0.53% 20.00% / 39.60% High 75.576554
TOFR Stock Split Index Fund 0.55% -0.69% -0.63% -0.91% 20.00% / 39.60% High 77.172368
GVIP Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF 0.45% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
USMF WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund 0.28% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
NFO Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF 0.67% -0.40% -0.33% -0.56% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.669857
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund 0.55% 0.10% 0.42% -0.14% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.057988
BFOR ALPS Barron's 400 ETF 0.65% -0.64% -0.55% -0.78% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.047946
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 94.024763
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 0.03% -0.08% -0.05% -0.16% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
TTFS AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF 0.90% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 76.80229
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 0.15% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 59.175035
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF 0.50% -0.61% -0.52% -0.71% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.155812
ONEQ Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock 0.21% -0.06% 0.06% -0.35% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.246871
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
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF 0.15% -0.20% -0.11% -0.28% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.441809
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 84.52936
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 0.20% -0.18% -0.15% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.347271
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 0.70% -0.90% -0.77% -1.11% 20.00% / 39.60% High 76.28648
SWIN ALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF 0.40% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 53.72973
AMCA iShares Russell 1000 Pure U.S. Revenue ETF 0.15% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
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 74.070929
CSD Guggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF 0.65% 1.19% 1.90% -0.67% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 74.129873
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 0.28% -0.55% -0.30% -1.03% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.483276
RODI Barclays Return on Disability ETN 0.45% -0.54% -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
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 0.20% -0.24% -0.18% -0.31% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.28478
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF 0.15% -0.18% -0.13% -0.20% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.019068
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF 0.65% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 47.459459
MFUS PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF 0.29% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
PDP PowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio 0.64% -0.75% -0.65% -0.84% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.614611
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 71.589336
ESGS Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF 0.35% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 82.000231
WEXP WisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund 0.33% 0.32% 0.38% 0.20% 20.00% / 39.60% High 83.525054
MXDU Nationwide Maximum Diversification U.S. Core Equity ETF 0.34% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
PFM PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio 0.55% -0.62% -0.56% -0.66% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.15318
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 100
FNDB Schwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF 0.25% -0.33% -0.23% -0.41% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.494855
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF 0.43% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 61.013097
KNOW Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares 0.65% 1.21% 1.49% 0.88% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 84.959319
WUSA WisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund 0.33% 0.12% 0.27% -0.01% 20.00% / 39.60% High 83.193798
PKW PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio 0.63% -0.75% -0.64% -0.88% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.669727
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% -0.37% -0.25% -0.45% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.162313
FPX First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF 0.60% -0.70% -0.60% -0.77% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.263993
RYJ Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF 0.75% -0.82% -0.55% -1.02% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 81.575877
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund 0.32% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
LRGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF 0.20% -0.26% -0.10% -0.43% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.379827
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF 0.59% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 78.808465
SQZZ Active Alts Contrarian ETF 1.95% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 44.15322
PWC PowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio 0.60% -0.85% -0.12% -1.00% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 84.008052
DHVW Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF 0.10% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 ETF 0.70% -1.30% -0.89% -1.75% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 77.144825
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 0.03% -0.04% 0.02% -0.13% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 71.061048
ICAN SerenityShares IMPACT ETF 0.50% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 0.12% -0.05% 0.05% -0.12% 20.00% / 39.60% High 90.795552
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF 0.08% -0.05% -0.03% -0.59% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.803667
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund 0.37% -0.80% -0.22% -1.08% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.979915
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% -0.51% -0.30% -0.67% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
GURU Global X Guru Index ETF 0.75% -0.11% 0.00% -0.37% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 81.816442
SIZE iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF 0.15% -0.17% -0.10% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.375881
LVUS Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF 0.29% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
MOAT VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF 0.49% -0.61% -0.54% -0.78% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.398988
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund 0.37% -0.64% -0.33% -0.91% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 86.149278
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 90.213763
HUSE US Market Rotation Strategy ETF 1.22% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 64.101315
THRK SPDR Russell 3000 ETF 0.10% -0.08% 0.13% -0.16% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.04319
FLLV Franklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF 0.50% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 78.127557
PFV Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
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 09/22/17)

