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 206 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $24.67B. 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 $5.72B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKW at 81.20%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the Innovator Russell 2000 Power Buffer ETF - July KJUL in 07/01/20.

Top ETF Performers

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 21.62%
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 21.50%
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 20.39%
BUYZ Franklin Disruptive Commerce ETF 19.73%
ARKF ARK Fintech Innovation ETF 15.71%

Bottom ETF Performers

AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -29.07%
PQSV PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF -9.81%
EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund -9.78%
TOKE Cambria Cannabis ETF -9.57%
SIXS 6 Meridian Small Cap Equity ETF -8.76%

Top Creations

ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 591.72
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 214.21
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 138.90
FDG American Century Focused Dynamic Growth ETF 109.51
PJUN Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - June 84.36

Top Redemptions

PJUL Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - July -58.48
UJUL Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - July -58.23
DAUG FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - August -36.30
RFDI First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International -16.32
VFMV Vanguard U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF -14.24

AUM Winners

DJUN FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - June 456.79%
FBCG Fidelity Blue Chip Growth ETF 444.03%
HSMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Small/Mid ETF 389.84%
FJUN FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - June 276.21%
LRNZ TrueShares Technology, AI & Deep Learning ETF 80.23%

AUM Losers

OVF Overlay Shares Foreign Equity ETF -52.01%
OVS Overlay Shares Small Cap Equity ETF -50.96%
UJUL Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - July -39.74%
UJUN Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - June -38.37%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -37.67%


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