Top exchange-traded funds in the first quarter


 Name3-Month Return %One-Year Return %Three-Year Annualized Return %Net Assets ($M)Expense Ratio
1Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (BDRY)111.9%158.8%-9.3%$45.40.15%
2Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF (CNBS)66.1%232.8%N/A$149.00.75%
3Global X Cannabis ETF (POTX)61.6%86.4%N/A$194.30.50%
4Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK)60.1%264.8%45.2%$1,257.80.71%
5ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ)59.2%111.8%-4.8%$1,811.60.75%
6Cannabis ETF (THCX)57.3%159.1%N/A$173.90.70%
7First Trust Natural Gas ETF (FCG)45.9%219.8%-12.0%$190.10.60%
8Invesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Prod ETF (PXE)45.8%157.2%-9.1%$67.20.63%
9Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF (PSCE)43.2%192.5%-22.7%$129.00.29%
10VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF (FRAK)41.6%168.0%-8.7%$15.70.54%
11Invesco DWA Energy Momentum ETF (PXI)40.7%140.9%-11.5%$152.20.60%
12Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF (RWJ)40.5%171.9%20.3%$480.80.39%
13Cambria Cannabis ETF (TOKE)39.9%111.8%N/A$37.70.42%
14SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP)39.6%152.8%-15.2%$3,684.90.35%
15Invesco S&P SmallCap Value with Momentum ETF (XSVM)39.2%145.8%20.6%$228.40.39%
16SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT)38.7%202.1%28.0%$618.90.35%
17AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (YOLO)38.2%208.2%N/A$403.80.75%
18Invesco S&P SmallCap Cnsmr Discretionary ETF (PSCD)37.8%213.8%24.7%$106.50.29%
19iShares US Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO)36.3%120.1%-6.2%$243.20.42%
20Cambria Shareholder Yield ETF (SYLD)34.1%141.3%19.3%$259.40.59%
21First Trust NASDAQ Oil & Gas ETF (FTXN)33.8%95.1%-6.2%$36.50.60%
22Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value ETF (RZV)33.0%156.2%9.2%$357.40.35%
23Vanguard Energy Index Fund;ETF (VDE)32.1%86.0%-6.3%$4,765.60.10%
24Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF (FENY)31.6%84.0%-6.4%$877.40.08%
25First Trust NASDAQ Bank ETF (FTXO)31.3%105.1%5.0%$233.50.60%
26Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF (CALF)30.9%136.0%17.2%$224.80.59%
27Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)30.6%77.9%-5.0%$22,396.50.12%
28InfraCap MLP ETF (AMZA)30.5%152.1%-16.1%$215.62.01%
29Invesco S&P 500 Eql Wght Energy ETF (RYE)30.3%107.9%-7.0%$151.00.40%
30North Shore Global Uranium Mining ETF (URNM)30.1%186.0%N/A$204.20.85%
31iShares US Energy ETF (IYE)30.0%78.1%-6.5%$1,850.40.42%
32Invesco KBW Regional Banking ETF (KBWR)29.6%97.8%5.7%$87.20.35%
33United States Gasoline Fund LP (UGA)29.5%208.0%-0.8%$110.10.75%
34Direxion Moonshot Innovators ETF (MOON)29.3%N/AN/A$277.80.65%
35John Hancock Mltfactor Energy ETF (JHME)29.2%93.9%-9.3%$20.70.40%
36SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE)28.2%109.8%6.0%$4,828.00.35%
37First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund (FXN)27.5%168.2%-8.3%$301.30.64%
38Avantis US Small Cap Value ETF (AVUV)27.3%135.2%N/A$932.40.25%
39First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund (QABA)27.1%77.8%4.7%$133.10.60%
40iShares Focused Value Factor ETF (FOVL)25.9%81.9%N/A$40.00.25%
41Ballast Small/Mid Cap ETF (MGMT)25.8%N/AN/A$15.11.10%
42iShares US Regional Banks ETF (IAT)25.3%101.6%7.0%$662.50.42%
43First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund (FDM)25.3%94.2%9.9%$168.20.60%
44VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (SLX)25.0%159.4%10.6%$133.70.56%
45SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE)24.9%98.5%5.4%$3,841.10.35%
46iShares US Small Cap Value Factor ETF (SVAL)24.7%N/AN/A$111.50.30%
47Invesco RAFI Strategic US Small Company ETF (IUSS)24.6%118.0%N/A$35.50.23%
48First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Value ETF (DVLU)24.4%87.1%N/A$20.10.60%
49VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH)24.2%140.4%-24.9%$1,194.70.35%
50Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Val Index Fund;ETF (VIOV)24.1%103.5%11.9%$1,251.30.15%


 Name3-Month Estimated Net Flows ($M)3-Month Return %One-Year Return %Net Assets ($M)Expense Ratio
1Vanguard 500 Index Fund;ETF (VOO)$16,468.06.2%56.3%$205,576.80.03%
2Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund;ETF (VTI)$9,478.86.4%62.7%$224,197.20.03%
3Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)$8,561.715.9%67.2%$38,158.80.12%
4iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV)$8,510.26.2%56.3%$261,582.50.03%
5iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)$7,303.22.8%60.6%$77,940.50.11%
6ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK)$6,482.9-4.0%175.2%$22,996.10.75%
7Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund;ETF (VWO)$4,592.13.6%58.3%$78,513.60.10%
8Vanguard Value Index Fund;ETF (VTV)$4,544.311.0%51.3%$72,806.30.04%
9Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)$4,248.830.6%77.9%$22,396.50.12%
10Invesco S&P 500 Eql Wght ETF (RSP)$4,226.011.4%71.2%$24,622.40.20%
11iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV)$4,084.97.4%45.5%$12,131.70.39%
12Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund;ETF (VXUS)$3,116.63.9%52.9%$43,130.10.08%
13iShares MSCI USA Value Factor ETF (VLUE)$2,868.318.4%66.7%$14,072.50.15%
14iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)$2,766.612.6%94.7%$68,774.70.19%
15Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund;ETF (VEA)$2,687.34.0%51.0%$93,437.20.05%
16Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD)$2,548.014.3%67.7%$21,258.90.06%
17Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap Index;ETF (VSS)$2,476.54.8%66.8%$8,590.80.11%
18ARK Genomic Revolution ETF (ARKG)$2,444.4-5.1%184.4%$9,452.40.75%
19iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD)$2,349.311.2%55.8%$51,048.00.19%
20Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund;ETF (VNQ)$2,278.68.7%36.5%$35,975.70.12%
21SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (DIA)$2,277.98.2%53.5%$28,551.10.16%
22SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE)$2,097.728.2%109.8%$4,828.00.35%
23Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund;ETF (VB)$2,077.210.2%87.7%$43,415.20.05%
24Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI)$2,050.711.3%69.2%$20,106.80.12%
25ARK Fintech Innovation ETF (ARKF)$2,048.42.5%149.2%$3,987.30.75%


 Name3-Month Estimated Net Flows ($M)3-Month Return %One-Year Return %Net Assets ($M)Expense Ratio
1SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)-$7,524.1-10.7%4.7%$56,387.70.40%
2iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF (USMV)-$5,529.42.3%30.5%$28,335.00.15%
3SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)-$2,876.36.1%56.1%$345,001.20.10%
4iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL)-$2,856.65.2%52.6%$19,628.10.15%
5Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP)-$2,383.51.6%28.6%$10,926.90.12%
6iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF (IVW)-$1,770.12.1%59.1%$31,161.70.18%
7Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)-$1,768.73.1%33.8%$24,596.90.12%
8iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF)-$1,678.70.9%62.4%$63,265.30.19%
9First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (FDN)-$1,554.02.6%76.3%$9,808.70.52%
10VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)-$1,295.2-10.0%39.0%$13,592.70.52%
11United States Oil Fund LP (USO)-$1,294.422.2%19.0%$3,006.80.79%
12iShares MSCI EAFE Min Vol Factor ETF (EFAV)-$1,254.7-0.7%19.1%$9,314.50.20%
13iShares Gold Trust (IAU)-$1,153.1-10.6%4.8%$27,393.00.25%
14iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR)-$1,135.77.7%35.0%$4,664.10.42%
15iShares US Medical Devices ETF (IHI)-$1,056.01.0%47.0%$8,239.90.42%
16Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK)-$853.02.1%66.6%$38,110.00.12%
17iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)-$842.31.5%39.2%$12,803.50.51%
18iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV)-$770.7-3.6%62.7%$4,981.80.46%
19iShares MSCI Global Min Vol Factor ETF (ACWV)-$765.01.8%24.6%$5,180.10.20%
20Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV)-$679.43.7%26.2%$7,751.90.25%
21Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC)-$621.28.8%67.0%$12,580.70.12%
22iShares S&P 100 ETF (OEF)-$580.35.1%54.1%$6,986.20.20%
23Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)-$571.01.7%68.5%$153,760.50.20%
24Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Em Mkts Equity ETF (GEM)-$549.12.6%52.0%$1,323.20.45%
25SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF (MDYG)-$532.98.5%76.6%$1,666.80.15%


 Name3-Month Return %One-Year Return %Three-Year Annualized Return %Net Assets ($M)Expense Ratio
1Virtus InfraCap US Preferred Stock ETF (PFFA)12.0%110.1%N/A$344.81.47%
2ProShares Inflation Expectations ETF (RINF)9.5%35.0%3.4%$17.80.30%
3iShares International Preferred Stock ETF (IPFF)7.7%62.6%1.3%$62.10.55%
4Rareview Dynamic Fixed Income ETF (RDFI)7.1%N/AN/A$19.32.37%
5Saba Closed-End Funds ETF (CEFS)6.9%48.3%9.3%$65.84.48%
6First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF (FCEF)6.6%53.3%9.5%$32.32.91%
7Rareview Tax Advantaged Income ETF (RTAI)4.4%N/AN/A$9.51.91%
8Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP)3.5%-6.4%3.1%$376.70.75%
9iShares Interest Rate Hedged Long-Term Corp Bd (IGBH)3.2%25.6%3.0%$700.90.16%
10First Trust Strategic Income ETF (FDIV)3.1%23.4%4.4%$71.00.87%
11WisdomTree Bloomberg US Dollar Bullish Fund (USDU)2.7%-8.1%2.3%$83.80.51%
12Quadratic Interest Rate Vltly and Infltn Hdg ETF (IVOL)2.7%13.7%N/A$2,611.40.99%
13High Yield ETF (HYLD)2.6%22.6%3.3%$117.71.29%
14iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF (HYGH)2.4%20.1%4.1%$74.70.52%
15First Trust Municipal High Income ETF (FMHI)2.3%14.7%6.4%$182.50.55%
16SPDR Bbg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF (SJNK)2.2%22.4%6.0%$4,007.70.40%
17iShares iBonds 2024 Term High Yield and Income ETF (IBHD)2.1%17.9%N/A$27.00.35%
18Sound Enhanced Fixed Income ETF (SDEF)2.0%N/AN/A$1.50.61%
19PGIM Active High Yield Bond ETF (PHYL)2.0%26.9%N/A$58.30.53%
20ProShares High Yield-Interest Rate Hedged (HYHG)2.0%19.2%3.8%$92.80.51%
21iShares iBonds 2023 Term High Yield and Income ETF (IBHC)2.0%19.9%N/A$39.30.35%
22WisdomTree Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond Fd (HYZD)1.9%17.0%2.6%$134.60.43%
23iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (SHYG)1.8%18.3%4.8%$4,560.20.30%
24SoFi Weekly Income ETF (TGIF)1.8%N/AN/A$18.30.59%
25PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index ETF (HYS)1.8%20.7%4.6%$1,905.00.56%
26Xtrackers Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF (SHYL)1.7%18.1%4.9%$50.20.20%
27SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF (SRLN)1.7%18.2%4.1%$3,875.40.70%
28FlexShares High Yield Value-Scored Bond Index Fund (HYGV)1.7%28.2%N/A$209.90.37%
29iShares Interest Rate Hedged Corporate Bond ETF (LQDH)1.6%18.5%3.4%$511.50.24%
30ProShares Investment Grade-Interest Rate Hdg ETF (IGHG)1.6%20.3%3.6%$578.20.30%
31WisdomTree US Short-Term High Yield Corporate Bd F (SFHY)1.5%16.5%5.0%$14.90.38%
32First Trust Senior Loan Fund (FTSL)1.5%15.3%3.9%$1,770.30.86%
33iShares iBonds 2025 Term High Yield and Income ETF (IBHE)1.5%21.1%N/A$22.50.35%
34Global X TargetIncome 5 ETF (TFIV)1.5%21.5%N/A$5.90.77%
35Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF (SPFF)1.5%31.0%6.3%$206.40.58%
36AAM Low Duration Preferred and Income Sec ETF (PFLD)1.5%25.1%N/A$16.30.45%
37VanEck Vectors Preferred Secs ex Finls ETF (PFXF)1.4%34.3%8.5%$899.80.41%
38First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF (MCEF)1.4%17.1%8.1%$11.22.65%
39VanEck Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF (XMPT)1.3%17.2%9.0%$169.52.02%
40Xtrackers High Beta High Yield Bond ETF (HYUP)1.3%25.4%6.9%$12.00.20%
41SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays HY Muni Bd ETF (HYMB)1.3%12.0%5.9%$1,573.10.35%
42Invesco CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust (FXC)1.3%12.8%1.2%$179.80.40%
43Invesco BulletShares 2025 Hi Yld Bd ETF (BSJP)1.3%21.2%6.4%$242.50.42%
44Virtus Seix Senior Loan ETF (SEIX)1.2%13.9%N/A$6.20.57%
45VanEck Vectors High Yield Muni ETF (HYD)1.2%9.8%4.1%$3,319.80.35%
46SPDR Portfolio High Yield Bond ETF (SPHY)1.2%24.1%6.5%$288.30.10%
47iShares iBonds 2026 Term High Yield and Income ETF (IBHF)1.2%N/AN/A$15.30.35%
48iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP)1.2%7.1%3.9%$4,284.40.05%
49Invesco BulletShares 2024 Hi Yld Corp Bd ETF (BSJO)1.2%16.7%5.5%$291.70.42%
50iShares High Yield Bond Factor ETF (HYDB)1.2%23.6%7.4%$89.50.35%


 Name3-Month Estimated Net Flows ($M)3-Month Return %One-Year Return %Net Assets ($M)Expense Ratio
1iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB)6412.86-3.085351133.0010182612082.490.06
2Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund;ETF (BND)5634.87-3.564235360.5265393771098.310.035
3Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund;ETF (BNDX)3465.32-2.312825732.0083620639829.740.08
4Schwab US TIPS ETF (SCHP)2708.33-1.497141837.4798679416553.40.05
5Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index Fund;ETF (BSV)2636.55-0.592069281.8325397431999.860.05
6iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG)2391.71-3.390949990.7034413184365.790.04
7iShares 1-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bd ETF (IGSB)2308.92-0.540586437.2288565624396.770.06
8Vanguard Sht-Term Inflation-Protected Sec Idx;ETF (VTIP)2067.611.085190126.8719671612216.450.05
9Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond Idx Fd;ETF (VCSH)1966.38-0.611902736.9810899937892.960.05
10Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corp Bond Idx Fund;ETF (VCIT)1902.68-3.94955669.5750935942599.990.05
11iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF (FALN)1743.830.1652460937.339167592141.080.25
12SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF (SRLN)1629.611.7130482118.168644413875.360.7
13Quadratic Interest Rate Vltly and Infltn Hdg ETF (IVOL)1616.142.7117387513.652191712611.350.99
14iShares MBS ETF (MBB)1495.56-1.176916560.2379793926384.060.06
15Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund;ETF (VTEB)1310.43-0.482302954.9309687511570.280.06
16iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP)1307.941.216591637.096411514284.440.05
