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Eighteen new products arrived in August. All were ETFs, as the 2014 slowdown of ETN launches continues. Most notable for the month was the fact that fourteen of the product introductions were actively managed ETFs. These caused the ranks of currently listed actively managed ETFs to swell by 15% to 106. Five ETFs closed during the month, leaving the month-end count at 1,643, consisting of 1,435 ETFs and 208 ETNs.More
PIMCO Closing Four More ETFs | Wed, September 3rd, 2014
PIMCO announced plans to close down four of its ETFs, with September 26, 2014 slated to be the last day of trading. The funds are expected to liquidate by October 1, but we recommend that shareholders dispose of any holdings prior to the delisting to avoid any surprises. These funds are thinly traded and illiquid, so we advise…
ETF Deathwatch for August 2014: Largest Jump In 23 Months | Mon, August 25th, 2014
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.