ETF Directory

ETF Asset Classes

ETFs are exchange-traded funds that track a particular asset class, such as equities, bonds, or commodities. There are ETFs for almost every asset class imaginable, so investors can find an ETF that meets their investment objectives.

Asset Class Count
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Equity 1,642
Bond 401
Commodity 86
Multi-Asset 81
Real Estate 44
Alternatives 26
Currency 16
Volatilities 13
Preferred Stock 8

ETF Sectors

ETFs are typically grouped into sectors, such as Technology, Healthcare, or Banking. This allows you to focus your investment in a particular area. For example, if you believe that the Technology sector will grow in the near future, you can invest in a Technology ETF. This gives you exposure to the sector without having to pick individual stocks.

Sector Count
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Technology 88
Energy 59
Materials 57
Healthcare 53
Financials 46
Real Estate 43
Industrials 37
Consumer Discretionary 35
Utilities 23
Consumer Staples 19
Telecom 9

ETF Regions

An ETF region is an area designated by an ETF provider in order to target a specific geographic region or market. For example, there are ETFs that focus on Europe, Asia, or even specific countries like Brazil. ETF regions provide investors with a way to gain exposure to a particular market or geography without having to buy individual stocks.

Region Count
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North America 1,460
Global 377
International ex USA 139
Emerging Markets 101
Emerging Asia Pacific 72
Developed Europe 63
Developed Asia Pacific 36
Developed Markets 23
Latin America 21
Asia Pacific 9
Middle East 9
Africa 4
Emerging Europe 2
Frontier Markets 1

ETF Countries

ETFs are available in a number of different countries. The United States has the largest ETF market, but other major ETF markets include Canada, China, Germany, and Japan. ETFs have also become popular in emerging markets such as Brazil and India.

Country Count
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United States 1,357
Global 376
International ex USA 139
North America 99
Emerging Markets 97
China 53
Developed Europe 34
Europe Australasia and Far East Regions 23
Japan 20
India 12
Brazil 8
Germany 7
Canada 6
Asia Pacific ex Japan 5
United Kingdom 5
Israel 4
Latin America 4
Mexico 3
South Korea 3
Australia 3
Developed Asia Pacific 3
Switzerland 3
Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan 3
Hong Kong 2
Emerging Asia Pacific 2
Colombia 2
Indonesia 2
Argentina 2
Norway 2
Singapore 2
Taiwan 2
Brazil India China and South Korea 2
Poland 1
Peru 1
South Africa 1
Sweden 1
Saudi Arabia 1
Frontier Markets 1
Chile 1
Denmark 1
Italy 1
Finland 1
Belgium 1
Greece 1
Africa 1
Egypt 1
Malaysia 1
Nigeria 1
Ireland 1
Netherlands 1
Pakistan 1
Southeast Asia 1
Austria 1
Portugal 1
Spain 1
Qatar 1
France 1
Thailand 1
New Zealand 1
Turkey 1
Philippines 1
United Arab Emirates 1
Vietnam 1
Brazil Russia India and China 1

ETF Bond Types

Bond ETFs are a type of ETF that invests in bonds. By investing in a bond ETF, you can get the exposure to many different types of bonds without having to purchase each bond individually. Bond ETFs offer diversification, liquidity, and transparency. They are also a cost-effective way to invest in bonds.

Bond Type Count
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Total Bond Market 83
Investment Grade Corporate 53
Treasuries 47
Junk 41
Municipal Bond 31
Target Maturity Date Corporate Bond 20
Target Maturity Date Munis 16
Emerging Markets 16
Mortgage-Backed 14
Target Maturity Date Junk Bond 11
International Corporate 11
Bank Loans 6
International Treasury 6
Floating Rate Bonds 5
California Munis 3
Convertible 3
New York Munis 2
China Bonds 2
Floating Rate Treasury 2
High Yield Munis 2
Broad 1
Build America 1
United States Agency 1

ETF Bond Durations

When investing in a bond ETF, it is important to consider the bond duration. The bond duration is a measure of a bond’s sensitivity to changes in interest rates. Bonds with longer durations are more sensitive to interest rate changes than bonds with shorter durations.

Bond Duration Count
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All-Term 186
Intermediate-Term 95
Long-Term 41
Short-Term 32
Ultra-Short-Term 25
Zero Duration 10

ETF Commodity Types

ETF commodity funds provide exposure to a variety of commodities, including metals, energy, food, and agriculture. These funds can be an attractive option for investors looking for diversification and the potential for capital appreciation. As with any investment, it is important to do your research before investing in an ETF commodity fund.

Commodity Type Count
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Diversified Commodities 18
Gold 17
Natural Gas 5
Crude Oil 5
Agriculture 4
Silver 4
Platinum 3
Industrial Metals 2
Carbon Allowances 2
Precious Metals 2
Copper 2
Sugar 2
Energy 2
Grains 2
Aluminum 1
Livestock 1
Biofuels 1
Brent Oil 1
Nickel 1
Palladium 1
Cocoa 1
Coffee 1
Softs 1
Corn 1
Soybeans 1
Cotton 1
Tin 1
Wheat 1
Gasoline 1

ETF Alternative Types

Alternative ETFs are a newer type of ETF that focus on investing in alternative asset classes, such as real estate, commodities, or private equity. These ETFs can provide exposure to asset classes that are otherwise difficult to access for individual investors. Alternative ETFs often come with higher fees than traditional ETFs, so it’s important to do your research before investing.

Alternative Type Count
Long-Short 12
Hedge Fund 6
Merger Arbitrage 4
Managed Futures 3
Real Return 2

ETF Sizes

ETFs come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to know what you’re looking for before you invest. ETFs can be large or small, based on the market capitalization of the underlying assets they hold. ETF size is an important consideration for investors, as it can impact risk, return, and liquidity.

Size Count
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Large-Cap 1,463
Multi-Cap 646
Small-Cap 69
Micro-Cap 67
Mid-Cap 58
Mega-Cap 14

ETF Styles

Those managing ETFs may do so with a number of different investment styles. Where one fund manager may focus entirely on growth stocks, another will prioritize value stocks and another still will use a blend of the two strategies. It is important to consider the investment strategy of the ETF you are investing in, such that it lines up with (or contrasts) your personal investing philosophy.

Style Count
Blend 1,956
Growth 259
Value 102