ETF Deathwatch for December 2011: List Surges to 242 Names

ETF Deathwatch membership jumped by thirty-one for December, producing the largest monthly increase since July 2010.  The total count now stands at 242: 184 ETFs and 58 ETNs.  Thirty-five new names joined this month’s list while only four left. It takes time for the market to absorb new products. ... 

ETF Deathwatch for November 2011: Count Surges to Record High

ETF Deathwatch membership surges to an all time high for November.  Thirty-seven new names are joining the list, while only a dozen are leaving.  The net increase of 25 products boosts the count to 211, representing a 13% increase over the 186 for October.  The current list contains 154 ETFs and 57... 

ETF Deathwatch for October 2011: 29 New Names

The ETF Deathwatch membership list surged this month with twenty-nine new names.  Only six products came off the list, leaving a net increase of twenty-three and boosting the overall count from 163 to 186, a 14% increase.  Of those, 146 are ETFs and 40 are ETNs. It was the first month of eligibility... 

ETF Deathwatch for September 2011: Ben Graham Has Left The Building

The number of products on ETF Deathwatch held steady at 163 for September, although the membership list shows numerous changes.  Ten names were added and another ten came off, leaving 123 ETFs and 40 ETNs vulnerable to shutdown. Four products escaped the list simply because they no longer exist.  These... 

ETF Deathwatch for August 2011: Count Hits 29-Month High

Fifteen exchange-traded products joined ETF Deathwatch for August and seven are being removed.  The net increase of eight pushes the current quantity to 163, or 14.6% of the 1,115 eligible products.  This quantity represents a 29-month high and consists of 118 ETFs and 45 ETNs.  The average list member... 

ETF Deathwatch for July 2011: The Count Increases to 155

Nine funds are being added to ETF Deathwatch for July and two are coming off.  The net increase of seven pushes the current quantity to 155, or 13.9% of all eligible products.  The overall quantity consists of 111 ETFs and 44 ETNs.  The average list member is 30 months old and has $16 million in assets. For... 

ETF Deathwatch for June 2011: Sixteen New Names

Sixteen new names joined ETF Deathwatch for June.  Eleven just emerged from the six-month grace period I give all new launches, while the other five have been around longer.  Seven products came off the list this month.  The net increase of nine places the current count at 148, which is 13.3% of the... 

ETF Deathwatch for May 2011: DENT Joins the Watch

AdvisorShares Dent Tactical ETF (DENT), an actively-managed fund from Harry S. Dent, Jr., along with four others joined ETF Deathwatch this month.  In conjunction with four funds being removed, this increases the number of names on the list by one to 139. The 103 ETFs and 36 ETNs on ETF Deathwatch average... 

ETF Deathwatch for April 2011: A Vanguard Fund Makes The List

Four ETPs joined ETF Deathwatch this month, and eight came off the list.  The result is a new quantity of 138, consisting of 101 ETFs and 37 ETNs.  The average fund on the list has just $6.5 million in assets and has been on the market for more than 30 months. Fifteen of the names on the list have... 

ETF Deathwatch for March 2011: 10 Funds Escape

Ten ETPs escaped from ETF Deathwatch this month, and no new names joined the list.  As a result, the total quantity of products on Deathwatch dropped to 142, consisting of 105 ETFs and 37 ETNs.  The average fund on the list has $8.9 million in assets and has been on the market for 27.5 months. All... 

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