ETF Stats for January 2016: Currency Hedging 2.0

January witnessed 13 ETF launches along with the closure of four ETFs and one ETN, putting the new count at 1,853 (1,653 ETFs and 200 ETNs).  The net increase of eight might seem like a slow pace of product introductions, but it is much better than a year ago when the 23 closures swamped the 13 launches. ... 

ETF Stats for December 2015: Actively Managed ETF Assets Overtake ETNs

Assets in actively managed ETFs climbed 3.3% to $22.9 billion in December, while assets in ETNs dropped 4.5% to $21.5 billion.  This is a significant milestone for actively managed ETFs, marking the first time that their asset levels have surpassed those of ETNs.  Overall U.S. industry assets shrunk... 

Complete List of 284 New ETFs and ETNs for 2015

Exchange-traded product (“ETP”) launches totaled 284 in 2015, consisting of 272 new exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and 12 exchange-traded notes (“ETNs”).  Only 2011 and 2007 had more ETP launches than 2015 (308 and 291, respectively).  When combined with the 101 closures for the year, the... 

Complete List of 101 ETP Closures In 2015

A total of 101 U.S.-listed exchange traded funds (“ETFs”) and exchange traded notes (“ETNs”) had their listings removed in 2015, one shy of the record 102 closures in 2012.  Of the 2,405 U.S. exchange traded products (“ETPs”) launched since 1993, when the industry began, only 1,845 remain,... 

ETF Stats for November 2015: Fund-of-Funds Count At 76

Twenty-one launches and two closures brought the quantity of U.S.-listed exchange traded products to 1,824 (1,623 ETFs and 201 ETNs) at the end of November.  Overall assets climbed 1.0% for the month to $2.14 trillion with actively managed funds garnering a 1.7% increase.  Trading activity plunged... 

The ETF Stats for October 2015 – UBS Trashes Its ETN Lineup

Twenty-six new ETFs and ETNs came to market in October, and eight closed.  The quantity of products surpassed 1,800 for the first time, and the month-end count stood at 1,805 (1,604 ETFs and 201 ETNs).  Assets surged 7.4% on excellent market gains, although inflows played a role, too.  However, the... 

ETF Stats for September 2015 – Assets Back Below $2 Trillion

Thirty new ETFs and ETNs came to market in September, putting this year’s launch total at 214.  Closures numbered 11 and now stand at 89 for the year.  Assets fell by 2.2% during the month, which puts them back below $2 trillion and down 1.3% for the year.  As the month came to a close, there were... 

ETF Stats for August 2015 – Assets Fall as Trading Jumps

ETF industry assets dropped 5.4% in August as trading surged 33.5%.  Product count increased by only four because the twenty-four launches were nearly overshadowed by the twenty ETF deaths.  The month closed with 1,768 active listings, consisting of 1,574 ETFs and 194 ETNs.  The actively managed fund... 

ETF Stats for July 2015 – Currency Hedging Jumps The Shark

Thirty-seven new ETFs and ETNs were launched in July and fifteen closed.  The changes leave the listed count at 1,764, consisting of 1,570 ETFs and 194 ETNs.  With sixteen new currency-hedged ETFs coming to market, including three half-hedged funds, it would be easy to conclude that a bubble in currency-hedged... 

ETF Stats for June 2015 – Mid-Year Snapshot

Thirty new ETFs came to market in June, and only two left.  This was the largest quantity of launches since October 2013, and the net increase of 28 was the largest since February 2012.  The data suggests the industry continues to recover from its 2012-2013 slump.  The 133 introductions by the year’s... 

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