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 176 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $14.31B. The average expense ratio is 0.71%. Alpha-Seeking ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Alpha-Seeking ETF is the ARK Innovation ETF ARKK with $2.03B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the DWSH at 38.58%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - March BMAR in 03/02/20.

Top ETF Performers

AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF 234.09%
DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF 27.96%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF 22.22%
PHDG Invesco S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF 5.14%
JNMF WisdomTree Japan Multifactor Fund 0.42%

Bottom ETF Performers

BATT Amplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF -29.69%
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF -28.92%
DWMC AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Micro-Cap ETF -26.71%
PQSV PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF -26.21%
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF -25.60%

Top Creations

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 142.01
FFEB FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - February 92.20
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 73.02
BJAN Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - January 51.96
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 41.56

Top Redemptions

POCT Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - October -46.03
UOCT Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - October -13.89
EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund -13.03
BOCT Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - October -8.09
SYE SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF -6.48

AUM Winners

DAUG FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - August 9,502.86%
UJUN Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - June 1,286.42%
PMAR Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - March 1,246.81%
UMAR Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - March 1,120.52%
BMAR Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - March 612.10%

AUM Losers

HECO Strategy Shares EcoLogical Strategy ETF -79.62%
LRNZ TrueMark Technology, AI & Deep Learning ETF -77.51%
HUSE Strategy Shares U.S. Market Rotation Strategy ETF -74.50%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -69.79%
FFSG FormulaFolios Smart Growth ETF -65.71%

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