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 49 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs have total assets under management of $8.09B. The average expense ratio is 1.08%. Alternative ETFs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Alternatives

The largest Alternative ETFs ETF is the iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN VXX with $1.39B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Alternative ETFs ETF was BDRY at 413.92%. The most recent ETF launched in the Alternative ETFs space was the Formidable ETF FORH on 04/30/21.

Top ETF Performers

VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 250.08%
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 46.46%
KMLM KFA Mount Lucas Index Strategy ETF 6.83%
RLY SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return ETF 5.68%
WTMF WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund 5.58%

Bottom ETF Performers

UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -13.04%
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -8.65%
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund -2.02%
CBLS Changebridge Capital Long/Short Equity ETF -1.18%
MSVX LHA Market State Alpha Seeker ETF -0.59%

Top Creations

VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 326.77
QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF 31.71
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 23.05
RPAR RPAR Risk Parity ETF 19.12
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 15.93

Top Redemptions

SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -22.16
VEGA AdvisorShares STAR Global Buy-Write ETF -1.95
QLS IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF -1.30
QMN IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF 0.00
ARB AltShares Merger Arbitrage ETF 0.00

AUM Winners

BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 143.26%
RINF ProShares Inflation Expectations ETF 61.94%
MARB First Trust Merger Arbitrage ETF 31.92%
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 30.01%
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 20.67%

AUM Losers

QLS IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF -16.74%
QMN IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF -13.29%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -13.21%
QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF -10.24%
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -2.90%

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