Equity ETF Overview

Equity ETFs invest in stocks of U.S. or international companies. Thus, equity ETFs have a claim of ownership on the underlying business.

With 1574 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Equity ETFs gather total assets under management of $2,874.66B. The average expense ratio is 0.54%. Equity ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Equity ETF is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY with $250.71B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Equity ETF was the DRN at 54.58%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Equity space was the Virtus Real Asset Income Fund VRAI in 02/07/19.


DFEN Direxion Daily Aerospace & Defense Bull 3X Shares 41.52%
SOXL Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares 37.49%
DRN Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bull 3x Shares 32.85%
DUSL Direxion Daily Industrials Bull 3X Shares 29.50%
DPST Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3X Shares 28.39%


SOXS Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares -33.07%
DRV Direxion Daily MSCI Real Estate Bear 3x Shares -25.22%
WDRW Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bear 3X Shares -22.95%
TECS Direxion Daily Technology Bear 3X Shares -22.83%
YANG Direxion Daily FTSE China Bear 3X Shares -19.04%


IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 4.24K
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI U.S.A. Quality Factor ETF 1.76K
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 1.59K
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 1.50K
SDY SPDR S&P Dividend ETF 1.19K


SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -12,022.20
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF -7,007.85
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF -2,612.01
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF -2,428.99
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,704.24


ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF 1,910.48%
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 263.14%
KALL KraneShares MSCI All China Index ETF 173.41%
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 128.31%
SCIX Global X Scientific Beta Asia ex-Japan ETF 111.86%


EWCO Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Communication Services ETF -73.19%
HFXJ IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF -71.15%
CHAD Direxion Daily CSI 300 China A Share Bear 1X Shares -65.96%
LACK Direxion Daily Consumer Staples Bear 3X Shares -55.08%
PASS Direxion Daily Consumer Discretionary Bear 3X Shares -54.65%

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