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 59 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs gather total assets under management of $6.17B. The average expense ratio is 1.11%. Alternative ETFs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Alternatives

The largest Alternative ETFs ETF is the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF QAI with $1.14B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the DYLS at 20.38%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alternative ETFs space was the Rogers AI Global Macro ETF BIKR in 06/21/18.


BDRYBreakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF7.52%
EVIXVelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN6.61%
XVZiPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN3.65%
DYLSWisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund3.07%
MOMAGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund2.47%


EXIVVelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN-13.47%
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN-8.94%
CLIXProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF-6.51%
UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF-5.57%
VXXBiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN-3.23%

top creations

UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF401.46
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN127.64
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF35.81
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN25.52
MNAIQ Merger Arbitrage ETF18.31

top redemptions

SVXYProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF-98.55
QAIIQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF-9.20
JPHFJPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF-5.01
WTMFWisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund-4.00
HTUSHull Tactical U.S. ETF-2.74


BIKRRogers AI Global Macro ETF95.28%
MRGRProShares Merger ETF60.71%
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN47.14%
RAAXVanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF26.82%
VIIXVelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN24.07%


EXIVVelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN-39.91%
SVXYProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF-16.66%
QLSIQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF-11.53%
VMINREX VolMAXX Short VIX Futures Strategy ETF-10.39%
BTALAGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund-9.08%

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