Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

600 ETFs Now Shuttered

By Ron Rowland
8:32 am CDT

The ETF world crossed another major milestone with the delisting of Direxion Daily Total Market Bear 1x Shares (TOTS) before the market opened yesterday (7/18/16).  By itself, the closure of this ETF is not a remarkable event, but in conjunction with the 599 closures that came before it, the TOTS closure brings the lifetime death [...]


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