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.

F

Category Grade

This category ranks #54 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 Multi-Strategy Tracker
28.73 28.70 28.80 28.65 29.45 27.69 +0.05
(0.17%)
0.21% 3.01% 1.19B 0.75% A
Strong Buy
VQT
Barclays ETN S&P VEQTOR ETN
137.68 138.07 138.07 137.68 141.99 129.64 +0.24
(0.17%)
0.78% 3.16% 214.77M 0.95% A
Strong Buy
MNA
IQ ARB Merger Arbitrage ETF
29.49 29.50 29.50 29.45 29.52 26.91 0.00
(0.00%)
0.65% 7.24% 139.18M 0.75% A
Strong Buy
HDG
ProShares Hedge Replication ETF
43.11 43.28 43.29 43.11 43.33 40.06 -0.02
(-0.05%)
0.42% 6.60% 32.21M 0.95% A
Strong Buy
PUTW
WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy
27.69 27.76 27.76 27.68 27.90 24.87 -0.05
(-0.18%)
1.32% 10.14% 31.36M 0.38% A
Strong Buy
ALTS
Proshares Morningstar Alternatives Solution ETF
38.65 38.72 38.72 38.56 39.02 36.68 +0.21
(0.55%)
0.10% 5.23% 18.86M 0.95% A
Strong Buy
FUT
Managed Futures Strategy
40.70 40.70 40.70 40.70 41.69 39.26 0.00
(0.00%)
-1.93% 1.42% 4.11M 0.75% A
Strong Buy
WDTI
WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund
40.67 40.54 40.93 40.54 43.27 40.45 0.00
(0.00%)
-1.91% -3.37% 202.76M 0.95% B
Buy
QMN
IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF
25.12 25.13 25.13 25.12 26.61 24.84 +0.07
(0.28%)
0.00% 0.96% 12.57M 0.75% B
Buy
MRGR
ProShares Merger ETF
35.47 35.47 35.47 35.47 37.50 34.74 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.50% -1.77% 2.66M 0.75% B
Buy
FMF
First Trust Morningstar Managed Futures Strategy Fund
46.55 46.55 46.55 46.55 57.17 44.12 +0.07
(0.15%)
-1.40% -6.73% 9.51M 1.00% C
Neutral
HDGE
AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF
9.10 9.13 9.14 9.08 13.19 8.94 -0.03
(-0.33%)
-1.62% -25.65% 165.52M 2.90% D
Sell
LALT
PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio
22.76 22.69 22.76 22.69 23.20 20.60 +0.07
(0.31%)
0.93% 3.78% 6.81M 0.97% NR
Not Rated
VMIN
REX VolMAXX Inverse VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF
27.62 27.42 28.17 27.42 51.74 17.09 +0.08
(0.29%)
22.70% 17.03% 6.79M 1.45% NR
Not Rated
QED
IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF
19.90 19.90 19.90 19.90 20.55 18.43 0.00
(0.00%)
1.02% 6.42% 4.92M 0.75% NR
Not Rated
GHS
The REX Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF
27.19 27.19 27.19 27.19 29.39 24.06 0.00
(0.00%)
6.50% 8.41% 2.55M 0.48% NR
Not Rated
VMAX
REX VolMAXX Long VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF
6.72 6.60 6.83 6.60 29.75 6.60 -0.15
(-2.18%)
-20.66% -74.69% 2.51M 1.25% NR
Not Rated
GHE
REX GOLD HEDGED FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF
26.40 26.40 26.40 26.40 31.20 23.18 +0.26
(0.99%)
13.60% 5.52% 2.42M 0.65% NR
Not Rated
BEMO
Aptus Behavioral Momentum ETF
26.13 26.20 26.20 26.04 27.10 23.91 +0.08
(0.31%)
1.01% 3.73% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated
TCTL
25.82 25.82 25.82 25.82 26.39 24.65 0.00
(0.00%)
0.66% 2.95% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated

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