Friday, July 18th, 2014

ETF Deathwatch for July 2014: List Count Back Above 300

By Ron Rowland
10:25 am CDT

ETF Deathwatch membership rolls crept back above 300 this month. Thirteen additions and six removals combined to grow the list from 295 to 302. No closures occurred in June, and therefore all products coming off the list were due to health improvements.


Assessing Last Week’s Damage | Tue, July 15th, 2014

Stocks declined last week, but you might be pleasantly surprised to learn the losses were not as large as some financial media outlets want you to believe. Bottom line, the broad stock market barometers held losses to less than 1% for the week and most bonds rose. Despite the steeper plunges in Europe, small cap stocks, and select industries, the bull market is still intact.

ETF Stats for June 2014 – Product Count Tops 1,600 | Fri, July 11th, 2014

Twenty-two new listings in June pushed the ETP count above the 1,600 threshold to close the month at 1,613 (1,408 ETFs and 205 ETNs). A total of 101 new products came to market in the first half of the year, while just 24 closed up shop. Although this is an improvement over the past two years, if this pace continues in the second half of the year, 2014 will end up being only the fifth best year for product introductions.

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