The long-short investing strategy is basing on taking long positions in stocks that are expected to increase and short positions in stocks that are expected to decline, it is similar to the market neutral strategy. The purpose of the long-short approach is to minimize the exposure to the market in general and benefit from the difference between specific stocks. A long-short strategists may cover various areas depending on a specific ETF. Some investors focus on specific industries, sectors or different geographic areas. An Exchange Traded Fund manager tries to reduce the volatility by either diversifying or hedging positions across individual regions, industries, sectors etc. In order to increase the returns, ETFs’ managers have to predict which stocks might perform better.
Actively Managed, Covered Call ETF is in the medium-term up 7% in 5 months. In the long-term up 29% in 8 years.
Blend, Long-Short ETFs on average are in the medium-term up 6% in 5 months.
Large-cap, Blend, Covered Call, Long-Short, U.S. ETF is in the long-term up 87% in 14 years.
Actively Managed, Long-Short ETFs on average are in the medium-term up 6% in 5 months. In the long-term up 29% in 8 years.
High Yield, Income, Long-Short ETF is in the medium-term up 5% in 5 months. In the long-term up 29% in 9 years.
G10 ETF is in the long-term down -8% below S&P in 4 years.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Change||Total net assets||Total expense ratio|
|AGLS||Accuvest Global Long Short ETF||19.38||30.66 M|
|ALFA||ETF Series Solutions||35.59||0.25%||64||0.95%|
|BWV||iPath Goldman Sachs Barclays Bank PLC iPath Exchange Traded Notes Linked to the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index Structured Product||69.94||0.3%|
|CSLS||Credit Suisse Long Short Liquid Index ETN||26.92||0.15%||14.7 M||0.95%|
|DBV||Powershares DB G10 Currency Harvest Fund||24.92||-0.2%||0.81%|
|HVPW||ALPS ETF Trust||19.44||-0.05%|
|HYLS||First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund IV||48.25||0.29%|
|ICI||iPath iPath Optimized Currency Carry ETN||41.04|
|JGBB||WisdomTree Japan Interest Rate Strat ETF||43.78|
|LSC||HSBC Global Absolute Limited ELEMENTS S&P CTI Index ETN||5.46|
|PBP||PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfol ETF||21.47||0.75%|
|QEH||AdvisorShares QAM Equity Hedge||27.65||8.29 M|
|QMN||Index IQ ETF Trust||25.47||0.12%||0.75%|
|RALS||ProShares Trust||39.98||-0.06%||49.28 M||0.95%|
|RINF||ProShares Trust||29.04||1.58%||3.56 M||0.75%|
|VEGA||AdvisorShares Trust||27.66||0.14%||27.22 M|
|XVIX||UBS AG Exchange Traded Access Securities (E-TRACS) Daily Long Short VIX ETN due November 30, 2040||18.77|