Equity: U.S. - Total Market
With 109 ETFs and over $207.88B in combined AUM, the Equity: U.S. - Total Market segment provides exposure to the U.S. space with a focus on Total Market securities.
Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the BUZZ U.S. Sentiment Leaders ETF (BUZ), with a total return of 8.46%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) with $93.25BB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, encompassing the entire market-cap spectrum. VTI has an expense ratio of 0.04% and tracks the CRSP US Total Market Index.
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Equity: U.S. - Total Market segment is 84 out of 100, with the iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF(ITOT) obtaining the highest rating of 100 out of 100.
Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.45% per year, with the iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (ITOT) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.03% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.01%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Equity: U.S. - Total Market segment is 77 out of 100, with the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF(VTI) obtaining the highest rating of 100 out of 100.
The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 485.71M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV), with $118.56M in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Barclays Return on Disability ETN(RODI), due to their double-digit market spreads.
ETF.com Fit Insight
The MSCI USA Investable Markets_net has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.
Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to VTI. This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.
Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, FFTY follows a Multi-factor strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.