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
BIZD VanEck Vectors BDC Income ETF 9.17% Financials Equities
YMLI VanEck Vectors High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF 6.92% MLPs
AMLP Alerian MLP ETF 5.43% MLPs
MLPA Global X MLP ETF 3.99% MLPs
SOYB The Teucrium Soybean Fund 3.49% Agricultural Commodities
WEAT The Teucrium Wheat Fund 3.46% Agricultural Commodities
ALTY SuperDividend Alternatives ETF 3.03% Diversified Portfolio
CORN The Teucrium Corn Fund 2.92% Agricultural Commodities
HDGE Ranger Equity Bear ETF 2.92% Inverse Equities
KBWD PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF 2.80% Financials Equities
MLPJ Global X Junior MLP ETF 2.78% MLPs
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF 2.70% MLPs
PSP PowerShares Global Listed Private Equity Portfolio ETF 2.04% Financials Equities
VEGA STAR Global Buy-Write ETF 2.00% Global Equities
FIEE UBS AG FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN 1.95% Europe Equities
PCEF PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio ETF 1.88% Total Bond Market
CANE The Teucrium Sugar Fund 1.76% Agricultural Commodities
EPRO EquityPro ETF 1.71% Global Equities
DSLV VelocityShares 3x Inverse Silver ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
USLV VelocityShares 3x Long Silver ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
DGAZ VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
TVIZ VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short-Term ETN 1.65% Leveraged Volatility
UGAZ VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
YYY YieldShares High Income ETF 1.65% Diversified Portfolio
FIHD UBS AG FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN 1.65% Leveraged Equities
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short-Term ETN 1.65% Leveraged Volatility
XMPT VanEck Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF 1.65% National Munis
RISE Sit Rising Rate ETF 1.64% Inverse Bonds
GIVE Global Echo ETF 1.61% Diversified Portfolio
GTAA Morgan Creek Global Tactical ETF 1.61% Diversified Portfolio
DWAT Arrow DWA Tactical ETF 1.57% Diversified Portfolio
FBGX FI Enhanced Large Cap Growth ETN 1.52% Leveraged Equities
FLGE FI Enhanced Big Cap Growth ETN 1.52% Leveraged Equities
QEH QAM Equity Hedge ETF 1.50% Hedge Fund
MATH Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF 1.50% Diversified Portfolio
SIZ U.S. Market Neutral Size Fund 1.49% Long-Short
MOM U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund 1.49% Long-Short
CHEP U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund 1.49% Long-Short
VMIN REX VolMAXX Inverse Weekly Futures Strategy ETF 1.45% Volatility
YPRO YieldPro ETF 1.42% High Yield Bonds
FWDB Madrona Forward Global Bond ETF 1.41% Total Bond Market
DWTI VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
UWTI VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
XIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN 1.35% Inverse Volatility
UGLD VelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
ZIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN 1.35% Inverse Volatility
DGLD VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
TUTT Tuttle Tactical Management U.S. Core ETF 1.34% All Cap Equities
HYLS First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF 1.29% High Yield Bonds
TUTI Tuttle Tactical Management Multi-Strategy Income ETF 1.28% Diversified Portfolio
AADR WCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF 1.27% Global Equities
FWDI Madrona Forward International ETF 1.25% Foreign Large Cap Equities
FWDD Madrona Forward Domestic ETF 1.25% Large Cap Blend Equities
GSC GS Connect S&P GSCI Enh Commodity TR ETN 1.25% Commodities
VMAX REX VolMAXX Long VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF 1.25% Volatility
TONS WisdomTree Coal Fund 1.25% Commodities
HYLD Peritus High Yield ETF 1.18% High Yield Bonds
FTLS First Trust Long/Short Equity ETF 1.17% Long-Short
CVOL C-Tracks ETN Citi Volatility Index Total Return ETF 1.15% Volatility
GDJJ Ultra Junior Miners ETF 1.12% Leveraged Equities
MAUI AdvisorShares Market Adaptive Unconstrained Income ETF 1.11% Corporate Bonds
GDXX Ultra Gold Miners ETF 1.11% Leveraged Equities
IFV First Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF 1.10% Global Equities
QLS IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF 1.10% Hedge Fund