he question “What is the most popular ETF?” gets asked pretty frequently online. While it seems like it should be a simple, straightforward answer – it really comes down to your definition of “popular”.
For example, to one person popular might mean “the ETF with the largest amount of net assets” and to another person it might mean “the ETF that gets the most buzz among trading professionals”.
For the purposes of this article, we are going to consider popularity based on trading volume – and we will rank the funds based on their average 90 day trading volume.
The Most Popular ETFs (as of July 9, 2019)
Keep in mind, the 5 most popular ETFs listed above are based on the 90 day average volume as of July 9, 2019. This is bound to change over time, but is accurate as of now. Take a look at the table below to see some real-time performance data of these 5 popular ETFs.