Alternatives ETFs offer exposure to the alternatives asset class. There are various alternative classifications, including hedge fund, long/short, managed futures and a few others. Alternatives, or “alts” for short, refers to investments that fall outside of the conventional asset class buckets, which are stocks, bonds, and cash. These types of investments are usually difficult to access for retail investors because they are more complex to understand, typically require some sort of minimum investment, have nuanced fee structures, are less liquid, and are generally seen as “riskier” by non-professionals. Some of the most popular types of alternatives are:
- Private equity
- Venture capital
- Real Estate
- Hedge Funds
- Antiques & Collectibles
Alternatives ETFs have opened up the doors to these asset classes that have long been accessible only by wealthy and institutional investors, charging just a fraction of the fees, and no upfront minimums, that would otherwise be associated with these investments.
Click on the tabs below to see more information on Alternatives ETFs, including historical performance, dividends, holdings, expense ratios, technical indicators, analysts reports and more. Click on an ETF ticker or name to go to its detail page, for in-depth news, financial data and graphs. By default the list is ordered by descending total market capitalization. Note that ETFs are usually tagged by ETFdb analysts as more than one type; for example, an inverse gold ETF may be tagged as “inverse” and as “gold” and as “commodity”.
Note that the table below may include leveraged and inverse ETFs. Include Leveraged and Inverse ETFs
As of 05/05/2021