Ranking ETFs by tracking difference per category

Apr 18, 2014 @ 2:07 pm (Updated 2:15 pm) EST


1-year tracking differenceNet assets ($M)YTD return1-year return3-year return5-year returnExpense ratio*
Vanguard Mega Cap Index Fund ETF (MGC)-0.01%$680.40.83%20.78%14.90%19.87%0.11%
Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund ETF (VV)-0.07%$4,815.71.07%21.07%14.74%20.62%0.10%
iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (ITOT)-0.09%$1,101.90.97%20.85%14.61%20.68%0.07%
SPDR Russell 1000 ETF (ONEK)-0.10%$44.11.14%21.26%14.76%20.44%0.10%
Vanguard Growth Index Fund ETF (VUG)-0.12%$13,766.40.0026%21.15%15.08%20.96%0.10%


Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF (VTWO)0.00%$356.2-0.72%22.64%13.43%N/A0.23%
First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund (FDM)-0.02%$89.7-2.13%27.43%12.39%22.44%0.60%
Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund ETF (VB)-0.03%$8,629.30.96%23.30%14.69%25.87%0.10%
iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (IJT)-0.09%$2,855.2-1.83%25.10%16.01%25.74%0.25%
iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF (IWN)-0.17%$5,825.40.10%20.48%12.90%22.36%0.36%

Sector equity

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME)0.00%$639.3-1.25%4.22%-15.82%10.19%0.35%
iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. Utilities ETF (AXUT)-0.03%$6.94.45%14.37%-0.29%N/A0.48%
Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF (GEX)-0.05%$105.18.03%60.93%-0.22%2.53%0.62%
PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction Port (PKB)-0.05%$114.11.21%12.16%17.57%20.30%0.63%
Vanguard REIT Index Fund ETF (VNQ)-0.05%$20,584.49.12%3.42%11.28%28.81%0.10%

Developed markets

iShares MSCI World ETF (URTH)-0.03%$140.80.52%18.17%N/AN/A0.24%
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)-0.06%$20,634.6-0.16%16.76%7.37%15.46%0.10%
iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF (ACWX)-0.10%$1,589.0-0.26%11.47%4.16%14.16%0.34%
iShares MSCI Canada Small-Cap ETF (EWCS)-0.12%$2.43.43%4.55%N/AN/A0.59%
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)-0.14%$54,576.20.01%16.68%7.20%15.11%0.34%

Emerging markets

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)-0.09%$3,623.0-1.16%-2.03%N/AN/A0.18%
EGShares India Small Cap ETF (SCIN)-0.12%$14.58.39%3.43%-11.45%N/A0.85%
iShares MSCI Poland Capped ETF (EPOL)-0.30%$309.41.36%20.39%-2.14%N/A0.61%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Growth ETF (EGRW)-0.32%$5.3-1.32%-0.44%N/AN/A0.49%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets EMEA ETF (EEME)-0.36%$9.9-3.39%-3.06%N/AN/A0.49%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Value ETF (EVAL)-0.36%$17.4-2.05%-4.71%N/AN/A0.49%

Fixed income

Columbia Core Bond ETF (GMTB)-0.01%$5.21.99%-0.08%3.97%N/A0.57%
iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF)-0.02%$4,241.22.71%-3.52%5.11%3.86%0.15%
iShares New York AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (NYF)-0.02%$124.23.15%0.31%5.46%5.25%0.25%
SPDR Barclays Aggregate Bond ETF (LAG)-0.02%$699.41.84%-0.09%3.61%4.67%0.17%
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)-0.03%$3,147.08.02%-4.21%9.17%4.50%0.15%
Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (SCHP)-0.03%$411.91.95%-6.48%3.45%N/A0.07%

Assets as of Feb. 28; performance-related figures as of March 28. Excludes leveraged and inverse funds, and exchange-traded notes. Ranking based on unrounded figures. Three- and five-year returns are annualized. N/A = not available (fund has been in operation for less than the stated period). *Most recently reported net prospectus expense ratio Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company