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 565 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs have total assets under management of $132.75B. The average expense ratio is 0.69%. Alpha-Seeking ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Alpha-Seeking ETF is the Dimensional U.S. Core Equity 2 ETF DFAC with $13.47B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was VAMO at 10.34%. The most recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the IQ Winslow Focused Large Cap Growth ETF IWFG on 06/23/22.

Top ETF Performers

KGRO KraneShares China Innovation ETF 12.52%
KEJI Global X China Innovation ETF 11.34%
LRNZ TrueShares Technology, AI & Deep Learning ETF 9.03%
RAYC Rayliant Quantamental China Equity ETF 6.33%
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 4.49%

Bottom ETF Performers

PSDN AdvisorShares Poseidon Dynamic Cannabis ETF -29.17%
RIGZ Viridi Bitcoin Miners ETF -26.90%
WGMI Valkyrie Bitcoin Miners ETF -23.10%
MSOS AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF -21.80%
SWEB AXS Short China Internet ETF -21.62%

Top Creations

JEPI JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF 1.15K
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 657.84
JIRE JPMorgan International Research Enhanced Equity ETF 542.63
JEMA JPMorgan ActiveBuilders Emerging Markets Equity ETF 356.13
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 321.82

Top Redemptions

ARKQ ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF -68.31
PLRG Principal U.S. Large-Cap Adaptive Multi-Factor ETF -62.75
PHDG Invesco S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF -49.13
AZBJ AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap Buffer20 Jan ETF -48.13
HUSV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF -38.32

AUM Winners

GVLU Gotham 1000 Value ETF 1,038.80%
UJUN Innovator U.S. Equity Ultra Buffer ETF - June 448.14%
RPHS Regents Park Hedged Market Strategy ETF 342.21%
BKCI BNY Mellon Concentrated International ETF 312.54%
XJUN FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Enhance & Moderate Buffer ETF - June 278.00%

AUM Losers

TADS The Active Dividend Stock ETF -89.73%
XVOL Acruence Active Hedge U.S. Equity ETF -81.74%
JRE Janus Henderson U.S. Real Estate ETF -49.68%
XTAP Innovator U.S. Equity Accelerated Plus ETF - April -45.29%
EAFD Simplify Developed Ex-US PLUS Downside Convexity ETF -45.07%

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First Trust Adds Laddered Nasdaq-100 Buffer ETF Strategy

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Features and News

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ETF Odds & Ends: A Fresh Roster Of Closures

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