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 1,935
Bond 462
Multi-Asset 107
Commodity 73
Real Estate 44
Alternatives 29
Currency 18
Volatilities 13
Preferred Stock 9

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 130
Financials 91
Energy 72
Materials 66
Healthcare 59
Consumer Discretionary 53
Real Estate 50
Industrials 43
Utilities 24
Consumer Staples 23
Communication Services 10
Manufacturing 2

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 1,578
Global 399
Developed Markets 289
Developed Asia Pacific 77
Emerging Markets 66
Global ex USA 64
Developed Europe 59
Emerging Asia Pacific 55
Broad 41
Broad Asia 23
Latin America 21
Middle East 6
Africa 4
Emerging Europe 2
Broad Europe 1
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 1,526
Broad Global 445
Broad Developed Markets 216
Broad North America 109
Broad Emerging Markets 54
Broad Developed Asia Pacific 42
China 36
Broad Developed Europe 34
Europe Australasia and Far East Regions 25
Japan 20
Broad Asia Pacific ex Japan 18
Broad Emerging Asia Pacific 17
Broad Asia 16
India 13
Broad ex USA 13
Brazil 8
Germany 6
Developed Markets 5
Canada 5
Broad Latin America 4
United Kingdom 4
Israel 3
Mexico 3
South Korea 3
Australia 3
Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan 3
Switzerland 3
Vietnam 2
Norway 2
Singapore 2
Taiwan 2
Argentina 2
Developed Europe 2
Hong Kong 2
Emerging Markets 2
Colombia 2
Indonesia 2
Austria 1
Turkey 1
Brazil Russia India and China 1
Spain 1
United Arab Emirates 1
Brazil India China and South Korea 1
France 1
New Zealand 1
Broad Africa 1
Philippines 1
Poland 1
Peru 1
South Africa 1
Southeast Asia 1
Sweden 1
Saudi Arabia 1
Chile 1
Broad Frontier Markets 1
Denmark 1
Italy 1
Greece 1
Finland 1
Belgium 1
Egypt 1
Nigeria 1
Malaysia 1
Qatar 1
Ireland 1
Netherlands 1
Thailand 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 104
Investment Grade Corporate 62
Junk 49
Treasuries 47
Municipal Bond 33
Emerging Markets 18
TIPS 18
Target Maturity Date Corporate Bond 16
Mortgage-Backed 16
Target Maturity Date Munis 14
High Yield Bonds 12
International Corporate 11
Target Maturity Date Junk Bond 9
Floating Rate 8
Bank Loans 6
International Treasury 6
Convertible 5
Corporate Bonds 5
California Munis 4
National Munis 3
High Yield Munis 3
New York Munis 2
Government Bonds 2
Leveraged Bonds 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 230
Intermediate-Term 109
Long-Term 44
Short-Term 38
Ultra-Short-Term 20
Zero Duration 10
Negative-Term 1

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 20
Gold 18
Crude Oil 5
Energy 5
Agriculture 4
Silver 3
Carbon Allowances 2
Industrial Metals 2
Natural Gas 2
Platinum 2
Precious Metals 2
Soybeans 1
Brent Oil 1
Sugar 1
Wheat 1
Copper 1
Corn 1
Gasoline 1
Metals 1
Palladium 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 13
Hedge Fund 7
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 1,482
Multi-Cap 989
Small-Cap 81
Micro-Cap 64
Mid-Cap 61
Mega-Cap 13

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 2,272
Growth 295
Value 123