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 110 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $12.13B. The average expense ratio is 0.69%. 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 $2.44B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKG at 29.73%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the SPDR SSGA U.S. Sector Rotation ETF XLSR in 04/02/19.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

IEDI iShares Evolved U.S. Discretionary Spending ETF 6.34%
IETC iShares Evolved U.S. Technology ETF 6.32%
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 6.07%
ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF 5.48%
QSY WisdomTree U.S. Quality Shareholder Yield Fund 5.46%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -6.39%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF -4.64%
FNG AdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF -3.35%
IEHS iShares Evolved U.S. Healthcare Staples ETF -1.77%
IEIH iShares Evolved U.S. Innovative Healthcare ETF -0.92%

TOP CREATIONS

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 104.47
EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund 46.60
WBIG WBI BullBear Yield 1000 ETF 38.97
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 30.66
WBIC WBI BullBear Yield 2000 ETF 16.44

TOP REDEMPTIONS

WBID WBI BullBear Quality 2000 ETF -14.74
WBIA WBI BullBear Rising Income 2000 ETF -10.98
WBIL WBI BullBear Quality 1000 ETF -9.07
RFDA RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF -7.85
RFFC RiverFront Dynamic U.S. Flex-Cap ETF -6.48

AUM WINNERS

PAPR Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - April 3,417.90%
BAPR Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - April 916.36%
UAPR Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - April 507.70%
POCT Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - October 66.82%
WBIG WBI BullBear Yield 1000 ETF 64.46%

AUM LOSERS

WBID WBI BullBear Quality 2000 ETF -52.05%
DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -30.70%
WBIA WBI BullBear Rising Income 2000 ETF -30.11%
WBIL WBI BullBear Quality 1000 ETF -22.81%
PQSV PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF -18.99%

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