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

August 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Commentary, ETF Deathwatch, ETF Deathwatch 2012

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 list surged an astonishing 131% the past year.  Of the 1,486 products listed for trading at the end of the month, 111 are less than six months old and thus ineligible for ETF Deathwatch.  The remainder include, a full 50% (21 of 42) of actively managed ETFs.

ETNs are in even worse shape with 51.2% of eligible ETNs included.  Passively managed ETFs remain the healthiest category with “only” 22.3% of eligible funds on the list.

The average Deathwatch product is 27.8 months old with only $6.3 million in assets.  A full 50 members have less than $2 million in assets and contribute almost nothing to their sponsor’s revenue stream.  Some sponsors have been very patient: 35 products on the list are more than five years of age.  The oldest, BLDRS Europe 100 ADR (ADRU), will be 10 years old in November.

On the last day of July, 235 listed products had zero volume for the day.  That’s nearly 16%.  In addition, 13 ETPs went the entire month without a single trade.  iPath Long Enhanced MSCI EAFE ETN (MFLA) still holds the record for investor apathy – it hasn’t traded since January 18.  MFLA is one of the more than 500 ETFs and ETNs the ETF Field Guide identifies as having liquidity concerns.

The 24 ETPs added to Deathwatch for August:

  1. AdvisorShares Accuvest Global Opportunities (ACCU)
  2. AdvisorShares Rockledge SectorSAM ETF (SSAM)
  3. Direxion Daily Basic Materials Bull 3x Shares (MATL)
  4. Direxion Daily BRIC Bull 3x (BRIL)
  5. Direxion S&P 1500 DRRC Volatility Response (VSPR)
  6. Direxion S&P 500 DRRC Volatility Response (VSPY)
  7. Direxion S&P Latin America 40 DRRC Volatility Response (VLAT)
  8. iShares MSCI Australia Small Cap (EWAS)
  9. iShares MSCI Canada Small Cap (EWCS)
  10. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America (EEML)
  11. iShares MSCI Finland Capped Investable Market (EFNL)
  12. iShares MSCI Germany Small Cap (EWGS)
  13. iShares MSCI Hong Kong Small Cap (EWHS)
  14. iShares MSCI Singapore Small Cap (EWSS)
  15. iShares MSCI United Kingdom Small Cap (EWUS)
  16. iShares MSCI World Index Fund (URTH)
  17. PowerShares Riverfront Tactical Balanced Growth (PAO)
  18. ProShares 30 Year TIPS/TSY Spread (RINF)
  19. ProShares German Sovereign/Sub-Sovereign (GGOV)
  20. ProShares Short 30 Year TIPS/TSY Spread (FINF)
  21. ProShares Ultra Consumer Services (UCC)
  22. SPDR S&P International Consumer Staples (IPS)
  23. SPDR S&P Small Cap Emerging Asia Pacific (GMFS)
  24. Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (VIOG)

The 1 ETF removed from Deathwatch for August:

  1. Market Vectors LatAm Aggregate Bond ETF (BONO)

The ETF Deathwatch criteria produced the following list of 377 ETPs for August:

ETF Deathwatch for August 2012

#Ticker SymETF NameAge (mths)AUM (millions)3-mth Avg Daily $ Volume
1ACCUAdvisorShares Accuvest Global Opportunities6$14$39,759
2DENTAdvisorShares Dent Tactical ETF35$5$28,455
3FWDBAdvisorShares Madrona Global Bond ETF14$22$265,910
4FWDIAdvisorShares Madrona International ETF14$14$140,720
