Global ETF Overview

With 480 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Global ETFs have total assets under management of $435.12B. The average expense ratio is 0.69%. Global ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

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

The largest Global ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $58.91B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Global ETF was BDRY at 413.92%. The most recent ETF launched in the Global space was the Global X Clean Water ETF AQWA on 08/04/21.

Top ETF Performers

BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 46.46%
REMX VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF 31.76%
GCEC Claymore CEF Index-Linked GS Connect ETN 29.74%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 26.87%
BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas 24.40%

Bottom ETF Performers

KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas -21.19%
GDXD MicroSectors Gold Miners -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN -18.80%
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil -18.58%
HDRO Defiance Next Gen H2 ETF -18.38%
HJEN Direxion Hydrogen ETF -16.53%

Top Creations

SRLN SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF 800.43
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 639.71
ARKX ARK Space Exploration & Innovation ETF 609.98
IXG iShares Global Financials ETF 525.08
ICLN iShares Global Clean Energy ETF 500.63

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -1,120.69
IAU iShares Gold Trust -457.63
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF -322.44
BUG Global X Cybersecurity ETF -224.98
SLV iShares Silver Trust -191.17

AUM Winners

FTAG First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF 910.74%
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 910.74%
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 174.27%
INFL Horizon Kinetics Inflation Beneficiaries ETF 162.27%
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 143.26%

AUM Losers

BUG Global X Cybersecurity ETF -59.17%
JJE iPath Series B Bloomberg Energy Subindex Total Return ETN -54.16%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -27.86%
WBIG WBI BullBear Yield 3000 ETF -22.26%
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF -20.94%

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