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 71 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $7.02B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. Alpha-Seeking ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Alpha-Seeking ETF is the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP with $1.97B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKK at 73.56%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the FormulaFolios Smart Growth ETF FFSG in 10/31/17.


ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF8.38%
KORAdvisorShares KIM Korea Equity ETF7.49%
FNGAdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF5.80%
ARKQARK Industrial Innovation ETF4.71%
FMDGFieldstone Merlin Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF4.64%


AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF-7.30%
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF-5.72%
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund-2.14%
SCAPAdvisorShares Cornerstone Small Cap ETF-1.61%
VESHVirtus Enhanced Short U.S. Equity ETF-1.35%

top creations

EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund91.68
FFTYInnovator IBD 50 Fund82.22
AIEQAI Powered Equity ETF71.67
RFDIFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International54.01
AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF37.98

top redemptions

SYLDCambria Shareholder Yield ETF-3.56
TTFSAdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF-3.50
WBICWBI Tactical SMY Shares-2.16
WBIFWBI Tactical LCV Shares-1.36
WBILWBI Tactical LCQ Shares-1.30


FFTYInnovator IBD 50 Fund87.25%
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%


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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