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 94 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alpha-Seeking ETFs gather total assets under management of $10.92B. 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 First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund EMLP with $2.32B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alpha-Seeking ETF was the ARKK at 49.07%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alpha-Seeking space was the WisdomTree International Multifactor Fund DWMF in 08/10/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF8.45%
IEHSiShares Evolved U.S. Healthcare Staples ETF2.91%
LRGEClearBridge Large Cap Growth ESG ETF2.72%
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund2.69%
USDYHorizons Cadence Hedged U.S. Dividend Yield ETF2.54%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

BATTAmplify Advanced Battery Metals and Materials ETF-15.53%
FWDIAdvisorShares Madrona International ETF-9.08%
AADRAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF-8.83%
RFEMFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF-7.62%
DINTDavis Select International ETF-6.64%

top creations

HUSEUS Market Rotation Strategy ETF130.56
ARKKARK Innovation ETF114.47
ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF50.31
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF27.66
AIEQAI Powered Equity ETF17.28

top redemptions

AADRAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF-21.72
GDVDPrincipal Active Global Dividend Income ETF-9.75
RFEUFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Europe-9.27
AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF-7.26
CACGClearBridge All Cap Growth ETF-6.15

AUM WINNERS

OSCVOpus Small Cap Value Plus ETF466.50%
DWMCAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Micro-Cap ETF24.38%
VFMFVanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF22.44%
VFQYVanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF21.81%
BKCREX BKCM ETF17.54%

AUM LOSERS

VESHVirtus Enhanced Short U.S. Equity ETF-50.77%
FNGAdvisorShares New Tech and Media ETF-17.14%
AADRAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF-16.89%
RFEMFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF-14.37%
RFDIFirst Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International-12.29%

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