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ETF industry watchers often like to point to fund closings as a sign of weakness. As the publisher of ETF Deathwatch, I have been accused of having a negative bias toward closures and the industry as a whole. However, anyone looking beyond the headlines can readily attest that I view ETF closures not only a normal part of the industry’s evolution but a healthy process too. In fact, it’s the failure (or unwillingness or stubbornness) to close unsuccessful products that I view as the unhealthy act.More
ETF Deathwatch for February 2014: Sixteen Additions | Fri, February 7th, 2014
Sixteen new names join the ETF Deathwatch for February. The new arrivals represent a wide cross-section of the exchange traded product landscape. Twelve are ETFs, four are ETNs, three are actively managed, four invest in bonds, three are commodity related, four invest in international equities, three are less than a year old, and two are more than five years old.
ETF Stats for January 2014 – Launch Pace Highest Since 2007 | Wed, February 5th, 2014
ETF launch activity began 2014 with a bang. Twenty-five new ETFs hit the market. You are correct if that sounds like a large number because it is the highest January launch count since 2007 and comfortably above the five-year average of 17 new monthly introductions.