ETFs for Global Asset Allocation

ETFs allow investors to diversify into different assets effortlessly. They are liquid, inexpensive and come with a wide range of strategies and asset classes selection.

We have compiled a list of ETFs traded in US for investors looking into diversifying their portfolios or expressing specific views in any particular asset. The list is organized in terms of asset classes, sectors and styles/strategies. One ETF is selected for each specific asset category. The selection is somehow arbitrary, though we have taken the AUM, daily trading volume and fitness with the asset class into consideration when making the choices. It covers:

  • Equities: Regions, Sectors and Styles
  • Fixed Income: Government, Corporate, High Yield, EM, Inflation, Loan, Mortgage, Municipal, Money Market, Preferred and Convertibles
  • Commodities: Diversified, Agricultural, Base Metals, Oil and Gas, Precious Metals
  • Currencies: Pairs, Baskets
  • Real Estate: REITs, Mortgage
  • Volatility: Short-term, Mid-term
  • Alternatives: PE, Hedge Fund Strategies
  • Themes: ESG, Alternative Energy, People, Value
  • Inverse: Equities, Bond, Commodities, Currencies

The list is established as of today and may not contain the most updated information, please exercise caution when referring to it.

You can download the full list by clicking here to download.

Assets Ticker
Equities
Regions
Global
World ACWI
Global 100 IOO
World ex-US VEU
Developed
Developed Broad VEA
EAFE EFA
US S&P SPY
International SCHF
Emerging
Emerging Broad VWO
Asia AIA
Frontier FM
Latin America ILF
Small Cap EWX
Countries
Argentina ARGT
Australia EWA
Austria EWO
Belgium EWK
Brazil EWZ
Canada EWC
Chile ECH
China MCHI
China Consumer CHIQ
China Tech CQQQ
China Financials CHIX
China Internet KWEB
Columbia GXG
Denmark EDEN
Egypt EGPT
France EWQ
Germany EWG
Greece GREK
Hong Kong EWH
India INDA
Indonesia EIDO
Ireland EIRL
Israel EIS
Italy EWI
Japan EWJ
Malaysia EWM
Mexico EWW
Netherlands EWN
New Zealand ENZL
Nigeria NGE
Norway NORW
Pakistan PAK
Peru EPU
Philippines EPHE
Poland EPOL
Portugal PGAL
Qatar QAT
Saudi Arabia KSA
Singapore EWS
South Africa EZA
South Korea EWY
Spain EWP
Sweden EWD
Switzerland EWL
Taiwan EWT
Thailand THD
Turkey TUR
United Arab Emirates UAE
United Kingdom EWU
United States EUSA
Vietnam VNM
Sectors
Materials
Broad XLB
Mining XME
Coal Producers KOL
Steel Producers SLX
Gold Miners GDX
Junior Gold Miner GDXJ
Consumer
Cyclical XLY
Non-cyclical XLP
Homebuilders XHB
Media PBS
Retail XRT
Leisure PEJ
Food PBJ
Gaming BJK
Energy
Broad XLE
Equipment IEZ
Explorer XOP
Infrastructure EMLP
Financials
Broad XLF
Banks KBWB
Services IYG
Broker Dealer IAI
Global Private Equity PSP
Technology & Telecom
Broad XLK
Internet FDN
Semiconductors XSD
Software PSJ
Telecom IYZ
Social Media SOCL
Robotics ROBO
Cloud SKYY
Lithium & Battery LIT
Healthcare
Broad XLI
Biotech IBB
Medical Devices IHI
Pharma IHE
Equipment XHE
Services IHF
Utilities
Broad XLU
Water Resources PHO
Global Infrastructure IGF
