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 291 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs have total assets under management of $68.74B. The average expense ratio is 0.74%. Alpha-Seeking ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Alpha-Seeking ETF is the ARK Innovation ETF ARKK with $23.91B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was ARKG at 223.58%. The most recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the FT Cboe Vest Fund of Deep Buffer ETFs BUFD on 01/20/21.

Top ETF Performers

CNBS Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF 35.33%
YOLO AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF 30.27%
MSOS AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF 28.01%
TOKE Cambria Cannabis ETF 22.98%
ARKQ ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF 22.17%

Bottom ETF Performers

DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -9.89%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF -7.19%
TADS Trend Aggregation Dividend Stock ETF -6.18%
IECS iShares Evolved U.S. Consumer Staples ETF -2.13%
LCG Sterling Capital Focus Equity ETF -0.93%

Top Creations

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 3.25K
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 3.19K
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 824.31
ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF 638.59
ARKQ ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF 480.97

Top Redemptions

PSEP Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - September -42.92
EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund -29.99
DFEB FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - February -21.30
PJAN Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - January -20.51
BJAN Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - January -15.51

AUM Winners

QDEC First Trust Cboe Vest Growth-100 Buffer ETF – December 2,523.32%
SPCX The SPAC and New Issue ETF 1,344.41%
FJAN FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - January 680.64%
JSTC Adasina Social Justice All Cap Global ETF 522.17%
DJAN FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - January 505.30%

AUM Losers

KAPR Innovator Russell 2000 Power Buffer ETF - April -29.08%
NVMZ TrueShares Structured Outcome ETF - November -22.81%
RFAP First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific -22.24%
UFEB Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - February -20.23%
NJUL Innovator Nasdaq-100 Power Buffer ETF - July -19.01%

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