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 178 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $14.23B. 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 $2.01B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the AMZA at 106.12%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Innovator Russell 2000 Power Buffer ETF - April KAPR in 04/01/20.

Top ETF Performers

DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF 35.26%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF 28.16%
PHDG Invesco S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF 9.65%
UMAR Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - March --
KAPR Innovator Russell 2000 Power Buffer ETF - April --

Bottom ETF Performers

AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -64.44%
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF -34.54%
PQSV PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF -33.28%
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF -32.64%
DWMC AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Micro-Cap ETF -30.89%

Top Creations

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 200.94
DAUG FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - August 181.22
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 98.84
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 91.68
AVEM Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF 72.53

Top Redemptions

EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund -178.17
PAUG Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - August -51.01
BJAN Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - January -50.83
BOCT Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - October -37.95
HUSV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Domestic ETF -37.60

AUM Winners

DAUG FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - August 2,009.88%
UJUN Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - June 1,396.39%
PMAR Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - March 1,207.41%
UMAR Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - March 1,101.83%
BMAR Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - March 584.13%

AUM Losers

LRNZ TrueMark Technology, AI & Deep Learning ETF -78.39%
HECO Strategy Shares EcoLogical Strategy ETF -71.77%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -68.67%
FFSG FormulaFolios Smart Growth ETF -65.97%
PAUG Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - August -55.94%

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