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The Best Performing Active ETFs of 2018

With some very notable exceptions, all but a handful of these top-performing actively traded ETFs have struggled to return more than 7 percent so far this year.

Active ETFs are defined as those ETFs that do not track an underlying index or commodity price.

Data as of 11/6/2018.


Aniket Ullal is the founder and CEO of First Bridge Data, a provider of independent ETF data and analytics to institutional clients. Previously, he had product management responsibility for S&P’s U.S. indexes, including the widely followed S&P 500 and S&P/Case-Shiller indexes. He is the author of ETF Investment Strategies: Best Practices from Leading Experts on Constructing a Winning ETF Portfolio.


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