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. WisdomTree has the dubious honor of sponsoring...ETF Deathwatch for June 2014: Downtrend Continues
ETF Deathwatch membership rolls peaked at 403 in August 2012 and have been steadily declining ever since. This month they total just 295, consisting of 201 ETFs and 94 ETNs. The 108-product reduction is impressive, but it didn’t come easy. In fact, 158 ETFs and ETNs have closed their doors in...ETF Deathwatch for May 2014: Membership Count Trickles Further Below 300
The number of products on ETF Deathwatch continues the recent downtrend with the membership rolls for May dropping by two. Ten products were added to the list, but twelve were removed. The highlight of the dozen coming off the list is that only one was due to closure and delisting. The new count...ETF Deathwatch for April 2014: Membership Count Drops Below 300
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...ETF Deathwatch for March 2014: Have Income Funds Reached Saturation?
Twelve products join and thirteen leave ETF Deathwatch this month. The net reduction of one places the membership count at 314, consisting of 211 ETFs and 103 ETNs. Interest rates have been near historic lows for a few years now. This prompted a significant surge in the introduction of income related...PIMCO Closing First ETF Today
Today (3/10/14) is the last day of trading for the PIMCO Broad U.S. Treasury Index ETF (TRSY). PIMCO launched the ETF on November 1, 2010, but it never caught on with investors despite PIMCO’s success with Treasury mutual funds and some of its actively traded ETFs. I was skeptical of the offering...ETF Deathwatch for February 2014: Sixteen Additions
Sixteen new names join the ETF Deathwatch for February. The new arrivals represent a wide cross-section of the exchange traded product landscape. Twelve are ETFs, four are ETNs, three are actively managed, four invest in bonds, three are commodity related, four invest in international equities, three...ETF Deathwatch for January 2014: PWO and IPF Join The List
Only 312 products are on ETF Deathwatch for January, the lowest count in 21 months. Nine additions and sixteen removals produced a net decline of seven. A full dozen came off the list due to improved health, while the other four met the ultimate fate of closure and delisting. The current count...ETF Deathwatch for December 2013: Count At 319
ETF Deathwatch membership rolls increased by only one for December, although additional activity took place under the surface. Twelve new names joined the list, while six escaped due to improved health and five others were removed as a result of their closures. The current count stands at 319, consisting...ETF Deathwatch for November 2013: 1 in 5 Don’t Survive
Change activity hit a new record this month with 47 ETPs changing their Deathwatch status. Thirteen new names joined the list, nineteen exited due to their improved chances of surviving, but fifteen others left because they bit the dust and are no longer with us. The net decrease of twenty-one places...