Popular ETF categories: Equity, Commodity, Bond, Currency.

Long-Short ETFs

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.

Strongest Trends Summary: Long-Short ETFs

Equity

Large-cap

Blend

Covered Call

Actively Managed, Covered Call ETF is in the long-term up 4% in 4 years.
Large-cap, Blend, Covered Call, Long-Short, U.S. ETF is in the long-term up 91% in 13 years.

Other Large-cap

Growth, Guru Investing, Long-Short ETF is in the long-term up 37% in 3 years.
Large-cap, Long-Short ETFs on average are in the medium-term down -11% in 4 months.

Market Neutral

Anti-beta ETF is in the long-term up 15% in 1 year.
Value, Long-Short, Market Neutral ETF is in the long-term down -11% in 1 year.

Other Equity

Actively Managed, Equity, Long-Short ETF is in the long-term up 4% in 4 years.

Fund of Funds

Fund of Funds, Long-Short ETF is in the medium-term down -3% in 4 months.
Fund of Funds, Market Neutral ETF is in the medium-term down -3% in 4 months.

Other Long-Short ETFs

G10 ETF is in the long-term down -8% below S&P in 3 years.
High Yield, Income, Long-Short ETF is in the long-term up 20% in 8 years.

Long-Short ETFs List

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%
BTAL FQF Trust 19.41 -0.21%
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%
CHEP FQF Trust 27.6
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
MOM FQF Trust 22.82
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%
SIZ FQF Trust 21.7 -1.23%
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