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 188 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $19.52B. 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 ARK Innovation ETF ARKK with $3.64B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKG at 55.79%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF JEPI in 05/20/20.

Top ETF Performers

YOLO AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF 26.87%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF 25.50%
CNBS Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF 21.44%
BUYZ Franklin Disruptive Commerce ETF 19.46%
ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF 17.92%

Bottom ETF Performers

DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -17.11%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF -14.12%
SQEW LeaderShares Equity Skew ETF --
SIXA 6 Meridian Mega Cap Equity ETF --
JEPI JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF --

Top Creations

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 387.71
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 106.52
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 102.28
PAPR Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - April 89.15
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 57.46

Top Redemptions

EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund -153.32
RFFC RiverFront Dynamic U.S. Flex-Cap ETF -30.54
BJAN Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - January -30.45
PJAN Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - January -26.68
KJAN Innovator Russell 2000 Power Buffer ETF - January -21.64

AUM Winners

SIXH 6 Meridian Hedged Equity-Index Option Strategy ETF 667,720,732.00%
SIXA 6 Meridian Mega Cap Equity ETF 348,426,620.00%
SIXL 6 Meridian Low Beta Equity Strategy ETF 289,364,540.00%
SIXS 6 Meridian Small Cap Equity ETF 75,224,540.00%
PMAY Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - May 3,331.68%

AUM Losers

PJUN Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - June -73.15%
LRGE ClearBridge Large Cap Growth ESG ETF -51.19%
UJUN Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - June -48.08%
MSUS LHA Market State U.S. Tactical ETF -22.41%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF -22.30%

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