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 351 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs have total assets under management of $110.17B. The average expense ratio is 0.72%. Alpha-Seeking ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Alpha-Seeking ETF is the ARK Innovation ETF ARKK with $22.45B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was BLOK at 143.80%. The most recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Dimensional U.S. Core Equity 2 ETF DFAC on 06/14/21.

Top ETF Performers

VCLO Simplify Volt Cloud and Cybersecurity Disruption ETF 19.26%
VFIN Simplify Volt Fintech Disruption ETF 18.92%
SPXZ Morgan Creek - Exos SPAC Originated ETF 15.34%
BTEK BlackRock Future Tech ETF 13.29%
LRNZ TrueShares Technology, AI & Deep Learning ETF 12.70%

Bottom ETF Performers

MSOS AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF -4.43%
DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -2.27%
SYLD Cambria Shareholder Yield ETF -2.10%
IEFN iShares Evolved U.S. Financials ETF -2.01%
DWEQ AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Alpha Equal Weight ETF -1.85%

Top Creations

JEPI JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF 459.16
PMAY Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - May 196.44
INFL Horizon Kinetics Inflation Beneficiaries ETF 183.84
AVDV Avantis International Small Cap Value ETF 183.36
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 137.31

Top Redemptions

ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF -576.25
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF -532.66
ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF -301.65
ARKQ ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF -255.28
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF -135.89

AUM Winners

XVOL Acruence Active Hedge U.S. Equity ETF 548.47%
PLTL Principal U.S. Small-Cap Adaptive Multi-Factor ETF 418.82%
UGCE Uncommon Portfolio Design Core Equity ETF 204.19%
JUNZ TrueShares Structured Outcome ETF - June 202.76%
AZBL AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap Buffer20 Jul ETF 200.25%

AUM Losers

DAUG FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - August -29.38%
VCAR Simplify Volt RoboCar Disruption and Tech ETF -27.30%
FAUG FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August -24.39%
SYUS Syntax Stratified U.S. Total Market ETF -23.15%
LCG Sterling Capital Focus Equity ETF -22.37%

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