Vanilla ETF Overview

With 756 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Vanilla ETFs have total assets under management of $3,916.64B. The average expense ratio is 0.50%. Vanilla ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities
  • Alternatives
  • Currency

The largest Vanilla ETF is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY with $334.74B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Vanilla ETF was QCLN at 212.86%. The most recent ETF launched in the Vanilla space was the Direxion Daily Cloud Computing Bull 2X Shares CLDL on 01/08/21.

Top ETF Performers

SPXS Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares 795.38%
SPXU ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 342.18%
SRTY ProShares UltraPro Short Russell2000 265.82%
TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000 225.84%
SIJ ProShares UltraShort Industrials 92.23%

Bottom ETF Performers

RXL ProShares Ultra Health Care -44.47%
SOXS Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X Shares -30.19%
EDZ Direxion Daily MSCI Emerging Markets Bear 3X Shares -27.13%
TZA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares -26.57%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 2X Shares -23.65%

Top Creations

VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 5.42K
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 3.60K
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 3.30K
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 2.44K
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock ETF 2.20K

Top Redemptions

VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF -5,135.00
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -4,298.34
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF -3,778.41
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -3,177.06
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1,845.05

AUM Winners

CLDS Direxion Daily Cloud Computing Bear 2X Shares 76,611,196.00%
ANEW ProShares MSCI Transformational Changes ETF 172,990.35%
FTAG First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture ETF 584.14%
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 584.14%
CTEC Global X CleanTech ETF 255.62%

AUM Losers

IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF -36.89%
BILS SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 3-12 Month T-Bill ETF -33.33%
REK ProShares Short Real Estate -30.27%
IYM iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF -29.40%
EEV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Emerging Markets -28.78%

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