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 $5.05B. The average expense ratio is 1.04%. Alternative ETFs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Alternatives

The largest Alternative ETFs ETF is the VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN TVIX with $960.46M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the EXIV at 21.23%. 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

MOM AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund 6.84%
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 3.71%
DBMF iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF 3.63%
XVZ iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN 3.59%
VXZ iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 2.88%

Bottom ETF Performers

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN -16.06%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -10.47%
RYZZ RYZZ Managed Futures Strategy Plus ETF -6.48%
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN -6.07%
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN -6.02%

Top Creations

VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 386.34
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 304.64
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 250.59
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 95.13
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 16.21

Top Redemptions

MNA IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF -48.29
DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund -6.91
QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF -4.58
RLY SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return ETF -4.24
WTMF WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund -3.94

AUM Winners

VXZ iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 59.74%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 26.94%
QLS IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF 25.45%
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 18.76%
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 16.62%

AUM Losers

RYZZ RYZZ Managed Futures Strategy Plus ETF -94.81%
MRGR ProShares Merger ETF -16.84%
DBMF iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF -9.51%
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN -7.68%
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN -6.47%

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