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 56 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs gather total assets under management of $5.70B. The average expense ratio is 1.01%. 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 $1.08B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the SVXY at 353.87%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Alternative ETFs space was the Cambria Trinity ETF TRTY in 09/10/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

EXIV VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN 22.87%
ZIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN 12.50%
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 9.94%
CLIX ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF 7.26%
DALT Anfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETF 3.60%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -38.38%
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN -33.85%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -27.33%
EVIX VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN -21.12%
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN -18.56%

TOP CREATIONS

VXXB iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 301.40
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 244.73
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 108.24
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 53.18
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN 27.34

TOP REDEMPTIONS

QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF -73.51
DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund -24.56
WTMF WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund -17.33
RLY SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return ETF -15.22
QXTR QuantX Risk Managed Multi-Asset Total Return ETF -13.18

AUM WINNERS

VXXB iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 179.69%
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN 90.61%
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 39.51%
DALT Anfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETF 23.59%
EXIV VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN 22.07%

AUM LOSERS

BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -41.41%
QXTR QuantX Risk Managed Multi-Asset Total Return ETF -36.40%
EVIX VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN -22.37%
DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund -18.64%
QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF -18.23%

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