U.S. ETF Overview

U.S. ETFs only invest in U.S.-traded securities.

With 1255 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, U.S. ETFs gather total assets under management of $3,059.33B. The average expense ratio is 0.49%. U.S. ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Asset Allocation
  • Alternatives

The largest U.S. ETF is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY with $274.43B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing U.S. ETF was the GASX at 326.24%. The most-recent ETF launched in the U.S. 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%
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN -19.57%

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
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 2.21K
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 2.12K

Top Redemptions

SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -2,862.88
SPTI SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Treasury ETF -964.27
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF -936.83
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund -894.78
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF -718.33

AUM Winners

QQH HCM Defender 100 Index ETF 1,865.34%
KOCT Innovator Russell 2000 Power Buffer ETF - October 928.80%
FLCB Franklin Liberty U.S. Core Bond ETF 756.02%
NOCT Innovator Nasdaq-100 Power Buffer ETF - October 734.88%
SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG ETF 653.24%

AUM Losers

TAWK Direxion Daily Communication Services Index Bull 3X Shares -67.80%
HUSE Strategy Shares U.S. Market Rotation Strategy ETF -66.42%
DLBR VelocityShares Short LIBOR ETN -59.50%
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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