Equity: U.S. - Total Market

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Price $15.17
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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 05/26/17)

All Funds (96)

FNDB $265.36 M 265359988.8 decent assets

A 93
E
96
96
T
85
85
F
93
93

DSI $836.53 M 836526285 not cheap but well established

A 93
E
90
90
T
95
95
F
93
93

DTD $573.62 M 573617400 well established

A 92
E
93
93
T
88
88
F
92
92

KLD $544.06 M 544060260 higher fee; well established

A 88
E
90
90
T
93
93
F
88
88

TILT $1.04 B 1040980330.5778 large asset base

A 85
E
91
91
T
93
93
F
85
85

DGRO $1.69 B 1688750580 low fee

A 85
E
100
100
T
98
98
F
85
85

QUAL $3.75 B 3754677555 Indexes changed September 1 2015

A 83
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
83
83

DGRW $1.34 B 1342920490 healthy AUM; middling yield

A 81
E
93
93
T
99
99
F
81
81

SIZE $276.11 M 276112080 low fee; decent assets

A 81
E
98
98
T
71
71
F
81
81

EUSA $128.53 M 128526120 changed indexes 9.1.2015

A 81
E
98
98
T
75
75
F
81
81

LRGF $437.9 M 437900540 new; trade with care

A 78
E
96
96
T
93
93
F
78
78

VIG $24.03 B 24032866203.06 Dirt cheap all in

A 73
E
98
98
T
100
100
F
73
73

PKW $1.34 B 1335449600 large and liquid

A 69
E
87
87
T
99
99
F
69
69

ONEQ $1.19 B 1189475000 Only includes Nasdaq listed firms

A 67
E
98
98
T
90
90
F
67
67

PDP $1.37 B 1370806000 solid investor interest

A 67
E
88
88
T
97
97
F
67
67

MOAT $1.12 B 1123282095.6 good liquidity

A 64
E
89
89
T
98
98
F
64
64

MTUM $2.61 B 2609696775 hefty AUM; low fee

A 56
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
56
56

USMV $13.05 B 13045425440 massive AUM for non-vanilla

A 54
E
98
98
T
100
100
F
54
54

IWV $7.64 B 7643376010 large and liquid

A 100
E
98
98
T
99
99
F
100
100

IYY $1.09 B 1090639030 slightly higher costs than some

A 100
E
97
97
T
95
95
F
100
100

THRK $403.25 M 403253386.95096 for R3000, IWV far more liquid

A 100
E
98
98
T
80
80
F
100
100

VTHR $325.95 M 325945500 thin trading volume

A 100
E
96
96
T
81
81
F
100
100

VTI $78.92 B 78915987810.18 Cheap and highly liquid

A 100
E
100
100
T
100
100
F
100
100

ITOT $8.68 B 8680136160 low all in costs

A 100
E
100
100
T
97
97
F
100
100

SCHB $9.01 B 9009564774 Cheap, easy to trade

A 100
E
100
100
T
99
99
F
100
100

EXT $63.68 M 63682575 middling liquidity

B 91
E
92
92
T
49
49
F
91
91

QDF $1.69 B 1689863440.7196 strong AUM; decent liqudity

B 88
E
87
87
T
95
95
F
88
88

MMTM $15.17 M 15172738.5 poor trader

B 87
E
95
95
T
52
52
F
87
87

QUS $34.7 M 34700000 low fee

B 86
E
95
95
T
68
68
F
86
86

QDYN $67.33 M 67332449.6073 weak liquidity; poor tracking

B 84
E
89
89
T
69
69
F
84
84

QDEF $313.61 M 313606060.2059 Solid AUM but so-so liquidity

B 82
E
87
87
T
79
79
F
82
82

PFM $315.87 M 315867200 higher holding costs

B 71
E
89
89
T
80
80
F
71
71

KNOW $240.72 M 240720702.498 middling costs

B 69
E
85
85
T
93
93
F
69
69

FPX $765.31 M 765305518.652 Decent liquidity

B 66
E
86
86
T
97
97
F
66
66

PWC $140.3 M 140301150 high all in costs

B 64
E
90
90
T
66
66
F
64
64

VUSE $485.72 M 485716000 decent AUM, workable liquidity

B 62
E
85
85
T
78
78
F
62
62

GURU $56.19 M 56192084.429301 good liquidity

B 61
E
85
85
T
68
68
F
61
61

NFO $71.86 M 71858793.6 lukewarm trader

B 57
E
89
89
T
64
64
F
57
57

BFOR $196.57 M 196570640 400 holdings equally weighted

B 55
E
85
85
T
71
71
F
55
55

DWAQ $35.29 M 35286000 thinly traded

B 54
E
89
89
T
57
57
F
54
54

RFDA $33.67 M 33665816.1096 N/A

C 84
E
80
80
T
68
68
F
84
84

WEXP $724.77 K 724767.5 N/A

C 77
E
85
85
T
41
41
F
77
77

ALFA $31.44 M 31440000 very high fee

C 74
E
71
71
T
66
66
F
74
74