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ETF.com Grade as 09/14/17

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 $616.16 K 0.05% 0.22 99.00% 0.00% 0.07% None 84.11991
ESGS Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF $8.38 K 0.21% 0.00 99.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 63.578228
ACTX Global X Guru Activist Index ETF $4.67 K 0.47% 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.06% None 55.106155
BVAL Brand Value ETF $20.01 K 0.39% 0.02 98.00% 0.03% 0.03% None 0
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF $25.99 M 0.03% 5.61 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.20575
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF $201.83 M 0.01% 16.57 99.00% 0.01% 0.00% None 99.676426
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF $57.26 K 0.24% 0.06 100.00% 0.01% 0.08% None 63.59599
ALFA AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF $58.25 K 0.23% 0.02 100.00% 0.23% 0.01% None 62.670266
VSMV VictoryShares U.S. Multi-Factor Minimum Volatility ETF $11.36 K 0.23% 0.00 100.00% 0.03% 0.02% None 0
FNDB Schwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF $609.12 K 0.15% 0.36 99.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 80.816126
NASH Nashville Area ETF $7.25 K 0.78% 0.00 100.00% 1.04% 0.04% None 32.063843
RYJ Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF $260.17 K 0.27% 0.13 98.00% 0.16% 0.05% None 65.873748
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund $524.19 K 0.27% 0.18 98.00% 0.05% 0.02% None 75.453258
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund $39.09 K 0.22% 0.02 99.00% 0.00% 0.02% None 0
BFOR ALPS Barron's 400 ETF $275.81 K 0.14% 0.15 99.00% 0.05% 0.03% None 72.98012
USMF WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund $5.06 K 0.28% 0.00 98.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
FPX First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF $2.24 M 0.06% 0.73 96.00% 0.08% 0.02% None 95.929731
NFO Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF $73.14 K 0.12% 0.03 99.00% 0.05% 0.02% None 67.882224
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF $20.77 M 0.03% 7.01 99.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 98.683385
WIL Barclays Women in Leadership ETN $6.27 K 0.38% 0.00 0.00%% -- 0.00%% None 0
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF $40.54 K 0.51% 0.05 100.00% 0.05% 0.07% None 55.408175
CNTR PowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio $0 0.22% 0.00 100.00% 0.08% 0.03% None 0
SUSA iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF $1.52 M 0.06% 0.30 100.00% 0.05% 0.01% None 94.394224
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 ETF $77.95 K 0.20% 0.07 100.00% 0.04% 0.05% None 65.592349
ONEQ Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock $6.62 M 0.16% 2.61 100.00% 0.01% 0.08% None 94.231924
SIZE iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF $185.78 K 0.14% 0.05 99.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 70.632743
WMW Elements Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return Index ETN $19.38 K 1.70% 0.00 100.00% -- 0.00%% Potential 32.975787
CSD Guggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF $288.91 K 0.13% 0.12 98.00% 0.14% 0.02% None 71.98353
AMCA iShares Russell 1000 Pure U.S. Revenue ETF $8.68 K 0.18% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.10% None 0
GURU Global X Guru Index ETF $118.58 K 0.24% 0.09 100.00% 0.03% 0.02% None 66.079952
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF $1.12 M 0.10% 0.76 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
PDP PowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio $2.69 M 0.06% 1.12 100.00% 0.05% 0.02% None 97.825116
THRK SPDR Russell 3000 ETF $496.43 K 0.15% 0.06 99.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 81.064745
ETHO Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF $87.89 K 0.39% 0.06 100.00% 0.03% 0.05% None 0
FLLV Franklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF $1.4 K 0.25% 0.00 99.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 62.567232
DEF Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF $285.21 K 0.10% 0.13 99.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 74.788616
MFUS PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF $69.26 K 0.16% 0.01 98.00% 0.00% 0.09% None 0
HUSE US Market Rotation Strategy ETF $188.75 K 0.22% 0.20 100.00% 0.14% 0.03% None 59.551978
PFM PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio $368.06 K 0.11% 0.30 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 76.869864
TILT FlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund $1.14 M 0.11% 0.23 99.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 92.821868
QMOM MomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF $39.7 K 0.14% 0.03 99.00% 0.08% 0.02% None 0
TTAC TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF $107.03 K 0.18% 0.15 99.00% 0.02% 0.07% None 66.931224
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF $10.11 M 0.04% 6.37 98.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 98.379626
MXDU Nationwide Maximum Diversification U.S. Core Equity ETF $28.57 K 0.17% 0.02 -- -- 0.04% None 0
IBLN Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF $38.58 K 0.20% 0.02 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 65.063891
PKW PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio $2.32 M 0.04% 0.85 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 98.301989
TOFR Stock Split Index Fund $3.4 K 0.39% 0.00 100.00% 0.61% 0.04% None 49.82638
LVHD Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF $869.3 K 0.14% 0.57 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 0
GVIP Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF $274.44 K 0.17% 0.11 100.00% 0.03% 0.01% None 0
DGRW WisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund $4.01 M 0.04% 2.15 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 98.823233
IPO Renaissance IPO ETF $53.25 K 0.36% 0.04 100.00% 0.18% 0.04% None 58.503414
PWC PowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio $130.96 K 0.12% 0.03 99.00% 0.13% 0.01% None 68.630263
TTFS AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF $355.5 K 0.17% 0.21 100.00% 0.03% 0.03% None 75.403008
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF $14.08 K 0.15% 0.00 99.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 65.736956
DHVW Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF $150.36 K 0.09% 0.10 99.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 0
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF $27.44 M 0.03% 9.79 99.00% 0.00% 0.10% None 97.339794
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund $362.03 K 0.14% 0.18 99.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 73.49978
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF $28.49 K 0.71% 0.01 100.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 49.374613
PY Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF $0 0.73% 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 0
SWIN ALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF $56.66 K 0.34% 0.04 100.00% 0.04% 0.04% None 60.502696
DIVC C-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor $0 0.67% 0 0.00%% -- 0.10% Potential 0
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF $16.65 M 0.02% 2.29 99.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 99.003166
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund $2.37 M 0.05% 1.15 99.00% 0.03% 0.04% None 97.927683
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF $52.42 M 0.02% 10.52 100.00% 0.03% 0.01% None 99.521644
UDBI Legg Mason US Diversified Core ETF $0 0.43% 0 99.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 0
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF $11.6 K 0.96% 0.01 100.00% 0.02% 0.09% None 38.216292
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF $3.13 M 0.04% 0.69 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 97.079853
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF $2.14 M 0.04% 0.35 99.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 95.013267
QDYN FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund $34.93 K 0.25% 0.01 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 62.988727
BUZ BUZZ US Sentiment Leaders ETF $20.11 K 0.18% 0.01 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 65.513686
WEXP WisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund $0 1.67% 0 100.00% 0.00% 0.09% None 38.246069
DTD WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund $804.27 K 0.10% 0.17 99.00% 0.02% 0.06% None 86.861114
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF $7.27 M 0.03% 1.94 100.00% 0.03% 0.01% None 99.18097
MILN Global X Millennials Thematic ETF $101.53 K 0.27% 0.11 100.00% 0.01% 0.08% None 0
WUSA WisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund $0 1.28% 0 100.00% 0.00% 0.09% None 38.142792
DWAQ PowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio $82.69 K 0.32% 0.02 98.00% 0.30% 0.01% None 59.256418
KNOW Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares $764.27 K 0.13% 0.40 100.00% 0.12% 0.02% None 86.598676
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF $99.47 K 0.31% 0.03 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 63.113614
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF $24.79 K 0.50% 0.02 99.00% 0.13% 0.06% None 53.791359
SQZZ Active Alts Contrarian ETF $0 0.73% 0 100.00% 0.11% 0.04% None 0
DWTR PowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio $302.13 K 0.33% 0.23 100.00% 153.61% 0.04% None 0
LRGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF $1.79 M 0.12% 1.23 99.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 95.944191
QVM Arrow QVM Equity Factor ETF $0 0.25% 0 100.00% 0.18% 0.04% None 0
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF $46.72 M 0.01% 19.70 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.5822
RFDA RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF $167.82 K 0.21% 0.12 99.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 68.195016
ICAN SerenityShares IMPACT ETF $22.49 K 0.28% 0.02 -- -- 0.04% None 0
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF $488.67 K 0.05% 0.19 99.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 79.227539
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF $57.08 K 0.50% 0.00 99.00% 0.01% 0.06% None 55.211576
RODI Barclays Return on Disability ETN $0 7.47% 0 0.00%% -- 0.00%% None 0
RFFC RiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF $163.57 K 0.20% 0.11 100.00% 0.03% 0.03% None 0
LVUS Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF $0 0.22% 0 100.00% 0.02% 0.05% None 0
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund $113.99 K 0.12% 0.02 99.00% 0.01% 0.07% None 68.510913
MOAT VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF $3.72 M 0.07% 1.87 100.00% 0.04% 0.02% None 97.558502
PFV Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF $0 0 100.00% 3.13% 0.04% None 0
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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SIZE
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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 09/22/17)

