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List of Alternatives ETFs

Updated Sep 16, 2019
Alternative investments include private equity, hedge funds, managed futures, real estate, commodities and derivatives contracts. Since Alternatives come in a variety of flavors, they offer a lot of options to the investors through which a greater degree of diversification can be achieved. They also help in reducing the impact of usual fluctuations and volatility observed in the stock market and may help to boost returns. (See also, List of Hedge Fund ETFs.)
All Alternatives ETFs

List of All Alternatives ETFs

Following is the list of all 67 exchange-traded funds that FKnol has in its database for ETFs which belong to the Alternatives category:
TickerNameShort DescriptionExpense
Ratio
No. of
Holdings
Dividend
Frequency
Issuer
ALTSProShares Morningstar Alternatives Solution ETFALTS tracks an index of 7 alternative ETFs, issued by ProShares. The index allocates to the ETFs with an optimizer that aims to maximize risk-adjusted returns. The optimizer assumes investors have existing positions in stocks and bonds. ...Full Details0.95%8QuarterlyProShares
DIVYReality Shares DIVS ETFDIVY aims to deliver exposure to the dividend growth of stocks trading in the US, Europe and Japan. The actively managed fund relies on derivatives, and typically holds no stocks. ...Full Details0.85%0AnnuallyReality Shares
GARDReality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETFThe Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETF tracks an index of dividend-paying US large-cap stocks that are likely to increase dividends. The fund may also move to a 50/50 long/short portfolio, depending on technical indicators. ...Full Details1.41%55Semi-AnnuallyReality Shares
HDGProShares Hedge ReplicationThe ProShares Hedge Replication ETF tracks an index that uses long and short exposure to equity, Treasury and currency indexes, and individual securities to mimic the returns of a broad hedge fund index. ...Full Details0.95%363QuarterlyProShares
JPEDJPMorgan Event Driven ETFThe JPMorgan Event Driven ETF is an actively managed fund of developed-market equities and equity derivatives that are impacted by current or anticipated events. The fund seeks positive returns with low correlation to traditional markets. ...Full Details0.85%0MonthlyJP Morgan
MCROIQ Hedge Macro Tracker ETFThe IQ Hedge Macro Tracker ETF is an ETF-of-ETFs that tracks an index that follows a global macro strategy with exposure across asset classes and geographies. ...Full Details0.99%47AnnuallyIndexIQ
QAIIQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETFThe IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF tracks an index that aims to emulate hedge fund returns across different strategies, primarily by holding other ETFs. ...Full Details0.79%65AnnuallyIndexIQ
QEDIQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETFThe IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF tracks an index that seeks to replicate the returns of hedge funds pursuing event-driven strategies. The index uses a portfolio of primarily ETFs. ...Full Details1.11%15AnnuallyIndexIQ
RPUTWisdomTree CBOE Russell 2000 PutWrite Strategy FundThe WisdomTree CBOE Russell 2000 PutWrite Strategy Fund tracks an index of short put options on the Russell 2000 Index, collateralized with one- to three-month Treasury bills. The index writes at-the-money put options and rolls its exposure monthly. ...Full Details0.43%0AnnuallyWisdomTree
VAMOCambria Value and Momentum ETFThe Cambria Value and Momentum ETF is an actively managed portfolio of large-, mid- and small-cap US stocks selected by long-term value factors and midterm momentum factors. The managers have discretion to hedge up to 100% of the portfolio. ...Full Details0.65%99QuarterlyCambria
BTALAGFiQ US Market Neutral Anti-Beta FundThe AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta ETF tracks an equal weighted index that takes long positions in low beta US stocks offset by short positions in high beta US stocks. ...Full Details1.93%374AnnuallyAGFiQ Asset Management
CHEPAGFiQ US Market Neutral Value FundThe AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Value ETF tracks an equal-weighted index that takes long positions in US value stocks offset by short positions in US growth stocks using forward P/E, P/B and cash flow. ...Full Details1.87%386AnnuallyAGFiQ Asset Management
CLIXProShares Long Online-Short Stores ETFThe ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF tracks a fixed-selection, tier-weighted index of both long and short positions in US-listed securities. ...Full Details0.65%22QuarterlyProShares
DFNDReality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETFThe Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF tracks an index of dividend-paying US large-cap stocks that are likely to increase dividends, while shorting those that are unlikely to do so. At rebalance, the fund is 75% long, 25% short. ...Full Details1.38%74Semi-AnnuallyReality Shares
DIVAAGFiQ Hedged Dividend Income FundThe AGFiQ Hedged Dividend Income ETF tracks an equal-weighted index that goes long the highest-yielding dividend stocks and goes short the lowest-yielding stocks. ...Full Details1.15%101QuarterlyAGFiQ Asset Management
