Alternative ETFs ETF Overview

What are alternatives ETFs? Hedge funds, commodities, options strategies, private equity—anything that doesn't fit cleanly into the equity or fixed-income buckets has been termed 'alternative' at one point or another. Perhaps the most defining characteristic for alternative investments was that if you were not a 'qualified investor,' most investors couldn't buy them. Today, however, financial innovation has made many of these complex strategies available to a broader audience through ETFs.

With 55 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs gather total assets under management of $6.89B. The average expense ratio is 1.12%. Alternative ETFs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Alternatives

The largest Alternative ETFs ETF is the iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN VXX with $1.12B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the VIIX at 138.36%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alternative ETFs space was the iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF DBMF in 05/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN 315.27%
RINF ProShares Inflation Expectations ETF 2.73%
XVZ iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN 2.48%
DIVY Reality Shares DIVS ETF 2.36%
VXZ iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 2.35%

Bottom ETF Performers

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN -8.37%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -4.23%
EVIX VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN -3.93%
ZIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN -2.53%
JPMF JPMorgan Managed Futures Strategy ETF -2.53%

Top Creations

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 210.21
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 183.30
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 140.87
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 48.98
FTLS First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF 8.32

Top Redemptions

SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -50.87
WTMF WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund -7.46
RLY SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return ETF -7.33
DALT Anfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETF -2.79
DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund -2.70

AUM Winners

QED IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF 21.04%
FUT ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF 14.31%
TRTY Cambria Trinity ETF 9.42%
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 8.99%
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 8.63%

AUM Losers

SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -14.97%
DBMF iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF -9.26%
HDG ProShares Hedge Replication ETF -8.86%
EVIX VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN -7.49%
WTMF WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund -7.20%

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