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 100 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $10.37B. 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 $2.20B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKK at 15.63%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Growth ETF PQSG in 11/13/18.


ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF 13.79%
IEHS iShares Evolved U.S. Healthcare Staples ETF 9.31%
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 8.79%
RFEM First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF 8.50%
ARKW ARK Web x.0 ETF 7.30%


DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -7.32%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF -5.59%
SMCP AlphaMark Actively Managed Small Cap ETF -3.73%
FNG AdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF -3.56%
ACT AdvisorShares Vice ETF -3.46%


BOCT Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - October 21.18
SECT Main Sector Rotation ETF 19.39
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF 17.93
UOCT Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - October 13.11
POCT Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - October 10.81


EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund -80.03
ARKW ARK Web x.0 ETF -78.76
RFDI First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International -28.87
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF -22.02
RFEU First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe -20.28


MFMS Motley Fool Small-Cap Growth ETF 2,500.00%
EMMF WisdomTree Emerging Markets Multifactor Fund 527.11%
UOCT Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - October 163.86%
LRGE ClearBridge Large Cap Growth ESG ETF 39.67%
UJUL Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - July 35.63%


DWSH AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF -37.98%
HDGE AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF -13.61%
VAMO Cambria Value and Momentum ETF -9.14%
WBIG WBI BullBear Yield 1000 ETF -8.18%
WBIL WBI BullBear Quality 1000 ETF -7.44%

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