ETF Deathwatch for October 2014: Two 6-Year Old Products Join

Thirteen names were added while fifteen came off the ETF Deathwatch this month.  The net reduction of two is not as good as it seems since nine that departed were the result of actual fund closures.  Just six escaped the honorable way by improving their health.  This month’s list contains 328 products,... 

ETF Deathwatch for September 2014: 20% Are On The List

Eighteen names were added to ETF Deathwatch for September, nine came off due to improved health, and four were removed because of closure.  The net increase of five names pushes the count to 330 products, consisting of 227 ETFs and 103 ETNs.  With 1,643 active listings at the end of August, that equates... 

ETF Deathwatch for August 2014: Largest Jump In 23 Months

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... 

ETF Deathwatch for July 2014: List Count Back Above 300

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... 

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