Monday, July 27th, 2015

ETF Deathwatch for July 2015: Old Age Is Not A Free Pass

By Ron Rowland
15:29 pm CDT

The ETF Deathwatch membership roll increases by three this month, as nine new names join the list and six leave. The total quantity now stands at 326, consisting of 226 ETFs and 100 ETNs. There was no predominant investment theme among the nine funds added this month; however, eight of the nine had one factor in common, and that was their relatively old age.


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