IBLN $14.23 M 14225000 modest investor interest

C 73
E
72
72
T
66
66
F
73
73

ESGS $5.77 M 5765496.945 N/A

C 72
E
81
81
T
64
64
F
72
72

TUSA $10.19 M 10194158.252 high all-in costs

C 69
E
77
77
T
50
50
F
69
69

WUSA $2.11 M 2106622.5 N/A

C 68
E
84
84
T
38
38
F
68
68

TTFS $144.55 M 144549000 high fee but liquid

C 65
E
74
74
T
75
75
F
65
65

BUZ $8.29 M 8290015.2664 N/A

C 63
E
75
75
T
64
64
F
63
63

DEF $173.0 M 172995400 decent assets

C 63
E
72
72
T
72
72
F
63
63

TOFR $3.98 M 3977104.8 weak investor interest

C 62
E
78
78
T
53
53
F
62
62

CSD $196.87 M 196870800 Small basket

C 60
E
72
72
T
67
67
F
60
60

TTAC $15.25 M 15246000 N/A

C 53
E
73
73
T
66
66
F
53
53

RYJ $194.48 M 194484071.664 high fee; poor tracking

C 50
E
81
81
T
64
64
F
50
50

IPO $13.79 M 13785475 Weak trader

C 40
E
78
78
T
59
59
F
40
40

FVL $52.24 M 52239822.36 high all-in costs

C 39
E
81
81
T
63
63
F
39
39

KRMA $37.9 M 37903317.690907 N/A

D 82
E
61
61
T
62
62
F
82
82

WMW $19.26 M 19258130 MOAT is cheaper, bigger, better

D 68
E
76
76
T
33
33
F
68
68

ACTX $1.51 M 1511787.149999 N/A

D 67
E
75
75
T
55
55
F
67
67

CWS $11.98 M 11979050 N/A

D 66
E
67
67
T
62
62
F
66
66

FLLV $5.51 M 5510000 N/A

D 65
E
72
72
T
62
62
F
65
65

HUSE $15.33 M 15330480 Weak AUM and trading

D 58
E
64
64
T
60
60
F
58
58

VAMO $8.14 M 8136153.982147 new; trade with care

D 31
E
75
75
T
50
50
F
31
31

NASH $8.39 M 8387455.479 very thin investor interest

F 35
E
69
69
T
28
28
F
35
35

SWIN $6.73 M 6731403.8508 N/A

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

DIVC $122.16 M 122160000 pays no dividends

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

PY $7.03 M 7032453.1297 N/A

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

PFV $1.38 M 1377500 N/A

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

OUSA $389.63 M 389625119.1854 first launch by issuer

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

RFFC $24.61 M 24606877.8984 N/A

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

RODI $32.89 M 32886043.89 new; trade with care

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

LVUS $3.76 M 3761865 N/A

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

BOSS $2.34 M 2342516.189213 N/A

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

UDBI $3.02 M 3023207.2 N/A

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

ETHO $15.03 M 15025000 N/A

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

QMOM $33.95 M 33952500 N/A

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

MILN $5.22 M 5221651.887657 N/A

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

GVIP $26.05 M 26048000 N/A

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

LVHD $149.76 M 149758000 N/A

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

ESG $8.5 M 8499221.6611 N/A

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

SQZZ $629.43 K 629427.5 N/A

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

DWTR $106.42 M 106415775.039 new, trade with care

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

ESGU $5.26 M 5264890 N/A

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

DHVW $19.72 M 19719000 N/A

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

JUNE $3.3 M 3296775.766759 N/A

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

CNTR $2.94 M 2938329.383 High closure risk

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

WIL $33.32 M 33320866.8 trades poorly

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

QVM $3.67 M 3666000 higher fee

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

ICAN $2.55 M 2547000 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 05/18/17