Industrials
Broad XLI
Defense ITA
Transportation IYT
Engineer PKB
Shipping SEA
Style
Value
US VLUE
International IVLU
Large VTV
Mid VOE
Small VBR
Growth
Large VUG
Mid VOT
Small VBK
Momentum
US MTUM
Emerging Markets EEMO
Developed Markets RFDI
Volatility
US USMV
Emerging Markets EEMV
Developed Markets EFAV
Global ACWV
Dividends
Appreciation VIG
High Yield VYM
International IDV
Emerging Markets DEM
Quality
US QUAL
International IQLT
Size
US SIZE
International ISZE
Small VB
Mid VO
Large VV
Micro IWC
Fixed Income
General
Broad AGG
Government / Rates
International BWX
Asia ALD
US
US Treasury GOVT
0-1 Year GBIL
1-3 Year SHY
3-7 Year IEI
7-10 Year IEF
10-20 Year TLH
20+ Year TLT
Floating TFLO
25+ Year ZCB ZROZ
Corporate / Investment Grade
International IBND
Emerging Markets HYEM
US
Broad LQD
Short-term VCSH
Intermediate-term VCIT
Long-term VCLT
Floating FLOT
Interest rate hedged IGHG
High Yield
Broad HYG
EM EMHY
International IHY
Emerging Markets
Broad EMB
Sovereign Debt PCY
Local Currency EMLC
Chinese Dim Sum DSUM
Inflation
TIPS TIP
Bank Loans
Senior Loan BKLN
Mortgage
MBS Bond MBB
Municipal
US National MUB
Short term SHM
Money Market
Mint MINT
Short-term SHV
Convertible / Preferred
Preferred PFF
Convertible CWB
Financial Preferred PGF
Commodities
General
Diversified DBC
Agricultural
Agricultural DBA
Coffee JO
Grains JJG
Corn CORN
Cocoa NIB
Sugar SGG
Wheat WEAT
Livestock COW
Metals
Base Metals DBB
Copper JJC
Nickel JJN
Aluminum JJU
Tin JJT
Lead LEDD
Oil and Gas
US Oil USO
Crude Oil OIL
Natural Gas UNG
Brent Oil BNO
Gasoline UGA
Heating Oil UHN
Precious Metals
Gold GLD
Silver SLV
Platinum PPLT
Palladium PALL
Currencies
Pairs
USD UUP
EUR FXE
GBP FXB
CAD FXC
CHF FXF
AUD FXA
JPY FXY
RMB CYB
SEK FXS
BRL BZF
SGD FXSG
Baskets
EM Basket CEW
Dollar Bearish UDN
Carry Trade DBV
Asian Basket AYT
Real Estate
REITs
World RWO
US VNQ
Japan DXJR
Europe IFEU
China TAO
Mortgage REM
Residential REZ
Volatility
Short-term
Long VXX
Short XIV
Mid-term
Long VXZ
Short ZIV
Alternatives
Private Equity
Listed Private Equity PSP
DBC DBC
Hedge Fund
Buyback PKW
Economic Moat MOAT
Multi-Strategy QAI
US IPO FPX
Revenue RWL
Merger Arbitrage MNA
Buy-Write PBP
International Buyback IPKW
EM Technicals PIE
Spin-Offs CSD
Strong Buy Rated RYJ
Earnings EPS
Managed Futures WTMF
L/S Equity FTLS
Hedge Fund Picks GVIP
Guru Picks GURU
Dogs of the Dow DOD
Real Return CPI
Event Driven JPED
Hedged PHDG
Forensic Accounting FLAG
Long LIBOR ULBR
Market Neutral QMN
Macro MCRO
Themes and Baskets
ESG
KLD 400 DSI
ESG USA SUSA
EAFE ESGD
Alternative Energy
Carbon CRBN
Solar TAN
Clean Energy ICLN
Wind FAN
Nuclear NLR
Environmental EVX
People
Millennials MILN
Organics ORG
Long-term Care OLD
Longevity LNGR
Obesity SLIM
Values
Gender Diversity SHE
Inverse
Equities
Broad SH
EM EUM
Bond
Short 20Y Treasury TBF
Short HY SJB
Commodities
Short Gold DGZ
Short Oil DNO
Short Metals BOS
Short Commodities DDP
Currencies
Short EUR EUO
Short JPY YCS
Short USD UDN

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