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 $5.78B. The average expense ratio is 1.06%. 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 $1.29B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the UVXY at 281.45%. 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

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 36.95%
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 36.95%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 32.22%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 32.22%
EVIX VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN 23.33%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

EXIV VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN -27.86%
EXIV VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN -27.86%
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -12.83%
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -12.83%
ZIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN -9.84%

TOP CREATIONS

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 376.53
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 376.53
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 252.43
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 252.43
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 87.47

TOP REDEMPTIONS

MNA IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF -39.55
MNA IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF -39.55
JPHF JPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF -20.98
JPHF JPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF -20.98
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -18.18

AUM WINNERS

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 31.82%
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 31.82%
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN 30.92%
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN 30.92%
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 30.22%

AUM LOSERS

BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -52.02%
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -52.02%
EXIV VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN -26.37%
EXIV VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN -26.37%
DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund -20.89%

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