Equity: U.S. - Total Market

Performance Dispersion
Performance  [as of 05/25/17] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Benchmark: MSCI USA Investable Markets0.89%2.04%8.03%17.70%9.55%14.50%--
A 93.21823FNDB265359988.8FNDBSchwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF-0.41%-0.25%3.92%15.20%8.27%----
A 92.576744DSI836526285DSIiShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF1.04%2.65%8.45%16.85%9.32%14.61%6.70%
A 92.203346DTD573617400DTDWisdomTree Total Dividend Fund-0.15%0.46%5.04%15.76%9.70%14.01%6.39%
A 87.587713KLD544060260KLDiShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF1.67%3.71%10.66%18.98%10.03%13.92%6.57%
A 84.767649TILT1040980330.5778TILTFlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund-0.27%0.33%5.35%19.31%9.26%14.76%--
A 84.528566DGRO1688750580DGROiShares Core Dividend Growth ETF0.75%1.84%8.11%17.51%------
A 83.146792QUAL3754677555QUALiShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF0.99%1.77%7.95%14.72%10.82%----
A 81.447591DGRW1342920490DGRWWisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund1.36%3.29%10.23%18.91%10.98%----
A 81.115035SIZE276112080SIZEiShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF0.81%2.07%7.86%16.43%10.76%----
A 80.895857EUSA128526120EUSAiShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF0.50%1.28%7.38%17.40%9.45%14.47%--
A 78.490997LRGF437900540LRGFiShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF1.13%1.76%7.58%20.50%------
A 73.044742VIG24032866203.06VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF0.99%2.27%8.99%15.55%8.89%12.98%7.26%
A 68.727762PKW1335449600PKWPowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio0.10%-0.55%4.08%15.52%7.59%14.89%8.15%
A 66.768336ONEQ1189475000ONEQFidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock3.10%6.67%15.82%28.25%15.33%18.35%10.31%
A 66.690069PDP1370806000PDPPowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio2.05%3.88%11.45%14.21%7.91%12.64%6.28%
A 63.541297MOAT1123282095.6MOATVanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF1.16%1.96%10.42%18.12%10.58%16.51%--
A 56.086364MTUM2609696775MTUMiShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF4.61%9.27%16.90%20.89%14.40%----
A 53.917013USMV13045425440USMViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF1.47%3.01%9.21%13.58%12.59%14.34%--
A 100IWV7643376010IWViShares Russell 3000 ETF0.97%2.14%8.01%18.24%9.99%15.01%6.97%
A 100IYY1090639030IYYiShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF1.04%2.25%8.43%17.96%9.96%14.28%5.72%
A 100THRK403253386.95096THRKSPDR Russell 3000 ETF0.69%2.44%7.88%17.85%10.09%15.09%7.13%
A 100VTHR325945500VTHRVanguard Russell 3000 ETF0.85%2.16%7.83%18.07%9.99%15.02%--
A 100VTI78915987810.18VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF1.01%2.21%8.11%18.42%10.12%15.17%7.46%
A 100ITOT8680136160ITOTiShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF1.01%2.19%8.19%18.35%10.36%15.19%7.07%
A 100SCHB9009564774SCHBSchwab U.S. Broad Market ETF0.93%2.21%8.14%18.35%10.10%15.15%--
B 90.966516EXT63682575EXTWisdomTree Total Earnings Fund0.30%1.57%6.91%19.93%9.39%14.82%7.04%
B 88.215726QDF1689863440.7196QDFFlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund-0.63%-0.14%4.49%16.25%9.28%----
B 86.980238MMTM15172738.5MMTMSPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF1.06%2.25%7.95%15.10%9.91%----
B 86.01187QUS34700000QUSSPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF1.13%2.57%8.56%17.15%------
B 83.600129QDYN67332449.6073QDYNFlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund-1.01%-0.57%4.90%18.22%8.18%----
B 82.466691QDEF313606060.2059QDEFFlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund-0.71%0.16%4.47%14.81%9.49%----
B 71.068815PFM315867200PFMPowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio0.73%1.44%5.96%12.77%8.08%12.03%5.45%
B 69.303103KNOW240720702.498KNOWDirexion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares-0.65%-0.07%3.68%14.28%11.19%17.98%--
B 66.247414FPX765305518.652FPXFirst Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF1.81%4.39%10.48%16.95%9.89%18.45%10.50%
B 63.751428PWC140301150PWCPowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio1.06%1.95%5.52%20.73%7.41%15.58%5.85%
B 62.381505VUSE485716000VUSEVident Core US Equity Fund-1.84%-1.71%1.38%18.09%6.22%----
B 61.209559GURU56192084.429301GURUGlobal X Guru Index ETF1.63%3.87%11.57%20.54%2.67%----
B 56.723961NFO71858793.6NFOGuggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF1.30%5.06%12.71%18.28%6.92%13.20%6.86%
B 55.0487BFOR196570640BFORALPS Barron's 400 ETF-0.62%1.81%6.08%22.61%8.19%----
B 54.309019DWAQ35286000DWAQPowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio3.36%5.96%13.51%25.81%11.29%13.51%4.79%
C 83.740847RFDA33665816.1096RFDARiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF0.66%1.00%5.52%--------
