Small Investors and ETF Industry Trends

Several recent articles, such as this one from Seeking Alpha, note that individual retail investors appear to be benefiting from the trend of using ETFs in more portfolio applications. According to Seeking Alpha, assets in ETFs exceed the assets in hedge funds, which...

ETF Survival Rates by Asset Class

Not all ETFs and ETNs survive. The days of 100% ETF survival rates are long gone and lasted only until the first closure occurred. Since then, survival has been on a downward trend, recently falling below the 74% level. Equities have historically been the driving...

The ETF Industry ETF

It was only a matter of time before someone created an ETF to track the ETF industry. With last Thursday’s introduction of the ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services ETF (TETF), that time has come. The event prompted multiple reactions, including “what took...

ETFs-of-CEFs

Closed-end funds (“CEFs”) are different animals from exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and traditional mutual funds. CEFs do trade on an exchange, like stocks and ETFs, which leads to some confusion. However, they cannot create and redeem shares in response to changes in...