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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.

This data may include leveraged and inverse ETFs. To exclude leveraged and inverse ETFs from the table below, click here.

Symbol Name Expense Ratio ETFdb Category
BIZD Market Vectors BDC Income ETF 9.17% Financials Equities
YMLI Yorkville High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF 6.92% MLPs
AMLP Alerian MLP ETF 5.43% MLPs
SOYB Soybean Fund 3.49% Agricultural Commodities
WEAT Wheat Fund 3.46% Agricultural Commodities
ALTY SuperDividend Alternatives ETF 3.03% Diversified Portfolio
HDGE Ranger Equity Bear ETF 2.92% Inverse Equities
CORN Corn Fund 2.92% Agricultural Commodities
KBWD KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio 2.80% Financials Equities
MLPJ Junior MLP ETF 2.78% MLPs
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF 2.70% MLPs
PSP Listed Private Equity 2.04% Financials Equities
VEGA STAR Global Buy-Write ETF 2.00% Global Equities
AGLS Accuvest Global Long Short ETF 1.97% Long-Short
PCEF CEF Income Composite Portfolio 1.88% Total Bond Market
CANE Sugar Fund 1.76% Agricultural Commodities
EPRO EquityPro ETF 1.71% Global Equities
DBIZ Pring Turner Business Cycle ETF 1.68% Diversified Portfolio
YYY High Income ETF 1.65% Diversified Portfolio
UGAZ VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
DGAZ VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
DSLV VelocityShares 3x Inverse Silver ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
USLV VelocityShares 3x Long Silver ETN 1.65% Leveraged Commodities
XMPT Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF 1.65% National Munis
TVIZ VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short-Term ETN 1.65% Leveraged Volatility
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short-Term ETN 1.65% Leveraged Volatility
RISE Sit Rising Rate 1.64% Inverse Bonds
GIVE Global Echo ETF 1.61% Diversified Portfolio
GTAA Cambria Global Tactical ETF 1.61% Diversified Portfolio
FLGE FI Large Cap Growth Enhanced ETN 1.52% Leveraged Equities
FBGX UBS AG FI Enhanced Large 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
CHEP U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund 1.49% Long-Short
SIZ U.S. Market Neutral Size Fund 1.49% Long-Short
MOM U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund 1.49% Long-Short
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
DGLD VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
UGLD VelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETN 1.35% Leveraged Commodities
ZIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN 1.35% Inverse Volatility
XIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN 1.35% Inverse Volatility
TUTT Tuttle Tactical Management U.S. Core ETF 1.34% All Cap Equities
HYLS High Yield Long/Short 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
HYLD Peritus High Yield ETF 1.18% High Yield Bonds
FTLS Long/Short Equity ETF 1.17% Long-Short
CVOL C-Tracks ETN Citi Volatility Index Total Return 1.15% Volatility
GDJJ Ultra Junior Miners 1.12% Leveraged Equities
GDXX Ultra Gold Miners 1.11% Leveraged Equities
QLS IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF 1.10% Hedge Fund
FLRT Pacific Asset Enhanced Floating Rate ETF 1.10% Corporate Bonds
IFV Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF 1.10% Global Equities
WBIH WBI Tactical High Income Shares 1.08% Diversified Portfolio
LVL S&P Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF 1.08% Global Equities
WBII WBI Tactical Income Shares 1.05% Diversified Portfolio
UJB Ultra High Yield 1.05% Leveraged Bonds
NUGT Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares 1.05% Leveraged Equities
IGU Ultra Investment Grade Corporate 1.02% Leveraged Bonds
HTUS Hull Tactical US ETF 1.00% Long-Short
QED IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF 1.00% Hedge Fund
WBIL WBI Large Cap Tactical Select Shares 1.00% Large Cap Value Equities
WBIG WBI Large Cap Tactical Yield Shares 1.00% Large Cap Value Equities
WBIF WBI Large Cap Tactical Value Shares 1.00% Large Cap Value Equities
WBIE WBI Large Cap Tactical Growth Shares 1.00% Large 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
WBIA WBI SMID Tactical Growth Shares 1.00% Mid Cap Growth Equities
TRND US Large Cap Trendpilot ETN 1.00% Large Cap Blend Equities
UWM Ultra Russell2000 1.00% Leveraged Equities
DIVA Hedged Dividend Income Fund 0.99% Long-Short
DIVI Athena High Dividend ETF 0.99% Global Equities
BTAL U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 0.99% Long-Short
TTFS TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF 0.99% All Cap Equities
URTY UltraPro Russell2000 0.99% Leveraged Equities
MES Market Vectors Gulf States Index ETF 0.99% Emerging Markets Equities
EGPT Egypt Index ETF 0.97% Emerging Markets Equities
DFND Reality Shares Divcon Dividend Defender ETF 0.95% Long-Short
GARD Realty Shares Divcon Dividend Guard ETF 0.95% Long-Short
PRME First Trust Heitman Global Prime Real Estate ETF 0.95% Real Estate
ALFI AlphaClone International ETF 0.95% Global Equities
FCVT First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF 0.95% Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds
GDXS UltraShort Gold Miners 0.95% Inverse Equities
UTES Reaves Utilities ETF 0.95% Utilities Equities
PILL Daily Pharmaceutical & Medical Bull 2x Shares 0.95% Leveraged Equities
WDRW Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bear 3x Shares 0.95% Inverse Equities
DPST Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3x Shares 0.95% Leveraged Equities
CLAW Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bear 3x Shares 0.95% Inverse Equities
NAIL Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3x Shares 0.95% Leveraged Equities
KLEM Gavekal Knowledge Leaders Emerging Markets ETF 0.95% Emerging Markets Equities
MLPV ETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged S&P MLP Index ETN 0.95% Leveraged Equities

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