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 80 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $9.00B. 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 $2.27B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKW at 85.33%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Horizons Cadence Hedged U.S. Dividend Yield ETF USDY in 02/14/18.


HDGEAdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF7.73%
VESHVirtus Enhanced Short U.S. Equity ETF3.02%
ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF2.71%
PHDGPowershares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio2.52%
USDYHorizons Cadence Hedged U.S. Dividend Yield ETF--


AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF-10.12%
WBIBWBI Tactical SMV Shares-7.31%
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund-7.30%
BLOKAmplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF-6.94%
FLIOFranklin Liberty International Opportunities ETF-6.82%

top creations

BLOKAmplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF188.43
ARKKARK Innovation ETF130.29
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund108.45
ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF81.38
AIEQAI Powered Equity ETF58.09

top redemptions

HDGEAdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF-13.81
FNGAdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF-4.29
TTFSAdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF-3.93
HUSVFirst Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF-3.50
TAXRU.S. Tax Reform Fund-2.17


FNGAdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF44.47%
TTAITrimTabs All Cap International Free-Cash-Flow ETF36.57%
DWLDDavis Select Worldwide ETF33.64%
AADRAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF30.14%
RFAPFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific27.79%


PSRPowerShares Active US Real Estate Fund-13.52%
AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF-6.47%
WBICWBI Tactical SMY Shares-2.28%
TTFSAdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF-1.75%
VESHVirtus Enhanced Short U.S. Equity ETF-1.42%

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