ETF Deathwatch for December 2012: Eight New Names

Eight new names are joining ETF Deathwatch for December, and nine products are coming off the list.  Six are leaving due to increased investor interest, and three ETFs are exiting because they are now dead, delisted, and liquidated.  ETF Deathwatch now consists of 374 (274 ETFs and 100 ETNs) names... 

ETF Deathwatch for November 2012: List Shrinks As Deaths Increase

The quantity of products on ETF Deathwatch for November shrunk by nineteen compared to a month ago.  However, readers should not assume this is the result of an improved ETF landscape.  Instead, it’s because ETFs and ETNs are actually dying and closing.  The changes for November consist of just... 

ETF Deathwatch for October 2012: The Zombie ETFs Among Us

In the ETF world, some things are backwards.  For example, October is a time for costumes, and Zombie costumes are a perennial favorite with healthy humans dressing up as the fictional walking dead.  In the ETF world, there are actual Zombie products.  However, many of them dress up in a fancy website... 

ETF Deathwatch for September 2012: Count Tops 400

ETF Deathwatch membership takes another huge leap this month, topping 400 for the first time ever.  Names totaling 403 (293 ETFs and 110 ETNs) are on the list for September, a hefty +147% increase of 240 over the 163 of a year ago.  Century marks are flying by, with the count surpassing 200 in October... 

ETF Deathwatch August 2012: Half Of All Actively Managed ETFs On List

The ETF Deathwatch is growing faster than the ETF industry itself.  Just 10 new products came to market last month, while 24 ETFs joined the ever-long critical list.  Only one product managed to escape, leaving a net increase of 23 while the overall count grew to 377 (273 ETFs and 104 ETNs). The objectively-constructed... 

ETF Deathwatch for July 2012: 24 New Names

Twenty-four new members joined ETF Deathwatch for July.   Seventeen are ETFs and seven are ETNs.  Only six products came off the list, yielding a net increase of eighteen.   It’s been fifteen months since the list produced a net decrease in membership. The current count stands at 354: 250 ETFs... 

ETF Deathwatch for June 2012: One Year Growth Surges 127%

The number of names on ETF Deathwatch climbs by a dozen for June with nineteen new additions and seven deletions.  The new count stands at 336, consisting of 237 ETFs and 99 ETNs.  This is an astonishing 127% increase from the 148 names of a year ago.  Excluded from eligibility are 129 of the 1,465... 

ETF Deathwatch for May 2012: NASDAQ Tries To Help

The quantity of products on ETF Deathwatch climbs again with twenty names being added to the list for May and only four coming off.  The net increase of 16 pushes the total count to 324, consisting of 229 ETFs and 95 ETNs.  Another 138 products were excluded because they are less than six months old,... 

ETF Deathwatch for April 2012: 308 and Climbing

The quantity of products on ETF Deathwatch now tops 300 for the first time.  A total of 308 (220 ETFs and 88 ETNs) made the list this month.  The net increase of 17 resulted from 37 additions and 20 removals.  Six of the removals were fund closures, while the other 14 had increases in assets or trading... 

ETF Deathwatch for March 2012: Inching Toward 300

The ETF Deathwatch list now stands at 291 (216 ETFs and 75 ETNs), inching closer to the 300 mark.  The net increase from last month was three, as sixteen names joined and thirteen came off.  Most of the removals came via the delisting and closure of eight Global X ETFs.  Five others escaped the list... 

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