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.

C

Category Grade

This category ranks #34 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
30.62 30.67 30.67 30.52 32.01 26.58 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.58% 0.69% 753.74M 0.80% A
Strong Buy
MNA
IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF
31.62 31.46 31.75 31.45 33.56 26.21 +0.07
(0.22%)
-4.76% 0.25% 683.06M 0.77% A
Strong Buy
FIVG
Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF
27.36 27.36 27.36 27.36 28.00 18.66 -0.40
(-1.44%)
5.06% 11.90% 368.33M 0.30% A
Strong Buy
HDG
ProShares Hedge Replication ETF
45.76 45.69 45.76 45.69 47.71 37.63 -0.18
(-0.39%)
-1.85% 0.57% 29.71M 0.95% A
Strong Buy
UOCT
Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - October
25.07 25.16 25.16 24.93 25.47 21.25 -0.05
(-0.20%)
0.49% 0.10% 24.45M 0.79% A
Strong Buy
BOCT
Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - October
26.19 26.14 26.19 25.94 26.96 19.89 -0.08
(-0.30%)
-0.10% 4.11% 23.57M 0.79% A
Strong Buy
QMN
IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF
26.50 26.50 26.50 26.50 27.17 23.78 +0.03
(0.11%)
-0.75% 0.51% 19.85M 0.67% A
Strong Buy
POCT
Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - October
25.38 25.42 25.52 25.23 25.63 20.53 -0.05
(-0.20%)
0.71% 0.24% 12.69M 0.79% A
Strong Buy
QED
IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF
22.00 22.00 22.00 22.00 22.16 17.70 0.00
(0.00%)
1.59% 2.86% 8.80M 0.78% A
Strong Buy
MRGR
ProShares Merger ETF
37.82 37.83 37.83 37.81 39.02 33.46 +0.04
(0.11%)
-1.18% 0.48% 7.57M 0.75% A
Strong Buy
UJUL
Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - July
25.37 25.37 25.40 25.25 26.60 21.89 -0.03
(-0.12%)
0.63% -2.31% 4.44M 0.79% A
Strong Buy
BJUL
Innovator ETFs Trust Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - July
27.25 27.27 27.27 27.07 28.38 21.08 -0.01
(-0.04%)
-1.38% 4.40% 4.09M 0.79% A
Strong Buy
PJUL
Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - July
26.93 27.13 27.13 26.78 27.51 21.70 -0.08
(-0.30%)
0.67% 3.72% 4.04M 0.79% A
Strong Buy
PUTW
WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund
25.27 25.58 25.58 25.20 29.10 20.14 -0.13
(-0.51%)
-11.27% -9.17% 120.84M 0.44% B
Buy
FMF
First Trust Managed Futures Strategy Fund
44.31 44.01 44.33 44.01 49.70 41.10 -0.07
(-0.16%)
3.40% 0.09% 30.95M 0.95% B
Buy
VQT
iPath S&P VEQTOR ETN
183.76 181.96 184.35 181.96 203.25 155.89 -0.06
(-0.03%)
10.70% 9.43% 11.17M 0.95% B
Buy
ALTS
ProShares Morningstar Alternatives Solution ETF
34.67 34.77 34.77 34.64 38.81 29.97 -0.09
(-0.26%)
-8.21% -7.25% 6.92M 0.95% B
Buy
FUT
ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF
39.19 39.21 39.21 39.19 41.03 38.10 -0.13
(-0.33%)
0.00% -0.73% 3.34M 0.75% B
Buy
CCOR
Core Alternative ETF
27.37 27.51 27.59 27.32 30.66 22.88 -0.29
(-1.05%)
-1.14% 0.38% 130.72M 1.23% C
Neutral
VRAI
Virtus Real Asset Income ETF
18.79 18.91 19.10 18.66 25.90 13.31 -0.42
(-2.19%)
-24.51% -25.08% 105.82M 0.55% C
Neutral
WTMF
WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund
34.77 34.80 34.82 34.70 39.43 34.39 -0.08
(-0.23%)
-6.26% -8.40% 102.90M 0.65% C
Neutral
FFHG
Formula Folios Hedged Growth ETF
23.04 23.32 23.37 22.96 29.39 20.67 -0.30
(-1.29%)
-18.57% -14.59% 62.22M 1.15% C
Neutral
TCTL
Premise Capital Diversified Tactical ETF
26.25 26.29 26.29 26.16 33.47 23.29 -0.01
(-0.04%)
-18.98% -15.29% 31.51M 0.86% C
Neutral
TAIL
Cambria Tail Risk ETF
22.18 22.17 22.26 22.08 27.23 19.22 +0.07
(0.32%)
15.16% 9.91% 24.40M 0.59% C
Neutral
DIVY
Realty Shares DIVS ETF
22.67 22.67 22.67 22.61 27.94 11.65 -0.02
(-0.09%)
-15.06% -14.01% 20.14M 0.85% C
Neutral
HDGE
Ranger Equity Bear Bear ETF
5.08 5.08 5.08 5.08 7.95 4.32 +0.08
(1.60%)
-5.22% -21.73% 162.87M 3.12% D
Sell
VPC
Virtus Private Credit Strategy ETF
17.01 17.20 17.20 16.92 26.38 11.69 -0.28
(-1.62%)
-28.27% -32.74% 25.19M 8.32% D
Sell
FLSP
Franklin Liberty Systematic Style Premia ETF
22.83 22.82 22.85 22.82 25.61 21.94 +0.04
(0.18%)
-8.71% -8.08% 52.21M 0.65% NR
Not Rated
JPMF
JPMorgan Managed Futures Strategy ETF
20.85 20.86 20.87 20.85 28.10 17.29 -0.03
(-0.14%)
-9.97% -13.18% 31.38M 0.59% NR
Not Rated
FLYT
Direxion Flight to Safety Strategy ETF
52.26 52.24 52.26 51.89 62.70 43.76 +0.17
(0.33%)
5.44% 4.80% 29.95M 0.40% NR
Not Rated
ABEQ
Absolute Core Strategy ETF
