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 103 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $10.68B. 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 $2.22B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the UTES at 19.43%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the AdvisorShares Sabretooth ETF BKCH in 02/06/19.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

PSR Invesco Active U.S. Real Estate ETF 9.71%
MFMS MFAM Small-Cap Growth ETF 9.53%
PRME First Trust Heitman Global Prime Real Estate ETF 9.22%
ARKW ARK Web x.0 ETF 9.03%
PLCY EventShares U.S. Policy Alpha ETF 8.92%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF -7.47%
DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -7.35%
VAMO Cambria Value and Momentum ETF -1.46%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -1.02%
ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF --

TOP CREATIONS

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 92.48
PJAN Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - January 76.15
UJAN Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - January 31.77
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF 21.15
BJAN Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - January 20.75

TOP REDEMPTIONS

EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund -56.55
DWLD Davis Select Worldwide ETF -20.15
RFEU First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe -10.46
RFDI First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International -10.26
BOCT Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - October -8.32

AUM WINNERS

ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF 1,910.48%
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF 76.75%
PJUL Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - July 70.44%
PHDG Invesco S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF 68.86%
BJAN Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - January 66.10%

AUM LOSERS

DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -11.60%
VAMO Cambria Value and Momentum ETF -7.08%
HECO Strategy Shares EcoLogical Strategy ETF -7.04%
MSUS LHA Market State U.S. Tactical ETF -5.79%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -2.94%

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