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 52 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs have total assets under management of $7.82B. The average expense ratio is 1.09%. Alternative ETFs ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Alternatives

The largest Alternative ETFs ETF is the RPAR Risk Parity ETF RPAR with $1.39B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Alternative ETFs ETF was BDRY at 246.82%. The most recent ETF launched in the Alternative ETFs space was the Emles Alpha Opportunities ETF EOPS on 06/09/21.

Top ETF Performers

UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 6.68%
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 5.87%
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 5.78%
VXZ iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 5.11%
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 4.86%

Bottom ETF Performers

BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -17.79%
EOPS Emles Alpha Opportunities ETF -9.58%
PFIX Simplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF -7.23%
FORH Formidable ETF -5.73%
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -4.79%

Top Creations

UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 219.42
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 76.19
EOPS Emles Alpha Opportunities ETF 68.20
PFIX Simplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF 23.65
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 14.73

Top Redemptions

RPAR RPAR Risk Parity ETF -116.90
QLS IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF -47.49
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -21.41
QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF -12.91
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -6.95

AUM Winners

ASPY ASYMshares ASYMmetric 500 ETF 207.38%
VEGA AdvisorShares STAR Global Buy-Write ETF 92.35%
SVOL Simplify Volatility Premium ETF 70.88%
FUT ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF 35.63%
ARB AltShares Merger Arbitrage ETF 19.23%

AUM Losers

BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -30.73%
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -21.55%
CBLS Changebridge Capital Long/Short Equity ETF -9.55%
EOPS Emles Alpha Opportunities ETF -7.67%
RALS ProShares RAFI Long/Short ETF -2.73%

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