100 Highest Expense Ratio ETFs

While "plain vanilla" passively-managed ETFs offer expense ratios under 10 basis points, many ETFs that implement more complex investment strategies (such as leveraged investing or hedge fund strategies) charge higher fees. Below are the 100 ETFs with the highest expense ratios in the industry. Even the ETFs included on this list feature expense ratios below the average for traditional actively-managed mutual funds, which approximates 1.4%. You may also wish to peruse our list of the 100 ETFs with the lowest expense ratios.

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Symbol
Name
Expense Ratio
ETFdb Category
CANE Sugar Fund 2.32% Agricultural Commodities
VEGA STAR Global Buy-Write ETF 2.01% Global Equities
HDGE Active Bear ETF 1.85% Inverse Equities
GIVE Global Echo ETF 1.70% Diversified Portfolio
XMPT Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF 1.67% National Munis
USLV 3x Long Silver ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
TVIZ Daily 2x VIX Medium-Term ETN 1.65% Volatility
DGAZ 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
TVIX Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 1.65% Volatility
UGAZ 3x Long Natural Gas ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
DSLV 3x Inverse Silver ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
YYY High Income ETF 1.65% Diversified Portfolio
QEH QAM Equity Hedge ETF 1.64% Hedge Fund
DBIZ Pring Turner Business Cycle ETF 1.62% Diversified Portfolio
MATH Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF 1.58% Diversified Portfolio
GLDS Daily Gold Bear 3x Shares 1.56% Inverse Commodities
GLDL Daily Gold Bull 3x Shares 1.56% Leveraged Commodities
GLDE International Gold ETF 1.52% Precious Metals
AGLS Accuvest Global Long Short ETF 1.50% Long-Short
HDGI Athena International Bear ETF 1.50% Global Equities
NAGS Natural Gas Fund 1.50% Oil & Gas
THHY Market Vectors Treasury-Hedged High Yield Bond ETF 1.45% High Yield Bonds
YPRO YieldPro ETF 1.42% High Yield Bonds
GTAA Cambria Global Tactical ETF 1.41% Diversified Portfolio
UGLD 3x Long Gold ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
ZIV Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN 1.35% Volatility
UOIL 3x Long Brent Crude ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
UWTI 3x Long Crude ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
LPLT 2x Long Platinum ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
XIV Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN 1.35% Volatility
IPLT 2x Inverse Platinum ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
DGLD 3x Inverse Gold ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
DOIL 3x Inverse Brent Crude ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
DWTI 3x Inverse Crude ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
GSGO ALPS/GS Momentum Builder Growth Markets Equities and U.S. Treasuries Index ETF 1.29% Emerging Markets Equities
AADR WCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF 1.25% Global Equities
EPRO EquityPro ETF 1.25% Global Equities
HYLD Peritus High Yield ETF 1.25% High Yield Bonds
GSC GS Connect S&P GSCI Enh Commodity TR ETN 1.25% Commodities
ACCU Accuvest Global Opportunities ETF 1.25% Global Equities
GSAX ALPS/GS Momentum Builder Asia ex-Japan Equities and U.S. Treasuries Index ETF 1.22% Asia Pacific Equities
HYLS High Yield Long/Short ETF 1.19% High Yield Bonds
OFF ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk Off ETN 1.15% Diversified Portfolio
CVOL C-Tracks ETN Citi Volatility Index Total Return 1.15% Volatility
GSMA ALPS/GS Momentum Builder Multi-Asset Index ETF 1.14% Diversified Portfolio
DBBR MSCI Brazil Hedged Equity Fund 1.13% Latin America Equities
FWDI Madrona Forward International ETF 1.12% Foreign Large Cap Equities
FWDD Madrona Forward Domestic ETF 1.12% Large Cap Blend Equities
TCHI China Trendpilot ETN 1.10% China Equities
KORZ Direxion Daily South Korea Bear 3X Shares 1.10% Asia Pacific Equities
BRZS Direxion Daily Brazil Bear 3x Shares 1.10% Latin America Equities
KBA Bosera MSCI China A ETF 1.10% China Equities
TWTI Oil Trendpilot ETN 1.10% Oil & Gas
BRZU Direxion Daily Brazil Bull 3x Shares 1.08% Latin America Equities
CSMN Market Neutral Equity ETN 1.05% Long-Short
DBA DB Agriculture Fund 1.01% Agricultural Commodities
TRNM US Mid Cap Trendpilot ETN 1.00% Mid Cap Blend Equities
TBAR Gold Trendpilot ETN 1.00% Precious Metals
TNDQ NASDAQ-100 Trendpilot ETN 1.00% Large Cap Growth Equities
TRND US Large Cap Trendpilot ETN 1.00% Large Cap Blend Equities
CORN Corn Fund 1.00% Agricultural Commodities
ALTL US Large Cap Alternator ETN 1.00% Large Cap Blend Equities
SOYB Soybean Fund 1.00% Agricultural Commodities
WEAT Wheat Fund 1.00% Agricultural Commodities
CRUD WTI Crude Oil Fund 1.00% Oil & Gas
TTFS TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF 0.99% All Cap Equities
CHEP U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund 0.99% Long-Short
MES Market Vectors Gulf States Index ETF 0.98% Emerging Markets Equities
UXI Ultra Industrials 0.95% Leveraged Equities
UGE Ultra Consumer Goods 0.95% Leveraged Equities
SCO UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oil 0.95% Leveraged Commodities
JPX UltraShort MSCI Pacific ex-Japan 0.95% Leveraged Equities
KRU Ultra KBW Regional Banking 0.95% Leveraged Equities
JGBT DB 3x Japanese Government Bond Futures ETN 0.95% Leveraged Bonds
HVPW US Equity High Volatility Put Write Index Fund 0.95% Long-Short
GASL Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3x Shares 0.95% Leveraged Equities
FAZ Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares 0.95% Leveraged Equities
EUM Short MSCI Emerging Markets 0.95% Inverse Equities
REK Short Real Estate 0.95% Leveraged Real Estate
RGRC Rogers Enhanced Commodity ETN 0.95% Commodities
PSQ Short QQQ 0.95% Inverse Equities
EUFX Short Euro 0.95% Currency
MATL Daily Basic Materials Bull 3X Shares 0.95% Leveraged Equities
SDP UltraShort Utilities 0.95% Leveraged Equities