5MATHAdvisorShares Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF13$6$235,103
6SSAMAdvisorShares Rockledge SectorSAM ETF7$3$59,345
7TTFSAdvisorShares TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF10$8$27,404
8AADRAdvisorShares WCM/BNY Mellon Foc Gr ADR25$6$11,170
9BXDBBarclays ETN+ S&P 500 1x Short B 2009 ETN33$5$5,959
10BXDCBarclays ETN+ S&P 500 2x Short C 2009 ETN33$7$219,107
11BXUBBarclays ETN+ S&P 500 3x Long B 2009 ETN33$2$19,698
12ADRUBLDRS Europe 100 ADR118$13$37,424
13GCEClaymore CEF Index GS Connect ETN57$9$93,082
14GVTColumbia Concentrated Large Cap Value Strat39$3$3,492
15GMTBColumbia Core Bond Strategy Fund30$5$5,059
16RPXColumbia Growth Equity Strategy Fund34$1$3,283
17GMMBColumbia Intermediate Municipal Bond Strat30$8$26,151
18RWGColumbia Large-Cap Growth Equity34$7$13,076
19CSMNCredit Suisse Market Neutral Glb Equity ETN10$15$43,944
20FXCHCurrencyShares Chinese Renminbi Trust10$4$18,151
21TDDdb-X 2010 Target Date Fund59$9$20,300
22TDXdb-X In-Target Date Fund59$10$16,582
23DBBRdb-X MSCI Brazil Currency-Hedged Equity14$4$148,194
24DBCNdb-X MSCI Canada Currency-Hedged Equity14$4$2,777
25DBEMdb-X MSCI Emerging Mkts Currency-Hdg Eqty14$4$220,119
26DBJPdb-X MSCI Japan Currency-Hedged Equity14$4$208,051
27KNOWDirexion All Cap Insider Sentiment8$4$40,216
28TYBSDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 1x17$3$41,109
29TYNSDirexion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 1x17$2$29,127
30TYDDirexion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bull 3x40$4$272,221
31COWSDirexion Daily Agribusiness Bear 3x14$1$26,231
32COWLDirexion Daily Agribusiness Bull 3x14$2$102,099
33MATSDirexion Daily Basic Materials Bear 3x14$1$137,921
34MATLDirexion Daily Basic Materials Bull 3x14$2$124,922
35BRISDirexion Daily BRIC Bear 3x29$3$174,766
36BRILDirexion Daily BRIC Bull 3x29$5$174,973
37SICKDirexion Daily Healthcare Bear 3x14$2$13,681
38CUREDirexion Daily Healthcare Bull 3x14$5$88,498
39INDZDirexion Daily India Bear 3x29$4$410,452
40GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x25$4$1,504,967
41RETSDirexion Daily Retail Bear 3x25$3$239,249
42SAGGDirexion Daily Total Bond Market Bear 1x17$18$31,875
43TOTSDirexion Daily Total Market Bear 1x14$5$103,127
44INSDDirexion Large Cap Insider Sentiment8$4$4,705
45VSPRDirexion S&P 1500 DRRC Volatility Response7$4$45,481
46VSPYDirexion S&P 500 DRRC Volatility Response7$2$79,333
47VLATDirexion S&P Latin America 40 DRRC Vlty Rsp7$4$2,354
48LGEMEGShares Basic Materials GEMS ETF13$3$52,744
49GGEMEGShares Consumer Goods GEMS ETF13$2$41,791
50VGEMEGShares Consumer Services GEMS ETF13$2$20,545
51EMTEGShares Emerging Markets Met&Mining ETF39$12$40,665
52OGEMEGShares Energy GEMS ETF39$11$46,998
53FGEMEGShares Financials GEMS ETF35$4$38,636
54AGEMEGShares GEMS Composite ETF37$13$65,108
55HGEMEGShares Health Care GEMS ETF13$2$13,599
56INCOEGShares India Consumer ETF12$2$46,402
57IGEMEGShares Industrials GEMS ETF13$3$20,391
58QGEMEGShares Technology GEMS ETF13$2$21,828
59TGEMEGShares Telecom GEMS ETF13$4$23,802
60UGEMEGShares Utilities GEMS ETF13$3$46,496
61GWOELEMENTS CS Global Warming ETN53$3$12,077
62FUEELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels ETN55$3$19,635
