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 145 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Buffer ETFs have total assets under management of $10.74B. 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 $602.49M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Buffer ETF was SEPZ at 18.39%. The most recent ETF launched in the Buffer space was the AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap 6 Month Buffer10 Jan/Jul ETF SIXJ on 12/31/21.

Top ETF Performers

IJAN Innovator International Developed Power Buffer ETF - January 3.05%
KJAN Innovator U.S. Small Cap Power Buffer ETF - January 2.15%
YSEP FT Cboe Vest International Equity Buffer ETF - September 2.08%
BGLD FT Cboe Vest Gold Strategy Quarterly Buffer ETF 2.05%
EJUL Innovator Emerging Markets Power Buffer ETF - July 1.96%

Bottom ETF Performers

TFJL Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 5 Floor ETF - Quarterly -3.56%
TBJL Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 9 Buffer ETF - July -2.60%
DSJA Innovator Double Stacker ETF - January -2.47%
NJAN Innovator Growth-100 Power Buffer ETF - January -1.79%
TSJA Innovator Triple Stacker ETF - January -1.73%

Top Creations

PDEC Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - December 114.32
PNOV Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - November 41.89
FNOV FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - November 40.35
BUFR FT Cboe Vest Fund of Buffer ETF 36.53
DNOV FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - November 27.84

Top Redemptions

QDEC FT Cboe Vest Nasdaq-100 Buffer ETF - December -56.06
PFEB Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - February -30.56
PAPR Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - April -26.88
AZBL AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap Buffer20 Jul ETF -23.06
PJUL Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF - July -14.56

AUM Winners

XBJA Innovator U.S. Equity Accelerated 9 Buffer ETF - January 789.26%
PSFD Pacer Swan SOS Flex January ETF 607.07%
PSMD Pacer Swan SOS Moderate January ETF 180.49%
SIXJ AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap 6 Month Buffer10 Jan/Jul ETF 153.69%
XDEC FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Enhance & Moderate Buffer ETF - December 104.25%

AUM Losers

TSJA Innovator Triple Stacker ETF - January -65.43%
AZBL AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap Buffer20 Jul ETF -54.37%
AZAL AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap Buffer10 Jul ETF -46.55%
AZBA AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap Buffer20 Apr ETF -43.67%
PSMJ Pacer Swan SOS Moderate (July) ETF -39.77%

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