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 46 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs gather total assets under management of $6.85B. The average expense ratio is 1.13%. Alternative ETFs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Alternatives

The largest Alternative ETFs ETF is the ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF UVXY with $1.31B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the XVZ at 127.17%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alternative ETFs space was the LHA Market State Alpha Seeker ETF MSVX in 05/13/20.

Top ETF Performers

UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 11.50%
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 9.34%
VXZ iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 9.04%
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 8.47%
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 8.40%

Bottom ETF Performers

SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -5.54%
RAAX VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF -5.33%
CHEP AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund -5.16%
FTLS First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF -4.87%
RLY SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return ETF -3.62%

Top Creations

UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 285.45
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 207.94
RPAR RPAR Risk Parity ETF 123.76
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 61.35
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 22.26

Top Redemptions

SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -76.38
RAAX VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF -4.26
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -1.72
QMN IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF -1.35
GAA Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF -1.33

AUM Winners

FUT ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF 34.83%
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 17.87%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 16.86%
QLS IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF 16.38%
XVZ iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN 14.99%

AUM Losers

SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -30.78%
MSVX LHA Market State Alpha Seeker ETF -15.39%
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -8.12%
CCOR Core Alternative ETF -7.87%
WTMF WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund -7.32%

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