DYLSWisdomTree Dynamic Long-Short US Equity FundThe WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short U.S. Equity ETF tracks an index with 100% long exposure and variable short exposure to US stocks. Fundamental factors drive the short allocation and long stock selection. The long basket is vol-weighted; the short basket is cap-weighted. ...Full Details0.48%100AnnuallyWisdomTree
FLAGFLAG-Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETFThe FLAG-Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF tracks an index that selects long and short equity positions of large-cap U.S. companies relative to their earnings quality and revenue recognition practices. ...Full Details1.61%137QuarterlyExchange Traded Concepts
FTLSFirst Trust Long-Short Equity FundThe First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF takes both long and short position in US-listed equity with US and foreign exposure. The actively managed funds will typically be 90-100% long and 0-50% short. ...Full Details1.48%136QuarterlyFirst Trust
HTUSHull Tactical US ETFThe Hull Tactical US ETF aims for capital appreciation, regardless of market cycle, using long, short and leveraged positions in the S&P 500, along with cash. The actively managed fund primarily uses ETFs to gain exposure to the equity component of its portfolio. ...Full Details0.96%3AnnuallyExchange Traded Concepts
JPLSJPMorgan Long-Short ETFThe JPMorgan Long/Short ETF is an actively managed fund that goes long and short equities based on exposure to attractive or unattractive return factors. The fund seeks long-term total return, and may hold OTC derivatives. ...Full Details0.69%0AnnuallyJP Morgan
MOMAGFiQ US Market Neutral Momentum FundThe AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum ETF tracks an equal-weighted index that goes long high-momentum US stocks and short low-momentum US stocks. ...Full Details2.07%346AnnuallyAGFiQ Asset Management
QLSIQ Hedge Long-Short Tracker ETFThe IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF tracks an index that seeks to replicate long/short hedge fund returns. The index takes long and short positions primarily in ETFs and swaps on ETFs. ...Full Details1.04%26AnnuallyIndexIQ
QMNIQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETFThe IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker tracks an index that aims for positive returns with minimal systematic or equity market risk. It uses long and short positions in various assets and asset classes. ...Full Details1.01%37AnnuallyIndexIQ
RALSProShares RAFI Long-ShortThe ProShares RAFI Long/Short ETF tracks an index that takes offsetting long and short positions in US equities based on cash flow, dividends, sales and book value (long) and market cap (short). ...Full Details0.95%986QuarterlyProShares
SIZAGFiQ US Market Neutral Size FundThe AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Size ETF tracks an equal-weighted index with long positions in small-cap US stocks offset by short positions in large-cap US stocks from a pool of the largest 1000 stocks. ...Full Details2.46%386AnnuallyAGFiQ Asset Management
DLBRVelocityShares Short LIBOR ETNThe VelocityShares Short LIBOR ETN tracks the inverse of the daily change in forward 3-month USD LIBOR, as determined by Eurodollar futures. ...Full Details1.5%0AnnuallyCitigroup
FMFFirst Trust Morningstar Managed Futures Strategy FundThe First Trust Morningstar Managed Futures Strategy Fund seeks positive returns uncorrelated with major asset classes. The actively managed fund uses futures in commodity (50%), currency (25%) and equity (25%) indexes. ...Full Details0.95%36QuarterlyFirst Trust
FUTProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETFThe ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF provides exposure to commodity, currency and Treasury futures, weighted by risk contribution to the portfolio. Price momentum determines whether the actively-managed fund takes long or short positions in each contract. ...Full Details0.75%21QuarterlyProShares
JPMFJPMorgan Managed Futures Strategy ETFJPMF is an actively managed fund that uses OTC derivatives and futures contracts to provide both long and short exposure to commodities, currencies, equities, and fixed income. ...Full Details0.59%0AnnuallyJP Morgan
ULBRVelocityShares Long LIBOR ETNThe VelocityShares Long LIBOR ETN tracks the daily change in the forward 3-month USD LIBOR, as determined by Eurodollar futures. ...Full Details1.5%0AnnuallyCitigroup
WTMFWisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy FundThe WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund is actively managed to provide positive returns in rising and falling markets. The fund seeks to emulate the returns of an index that takes long and short positions in currency, commodity, and Treasury futures. ...Full Details0.65%25AnnuallyWisdomTree
MNAIQ Merger Arbitrage ETFThe IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF tracks an index that uses a merger arbitrage strategy with long exposure to takeover targets and short exposure to broad global equity indexes. ...Full Details0.78%54AnnuallyIndexIQ
MRGRProshares Merger ETFThe ProShares Merger ETF tracks an index of developed-market equities involved in merger deals, with long exposure to target firms and short exposure to acquiring firms. The fund is net long and hedges FX risk. ...Full Details0.75%34QuarterlyProShares
