ETF Style Ratings: Large Cap Blend

The Large Cap Blend style ranks second out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in our 4Q15 Style Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Large Cap Blend style ranked second as well. It gets our Attractive rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 21 ETFs in the Large Cap Blend style as of October 21, 2015. See a recap of our 3Q15 Style Ratings here.

Figures 1 shows the five best and worst-rated ETFs. Not all Large Cap Blend style ETFs are created the same. The number of holdings varies widely (from 19 to 1396). This variation creates drastically different investment implications and, therefore, ratings.

Investors seeking exposure to the Large Cap Blend style should buy one of the Attractive-or-better rated ETFs or mutual funds from Figures 1 and 2.

Figure 1: ETFs with the Best & Worst Ratings – Top 5

* Best ETFs exclude ETFs with TNAs less than $100 million for inadequate liquidity.

Sources: New Constructs, LLC and company filings

Arrow QVM Equity Factor (QVM) and First Trust High Income ETF (FTHI) are excluded from Figure 1 because their total net assets (TNA) are below $100 million and do not meet our liquidity minimums.