ETF Stats for March 2014 – First ETF Conversion to Mutual Fund

March was the only month of the past twelve that failed to produce a net increase in the number of ETP listings.  A dozen new ETFs and one ETN came to market, but those figures were offset by thirteen ETF closures.  The net change of zero leaves the overall count at 1,568 (consisting of 1,365 ETFs... 

ETF Stats for February 2014 – Actively Managed ETFs Gaining Share

Fifteen launches in February make it forty new ETFs so far in 2014.  If the remainder of the year can maintain the pace of the first two months, it could see the highest launch activity of the past three years.  However, launch activity is never consistent or predictable, so we will have to wait to... 

ETF Stats for January 2014 – Launch Pace Highest Since 2007

ETF launch activity began 2014 with a bang.  Twenty-five new ETFs hit the market.  You are correct if that sounds like a large number because it is the highest January launch count since 2007 and comfortably above the five-year average of 17 new monthly introductions.  Another unique aspect of the... 

ETF Stats for December 2013 – 1,536 ETPs and $1.7 Trillion

Eleven new exchange traded products (“ETPs”) came to market in December, consisting of ten ETFs and one ETN.  For the year, sponsors launched 158 new products.  Six closures took place in December, two ETFs and four ETNs, for a closure count of 67 for the year.  As 2013 came to an end, there were... 

ETF Stats for November 2013 – 2nd Highest Annual Closures Clinched

Eleven new exchange traded products (“ETPs”) came to market in November, below this year’s monthly average of 13 and far below last month’s frantic surge of 30.  Five closures took place during the month, resulting in a net increase of only six.  November came to a close with 1,531 ETPs listed... 

ETF Stats for October 2013 – Activity Burst

A month ago, we bemoaned the slowdown in ETF activity during September.  October produced the opposite effect with 30 launches occurring, the most torrid pace in 20 months.  Increased activity didn’t stop with introductions as the 15 closures were the most in a year.  The spike in new products... 

ETF Stats for September 2013 – Launch Activity Remains Soft

Note: the original article was modified to include the launch of iShares Short Maturity Bond (NEAR). Only seven new exchange traded products came to market in September, consisting of four ETFs and three ETNs.  One ETN closure puts the net increase at six for the month.  The year-to-date figures... 

ETF Stats for August 2013 – AUM Drops $49 Billion

Fourteen new ETFs came to market in August, and one closed.  The net increase of thirteen pushes the listed exchange traded product count above 1,500 for the first time.  The month ended with 1,504 ETPs (1,299 ETFs and 205 ETNs) listed and available for trading in U.S. markets, even though 164 did... 

ETF Stats for July 2013 – Daily Notional Trading Plunges 34%

Thirteen new ETFs launched in July, but no ETNs came on the scene.  For the first time in twelve months, there was not any closure activity.  The quantity of listed products climbed to 1,491 at the end of July, consisting of 1,286 ETFs and 205 ETNs.  Only one of the new ETFs is actively managed,... 

ETF Stats for June 2013 – Trading Surges 20.8%

Sixteen new ETFs and two new ETNs came to market in June.  Meanwhile, two ETFs and seven ETNs closed and liquidated during the month.  The net increase of nine ETPs puts the listed count at 1,478 at the end of June, consisting of 1,273 ETFs and 205 ETNs.  One of the closures was an actively managed... 

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