C 77.314882WEXP724767.5WEXPWisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund3.14%7.66%8.43%19.82%------
C 74.29597ALFA31440000ALFAAlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF1.46%3.07%11.76%16.22%1.74%----
C 73.023482IBLN14225000IBLNDirexion iBillionaire Index ETF2.95%4.48%14.00%18.22%------
C 71.60072ESGS5765496.945ESGSColumbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF-0.22%-0.41%5.23%--------
C 68.969454TUSA10194158.252TUSAFirst Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF-0.46%0.55%5.76%19.55%5.24%11.16%3.62%
C 68.461916WUSA2106622.5WUSAWisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund-3.24%-3.18%2.26%13.40%------
C 65.48902TTFS144549000TTFSAdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF-1.36%-3.00%1.82%17.59%9.66%15.96%--
C 63.256713BUZ8290015.2664BUZBUZZ US Sentiment Leaders ETF1.35%-0.32%5.42%16.32%------
C 62.841896DEF172995400DEFGuggenheim Defensive Equity ETF1.29%2.76%9.15%16.70%7.70%11.20%5.52%
C 62.057883TOFR3977104.8TOFRStock Split Index Fund-1.56%-0.34%1.54%7.95%------
C 59.665559CSD196870800CSDGuggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF-0.28%2.53%8.36%21.27%3.60%14.12%5.20%
C 52.82679TTAC15246000TTACTrimTabs Float Shrink ETF1.21%3.94%8.28%--------
C 49.624445RYJ194484071.664RYJGuggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF-1.06%-0.08%3.69%21.55%6.84%13.46%7.76%
C 39.620462IPO13785475IPORenaissance IPO ETF6.34%10.75%21.79%27.48%6.90%----
C 39.30891FVL52239822.36FVLFirst Trust Value Line 100 ETF-2.79%-5.44%-2.62%8.36%3.00%11.89%2.98%
D 81.932112KRMA37903317.690907KRMAGlobal X Conscious Companies ETF1.19%2.37%8.26%--------
D 68.102824WMW19258130WMWElements Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return Index ETN2.11%2.58%11.31%20.97%10.76%16.54%--
D 67.309617ACTX1511787.149999ACTXGlobal X Guru Activist Index ETF0.50%0.05%4.21%16.24%------
D 65.55231CWS11979050CWSAdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF-0.17%2.46%8.65%--------
D 65.24501FLLV5510000FLLVFranklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF-0.53%0.43%5.63%--------
D 57.555231HUSE15330480HUSEUS Market Rotation Strategy ETF1.69%3.44%6.47%13.52%8.95%----
D 31.06345VAMO8136153.982147VAMOCambria Value & Momentum ETF-2.66%-1.49%-3.20%4.07%------
F 34.864667NASH8387455.479NASHNashville Area ETF-1.41%-4.43%4.91%11.69%5.91%----
N/A 0SWIN6731403.8508SWINALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF2.58%3.48%----------
N/A 0DIVC122160000DIVCC-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor-0.20%-1.77%1.60%19.57%------
N/A 0PY7032453.1297PYPrincipal Shareholder Yield Index ETF-3.14%-3.47%1.02%17.85%------
N/A 0PFV1377500PFVAmplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF-3.96%-1.95%1.77%--------
N/A 0OUSA389625119.1854OUSAO'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF1.45%2.23%7.78%12.42%------
N/A 0RFFC24606877.8984RFFCRiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF0.72%1.42%7.05%--------
N/A 0RODI32886043.89RODIBarclays Return on Disability ETN0%0%0%-0.89%------
N/A 0LVUS3761865LVUSHartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF--------------
N/A 0BOSS2342516.189213BOSSGlobal X Founder-Run Companies ETF0.99%3.66%----------
N/A 0UDBI3023207.2UDBILegg Mason US Diversified Core ETF1.63%2.10%8.10%14.49%------
N/A 0ETHO15025000ETHOEtho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF0.98%3.06%9.52%19.32%------
N/A 0QMOM33952500QMOMMomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF-3.10%-3.44%1.21%7.33%------
N/A 0MILN5221651.887657MILNGlobal X Millennials Thematic ETF3.16%6.11%12.43%17.84%------
N/A 0GVIP26048000GVIPGoldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF2.25%5.13%12.81%--------
N/A 0LVHD149758000LVHDLegg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF0.15%1.20%6.30%14.73%------
N/A 0ESG8499221.6611ESGFlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund1.07%2.45%8.36%--------
N/A 0SQZZ629427.5SQZZActive Alts Contrarian ETF-0.40%------------
N/A 0DWTR106415775.039DWTRPowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio1.08%0.76%3.84%6.63%------
N/A 0ESGU5264890ESGUiShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF0.85%4.96%7.90%--------
N/A 0DHVW19719000DHVWDiamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF1.43%2.98%9.89%20.45%------
N/A 0JUNE3296775.766759JUNEDhandho Junoon ETF-4.36%-3.01%-1.47%9.66%------
N/A 0CNTR2938329.383CNTRPowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio-3.11%-3.64%-1.04%23.76%6.12%----
N/A 0WIL33320866.8WILBarclays Women in Leadership ETN-1.76%-2.78%1.73%11.97%------
N/A 0QVM3666000QVMArrow QVM Equity Factor ETF0.74%0.11%2.93%14.76%------
N/A 0ICAN2547000ICANSerenityShares IMPACT ETF0.75%------------
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 05/26/17)

