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 127 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $12.39B. The average expense ratio is 0.70%. 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 $2.45B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the UTES at 17.84%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - August BAUG in 08/01/19.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF 14.41%
DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF 14.41%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF 12.81%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF 12.81%
CCOR Cambria Core Equity ETF 1.38%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -16.65%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -16.65%
ARKQ ARK Industrial Innovation ETF -11.93%
ARKQ ARK Industrial Innovation ETF -11.93%
ARKW ARK Web x.0 ETF -11.59%

TOP CREATIONS

ACIO Aptus Collared Income Opportunity ETF 57.85
ACIO Aptus Collared Income Opportunity ETF 57.85
HDMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed International ETF 39.07
HDMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed International ETF 39.07
PJUL Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - July 29.86

TOP REDEMPTIONS

HUSE Strategy Shares U.S. Market Rotation Strategy ETF -28.91
HUSE Strategy Shares U.S. Market Rotation Strategy ETF -28.91
BJUL Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - July -27.55
BJUL Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - July -27.55
ARKW ARK Web x.0 ETF -13.39

AUM WINNERS

PAUG Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - August 3,521.21%
PAUG Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - August 3,521.21%
BAUG Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - August 1,038.22%
BAUG Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - August 1,038.22%
EJUL Innovator MSCI Emerging Markets Power Buffer ETF - July 264.35%

AUM LOSERS

BJAN Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - January -50.98%
BJAN Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - January -50.98%
PHDG Invesco S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF -40.87%
PHDG Invesco S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF -40.87%
UJAN Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - January -22.69%

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