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 56 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs gather total assets under management of $6.30B. The average expense ratio is 1.05%. Alternative ETFs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Alternatives

The largest Alternative ETFs ETF is the IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF MNA with $985.90M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the SVXY at 289.30%. 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

BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 6.06%
EXIV VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN 5.10%
BIKR Rogers AI Global Macro ETF 5.00%
RAAX VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF 3.86%
HTUS Hull Tactical U.S. ETF 3.59%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN -7.79%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -5.66%
DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund -4.01%
CHEP AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund -3.83%
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN -3.43%

TOP CREATIONS

BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 15.46
DBMF iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF 15.00
DALT Anfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETF 4.31
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 3.30
MOM AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund 2.52

TOP REDEMPTIONS

VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN -234.04
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN -190.17
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -170.85
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -71.35
QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF -51.06

AUM WINNERS

MOM AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund 51.09%
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 32.03%
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 17.91%
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 17.86%
RAAX VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF 9.74%

AUM LOSERS

BIKR Rogers AI Global Macro ETF -20.96%
DBMF iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF -16.47%
RINF ProShares Inflation Expectations ETF -14.00%
RALS ProShares RAFI Long/Short ETF -12.04%
DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund -11.11%

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