CPIIQ Real Return ETFThe IQ Real Return ETF tracks an index that aims to provide returns greater than the rate of inflation. The fund's index uses a multifactor model to allocate across asset classes and geographies primarily via ETFs. ...Full Details0.72%13AnnuallyIndexIQ
QXRRQuantX Risk Managed Real Return ETFThe Fund seeks to replicate investment results that generally correspond, before fees and expenses, to the performance of the QuantX Risk Managed Real Return Index. Under normal market conditions, the Index will be allocated to real assets in what the methodology determines to be the best performing markets. ...Full Details1.23%7AnnuallyQuantX Funds
RLYSPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return ETFThe SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return ETF is an actively managed fund that attempts to hedge against inflation by investing in funds with exposure to real estate, commodities, TIPS and natural resources companies. ...Full Details0.5%12QuarterlyState Street SPDR
RINFProShares Inflation Expectations ETFThe ProShares Inflation Expectations tracks an index with long exposure to US TIPS and short exposure to US Treasurys of equal maturity, gaining when yields on Treasurys increase relative to those on TIPS. ...Full Details0.3%2QuarterlyProShares
FLATiPath US Treasury Flattener Exchange Traded NoteThe iPath U.S. Treasury Flattener ETN provides inverse exposure to an index that's designed to increase when the yield spreads between 2-year and 10-year Treasurys widen. ...Full Details0.75%2NABarclays Capital
STPPiPath US Treasury Steepener Exchange Traded NoteThe iPath US Treasury Steepener ETN tracks an index with exposure to US Treasury futures contracts, long 2-year and short 10-year. It should gain when the yield curve steepens. ...Full Details0.75%2NABarclays Capital
FAARFirst Trust Alternative Absolute Return Strategy FundThe First Trust Alternative Absolute Return Strategy ETF is an actively-managed fund that, through a subsidiary, provides broad long/short exposure to commodity futures contracts. ...Full Details0.95%21QuarterlyFirst Trust
BDRYBreakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETFThe Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF tracks an index of long-only exposure to the nearest calendar quarter of dry bulk freight futures contracts on specified indexes. ...Full Details3.5%0AnnuallyETF Managers Group
DBVInvesco DB G10 Currency Harvest FundThe Invesco DB G10 Currency Harvest tracks an index with long exposure to developed-market currencies with high interest rates and short exposure to those with low rates using forward contracts. ...Full Details0.75%7NAInvesco
BIKRRogers AI Global Macro ETFThe Rogers AI Global Macro ETF is a fund-of-funds designed to track an index that uses artificial intelligence to develop an optimally weighted portfolio of US-listed single-country equity ETFs and short-term Treasury ETFs. ...Full Details1.18%45AnnuallyETF Managers Group
DALTAnfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETFThe Anfield Capital Diversified Alternatives ETF is an actively managed fund-of-funds utilizing a tactical approach to four broad asset classes—equity, fixed income, commodities, and alternatives—with the goal of capital growth and income over full market cycles. ...Full Details2.41%26MonthlyRegents Park Funds
DYBWisdomTree Dynamic Bearish US Equity FundThe WisdomTree Dynamic Bearish U.S. Equity ETF tracks an index with variable exposure to long and short portfolios of US stocks. The index adjusts long and short exposure based on fundamental factors. The long basket is vol-weighted; the short basket is cap-weighted. ...Full Details0.48%101AnnuallyWisdomTree
GAACambria Global Asset Allocation ETFGAA tracks an index seeking absolute positive returns with reduced volatility through a portfolio of exchange-traded vehicles that provides exposure to equity, fixed-income securities, real estate, commodities and currencies. ...Full Details0.33%25QuarterlyCambria
JPHFJPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETFThe JPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF is an actively-managed fund that allocates assets across several strategies traditionally used by hedge funds: equity long/short, event driven, and global macro. ...Full Details0.85%1AnnuallyJP Morgan
LALTInvesco Multi-Strategy Alternative ETFThe Invesco Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio Fund seeks positive total returns that are uncorrelated with the major asset classes. The fund is actively managed, but uses its index as a reference for which strategies to follow while also seeking to outperform it. ...Full Details0.98%89AnnuallyInvesco
QXTRQuantX Risk Managed Multi-Asset Total Return ETFThe QuantX Risk Managed Multi-Asset Total Return ETF tracks an index of global securities (equities, REITs, commodities, and corporate investment-grade and junk bonds). The fund may also hold up to 100% cash to limit risk. ...Full Details1.45%23AnnuallyQuantX Funds
RAAXVanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETFThe VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF is an actively managed fund of funds that seeks to maximize long-term real returns. It invests in ETPs with exposure to “real assets”, such as real estate, commodities, natural resources, or infrastructure, and may hold up to 100% cash or equivalents. ...Full Details0.74%8AnnuallyVanEck