63EEHELEMENTS Spctrm LgCap US Sector Mo ETN61$1$1,150
64VXAAETRACS 1-Mth S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN11$3$11,388
65MLPSETRACS 1x Mthly Short Alerian MLP ETN22$7$53,230
66VXBBETRACS 2-Mth S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN11$5$20,830
67VXCCETRACS 3-Mth S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN11$6$39,003
68VXDDETRACS 4-Mth S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN11$6$9,660
69VXEEETRACS 5-Mth S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN11$7$10,290
70VXFFETRACS 6-Mth S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN11$7$21,470
71MLPGETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP ETN25$15$50,364
72UBNETRACS CMCI Energy TR ETN53$3$28,746
73UBMETRACS CMCI Industrial Metals TR ETN53$5$70,060
74UBCETRACS CMCI Livestock TR ETN53$5$89,147
75PTDETRACS CMCI Short Platinum ER ETN51$3$695
76DDVXETRACS Daily Shrt 4-M S&P VIX Fut ETN11$13$68,081
77EEVXETRACS Daily Shrt 5-M S&P VIX Fut ETN11$13$57,774
78FFVXETRACS Daily Shrt 6-M S&P VIX Fut ETN11$11$13,067
79SSDDETRACS ISE Solid State Drive ETN11$11$10,405
80LSKYETRACS Mth 2x ISE Cloud Comptng ETN10$12$21,475
81SSDLETRACS Mth 2x ISE Solid State Drv ETN11$11$16,989
82EIPLETRACS Mth 2x Next Gen Internet ETN13$2$6,011
83EIPOETRACS Next Generation Internet ETN13$5$156,152
84OILZETRACS Oil Futures Contango ETN14$10$33,084
85BDCSETRACS Wells Fargo BDC ETN15$15$198,949
86MLPWETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index ETN21$20$33,246
87FOLFactorShares 2X: Oil Bull/S&P500 Bear17$1$43,904
88FSEFactorShares 2X: S&P500 Bull/TBond Bear17$1$28,688
89FSUFactorShares 2X: S&P500 Bull/USD Bear17$2$16,575
90FSAFactorShares 2X: TBond Bull/S&P500 Bear17$2$28,064
91FPAFirst Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX16$2$11,915
92FBZFirst Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund16$6$77,029
93FCAFirst Trust China AlphaDEX Fund16$3$20,405
94FEPFirst Trust Europe AlphaDEX Fund16$3$15,426
95FANFirst Trust Global Wind Energy50$19$54,505
96PLTMFirst Trust ISE Global Platinum Index Fund29$8$72,166
97FJPFirst Trust Japan AlphaDEX16$4$58,264
98FLNFirst Trust Latin America AlphaDEX16$4$28,057
99FNKFirst Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX16$9$110,459
100FONEFirst Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone18$12$22,671
101QCLNFirst Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy66$15$27,353
102GRIDFirst Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart Grid33$12$35,036
103CARZFirst Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index15$5$25,083
104FYCFirst Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX16$9$90,234
105FYTFirst Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX16$6$77,508
106FKOFirst Trust South Korea AlphaDEX16$1$12,995
107FVIFirst Trust Value Line Equity Allocation69$4$75,019
108FBMFocus Morningstar Basic Materials Index ETF16$4$290,526
109FCQFocus Morningstar Communication Srvcs ETF16$6$45,762
110FCLFocus Morningstar Consumer Cyclical ETF16$3$201,926
111FCDFocus Morningstar Consumer Defensive ETF16$6$350,112
112FFLFocus Morningstar Financial Services ETF16$5$90,904
113FHCFocus Morningstar Health Care Index ETF16$6$80,814
114FILFocus Morningstar Industrials Index ETF16$5$73,199
