Numbers Game

Top 50 equity ETFs, second quarter 2019

A closer look at the numbers

Jul 20, 2019 @ 6:00 am

By Ellie Zhu

Ranked by quarterly returns
Name/ticker3-month return1-year return3-year annualized returnPortfolio net assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (BDRY)39.27%-39.69%N/A$4.30 0.15%
2iPath Exchange Traded Notes Global Carbon23.56%78.42%90.56%$11.20 0.75%
3Invesco Solar ETF (TAN)21.41%22.63%13.22%$359.40 0.70%
4Global X MSCI Greece ETF (GREK)20.61%7.00%14.48%$385.70 0.59%
5iShares MSCI Argentina and Global Exposure ETF (AGT)17.77%22.19%N/A$26.30 0.59%
6Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (ARGT)17.60%22.15%14.33%$96.00 0.59%
7iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)17.38%18.17%-3.35%$235.80 0.39%
8Franklin FTSE Russia ETF (FLRU)16.59%24.01%N/A$14.90 0.19%
9ALPS Sprott Gold Miners ETF (SGDM)16.02%14.50%-5.02%$170.40 0.57%
10iShares MSCI Russia ETF (ERUS)16.02%23.96%18.55%$654.70 0.59%
11VanEck Vectors Russia ETF (RSX)14.76%19.19%14.76%$1,249.90 0.65%
12VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)14.31%15.67%-2.05%$10,541.90 0.52%
13Invesco KBW Property & Casualty Insurance ETF (KBWP)13.56%$20.70 14.26%$94.40 0.35%
14iPath ETN Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Tot Ret13.49%-19.52%-21.20%$55.00 0.75%
15SPDR S&P Kensho Clean Power ETF (CNRG)13.44%N/AN/A$6.30 0.45%
16SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR)13.43%20.76%24.25%$1,601.70 0.35%
17VanEck Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF (RSXJ)12.55%-0.06%12.65%$39.20 0.76%
18Invesco Aerospace & Defense ETF (PPA)12.14%19.19%21.44%$983.70 0.60%
19SPDR S&P Kensho Final Frontiers ETF (ROKT)11.99%N/AN/A$3.40 0.45%
20Invesco Dynamic Building & Construction ETF (PKB)11.98%2.03%6.34%$114.50 0.58%
21iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF (EWZS)11.96%40.45%23.34%$88.20 0.59%
22Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF (PBW)11.65%21.32%17.71%$171.50 0.70%
23iShares US Insurance ETF (IAK)11.59%17.27%13.79%$109.60 0.43%
24Invesco DWA Financial Momentum ETF (PFI)11.57%9.39%7.56%$70.70 0.60%
25VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF (BRF)11.56%$37.10 21.28%$91.00 0.60%
26First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infra Idx (GRID)11.37%0.54%12.58%$29.00 0.70%
27First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund (FBZ)11.25%44.51%18.47%$137.30 0.80%
28Global X Gold Explorers ETF (GOEX)10.98%5.48%-5.14%$39.20 0.65%
29US Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (GOAU)10.61%12.15%N/A$14.90 0.60%
30Invesco DWA Healthcare Momentum ETF (PTH)10.55%0.80%25.47%$176.30 0.60%
31iPath ETN Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Tot Ret B (JO)10.51%-16.00%N/A$88.40 0.45%
32SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (KIE)10.50%16.17%14.74%$1,073.10 0.35%
33VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)10.36%7.82%-4.51%$4,135.30 0.53%
34ALPS Clean Energy ETF (ACES)10.34%19.40%N/A$68.00 0.65%
35ALPS Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (SGDJ)10.11%4.46%-8.73%$59.30 0.57%
36AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF (AADR)9.69%-6.15%9.27%$108.20 0.88%
37iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (ICLN)9.65%23.85%9.52%$256.80 0.47%
38iPath ETN Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Tot Ret;A (NIB)9.62%-5.43%-9.02%$17.20 0.75%
39iPath ETN Bloomberg Grains Subindex Tot Ret9.60%-1.04%-10.91%$39.10 0.75%
40Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF (PALL)9.48%58.96%36.46%$208.70 0.60%
41iShares MSCI Thailand ETF (THD)9.37%18.91%14.39%$505.00 0.59%
42Tortoise Digital Payments Infrastructure Fund (TPAY)9.34%N/AN/A$4.50 0.40%
43ETFMG Prime Mobile Payments ETF (IPAY)9.31%21.91%26.34%$717.40 0.75%
44UBS E-TRACS Bloomberg CMCI Gold Total Return (UBG)9.11%12.02%1.36%$7.10 0.30%
45iShares Gold Strategy ETF (IAUF)9.05%12.16%N/A$5.40 0.25%
46Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF (INDS)8.86%24.24%N/A$12.50 0.60%
47Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF (FLSW)8.81%18.38%N/A$5.10 0.09%
48SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust ETF (GLDW)8.80%16.97%N/A$33.70 0.50%
49iShares MSCI Switzerland ETF (EWL)8.76%17.54%10.91%$1,077.60 0.47%
50Global X DAX Germany ETF (DAX)8.76%-2.31%8.68%$16.10 0.20%
Largest inflows
Name/ticker3-month return1-year return3-year annualized returnPortfolio net assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD)$4,603.40 3.80%8.31%$43,830.00 0.20%
2iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA)$4,598.20 3.54%0.21%$65,771.10 0.08%
3iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF)$3,952.80 4.59%11.38%$48,646.40 0.20%