All Funds (96)

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99.914831
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99.825641
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98.485043
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98.439374
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98.332214
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98.28212
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98.280794
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98.0018
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97.99487
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97.948048
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97.923408
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97.279519
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96.367482
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96.287048
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95.62457
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95.061673
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94.759184
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92.92634
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92.608586
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92.120714
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91.424236
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90.313195
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90.072341
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89.706087
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89.302565
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89.018775
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88.709718
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88.631492
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88.55615
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87.646644
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87.479726
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87.274336
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87.051844
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86.391261
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85.46939
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85.228094
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85.163592
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84.911006
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84.529645
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83.845289
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81.315896
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81.088615
81
80.645189
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80.326832
78
78.193102
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77.773313
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77.015051
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75.923238
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75.24406
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75.164432
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74.51873
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73.558314
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73.108437
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72.485692
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72.139192
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71.790077
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71.608357
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71.499498
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67.306609
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ETF.com Grade as 05/18/17

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
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 86.391261
RYJ Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF 0.75% -0.71% -0.56% -1.02% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 81.315896
SQZZ Active Alts Contrarian ETF 1.95% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
LRGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF 0.20% -0.31% -0.22% -0.43% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.287048
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF 0.59% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 75.24406
DHVW Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF 0.10% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
PWC PowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio 0.60% -0.78% -0.63% -1.00% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.706087
JUNE Dhandho Junoon ETF 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 67.306609
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 ETF 0.70% -1.07% -0.45% -1.43% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 80.645189
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 0.03% -0.06% 0.01% -0.13% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
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% -0.13% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 94.759184
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF 0.08% -0.09% -0.04% -0.14% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.485043
DIVC C-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor 0.70% -0.58% -0.30% -0.71% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund 0.37% -0.53% -0.18% -1.03% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.051844
PY Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF 0.40% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
PFV Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF 0.49% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
GURU Global X Guru Index ETF 0.75% -0.14% 0.00% -0.42% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.46939
SIZE iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF 0.15% -0.16% -0.09% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.28212
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% -0.68% -0.58% -0.78% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.302565
UDBI Legg Mason US Diversified Core ETF 0.30% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF 0.50% -0.57% -0.46% -0.69% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.313195
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund 0.37% -0.53% -0.12% -0.85% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.274336
FLLV Franklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF 0.50% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 72.485692
HUSE US Market Rotation Strategy ETF 1.07% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 64.101315
THRK SPDR Russell 3000 ETF 0.10% 0.06% 0.18% -0.15% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.0018
ACTX Global X Guru Activist Index ETF 0.75% -0.33% -0.20% -0.51% 20.00% / 39.60% High 74.51873
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF 0.15% -0.20% -0.15% -0.30% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.439374
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF 0.15% -0.24% -0.12% -0.38% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 96.367482
BUZ BUZZ US Sentiment Leaders ETF 0.75% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 75.164432
DTD WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund 0.28% -0.35% -0.25% -0.60% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 92.608586
QDYN FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund 0.37% -0.45% -0.26% -0.58% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.631492
TTAC TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF 0.59% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 73.108437
IBLN Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF 0.65% -0.76% -0.37% -1.25% 20.00% / 39.60% High 71.790077
TILT FlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund 0.25% -0.18% 0.03% -0.52% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 91.424236
ALFA AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF 0.95% -0.72% -0.36% -1.27% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 71.499498
NASH Nashville Area ETF 0.49% 0.89% 1.60% -0.19% 20.00% / 39.60% High 69.129613
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 0.04% -0.01% 0.01% -0.03% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.914831
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% Low 88.55615
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF 0.15% -0.18% -0.12% -0.24% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.948048
GVIP Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF 0.45% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
IPO Renaissance IPO ETF 0.60% 0.07% 0.76% -0.53% 20.00% / 39.60% High 78.193102
TOFR Stock Split Index Fund 0.55% -0.68% -0.56% -0.91% 20.00% / 39.60% High 77.773313
BFOR ALPS Barron's 400 ETF 0.65% -0.64% -0.55% -0.78% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.163592
NFO Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF 0.67% -0.40% -0.33% -0.56% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 89.018775
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund 0.55% 0.29% 0.42% 0.02% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 85.228094
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 95.061673
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF 0.28% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 0.03% -0.46% 0.73% -0.98% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 100
TTFS AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF 0.90% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 73.558314
CNTR PowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio 0.35% -0.62% -0.62% -0.62% 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
ONEQ Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock 0.21% 0.04% 0.13% -0.18% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.923408
WIL Barclays Women in Leadership ETN 0.45% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
RFDA RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF 0.52% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 80.326832
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF 0.15% -0.17% -0.05% -0.28% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.280794
QVM Arrow QVM Equity Factor ETF 0.65% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
SWIN ALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF 0.40% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 0.20% -0.18% -0.12% -0.23% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 98.332214
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 0.70% -0.87% -0.70% -1.11% 20.00% / 39.60% High 77.015051
CSD Guggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF 0.65% 1.19% 1.90% -0.67% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 72.139192
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% -0.80% -1.13% 20.00% / 39.60% High 75.923238
RFFC RiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF 0.52% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
EXT WisdomTree Total Earnings Fund 0.28% -0.47% -0.19% -1.03% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 92.120714
RODI Barclays Return on Disability ETN 0.45% -0.50% -0.42% -0.61% 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 0
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF 0.65% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 0.20% -0.22% -0.11% -0.31% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.279519
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF 0.15% -0.17% -0.13% -0.20% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 97.99487
DEF Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF 0.60% -0.58% -0.41% -1.72% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 71.608357
PDP PowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio 0.64% -0.71% -0.63% -0.84% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.646644
ETHO Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF 0.49% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% High 0
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% 0.31% 0.35% 0.20% 20.00% / 39.60% High 84.529645
KLD iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF 0.50% -0.60% -0.48% -0.71% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 90.072341
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 0.08% -0.07% -0.04% -0.15% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 99.825641
PFM PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio 0.55% -0.62% -0.55% -0.67% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 88.709718
QMOM MomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF 0.79% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 0
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF 0.43% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Medium 60.789555
FNDB Schwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF 0.25% -0.33% -0.22% -0.40% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 95.62457
WUSA WisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund 0.33% 0.11% 0.28% -0.01% 20.00% / 39.60% High 83.845289
KNOW Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares 0.65% 1.22% 1.49% 1.00% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 84.911006
DGRW WisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund 0.28% -0.30% -0.18% -0.51% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 92.92634
PKW PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio 0.63% -0.71% -0.56% -0.88% 20.00% / 39.60% Low 87.479726
LVHD Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF 0.30% -- -- -- 20.00% / 39.60% Low 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 05/26/17)

