Long/Short ETF Overview

With 25 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Long/Short ETFs gather total assets under management of $1.78B. The average expense ratio is 1.06%. Long/Short ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Alternatives

The largest Long/Short ETF is the IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF MNA with $905.53M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Long/Short ETF was the QLS at 14.85%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Long/Short space was the iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF DBMF in 05/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund 2.14%
JPED JPMorgan Event Driven ETF 1.75%
FTLS First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF 1.72%
QLS IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF 1.57%
QED IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF 1.41%

Bottom ETF Performers

DYB WisdomTree Dynamic Bearish U.S. Equity Fund -1.93%
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund -1.91%
CHEP AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund -1.36%
SIZ AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Size Fund -1.33%
MOM AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund -1.31%

Top Creations

FTLS First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF 8.32
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 5.78
QED IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF 1.08
FUT ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF 0.40
DIVA AGFiQ Hedged Dividend Income Fund 0

Top Redemptions

WTMF WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund -7.46
DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund -2.70
DBMF iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF -2.06
FAAR First Trust Alternative Absolute Return Strategy ETF -1.32
DIVY Reality Shares DIVS ETF -0.67

AUM Winners

QED IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF 21.39%
FUT ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF 14.95%
FTLS First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF 3.94%
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 2.93%
MOM AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund 2.90%

AUM Losers

FAAR First Trust Alternative Absolute Return Strategy ETF -41.96%
WTMF WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund -19.18%
DBMF iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF -8.71%
DYLS WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity Fund -3.12%
CHEP AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund -2.56%

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