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:
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.