Buffer ETF Overview

Buffer ETFs are also known as defined-outcome ETFs. They offer protection against drawdowns for a specific period. They used options to guarantee an investment outcome.

With 149 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Buffer ETFs have total assets under management of $14.52B. The average expense ratio is 0.81%. Buffer ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Commodities
  • Fixed Income

The largest Buffer ETF is the FT Cboe Vest Fund of Buffer ETF BUFR with $707.72M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Buffer ETF was BUFQ at --. The most recent ETF launched in the Buffer space was the FT Cboe Vest Fund of Nasdaq-100 Buffer ETFs BUFQ on 06/15/22.

Top ETF Performers

NVMZ TrueShares Structured Outcome ETF - November 1.78%
QCLR Global X NASDAQ 100 Collar 95-110 ETF 1.47%
XJUN FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Enhance & Moderate Buffer ETF - June 1.19%
XCLR Global X S&P 500 Collar 95-110 ETF 1.16%
BALT Innovator Defined Wealth Shield ETF 0.64%

Bottom ETF Performers

YJUN FT Cboe Vest International Equity Buffer ETF - June -7.75%
YSEP FT Cboe Vest International Equity Buffer ETF - September -6.50%
BJUN Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - June -5.71%
YMAR FT Cboe Vest International Equity Buffer ETF - March -5.69%
YDEC FT Cboe Vest International Equity Buffer ETF - December -5.33%

Top Creations

PMAY Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - May 254.21
FMAY FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - May 178.52
DMAY FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - May 111.20
BMAY Innovator U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - May 104.23
DAPR FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - April 99.08

Top Redemptions

AZBJ AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap Buffer20 Jan ETF -48.13
PSEP Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - September -34.69
PFEB Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - February -30.64
FJAN FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - January -22.51
DFEB FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - February -18.67

AUM Winners

UJUN Innovator U.S. Equity Ultra Buffer ETF - June 448.14%
XJUN FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Enhance & Moderate Buffer ETF - June 278.00%
IJUL Innovator International Developed Power Buffer ETF - July 118.68%
PJUN Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - June 104.73%
SIXJ AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap 6 Month Buffer10 Jan/Jul ETF 97.42%

AUM Losers

DSOC Innovator Double Stacker ETF -29.87%
TSOC Innovator Triple Stacker ETF - October -25.77%
TFJL Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 5 Floor ETF - Quarterly -20.37%
QRMI Global X NASDAQ 100 Risk Managed Income ETF -19.73%
DBJA Innovator Double Stacker 9 Buffer ETF - January -18.74%

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