115FMMFocus Morningstar Mid Cap Index ETF16$5$1,060,685
116FRLFocus Morningstar Real Estate Index ETF16$6$139,180
117FUIFocus Morningstar Utilities Index ETF16$7$46,590
118ALUMGlobal X Aluminum ETF19$2$24,371
119VROMGlobal X Auto ETF15$2$56,164
120BRAFGlobal X Brazil Financials ETF24$4$21,042
121CHIEGlobal X China Energy ETF32$4$14,011
122CHIIGlobal X China Industrial ETF32$4$23,698
123CHIMGlobal X China Materials ETF31$2$17,980
124ARGTGlobal X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF17$3$24,561
125QQQMGlobal X NASDAQ 400 Mid Cap ETF8$1$4,839
126QQQVGlobal X NASDAQ 500 ETF8$1$10,318
127QQQCGlobal X NASDAQ China Technology ETF32$3$24,654
128GGGGGlobal X Pure Gold Miners ETF17$4$53,641
129TSXVGlobal X S&P/TSX Venture 30 Canada ETF17$2$18,383
130GIYGuggenheim Enhanced Core Bond ETF54$5$41,401
131EWEFGuggenheim MSCI EAFE Equal Weight ETF20$10$118,876
132EWRSGuggenheim Russell 2000 Equal Weight ETF20$17$57,429
133EWMDGuggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight12$3$86,750
134EWSMGuggenheim S&P SmallCap 600 Equal Weight12$5$11,613
135WXSPGuggenheim Wilshire 4500 Completion ETF29$6$6,816
136WFVKGuggenheim Wilshire 5000 Total Market ETF29$6$20,073
137WMCRGuggenheim Wilshire Micro-Cap ETF71$16$34,916
138RMBGuggenheim Yuan Bond ETF10$5$9,285
139PGDiPath Asian & Gulf Currency Revaluation ETN50$3$7,601
140BWViPath CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index ETN63$12$64,657
141JJUiPath DJ-UBS Aluminum ETN50$3$14,193
142LDiPath DJ-UBS Lead ETN50$3$137,921
143JJNiPath DJ-UBS Nickel ETN58$7$43,245
144EROiPath EUR/USD Exchange Rate ETN64$4$17,888
145GBBiPath GBP/USD Exchange Rate ETN64$3$48,877
146JEMiPath GEMS Index ETN55$1$4,581
147GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN50$1$4,913
148IVOPiPath Inverse S&P 500 VIX S-T Futures ETN II11$3$35,785
149JYNiPath JPY/USD Exchange Rate ETN64$6$25,416
150MFLAiPath Long Enh 2x MSCI EAFE Index ETN20$3$0
151EMLBiPath Long Enh 2x MSCI Emerging Mkts ETN20$2$2,127
152VZZBiPath Long Enh 2x S&P 500 VIX M-T Fut ETN13$1$95,093
153ROLAiPath Long Ext 3x Russell 1000 TR ETN20$6$318
154RTLAiPath Long Ext 3x Russell 2000 TR ETN20$6$58,219
155SFLAiPath Long Ext 3x S&P 500 TR Index ETN20$3$14,456
156DIRTiPath Pure Beta Agriculture ETN16$3$18,688
157FOILiPath Pure Beta Aluminum ETN16$1$11,684
158CHOCiPath Pure Beta Cocoa ETN16$3$12,813
159CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN16$1$69,320
160CUPMiPath Pure Beta Copper ETN16$2$8,572
161CTNNiPath Pure Beta Cotton ETN16$1$8,743
162OLEMiPath Pure Beta Crude Oil ETN16$20$56,822
163ONGiPath Pure Beta Energy ETN16$2$10,132
164WEETiPath Pure Beta Grains ETN16$3$12,825
165HEVYiPath Pure Beta Industrial Metals ETN16$2$6,116
166LEDDiPath Pure Beta Lead ETN16$1$1,446
167LSTKiPath Pure Beta Livestock ETN16$1$5,334
168NINIiPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN16$1$519
169BLNGiPath Pure Beta Precious Metals ETN16$2$13,615
170SBViPath Pure Beta S&P GSCI-Weighted ETN16$1$359
171GRWNiPath Pure Beta Softs ETN16$1$4,713
172SGARiPath Pure Beta Sugar ETN16$2$6,677
173DCNGiPath Seasonal Natural Gas ETN16$2$4,457
174MFSAiPath Short Enh -2x MSCI EAFE Index ETN20$6$759
175EMSAiPath Short Enh -2x MSCI Emerging Mkts ETN20$6$11,447
