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 166 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $16.78B. 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 First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP with $2.89B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the IETC at 41.14%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - February BFEB in 02/03/20.

Top ETF Performers

ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 11.76%
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 10.20%
UTES Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF 7.68%
PSR Invesco Active U.S. Real Estate ETF 7.33%
ARKQ ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF 7.27%

Bottom ETF Performers

AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -13.16%
TOKE Cambria Cannabis ETF -6.57%
CNBS Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF -5.40%
YOLO AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF -4.76%
BATT Amplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF -4.56%

Top Creations

BJAN Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - January 129.20
PJAN Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - January 98.34
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 68.70
UJAN Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - January 23.12
KJAN Innovator Russell 2000 Power Buffer ETF - January 22.01

Top Redemptions

ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF -102.50
BNOV Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - November -23.45
RFDI First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International -17.98
BOCT Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - October -17.86
UOCT Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - October -10.67

AUM Winners

ABEQ Absolute Core Strategy ETF 25,060,000.00%
BFEB Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - February 1,133.74%
SSUS Day Hagan/Ned Davis Research Smart Sector ETF 911.11%
PFEB Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - February 587.10%
UFEB Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - February 458.01%

AUM Losers

FAUG FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August -24.31%
UOCT Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - October -17.23%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -14.43%
USEP Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - September -13.55%
BAUG Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - August -10.61%

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