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 161 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $15.85B. The average expense ratio is 0.72%. 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 $2.87B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the IETC at 43.62%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Innovator MSCI EAFE Power Buffer ETF - January IJAN in 01/02/20.

Top ETF Performers

ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 11.73%
BATT Amplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF 11.09%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF 9.39%
YOLO AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF 9.20%
GIGE SoFi Gig Economy ETF 9.11%

Bottom ETF Performers

HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF -8.06%
DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -3.41%
FNOV FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - November -1.99%
DFNL Davis Select Financial ETF -0.60%
AVDV Avantis International Small Cap Value ETF -0.41%

Top Creations

EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund 132.08
PDEC Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - December 73.10
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 47.78
ADME Aptus Drawdown Managed Equity ETF 32.03
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 30.19

Top Redemptions

BOCT Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - October -13.66
EMMF WisdomTree Emerging Markets Multifactor Fund -13.36
RFDI First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International -11.77
SYG SPDR MFS Systematic Growth Equity ETF -10.57
POCT Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - October -8.75

AUM Winners

DWEQ AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Alpha Equal Weight ETF 1,209.62%
EJAN Innovator MSCI Emerging Markets Power Buffer ETF - January 511.26%
BJAN Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - January 469.08%
IJAN Innovator MSCI EAFE Power Buffer ETF - January 428.43%
NUSI Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF 334.06%

AUM Losers

BNOV Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - November -56.95%
EMMF WisdomTree Emerging Markets Multifactor Fund -31.32%
UJUN Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - June -24.42%
HECO Strategy Shares EcoLogical Strategy ETF -11.18%
BAUG Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - August -10.56%

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