176ROSAiPath Short Ext -3x Russell 1000 TR ETN20$2$21,270
177DTYLiPath US Treasury 10-year Yield Bull ETN24$5$102,988
178DTUSiPath US Treasury 2-year Yield Bear ETN24$17$21,642
179DTULiPath US Treasury 2-year Yield Bull ETN24$4$8,905
180DFVSiPath US Treasury 5-Year Yield Bear ETN13$1$3,117
181DFVLiPath US Treasury 5-Year Yield Bull ETN13$2$1,415
182DLBLiPath US Treasury Long Bond Yield Bull ETN24$5$36,011
183EMERIQ Emerging Markets Mid Cap ETF13$2$11,341
184IOILIQ Global Oil Small Cap ETF15$2$37,669
185SKORIQ South Korea Small Cap ETF28$6$30,850
186IFEUiShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Europe57$14$67,301
187FNIOiShares FTSE NAREIT Industrial/Office Cpd64$10$59,742
188AXDIiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Consumer Discr25$6$2,336
189AXSLiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Consumer Staples25$3$24,692
190AXENiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Energy25$5$17,929
191AXFNiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Financials31$2$1,804
192AXHEiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Health Care25$9$29,402
193AXIDiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Industrials25$2$783
194AXITiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Info Technology25$2$4,674
195AXMTiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Materials25$2$6,145
196AXTEiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Telecom Services25$3$13,091
197AXUTiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Utilities25$6$72,659
198EWASiShares MSCI Australia Small Cap6$1$7,053
199EWCSiShares MSCI Canada Small Cap6$5$122,265
200ECNSiShares MSCI China Small Cap Index Fund22$14$74,876
201EMFNiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Financials31$3$10,209
202EEMLiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America6$5$27,370
203EMMTiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Materials31$7$13,039
204FEFNiShares MSCI Far East Financials Sector31$2$571
205EFNLiShares MSCI Finland Capped Investable Mkt6$2$39,611
206EWGSiShares MSCI Germany Small Cap6$3$29,452
207EWHSiShares MSCI Hong Kong Small Cap7$5$4,814
208EWSSiShares MSCI Singapore Small Cap7$3$14,340
209EWUSiShares MSCI United Kingdom Small Cap6$3$18,212
210URTHiShares MSCI World Index Fund7$10$21,773
211NUCLiShares S&P Global Nuclear Energy50$10$16,773
212TZDiShares S&P Target Date 2010 Index Fund46$6$20,999
213TZEiShares S&P Target Date 2015 Index Fund46$12$50,472
214TZLiShares S&P Target Date 2030 Index Fund46$15$62,925
215TZOiShares S&P Target Date 2035 Index Fund46$10$28,067
216TZWiShares S&P Target Date 2045 Index Fund12$4$6,373
217TZYiShares S&P Target Date 2050 Index Fund12$4$11,089
218TGRiShares S&P Target Date Retirement Inc.46$8$20,500
219DSXJJPM Qtrly Dbl Short US 10-Yr Treas Fut ETN22$8$4,218
220DSTJJPM Qtrly Dbl Short US Long Treas Fut ETN22$6$2,900
221JFTKEYnotes FT Enhanced 130/30 Large Cap ETN51$3$2,794
222XMPTMarket Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF13$10$63,565
223COLXMarket Vectors Colombia ETF17$3$12,140
224URRMarket Vectors Double Long Euro ETN52$19$4,505
225EVXMarket Vectors Environmental Services71$20$37,932
226GERJMarket Vectors Germany Small-Cap ETF16$5$61,838
227MESMarket Vectors Gulf States49$11$21,379
