These Are The Top Ten Biggest ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are one of the best investment instruments available, both in terms of risk and return. They are a collection of securities, such as stocks, commodities, bonds, or a mix of these, that track an underlying index. Exchange-traded funds are marketable securities and are listed on exchanges, allowing investors to buy and sell them easily. If you plan to invest in them, then here are the top ten biggest ETFs.

These Are The Top Ten Biggest ETFs

The Top Ten Biggest ETFs

Our list of the top ten biggest ETFs is based on the ETFs’ assets under management (AUM) as of Jan. 15, 2021. Here are the top ten biggest ETFs:

  1. iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA, $52.71 billion)

Launched in 2001, this ETF invests in international stocks. It tracks the MSCI EAFE index, which covers about 900 non-U.S. stocks. It has an expense ratio of 0.32%, a 5-year return of 7.42% and a 3-year return of 4.28%. Its top ten holdings are similar to IEFA (listed below).

  1. iShares Core MSCI EAFE (IEFA, $84 billion)

Launched in 2018, this ETF has exposure to a broad range of companies in Asia, Europe, the Far East and Australia. It is also an "ex-U.S." ETF, which means it doesn’t invest in U.S. stocks. This allows U.S. investors to diversify their exposure. It has an expense ratio of 0.07%. The ETF's top ten holdings are Nestle SA, Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert., Novartis AG, ASML Holding NV, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, Toyota Motor, Unilever PLC, AIA Group, SAP SE and AstraZeneca PLC.

  1. iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond (AGG, $85.21 billion)

Launched in 2003, this ETF offers exposure to U.S. investment-grade bonds. It holds all types of debt instruments, including corporate debt, mortgage-related debt, local government and municipal bonds, and U.S. Treasury notes. The ETF has made a maximum investment in United States Treasuries (37.66%) and Fannie Mae/ Federal National Mortgage Association (10.06%). It has a 5-year return of 4.38% and 3-year return of 5.28%.

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