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 96 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $10.53B. The average expense ratio is 0.73%. 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 $2.20B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKW at 32.00%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - October BOCT in 10/01/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF 7.43%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF 5.72%
VESH Virtus Enhanced Short U.S. Equity ETF 1.65%
ACT AdvisorShares Vice ETF 0.26%
AIIQ AI Powered International Equity ETF 0.25%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

FNG AdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF -11.45%
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF -10.45%
WBID WBI BullBear Quality 2000 ETF -10.31%
WBIA WBI BullBear Rising Income 2000 ETF -10.24%
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF -9.56%

TOP CREATIONS

HECO Strategy Shares EcoLogical Strategy ETF 65.62
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 57.42
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF 44.91
SECT Main Sector Rotation ETF 17.42
EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund 17.04

TOP REDEMPTIONS

ARKW ARK Web x.0 ETF -25.78
WBIE WBI BullBear Rising Income 1000 ETF -12.55
WBIF WBI BullBear Value 1000 ETF -10.74
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF -10.64
AADR AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF -10.27

AUM WINNERS

DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF 222.47%
BOCT Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - October 213.45%
POCT Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - October 192.28%
UOCT Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - October 94.94%
VFQY Vanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF 22.68%

AUM LOSERS

ARKW ARK Web x.0 ETF -21.75%
FNG AdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF -20.90%
RFEU First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe -17.67%
RFAP First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific -17.26%
VAMO Cambria Value and Momentum ETF -17.12%

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