228INRMarket Vectors Indian Rupee/USD ETN53$3$11,108
229FLTRMarket Vectors Investment Grd Floating Rate15$7$21,674
230RSXJMarket Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF16$10$163,161
231MLPYMorgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income ETN17$19$85,703
232BARLMorgan Stanley S&P 500 Crude Oil ETN13$10$3,069
233NASIPax MSCI North America ESG Index27$10$20,696
234FIVZPIMCO 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index ETF33$22$68,790
235TRSYPIMCO Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund 21$20$20,623
236BUNDPIMCO Germany Bond Index Fund9$3$11,386
237PLKPowerShares Active Low Duration52$8$127,632
238PMAPowerShares Active Mega-Cap Portfolio52$6$92,872
239CVRTPowerShares Convertible Securities Portfolio14$9$72,876
240JGBTPowerShares DB 3x Japanese G-Bond Fut ETN17$5$38,016
241UDNTPowerShares DB 3x Short USD Idx Futures ETN14$2$39,756
242AGFPowerShares DB Agriculture Long ETN52$13$143,403
243ADZPowerShares DB Agriculture Short ETN52$2$15,605
244BDDPowerShares DB Base Metals Dbl Long ETN50$5$25,664
245BDGPowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETN50$1$6,384
246BOSPowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN50$10$48,817
247DYYPowerShares DB Commodity Dbl Long ETN52$10$62,003
248DEEPowerShares DB Commodity Dbl Short ETN52$2$34,349
249DPUPowerShares DB Commodity Long ETN52$6$51,756
250DDPPowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN52$6$342,984
251JGBLPowerShares DB Japanese G-Bond Fut ETN17$5$8,600
252DEFLPowerShares DB US Deflation ETN8$20$14,211
253INFLPowerShares DB US Inflation ETN8$20$11,854
254PJBPowerShares Dynamic Banking71$12$28,281
255PFIPowerShares Dynamic Financials71$18$57,566
256PICPowerShares Dynamic Insurance82$7$16,498
257PXNPowerShares Dynamic Lux Nanotech82$21$58,204
258PIQPowerShares Dynamic Magniquant71$17$65,267
259PXLGPowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Gr14$4$20,902
260PXLVPowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Value14$5$37,619
261PXMCPowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core69$18$36,386
262PXSCPowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Core69$13$19,343
263PKNPowerShares Global Nuclear Energy53$13$18,537
264PSTLPowerShares Global Steel Portfolio47$3$5,757
265PWNDPowerShares Global Wind Energy50$8$46,279
266PTOPowerShares Ibbotson Alternative Completion51$10$41,391
267KBWCPowerShares KBW Capital Markets9$1$2,965
268KBWIPowerShares KBW Insurance9$2$74,613
269KBWXPowerShares KBW International Financial20$2$1,426
270KBWYPowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT20$11$126,393
271KBWPPowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Ins20$4$2,249
272PMNAPowerShares MENA Frontier Countries49$16$71,303
273PYHPowerShares Morningstar StockInvestor Core69$13$40,672
274PAOPowerShares Riverfront Tactical Bal Growth51$17$61,049
275IDHQPowerShares S&P Intl Developed High Quality63$16$29,722
276PSCMPowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials28$4$34,775
277RINFProShares 30 Year TIPS/TSY Spread7$4$383,154
278GGOVProShares German Sovereign/Sub-Sovereign6$4$5,094
279FINFProShares Short 30 Year TIPS/TSY Spread7$4$4,198
280IGSProShares Short Investment Grade Corporate16$3$13,956