4Vanguard 500 Index Fund;ETF (VOO)$3,158.20 4.30%10.40%$114,960.20 0.03%
5Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund;ETF (VTI)$2,614.10 4.09%9.02%$116,336.10 0.03%
6iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV)$2,339.90 5.56%18.56%$28,587.60 0.15%
7iShares Russell Mid-Cap Growth ETF (IWP)$1,863.80 5.34%13.70%$12,665.20 0.25%
8iShares Core S&P Total US Stock Market ETF (ITOT)$1,848.60 4.07%8.89%$21,285.80 0.03%
9iShares Russell Mid-Cap ETF (IWR)$1,334.70 4.07%7.73%$20,661.30 0.20%
10iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF (SUSL)$1,331.60 N/AN/A$1,407.40 0.15%
11JPMorgan BetaBuilders Canada ETF (BBCA)$1,305.60 4.83%N/A$3,774.10 0.19%
12Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)$1,235.60 4.19%9.97%$74,330.20 0.20%
13iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS)$1,232.50 2.88%0.49%$15,140.70 0.10%
14Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund;ETF (VXUS)$1,225.20 2.76%0.63%$13,264.20 0.09%
15Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund;ETF (VYM)$1,164.00 2.75%8.73%$24,578.70 0.06%
16JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF (BBEU)$1,121.20 4.29%2.20%$4,398.30 0.09%
17Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund;ETF (VIG)$1,086.70 5.55%15.67%$35,617.40 0.06%
18Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV)$966.40 5.13%18.70%$11,604.40 0.25%
19First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund (FXU)$940.70 1.87%11.93%$1,353.70 0.63%
20Schwab US Large-Cap ETF (SCHX)$881.40 4.25%10.18%$17,007.20 0.03%
21iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO)$845.50 4.63%14.22%$7,717.80 0.08%
22iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR)$814.20 1.87%-4.85%$44,741.10 0.07%
23iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF (IWN)$804.20 1.32%-6.36%$10,022.30 0.24%
24Schwab International Equity ETF (SCHF)$792.60 3.52%0.58%$18,383.50 0.06%
25Vanguard Growth Index Fund;ETF (VUG)$789.30 4.74%10.47%$40,897.80 0.04%
Largest outflows
Name/ticker3-month return1-year return3-year annualized returnPortfolio net assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)-$5,736.104.26%10.31%$268,033.50 0.10%
2iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)-$3,409.803.75%1.04%$61,105.60 0.31%
3iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)-$2,333.100.50%0.72%$32,246.90 0.67%
4iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)-$1,744.502.07%-3.36%$42,257.70 0.19%
5Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)-$1,326.301.36%12.86%$18,370.50 0.13%
6iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)-$1,152.900.93%-4.52%$12,435.70 0.47%
7VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)-$1,064.4014.31%15.67%$10,541.90 0.52%
8Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)-$974.50-2.76%-13.30%$12,342.50 0.13%
9First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund (FXH)-$966.901.38%4.46%$1,162.40 0.63%
10iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH)-$833.200.89%9.79%$2,290.40 0.48%
11iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF (EZU)-$715.605.69%-0.53%$6,072.10 0.47%
12Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund;ETF (VT)-$634.103.50%5.19%$12,513.80 0.09%
13iShares Russell 3000 ETF (IWV)-$559.904.05%8.81%$9,447.80 0.20%
14Xtrackers Hvst CSI 300 China A-Shs ETF (ASHR)-$536.90-2.60%7.04%$1,639.20 0.66%
15SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)-$513.002.97%1.15%$19,555.20 0.24%
16iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)-$496.50-2.16%0.93%$5,530.60 0.74%
17SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE)-$486.404.98%-10.18%$2,221.50 0.35%
18KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB)-$423.60-6.65%-23.54%$1,521.50 0.70%
19iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT)-$405.700.81%0.10%$2,971.20 0.59%
20SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE)-$372.104.80%-5.74%$1,785.90 0.35%
21Alps Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP)-$369.700.13%4.51%$8,675.90 0.85%
22Xtrackers MSCI All China Equity ETF (CN)-$367.70-4.22%-2.99%$38.40 0.50%
23SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)-$360.900.77%9.61%$2,542.70 0.25%
24iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB)-$314.20-2.34%-0.52%$7,538.50 0.47%
25iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (GSG)-$312.80-1.63%-12.33%$934.50 0.75%
Notes: As of June 30, 2019. Primary share only, excludes ETFs, and excludes leveraged funds and dedicated short bias funds. *Most recently reported net prospectus expense ratio. **Portfolio estimated net flows. N/A = not available.
Source: Lipper Data from Refinitiv


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