Monday, August 25th, 2014

ETF Deathwatch for August 2014: Largest Jump In 23 Months

By Ron Rowland
18:11 pm CDT

ETF Deathwatch membership rolls swelled by twenty-three products for August, the largest one-month jump since September 2012. Thirty-one new names joined the list while only eight escaped. With 325 products now on the list, consisting of 226 ETFs and 99 ETNs, the two-year downward trend in membership growth may have come to an end.

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ALPS Goldman Sachs ETFs to Close | Fri, August 22nd, 2014

ALPS announced plans to close and liquidate its four ETFs in the ALPS | Goldman Sachs Index Series. Shareholders need to be aware that ALPS has already commenced liquidating portfolio positions, and therefore the funds are no longer tracking their respective indexes.



Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) Finally Admits Its 8% Expense Ratio | Mon, August 18th, 2014

AMLP has been very slow to reveal its true expense ratio. From its inception on August 25, 2010 through April 18, 2012 it clung tightly to the notion that investors were only paying 0.85% per year. Earlier this year, AMLP finally got around to filing an amendment to its prospectus admitting a total expense ratio of 8.56%.


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