All Funds (103)

99
99.420157
99
99.375581
99
99.363969
99
99.29617
99
99.179788
99
99.132438
97
97.362463
92
91.889631
89
89.411188
89
88.507669
87
87.178989
86
86.440595
86
86.136573
85
85.407779
84
84.123282
84
83.796716
83
82.672953
81
81.48119
80
80.394042
80
80.037324
80
80.026455
80
79.988065
78
78.173844
77
76.895319
77
76.513731
76
76.428473
75
74.583598
74
74.035003
74
73.678675
72
72.218463
71
71.300788
70
69.989735
70
69.872564
70
69.822398
70
69.614985
68
68.390268
68
68.252524
68
67.700506
65
65.4105
65
65.285262
65
65.147825
64
63.625768
63
63.409037
63
63.195061
63
62.69067
62
62.408867
62
62.000439
61
61.252807
61
61.056009
59
58.641889
59
58.542834
59
58.54211
58
57.555231
58
57.513298
57
56.89143
56
55.625632
55
55.181729
55
55.018747
54
54.43287
54
53.931319
47
46.787968
47
46.670974
41
41.313788
40
39.941801
37
36.952554
37
36.931015
28
28.47463
26
25.668824
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85
85.270858
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0
80
79.79255
69
68.748141
47
47.340683
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0
70
70.082878306583
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0
72
71.579646534613

ETF.com Grade as 09/14/17

Equity: U.S. - Total Market