Alternative ETFs


Most of these ETFs employ various strategies such as managed futures, merger arbitrage strategies, Inflation expectations, which are also known as non-traditional investments to achieve desired investment results. Alternative ETFs can provide a measure of alpha during periods of uncertainty for traditional asset classes. Because of this characteristic, theses ETFs may be suited for moderate investors who are somewhat less willing to accept variations in their portfolio's balance.

D

Category Grade

This category ranks #52 out of 65 ETF categories.

B
Buy

Avg. SMART Grade

The average cap-weighted SMART Grade for ETFs in this category is B (Buy).


Fund Symbol/Name Last Open High Low 52-Wk Hi 52-Wk Lo Day Chg YTD Chg 12-Mo Chg AUM Exp. Ratio SMART Grade
QAI
IQ Hedge MultiIQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF
29.16 29.19 29.19 29.13 29.45 28.37 -0.02
(-0.07%)
1.71% 0.34% 1.06B 0.75% A
Strong Buy
MNA
IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF
30.30 30.24 30.30 30.22 30.42 26.91 +0.01
(0.03%)
3.41% 6.58% 188.75M 0.75% A
Strong Buy
PUTW
WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund
28.57 28.58 28.58 28.51 29.32 25.60 -0.01
(-0.03%)
4.54% 10.44% 122.68M 0.38% A
Strong Buy
HDG
ProShares Hedge Replication ETF
44.04 43.97 44.04 43.94 44.08 41.10 -0.03
(-0.07%)
2.59% 4.58% 36.33M 0.95% A
Strong Buy
ALTS
ProShares Morningstar Alternatives Solution ETF
39.02 39.35 39.35 39.02 39.35 37.23 -0.26
(-0.66%)
1.06% 1.09% 21.51M 0.95% A
Strong Buy
QMN
IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF
25.25 25.25 25.25 25.25 26.61 24.70 +0.02
(0.08%)
0.52% -0.90% 11.36M 0.75% A
Strong Buy
MRGR
ProShares Merger ETF
35.67 35.67 35.67 35.67 36.99 35.06 +0.14
(0.39%)
0.06% -2.25% 2.66M 0.75% A
Strong Buy
BEMO
Aptus Behavioral Momentum ETF
26.56 26.56 26.56 26.56 27.67 23.91 -0.10
(-0.38%)
2.67% 5.44% 31.87M 0.79% B
Buy
FUT
ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF
40.84 40.84 40.84 40.84 41.69 39.51 0.00
(0.00%)
-1.59% 2.95% 5.13M 0.76% B
Buy
WDTI
WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund
39.86 39.72 39.91 39.72 43.27 39.15 +0.13
(0.33%)
-3.86% -6.72% 171.01M 0.65% C
Neutral
FMF
First Trust Morningstar Managed Futures Strategy Fund
45.82 45.82 45.82 45.82 57.17 44.12 +0.02
(0.04%)
-2.94% -2.37% 9.18M 1.00% C
Neutral
HDGE
Ranger Equity Bear Bear ETF
8.74 8.67 8.75 8.64 11.30 8.59 +0.07
(0.81%)
-5.51% -14.31% 172.75M 2.80% D
Sell
VQT
Barclays ETN S&P VEQTOR ETN
142.72 142.88 142.88 142.72 145.42 129.99 -0.19
(-0.13%)
4.46% 1.37% 63.85M 0.95% NR
Not Rated
LALT
PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio
22.12 22.22 22.22 22.12 23.20 20.97 -0.09
(-0.41%)
-1.91% -2.73% 6.65M 0.95% NR
Not Rated
QED
IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF
20.42 20.42 20.42 20.42 20.55 19.43 0.00
(0.00%)
3.65% 5.10% 3.09M 0.75% NR
Not Rated
SQZZ
Active Alts Contrarian ETF
25.07 25.04 25.07 25.04 26.00 24.74 +0.07
(0.28%)
0.00% 0.60% 1.26M 1.55% NR
Not Rated
TAIL
Cambria Tail Risk ETF
24.83 24.83 24.83 24.83 25.57 24.72 +0.08
(0.32%)
0.00% -0.68% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
TCTL
Premise Capital Frontier Advantage Diversified Tactical ETF
27.21 27.21 27.21 27.21 27.48 24.65 0.00
(0.00%)
6.08% 8.49% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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