Popular ETF categories: Equity, Commodity, Bond, Currency.

Beta ETFs

Beta measures systematic risk, volatility and any given portfolio in comparison to the whole market. The indicator is used in the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and security market line model (SML). Such models calculate the expected  return of investment based on their beta and expected market returns. You can think of beta as the tendency of ETFs to react to the swings in the market. Beta is calculated using regression analysis. The indicator is meaningful because it is a measure of the risk of an investment that is impossible to be diversified. Today, strategic beta ETFs are among the most dynamic and potentially lucrative investments available to the common investor. To sum up, beta ETFs represent something of a middle ground between active and passive portfolio management.

Strongest Trends Summary: Beta ETFs

Equity

Equally-Weighted

Large-cap

Growth, Equally-Weighted, U.S. ETF is in the long-term up 383% in 14 years.
Large-cap, Blend, Equally-Weighted, Equity ETF is in the long-term up 259% in 14 years.
Large-cap, Equally-Weighted, Equity, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 317% in 14 years.

Other Equally-Weighted

Energy, Equally-Weighted ETF is in the long-term down -74% below S&P in 12 years.
Equally-Weighted, Financials ETF is in the long-term up 311% in 14 years.
Equally-Weighted, Industrials ETF is in the long-term up 266% in 14 years.

Blend

Large-cap

Blend, Quality ETF is in the long-term up 299% in 15 years.
Large-cap, Blend, Buyback, U.S. ETF is in the long-term up 342% in 14 years.

Other Blend

Blend, Equity ETFs on average are in the long-term up 140% in 12 years.
Multi-cap, Blend ETFs on average are in the long-term up 235% in 13 years.

Technology

Information Technology

Internet, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 633% in 14 years.
Software ETFs on average are in the long-term up 135% in 5 years.

Other Technology

Software, North America ETF is in the long-term up 131% in 5 years.

Other Equity

Health Care Equipment ETFs on average are in the long-term up 276% in 11 years.
Socially Responsible ETF is in the long-term up 273% in 14 years.
Turkey ETF is in the long-term down -87% below S&P in 13 years.
Uranium ETF is in the long-term down -97% below S&P in 12 years.

Other Beta ETFs

Large-cap, Equally-Weighted, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term up 258% in 14 years.
VIX, Volatility, U.S. ETFs on average are in the long-term down -100% in 15 years.
Wheat ETF is in the long-term down -78% in 11 years.

Beta ETFs List

Symbol Company Name Price Change Total net assets Total expense ratio
BCM iPath Pure Beta Broad Commodity ETN 26.89 -0.4%
BLNG iPath Pure Beta Precious Metal ETN 30.87
BTAL FQF Trust 19.41 -0.21%
CAFE Barclays Bank Plc 13.6 -1.88%
CHOC iPath Pure Beta Cocoa ETN 38.7 17.2%
CTNN iPath Pure Beta Cotton ETN 29.07
CUPM iPath Pure Beta Copper ETN 27.65
DIRT iPath Pure Beta Agriculture ETN 32.15
EEHB PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II 15.04
FOIL iPath Pure Beta Aluminum ETN 23.95
FTLB First Trust Low Beta Income ETF 21.24
GRWN iPath Pure Beta Softs ETN 25.21
HEVY iPath Pure Beta Industrial Metals ETN 27.05
IDHB PowerShares S&P International Developed High Beta Portfolio Exchange Traded Fund 23.56 0.35%
LEDD iPath Pure Beta Lead ETN 35
LSTK iPath Pure Beta Livestock ETN 39.42
NINI iPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN 17.61
OLEM iPath Pure Beta Crude Oil ETN 17.07 1.07%
ONG iPath Pure Beta Energy ETN 15.98
SBV iPath Pure Beta Broad Commodity ETN 21.03
SGAR iPath Pure Beta Sugar ETN 29.26 -0.7%
SPHB PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II 37.31 0.3%
WEET iPath Pure Beta Grains ETN 33.44