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 59 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs gather total assets under management of $6.13B. The average expense ratio is 1.07%. Alternative ETFs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Alternatives

The largest Alternative ETFs ETF is the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF QAI with $1.18B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the UVXY at 320.50%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alternative ETFs space was the Cambria Trinity ETF TRTY in 09/10/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

EXIV VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN 16.64%
CLIX ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF 10.51%
VMIN REX VolMAXX Short VIX Futures Strategy ETF 7.14%
HTUS Hull Tactical U.S. ETF 6.65%
FLAT iPath U.S. Treasury Flattener ETN 5.55%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN -24.84%
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -23.32%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -18.34%
EVIX VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN -16.73%
VXXB iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN -12.07%

TOP CREATIONS

MNA IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF 52.23
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 34.80
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 19.57
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 14.21
TRTY Cambria Trinity ETF 8.68

TOP REDEMPTIONS

VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -494.44
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -341.79
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN -102.91
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -61.77
QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF -8.87

AUM WINNERS

VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 105.26%
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 65.70%
LALT Invesco Multi-Strategy Alternative ETF 51.28%
TRTY Cambria Trinity ETF 28.74%
WTMF WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund 21.93%

AUM LOSERS

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN -43.53%
FUT ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF -38.66%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -33.75%
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -29.20%
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN -20.06%

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