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The Best Long-Short ETFs

The table below compares the performance and other essential indicators like dividend yield and expense ratio of 21 Long-Short ETFs.

Long-short ETFs are exchange-traded funds that employ a long-short investment strategy, which aims to profit from both rising and falling market conditions. This type of ETF invests in both long positions, where the fund buys securities that it believes will increase in value. Short positions, where the fund sells securities that it believes will decrease in value and aims to profit from the difference.

Long-short ETFs can use different methods to select the securities they invest in, such as fundamental analysis, quantitative analysis, or a combination of both. These ETFs can be more complex than traditional ETFs, and their performance can be more volatile as they are exposed to market risk as well as the risk of using leverage.

They are typically more suitable for experienced investors with a high-risk tolerance and looking for a more active investment strategy. It is important to note that, as these ETFs might use leverage to generate returns, they are considered riskier than traditional ETFs. Therefore, investors should carefully consider the risks before investing.

Click on any item in the list to see complete information, including risk and performance analysis.

Year-to-Date Return

< 0.0%
> 10.0%

10-Year Annualized Return

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> 10.0%

Sharpe Ratio

< 0.0
> 0.1

Omega ratio

< 0.0
> 0.1

Sortino ratio

< 0.0
> 0.1

Calmar ratio

< 0.0
> 0.1

Ulcer Index

< 0.0%
> 10.0%

10Y Volatility

< 0.0%
> 10.0%

Maximum Drawdown

< 0.0%
> 10.0%

Dividend Yield

< 0.0%
> 10.0%
SymbolFull nameCategoryInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. YieldMax. DrawdownSharpe RatioSortino ratioOmega ratioCalmar ratioUlcer Index
ARB.TOAccelerate Arbitrage FundLong-Short1.38%0.5%N/A2.3%-11.8%
BTALAGFiQ US Market Neutral Anti-Beta FundLong-ShortSep 13, 20112.11%-5.9%0.5%1.1%-38.4%-
CBLSChangebridge Capital Long/Short Equity ETFLong-Short, Actively ManagedNov 13, 20201.95%-9.6%N/A0.0%-31.8%-0.7-1.00.9-0.512.1%
CLIXProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETFLong-ShortNov 14, 20170.65%17.5%-2.2%0.0%-73.2%
CLSEConvergence Long/Short Equity ETFLong-ShortFeb 22, 20221.56%10.4%N/A0.8%-14.3%
CSMProshares Large Cap Core PlusLong-ShortJul 13, 20090.45%9.0%10.9%1.3%-36.1%
DBEHiM DBi Hedge Strategy ETFLong-Short, Actively ManagedDec 18, 20190.85%2.7%N/A1.5%-21.4%
DJIAGlobal X Dow 30 Covered Call ETFLong-ShortFeb 23, 20220.60%4.2%N/A8.5%-16.9%
EVNTAltShares Event-Driven ETFEvent Driven, Actively Managed, Long-ShortDec 31, 20141.30%7.2%N/A2.4%-13.8%
FLSPFranklin Liberty Systematic Style Premia ETFLong-Short, Actively ManagedDec 18, 20190.65%6.1%N/A2.1%-22.8%
FTLBFirst Trust Hedged BuyWrite Income ETFLong-Short, Actively ManagedJan 6, 20140.85%3.9%2.3%12.0%-22.9%
FTLSFirst Trust Long/Short Equity ETFLong-Short, Actively ManagedSep 9, 20141.60%9.5%7.4%1.6%-20.5%
HDGProShares Hedge ReplicationLong-ShortJul 12, 20110.95%3.1%1.9%2.9%-15.3%
HTUSHull Tactical US ETFLong-Short, Actively ManagedJun 25, 20150.97%12.7%7.8%5.3%-47.5%
KMLMKFA Mount Lucas Index Strategy ETFLong-Short, Actively ManagedDec 2, 20200.90%6.9%N/A7.6%-21.7%-0.6-0.60.9-0.516.2%
LBAYLeatherback Long/Short Alternative Yield ETFLong-Short, Actively ManagedNov 16, 20201.09%-8.9%N/A3.4%-14.9%
MARBFirst Trust Merger Arbitrage ETFLong-Short, Actively ManagedFeb 4, 20202.30%1.5%N/A2.5%-12.0%
MSVXLHA Market State Alpha Seeker ETFLong-Short, Actively ManagedMay 13, 20201.16%-4.3%N/A0.1%-12.4%-0.7-0.80.9-0.54.7%
QAIIQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETFLong-ShortMar 25, 20090.79%5.4%1.6%1.9%-15.0%
XYLDGlobal X S&P 500 Covered Call ETFLong-ShortJun 24, 20130.60%6.4%6.3%11.4%-33.8%

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Risk vs. Return Scatterplot

The Risk vs. Return Scatterplot allows you to quickly compare funds, stocks, and ETFs in one view. It displays the yearly return of an instrument on one axis and the risk (volatility) on the other.

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