All Funds (96)

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99.776925
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99.583213
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99.507758
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99.373567
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99.331395
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99.063845
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98.913201
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98.812975
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98.678876
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98.457376
98
98.178825
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97.383369
97
97.23238
97
96.57051
95
95.404291
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95.023621
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94.683885
93
93.218625
93
93.069508
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93.064068
93
92.565207
90
90.132917
88
88.38001
85
84.682227
81
81.07758
80
79.882895
80
79.82956
79
79.17587
78
78.120169
75
75.306914
75
75.10364
72
72.110245
71
70.920741
71
70.659444
69
68.659993
68
68.385778
68
67.973992
68
67.590698
67
66.58835
66
66.319667
66
65.970837
66
65.626828
66
65.595594
64
64.001431
64
63.860639
64
63.714208
64
63.585688
63
62.536394
62
62.328192
62
62.142072
62
61.721472
60
59.551978
59
58.801404
57
56.788335
55
55.146587
53
53.046412
52
51.685872
50
50.443396
50
50.40423
49
49.215766
41
41.359815
38
38.084808
33
33.178112
28
27.834622
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ETF.com Grade as 05/18/17

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
BUZ BUZZ US Sentiment Leaders ETF $12.0 K 0.20% 0.01 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 64.001431
WEXP WisdomTree U.S. Export and Multinational Fund $0 0.91% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.09% None 41.359815
DTD WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund $1.0 M 0.17% 0.24 100.00% 0.01% 0.06% None 88.38001
KLD iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF $1.51 M 0.12% 0.31 100.00% 0.04% 0.01% None 93.064068
QDYN FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund $117.98 K 0.13% 0.06 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 68.659993
MILN Global X Millennials Thematic ETF $54.59 K 0.34% 0.06 100.00% 0.01% 0.09% None 0
WUSA WisdomTree U.S. Domestic Economy Fund $0 1.85% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.09% None 38.084808
DWAQ PowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio $46.79 K 0.35% 0.01 99.00% 0.33% 0.01% None 56.788335
KNOW Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares $1.01 M 0.10% 0.33 100.00% 0.11% 0.03% None 92.565207
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF $9.09 M 0.03% 2.49 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.373567
SQZZ Active Alts Contrarian ETF $17.07 K 0.37% 0.02 -- 0.11% 0.04% None 0
DWTR PowerShares DWA Tactical Sector Rotation Portfolio $623.41 K 0.36% 0.51 100.00% 101.50% 0.04% None 0
LRGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF $1.43 M 0.22% 1.01 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 93.069508
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF $86.4 K 0.12% 0.02 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 68.385778
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF $48.19 K 0.67% 0.04 100.00% 0.18% 0.06% None 50.40423
RFDA RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF $250.87 K 0.30% 0.18 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 67.973992
ICAN SerenityShares IMPACT ETF $87.16 K 0.32% 0.07 -- -- 0.04% None 0
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF $363.13 K 0.07% 0.15 100.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 75.10364
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF $25.14 K 0.60% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.06% None 51.685872
QVM Arrow QVM Equity Factor ETF $0 0.36% 0 100.00% 0.13% 0.04% None 0
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF $51.37 M 0.01% 22.73 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.583213
RFFC RiverFront Dynamic US Flex-Cap ETF $213.47 K 0.38% 0.15 100.00% 0.02% 0.03% None 0
LVUS Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility US Equity ETF $0 0.22% 0 -- -- 0.06% None 0
EXT WisdomTree Total Earnings Fund $105.93 K 0.77% 0.02 100.00% 0.01% 0.07% None 49.215766
MOAT VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF $3.66 M 0.07% 1.96 100.00% 0.03% 0.03% None 98.178825
RODI Barclays Return on Disability ETN $0 7.77% 0 -- -- 0% None 0
ESGS Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF $9.03 K 0.21% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 63.585688
ACTX Global X Guru Activist Index ETF $9.62 K 0.47% 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.07% None 55.146587
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF $15.34 M 0.03% 3.67 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 99.331395
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF $549.83 K 0.08% 0.20 100.00% 0.00% 0.07% None 81.07758
KRMA Global X Conscious Companies ETF $43.36 K 0.23% 0.05 100.00% 0.01% 0.09% None 62.328192
ALFA AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF $59.39 K 0.15% 0.03 100.00% 0.16% 0.01% None 65.626828
FNDB Schwab Fundamental US Broad Market Index ETF $738.56 K 0.16% 0.44 100.00% 0.00% 0.06% None 84.682227
NASH Nashville Area ETF $0 0.86% 0.00 100.00% 1.28% 0.04% None 27.834622
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF $250.76 M 0.01% 20.57 100.00% 0.01% 0.00% None 99.776925
ESG FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund $18.38 K 0.16% 0.00 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
BFOR ALPS Barron's 400 ETF $270.93 K 0.27% 0.15 100.00% 0.05% 0.03% None 70.920741
