Global ETF Overview

Global ETFs invest in the equity of companies from all over the world.

With 552 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Global ETFs have total assets under management of $445.53B. The average expense ratio is 0.67%. Global ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Asset Allocation
  • Equity
  • Commodities
  • Fixed Income
  • Alternatives

The largest Global ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $56.41B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Global ETF was BDRY at 373.33%. The most recent ETF launched in the Global space was the Invesco Alerian Galaxy Blockchain Users and Decentralized Commerce ETF BLKC on 10/07/21.

Top ETF Performers

GCEC Claymore CEF Index-Linked GS Connect ETN 29.74%
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil 28.57%
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 24.93%
OIH VanEck Oil Services ETF 18.74%
FILL iShares MSCI Global Energy Producers ETF 18.50%

Bottom ETF Performers

KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas -29.59%
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil -23.53%
MJXL ETFMG 2x Daily Alternative Harvest ETF -18.12%
UBOT Direxion Daily Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, & Automation Index Bull 2X Shares -15.77%
HELX Franklin Genomic Advancements ETF -14.60%

Top Creations

VT Vanguard Total World Stock ETF 418.32
SRLN SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF 397.07
OIH VanEck Oil Services ETF 309.63
SMH VanEck Semiconductor ETF 249.07
JETS U.S. Global Jets ETF 228.26

Top Redemptions

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF -902.25
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -563.34
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF -503.16
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF -371.82
PDBC Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF -331.56

AUM Winners

CRPT First Trust SkyBridge Crypto Industry and Digital Economy ETF 17,623,376.25%
FMQQ FMQQ The Next Frontier Internet & Ecommerce ETF 12,005,969.23%
SSFI Day Hagan/Ned Davis Research Smart Sector Fixed Income ETF 1,796.85%
PSIL AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF 1,154.29%
BCIM abrdn Bloomberg Industrial Metals Strategy K-1 Free ETF 453.80%

AUM Losers

SINV ETFMG Prime 2x Daily Inverse Junior Silver Miners ETF -61.62%
VSLU Applied Finance Valuation Large Cap ETF -44.10%
AWTM Aware Ultra-Short Duration Enhanced Income ETF -40.06%
QPFF American Century Quality Preferred ETF -29.42%
VNSE Natixis Vaughan Nelson Select ETF -24.28%

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