22.09 22.09 22.09 22.09 28.20 18.01 -0.23
(-1.03%)
-11.31% -11.58% 29.00M 0.85% NR
Not Rated
ESNG
Direxion MSCI USA ESG - Leaders vs. Laggards ETF
52.59 52.59 52.59 52.59 53.89 36.34 -0.23
(-0.44%)
5.03% 4.20% 13.24M 0.42% NR
Not Rated
MARB
First Trust Merger Arbitrage ETF
19.51 19.46 19.51 19.46 20.14 17.68 +0.02
(0.10%)
-2.59% -2.59% 12.66M 1.94% NR
Not Rated
LCR
Leuthold Core ETF
25.63 25.79 25.79 25.63 26.59 21.26 -0.09
(-0.35%)
2.19% 2.19% 7.07M 0.86% NR
Not Rated
MSUS
LHA Market State U.S. Tactical ETF
22.90 22.90 22.90 22.90 25.51 19.97 -0.07
(-0.30%)
-8.74% -3.65% 6.30M 1.18% NR
Not Rated
SMDY
Syntax Stratified MidCap ETF
25.98 25.98 25.98 25.98 30.50 17.67 -0.38
(-1.44%)
-13.29% -13.28% 2.64M 0.30% NR
Not Rated
PFLD
AAM Low Duration Preferred and Income Securities ETF
23.35 23.35 23.35 23.35 25.45 16.25 +0.02
(0.09%)
-4.36% -6.56% 2.33M 0.45% NR
Not Rated
HDIV
QRAFT AI-Enhanced U.S. High Dividend ETF
22.53 22.49 22.53 22.49 24.78 17.76 -0.23
(-1.01%)
-5.14% -5.98% 2.28M 0.75% NR
Not Rated
BEMO
Aptus Behavioral Momentum ETF
29.97 30.11 30.11 29.97 33.10 27.59 -0.12
(-0.40%)
-1.15% -9.45% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
FFEB
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - February
29.65 29.85 29.85 29.42 33.31 22.89 -0.18
(-0.60%)
-1.56% -1.54% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
DFEB
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - February
30.16 30.12 30.21 29.92 31.00 25.24 +0.02
(0.07%)
-0.56% -0.56% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
ARMR
Exchange Listed Funds Trust Armor US Equity Index ETF
17.95 18.03 18.03 17.88 22.67 13.99 -0.04
(-0.22%)
-11.27% -11.30% N/A 0.60% NR
Not Rated
BFEB
Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - February
24.21 24.18 24.33 24.18 25.66 17.00 -0.06
(-0.25%)
-1.94% -1.94% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated
PFEB
Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - February
24.38 24.31 24.45 24.30 25.12 19.47 -0.09
(-0.37%)
-1.18% -1.18% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated
UFEB
Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - February
24.52 24.66 24.66 24.50 25.01 20.87 -0.09
(-0.37%)
-0.45% -0.45% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated
WDTI
WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund
39.60 39.62 39.62 39.52 41.80 38.34 +0.04
(0.10%)
-4.49% -4.60% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
BDEC
Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - December
26.72 26.83 26.83 26.47 27.78 20.14 -0.09
(-0.34%)
-0.71% 1.67% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated
PDEC
Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - December
26.78 26.65 26.78 26.65 27.37 21.58 -0.01
(-0.04%)
0.15% 1.73% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated
UDEC
Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - December
26.64 26.70 26.70 26.63 27.08 23.05 -0.11
(-0.41%)
-0.09% 1.06% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated
FNOV
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - November
31.17 31.38 31.38 30.92 32.53 23.91 -0.01
(-0.03%)
-0.53% 1.73% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
DNOV
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - November
31.02 31.06 31.10 30.91 32.47 26.25 -0.05
(-0.16%)
0.10% 1.55% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
DAUG
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - August
30.79 30.63 30.82 30.45 31.17 25.95 +0.01
(0.03%)
0.41% 2.08% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
FAUG
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August
31.03 30.93 31.03 30.93 31.57 24.12 -0.08
(-0.26%)
0.48% 2.87% N/A N/A NR
Not Rated
BNOV
Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF - November
26.57 26.55 26.57 26.41 27.43 20.06 0.00
(0.00%)
-0.27% 3.43% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated
PNOV
Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - November
26.28 26.28 26.29 26.28 26.67 21.07 -0.02
(-0.08%)
0.23% 2.50% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated
UNOV
Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF - November
26.16 26.16 26.16 26.16 26.48 22.53 -0.04
(-0.15%)
0.15% 2.04% N/A 0.79% NR
Not Rated

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