FPX First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF $2.54 M 0.07% 0.86 99.00% 0.09% 0.02% None 96.57051
NFO Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF $75.85 K 0.26% 0.03 100.00% 0.07% 0.02% None 63.714208
RYJ Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF $250.62 K 0.36% 0.13 99.00% 0.18% 0.05% None 63.860639
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund $492.26 K 0.30% 0.17 100.00% 0.05% 0.03% None 78.120169
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF $61.41 K 0.29% 0.09 100.00% 0.06% 0.07% None 61.721472
CNTR PowerShares Contrarian Opportunities Portfolio $7.68 K 0.25% 0.00 100.00% 0.16% 0.03% None 0
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 ETF $68.63 K 0.25% 0.06 100.00% 0.12% 0.05% None 62.536394
ONEQ Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Tracking Stock $7.73 M 0.18% 0.32 100.00% 0.07% 0.02% None 90.132917
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF $27.83 M 0.02% 9.69 100.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 98.812975
WIL Barclays Women in Leadership ETN $7.13 K 0.41% 0.00 -- -- 0% None 0
PFV Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF $0 1.76% 0.00 100.00% 2.31% 0.04% None 0
CSD Guggenheim S&P Spin-Off ETF $397.64 K 0.40% 0.17 100.00% 0.12% 0.02% None 66.58835
GURU Global X Guru Index ETF $199.14 K 0.26% 0.15 100.00% 0.03% 0.02% None 67.590698
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF $1.41 M 0.08% 0.97 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 0
SIZE iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF $279.94 K 0.18% 0.07 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 70.659444
WMW Elements Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return Index ETN $28.17 K 2.12% 0.00 100.00% -- 0% Potential 33.178112
FLLV Franklin Liberty U.S. Low Volatility ETF $5.32 K 0.26% 0.00 100.00% 0.04% 0.02% None 62.142072
DEF Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF $253.01 K 0.17% 0.12 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 72.110245
HUSE US Market Rotation Strategy ETF $67.77 K 0.36% 0.07 100.00% 0.14% 0.03% None 59.551978
PDP PowerShares DWA Momentum Portfolio $3.49 M 0.07% 1.55 100.00% 0.06% 0.02% None 97.383369
THRK SPDR Russell 3000 ETF $811.92 K 0.34% 0.09 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 79.882895
ETHO Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF $77.34 K 0.45% 0.05 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 0
TTAC TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF $88.95 K 0.20% 0.12 100.00% 0.02% 0.07% None 65.595594
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF $12.68 M 0.04% 8.21 100.00% 0.00% 0.05% None 98.457376
IBLN Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF $33.1 K 0.16% 0.02 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 66.319667
PFM PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio $487.79 K 0.14% 0.41 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 79.82956
TILT FlexShares Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund $1.46 M 0.11% 0.29 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 93.218625
QMOM MomentumShares U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF $52.75 K 0.15% 0.04 100.00% 0.06% 0.02% None 0
GVIP Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF $219.66 K 0.16% 0.10 100.00% 0.02% 0.01% None 0
DGRW WisdomTree US Quality Dividend Growth Fund $4.38 M 0.03% 2.44 100.00% 0.01% 0.03% None 98.913201
IPO Renaissance IPO ETF $65.43 K 0.34% 0.06 100.00% 0.22% 0.04% None 58.801404
PKW PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio $3.43 M 0.04% 1.32 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 98.678876
TOFR Stock Split Index Fund $4.01 K 0.37% 0.00 100.00% 0.45% 0.04% None 53.046412
LVHD Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF $1.09 M 0.14% 0.73 100.00% 0.02% 0.02% None 0
JUNE Dhandho Junoon ETF $15.14 K 0.65% 0.02 100.00% 0.09% 0.08% None 0
ESGU iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF $2.49 K 0.17% 0.00 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
DHVW Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF $153.64 K 0.08% 0.11 100.00% 0.00% 0.04% None 0
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF $31.35 M 0.03% 11.71 100.00% 0.00% 0.11% None 97.23238
PWC PowerShares Dynamic Market Portfolio $97.25 K 0.17% 0.02 100.00% 0.14% 0.01% None 65.970837
TTFS AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF $377.91 K 0.18% 0.24 100.00% 0.04% 0.03% None 75.306914
PY Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF $0 0.39% 0.00 100.00% 0.02% 0.04% None 0
SWIN ALPS Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF $48.99 K 0.21% 0.04 100.00% 0.03% 0.04% None 0
DIVC C-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor $0 0.27% 0 -- -- 0.10% Potential 0
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF $20.17 M 0.02% 2.86 100.00% 0.01% 0.04% None 99.063845
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund $518.96 K 0.13% 0.26 100.00% 0.03% 0.04% None 79.17587
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF $31.21 K 0.69% 0.02 100.00% 0.00% 0.03% None 50.443396
UDBI Legg Mason US Diversified Core ETF $0 0.22% 0 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 0
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF $10.55 K 0.46% 0.01 100.00% 0.02% 0.10% None 0
DSI iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF $2.13 M 0.09% 0.48 100.00% 0.01% 0.02% None 94.683885
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF $2.62 M 0.04% 0.44 100.00% 0.01% 0.05% None 95.404291
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund $3.01 M 0.15% 1.47 100.00% 0.03% 0.04% None 95.023621
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF $67.44 M 0.02% 13.98 100.00% 0.03% 0.01% None 99.507758
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