TRTYCambria Trinity ETFThe Cambria Trinity ETF tracks an index of ETFs with exposure to a variety of asset classes, including equity, fixed income, real estate, commodities, and currencies. ...Full Details0.66%18QuarterlyCambria
VEGAAdvisorShares STAR Global Buy-Write ETFThe AdvisorShares STAR Global Buy-Write ETF is an actively managed fund that aims for consistent returns in part by writing call options on its underlying securities. Long puts are used to hedge downside risk. ...Full Details2.05%11AnnuallyAdvisorShares
VIXMProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETFThe ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF tracks an index of futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with an average of 5 months until maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.87%1NAProShares
VXZiPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETNThe iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 5-month maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.89%1NABarclays Capital
VXZBiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETNThe iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 5-month maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.89%1AnnuallyBarclays Capital
XVZiPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETNThe iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN tracks an index that can take long or short positions on futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index depending implied changes in forward volatility. ...Full Details0.95%1NABarclays Capital
ZIVVelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium Term ETNThe VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN provides daily inverse exposure to an index that tracks the price performance of futures contracts on the VIX with an average maturity of 5 months. ...Full Details1.35%1NACredit Suisse
EVIXVelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETNThe VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN tracks an index of futures contracts on the Euro STOXX 50 Volatility Index, or VSTOXX, with a weighted average maturity of one month. ...Full Details1.35%1AnnuallyUBS
EXIVVelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETNThe VelocityShares 1X Daily Inverse VSTOXX Futures ETN provides inverse exposure to an index of futures on the Euro STOXX Volatility Index, or VSTOXX, with a weighted average maturity of one month. ...Full Details1.35%1AnnuallyUBS
SVXYProShares Short VIX Short-Term FuturesThe ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures provides inverse exposure to an index comprising first- and second-month VIX future positions resulting in a weighted average maturity of 1 month. ...Full Details1.38%1NAProShares
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETNThe VelocityShares Daily VIX Short Term ETN provides 2x leveraged exposure to an index comprising first- and second-month VIX future positions resulting in a weighted average maturity of 1 month. ...Full Details1.65%1NACredit Suisse
UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term FuturesThe ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF provides 1.5x leveraged exposure to an index comprising first- and second-month VIX futures positions with a weighted average maturity of 1 month. ...Full Details1.65%1NAProShares
VIIXVelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETNThe VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN tracks an index of futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with, on average, 1 month until maturity. It resets its exposure daily. ...Full Details0.89%1NACredit Suisse
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETFThe ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 1-month maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.87%1NAProShares
VMINREX VolMAXX Short VIX Futures Strategy ETFThe REX VolMAXX Short VIX Futures Strategy ETF provides inverse exposure to VIX futures with 2-6 months remaining to expiry. The fund is actively managed. ...Full Details3.46%1AnnuallyREX
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNThe iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 1-month maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.89%1NABarclays Capital
VXXBiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNThe iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN tracks an index with exposure to futures contracts on the CBOE Volatility Index with average 1-month maturity. Exposure resets daily. ...Full Details0.89%1AnnuallyBarclays Capital
All Alternatives ETFs

Where do Alternatives ETFs Invest?

A long list of companies and different financial instruments exist where the Alternatives exchange-traded funds may invest the money collected from the ETF investors. Below is a small sample of companies whose stocks may qualify for investment by Alternatives ETFs, though there can be many more businesses and financial instruments where these ETFs can park the capital for returns:
Company (Ticker)Company DescriptionMarket Cap%YTD Gains

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