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 57 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs gather total assets under management of $6.89B. 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 IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF MNA with $1.00B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the SVXY at 372.98%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alternative ETFs space was the RYZZ Managed Futures Strategy Plus ETF RYZZ in 03/18/19.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

EXIV VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN 11.51%
STPP iPath U.S. Treasury Steepener ETN 7.55%
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 5.79%
JPED JPMorgan Event Driven ETF 3.89%
DALT Anfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETF 3.11%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN -24.59%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -18.75%
EVIX VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN -12.61%
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN -12.40%
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -12.40%

TOP CREATIONS

TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 328.31
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 119.36
VXXB iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 112.17
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 46.47
RYZZ RYZZ Managed Futures Strategy Plus ETF 45.62

TOP REDEMPTIONS

QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF -38.94
DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund -8.82
JPHF JPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF -8.65
FTLS First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF -7.87
ZIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN -7.35

AUM WINNERS

RYZZ RYZZ Managed Futures Strategy Plus ETF 1,764.92%
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 37.85%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 36.68%
VXXB iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 30.79%
FAAR First Trust Alternative Absolute Return Strategy ETF 28.86%

AUM LOSERS

MOM AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund -33.69%
DYB WisdomTree Dynamic Bearish U.S. Equity Fund -12.71%
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund -11.58%
EVIX VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN -10.22%
QXTR QuantX Risk Managed Multi-Asset Total Return ETF -5.86%

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