TTAC
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TILT
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IBLN
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GVIP
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TTFS
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ITOT
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TUSA
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KLD
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KNOW
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LRGF
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VIG
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MMTM
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VTHR
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MTUM
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VTI
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BFOR
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VUSE
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NFO
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ONEQ
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CSD
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OUSA
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PDP
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DEF
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ETHO
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PFM
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DGRO
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PKW
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QDYN
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DTD
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QUAL
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MILN
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QUS
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EUSA
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RFDA
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RFFC
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EXT
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KRMA
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SCHB
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SIZE
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GURU
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THRK
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IPO
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ESGU
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SWIN
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BOSS
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WUSA
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VAMO
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ALFA
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CNTR
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QMOM
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PWC
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PY
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UDBI
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BUZ
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DWAQ
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QVM
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ESGS
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RYJ
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CWS
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FVL
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FLLV
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HUSE
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TOFR
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NASH
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DWTR
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PFV
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WIL
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WMW
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DIVC
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RODI
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SQZZ
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ICAN
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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 05/26/17)

All Funds (96)

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93.21823
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92.576744
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92.203346
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90.966516
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88.215726
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87.587713
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86.980238
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86.01187
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84.767649
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84.528566
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83.740847
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83.600129
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83.146792
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82.466691
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81.932112
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81.447591
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81.115035
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80.895857
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78.490997
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77.314882
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74.29597
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73.044742
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73.023482
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71.60072
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71.068815
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69.303103
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68.969454
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68.727762
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68.461916
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68.102824
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67.309617
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66.768336
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66.690069
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66.247414
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65.55231
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65.48902
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65.24501
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63.751428
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63.541297
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63.256713
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62.841896
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62.381505
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62.057883
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61.209559
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59.665559
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57.555231
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56.723961
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56.086364
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55.0487
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54.309019
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53.917013
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52.82679
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49.624445
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39.620462
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39.30891
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34.864667
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31.06345
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79.79255
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68.748141
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47.340683
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ETF.com Grade as 05/18/17

Equity: U.S. - Total Market