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 51 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Alternative ETFs ETFs gather total assets under management of $6.27B. 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 ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF UVXY with $1.24B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Alternative ETFs ETF was the XVZ at 110.44%. 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

BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 63.34%
MOM AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund 32.33%
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 20.80%
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 9.15%
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 9.04%

Bottom ETF Performers

CHEP AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund -16.38%
DIVA AGFiQ Hedged Dividend Income Fund -14.93%
ALTY Global X SuperDividend Alternatives ETF -13.49%
FLAT iPath U.S. Treasury Flattener ETN -11.35%
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -11.12%

Top Creations

UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 470.44
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 71.38
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 38.92
RPAR RPAR Risk Parity ETF 36.86
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 34.53

Top Redemptions

QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF -70.14
MNA IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF -31.46
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -30.18
DIVY Reality Shares DIVS ETF -10.60
RLY SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return ETF -4.26

AUM Winners

UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 103.47%
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 41.22%
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 38.93%
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 33.21%
ARB AltShares Merger Arbitrage ETF 32.61%

AUM Losers

DIVY Reality Shares DIVS ETF -29.07%
FUT ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF -18.03%
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -17.19%
CHEP AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund -13.80%
DIVA AGFiQ Hedged Dividend Income Fund -13.29%

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