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 1629 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Equity ETFs gather total assets under management of $3,141.05B. 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 $274.43B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Equity ETF was the GASX at 326.24%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Equity space was the HCM Defender 500 Index ETF LGH in 10/10/19.

Top ETF Performers

GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares 83.45%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares 53.31%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares 22.84%
NAIL Direxion Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares 19.65%
HOML ETRACS Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN 16.98%

Bottom ETF Performers

GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares -49.23%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares -38.56%
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3x Shares -20.67%
YOLO AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF -19.97%
CNBS Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF -19.83%

Top Creations

SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 7.71K
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 2.95K
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 2.86K
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 2.12K
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol U.S.A. ETF 1.54K

Top Redemptions

EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -1,144.60
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund -894.78
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust -601.25
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund -594.00
FIHD UBS AG FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN -505.69

AUM Winners

QQH HCM Defender 100 Index ETF 1,865.34%
KOCT Innovator Russell 2000 Power Buffer ETF - October 928.80%
NOCT Innovator Nasdaq-100 Power Buffer ETF - October 734.88%
SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF 653.24%
WWJD Inspire International ESG ETF 360.62%

AUM Losers

TAWK Direxion Daily Communication Services Index Bull 3X Shares -67.80%
HUSE Strategy Shares U.S. Market Rotation Strategy ETF -66.42%
FLEU Barclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN Series B -51.80%
RTL Pacer Benchmark Retail Real Estate SCTR ETF -49.66%
MUTE Direxion Daily Communication Services Index Bear 3X Shares -49.39%

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