17JPMorgan High Yield Research Enhanced ETF (JPHY)1131.890.145547819.545826291617.880.24
18Invesco Senior Loan ETF (BKLN)1080.10.660702911.974475655883.240.65
19iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT)969.80.124142284.220377946348.010.2
20Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Secs Idx Fund;ETF (VMBS)966.46-1.10360731-0.5545394413897.90.05
21iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB)863.27-0.585705324.6497787521102.470.07
22JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (JPST)842.670.044831053.2963798116406.490.18
23SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF (SPTL)760.1-13.51730673-15.81331813198.430.06
24SPDR Portfolio Mortgage Backed Bond ETF (SPMB)703.17-1.42449648-0.03527493526.250.04
25Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury Index Fd;ETF (VGIT)645.88-2.91819077-2.399582187232.350.05


 Name3-Month Estimated Net Flows ($M)3-Month Return %One-Year Return %Net Assets ($M)Expense Ratio
1iShares iBoxx $ Inv Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD)-10464.09-5.510311278.5408220541837.130.14
2iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG)-4617.850.6283975518.9187667121083.730.49
3iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT)-2319.09-13.97682422-17.1346571414241.510.15
4SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK)-2108.330.5990276420.6799419910372.830.4
5iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV)-1914.090.00904895-0.0194696415917.810.15
6iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (SHYG)-1242.881.8397108618.34300994560.20.3
7iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF (PFF)-1027.990.325271527.8779664318318.080.46
8Xtrackers USD High Yld Corporate Bd ETF (HYLB)-690.020.5222928719.094570386760.460.15
9Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond Index Fund;ETF (BIV)-659.53-4.158791342.0085382514144.90.05
10iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB)-640.97-5.4062521215.6169883217456.360.39
11Goldman Sachs Access Treasury 0-1 Year ETF (GBIL)-545.590-0.000403532041.660.12
12SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF (BIL)-361.48-0.01763396-0.0453154812402.380.136
13First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF (FTSM)-312.490.031632382.499718224809.390.25
14Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index Fund;ETF (BLV)-254.51-10.44175709-2.088761284942.010.05
15Invesco Preferred ETF (PGX)-209.49-0.540095420.343261266731.80.52
16Invesco BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCL)-209.460.037628963.221430911876.260.1
17iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLH)-207.73-11.87832217-14.232817631092.630.15
18Invesco BulletShares 2021 Hi Yld Corp Bd ETF (BSJL)-198.350.437123758.1262554742.160.42
19PIMCO 15+ Year US TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (LTPZ)-148.56-8.950474764.15348079546.240.2
20iShares iBonds Dec 2021 Term Corporate ETF (IBDM)-139.350.07948133.043874921425.640.1
21iShares 0-3 Month Treasury Bond ETF (SGOV)-129.970.00496701N/A740.160.07
22VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM Local Currency Bd ETF (EMLC)-115.64-6.747964912.719922433221.510.3
23iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (USHY)-110.310.7509208722.81344487312.150.15
24Invesco Treasury Collateral ETF (CLTL)-106.770.022803790.03906794734.520.08
25Franklin Liberty Short Duration US Government ETF (FTSD)-102.47-0.194107091.77311443435.830.25

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