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Its official name was Barclays ETN+ Short B Leveraged Exchange Traded Notes Linked to the Performance of the S&P 500 Total Return Index (BXDB). What the name didn’t tell you was the magnitude of the leverage, that the leverage was never reset, and early termination was practically inevitable.More
ETF Deathwatch for April 2014: Membership Count Drops Below 300 | Wed, April 16th, 2014
ETF Deathwatch membership rolls dropped by 15 for April, and for the first time in 25 months the list contains fewer than 300 products. Five names joined the list, eight came off due to improved health, and a dozen exited because they are no longer with us. The ETF Deathwatch for April contains 299 products, consisting of 201 ETFs and 98 ETNs. Among the ETFs on the list, 16 are categorized as actively managed funds.
ETF Stats for March 2014 – First ETF Conversion to Mutual Fund | Thu, April 10th, 2014
March was the only month of the past twelve that failed to produce a net increase in the number of ETP listings. A dozen new ETFs and one ETN came to market, but those figures were offset by thirteen ETF closures. The net change of zero leaves the overall count at 1,568 (consisting of 1,365 ETFs and 203 ETNs). One of the more interesting events occurring during the month was the conversion of an ETF to an old fashion open-end mutual fund.