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
AMLP Alerian MLP ETF 8.56% MLPs
BIZD Market Vectors BDC Income ETF 8.33% Financials Equities
MLPA MLP ETF 7.67% MLPs
YMLI Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF 6.92% MLPs
MLPJ Junior MLP ETF 5.11% MLPs
YMLP Yorkville High Income MLP ETF 4.65% MLPs
HDGE Active Bear ETF 3.29% Inverse Equities
CORN Corn Fund 2.75% Agricultural Commodities
CANE Sugar Fund 2.32% Agricultural Commodities
PSP Listed Private Equity 2.19% Financials Equities
VEGA STAR Global Buy-Write ETF 2.10% Global Equities
ACCU Accuvest Global Opportunities ETF 1.81% Global Equities
GIVE Global Echo ETF 1.70% Diversified Portfolio
TVIX Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN 1.65% Leveraged Volatility
DSLV 3x Inverse Silver ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
TVIZ Daily 2x VIX Medium-Term ETN 1.65% Leveraged Volatility
USLV 3x Long Silver ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
XMPT Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF 1.65% National Munis
DGAZ 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
UGAZ 3x Long Natural Gas 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 1.61% Diversified Portfolio
GTAA Cambria Global Tactical ETF 1.59% Diversified Portfolio
MATH Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF 1.58% Diversified Portfolio
BARS Daily Gold Bear 3x Shares 1.56% Inverse Commodities
BAR Daily Gold Bull 3x Shares 1.56% Leveraged Commodities
KBWD KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio 1.55% Financials Equities
FLGE FI Large Cap Growth Enhanced ETN 1.52% Leveraged Equities
GLDE International Gold ETF 1.52% Precious Metals
FBGX UBS AG FI Enhanced Large Cap Growth ETN 1.52% Leveraged Equities
NAGS Natural Gas Fund 1.50% Oil & Gas
HDGI Athena International Bear ETF 1.50% Global Equities
AGLS Accuvest Global Long Short ETF 1.50% Long-Short
EPRO EquityPro ETF 1.48% Global Equities
THHY Market Vectors Treasury-Hedged High Yield Bond ETF 1.45% High Yield Bonds
YPRO YieldPro ETF 1.42% High Yield Bonds
UGLD 3x Long Gold ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
DOIL 3x Inverse Brent Crude ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
UWTI 3x Long Crude ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
DWTI 3x Inverse Crude ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
UOIL 3x Long Brent Crude ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
XIV Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN 1.35% Inverse Volatility
ZIV Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN 1.35% Inverse Volatility
DGLD 3x Inverse Gold ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
GSGO ALPS/GS Momentum Builder Growth Markets Equities and U.S. Treasuries Index ETF 1.29% Emerging Markets Equities
HYLS High Yield Long/Short ETF 1.28% High Yield Bonds
HYLD Peritus High Yield ETF 1.25% High Yield Bonds
GSC GS Connect S&P GSCI Enh Commodity TR ETN 1.25% Commodities
AADR WCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF 1.25% Global Equities
FWDD Madrona Forward Domestic ETF 1.25% Large Cap Blend Equities
FWDI Madrona Forward International ETF 1.25% Foreign Large Cap Equities
GSAX ALPS/GS Momentum Builder Asia ex-Japan Equities and U.S. Treasuries Index ETF 1.22% Asia Pacific Equities
CVOL C-Tracks ETN Citi Volatility Index Total Return 1.15% Volatility
KBA Bosera MSCI China A ETF 1.10% China Equities
KORZ Direxion Daily South Korea Bear 3X Shares 1.10% Asia Pacific Equities
TCHI China Trendpilot ETN 1.10% China Equities
IFV Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF 1.10% Global Equities
TWTI Oil Trendpilot ETN 1.10% Oil & Gas
BRZU Direxion Daily Brazil Bull 3x Shares 1.08% Latin America Equities
WBIH WBI Tactical High Income Shares 1.08% Diversified Portfolio
WBII WBI Tactical Income Shares 1.05% Diversified Portfolio
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF 1.05% MLPs
CSMN Market Neutral Equity ETN 1.05% Long-Short
DBA DB Agriculture Fund 1.01% Agricultural Commodities
WBIL WBI Large Cap Tactical Select Shares 1.00% Large Cap Value Equities
WEAT Wheat Fund 1.00% Agricultural Commodities
ALTL US Large Cap Alternator ETN 1.00% Large Cap Blend Equities
TRNM US Mid Cap Trendpilot ETN 1.00% Mid Cap Blend Equities
TNDQ NASDAQ-100 Trendpilot ETN 1.00% Large Cap Growth Equities
TBAR Gold Trendpilot ETN 1.00% Precious Metals
LALT Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio 1.00% Long-Short
TRND US Large Cap Trendpilot ETN 1.00% Large Cap Blend Equities
WBIA WBI SMID Tactical Growth Shares 1.00% Mid Cap Growth Equities
WBID WBI SMID Tactical Select Shares 1.00% Mid Cap Value Equities
WBIC WBI SMID Tactical Yield Shares 1.00% Mid Cap Value Equities
WBIB WBI SMID Tactical Value Shares 1.00% Mid Cap Value Equities
WBIG WBI Large Cap Tactical Yield Shares 1.00% Large Cap Value Equities