Alpha-Seeking ETF Overview

Alpha-seeking ETFs are equity funds attempting to outperform the market with various investment strategies. The ETFs here show a huge range of investment aims, from hedged funds mimicking strategies as the Alphaclone Alternative Alpha ETF (ALFA) to funds following propietary stock picking strategies as the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT).

With 81 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $9.57B. The average expense ratio is 0.79%. Alpha-Seeking ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Alpha-Seeking ETF is the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP with $2.12B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKW at 95.00%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Davis Select International ETF DINT in 03/01/18.


ARKGARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF5.17%
ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF4.92%
ARKKARK Innovation ETF3.90%
PSRPowerShares Active US Real Estate Fund3.73%
FMDGFieldstone Merlin Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF3.20%


AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF-9.56%
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund-3.69%
DEMSDemocratic Policies Fund-2.43%
ACTAdvisorShares Vice ETF-2.13%
TTFSAdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF-1.47%

top creations

ARKKARK Innovation ETF82.88
ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF46.78
GDVDPrincipal Active Global Dividend Income ETF37.32
WBIEWBI Tactical LCGD Shares30.57
USDYHorizons Cadence Hedged U.S. Dividend Yield ETF27.92

top redemptions

WBIDWBI Tactical SMQ Shares-24.21
WBIBWBI Tactical SMV Shares-17.76
SYGSPDR MFS Systematic Growth Equity ETF-16.16
WBIFWBI Tactical LCV Shares-11.55
WBICWBI Tactical SMY Shares-7.67


VAMOCambria Value & Momentum ETF163.58%
USDYHorizons Cadence Hedged U.S. Dividend Yield ETF161.98%
RFFCRiverFront Dynamic U.S. Flex-Cap ETF100.12%
VFMFVanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF77.40%
FFSGFormulaFolios Smart Growth ETF72.99%


WBIDWBI Tactical SMQ Shares-33.86%
WBIBWBI Tactical SMV Shares-25.87%
WBIFWBI Tactical LCV Shares-15.96%
WBICWBI Tactical SMY Shares-12.01%
AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF-8.40%

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