281KRSProShares Short KBW Regional Banking28$5$32,147
282UGEProShares Ultra Consumer Goods67$14$53,822
283UCCProShares Ultra Consumer Services67$10$60,545
284UCDProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Commodity45$9$104,123
285UJBProShares Ultra High Yield16$5$12,157
286IGUProShares Ultra Investment Grade Corporate16$3$392,709
287KRUProShares Ultra KBW Regional Banking28$4$76,289
288EFOProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE38$9$136,529
289UPVProShares Ultra MSCI Europe27$5$337,217
290UMXProShares Ultra MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt27$2$5,956
291UXJProShares Ultra MSCI Pacific Ex-Japan27$2$8,236
292UKFProShares Ultra Russell 1000 Growth66$14$32,608
293UVGProShares Ultra Russell 1000 Value66$5$26,247
294UKWProShares Ultra Russell Midcap Growth66$11$94,742
295UVUProShares Ultra Russell Midcap Value66$6$23,827
296UWCProShares Ultra Russell300038$4$37,979
297LTLProShares Ultra Telecommunications53$4$15,161
298YCLProShares Ultra Yen45$5$52,333
299TBZProShares UltraShort 3-7 Year Treasury16$5$9,473
300SZKProShares UltraShort Consumer Goods67$3$64,565
301RXDProShares UltraShort Healthcare67$5$56,277
302SMKProShares UltraShort MSCI Mexico38$2$61,444
303JPXProShares UltraShort MSCI Pacific ex-Japan38$2$33,196
304BISProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology28$5$137,994
305SFKProShares UltraShort Russell 1000 Growth66$2$26,878
306SJFProShares UltraShort Russell 1000 Value66$2$14,795
307SJHProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 Value66$5$40,641
308SDKProShares UltraShort Russell Midcap Growth66$2$33,641
309SJLProShares UltraShort Russell Midcap Value66$1$7,369
310TWQProShares UltraShort Russell300038$2$28,069
311TLLProShares UltraShort Telecom53$2$12,403
312TPSProShares UltraShort TIPS18$4$624,967
313SDPProShares UltraShort Utilities67$3$70,764
314BTAHQuantShares U.S. Market Neutral High Beta11$3$39,335
315MOMQuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Momentum11$5$34,912
316QLTQuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Quality11$5$69,660
317SIZQuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Size11$6$10,754
318NOMOQuantShares U.S. Mkt Neutral Anti-Momentum11$4$14,127
319DRGSRBS Global Big Pharma ETN9$5$469,103
320TWTIRBS Oil Trendpilot ETN11$8$107,864
321RWWRevenueShares Financials Sector Fund45$10$75,462
322RWVRevenueShares Navellier Overall A-10043$8$55,480
323HBTARussell 1000 High Beta ETF14$5$20,194
324HMTMRussell 1000 High Momentum ETF14$5$135,996
325HVOLRussell 1000 High Volatility ETF14$5$14,232
326SHBTRussell 2000 High Beta ETF14$4$15,037
327SHMORussell 2000 High Momentum ETF14$5$26,288
328SHVYRussell 2000 High Volatility ETF14$4$18,673
329SLBTRussell 2000 Low Beta ETF14$5$9,429
330SLVYRussell 2000 Low Volatility ETF14$10$237,268
331AGRGRussell Aggressive Growth ETF15$5$5,989
332CNTRRussell Contrarian ETF15$5$2,190
333XHMORussell Developed ex-U.S. High Momentum9$5$1,816
334XLBTRussell Developed ex-U.S. Low Beta ETF9$5$6,059
335XLVORussell Developed ex-U.S. Low Volatility ETF9$5$382,790
336ONEFRussell Equity ETF27$4$8,870
337LWPERussell Low P/E ETF15$5$2,564
338SGGGRussell Small Cap Aggressive Growth ETF10$6$10,971
339SCOGRussell Small Cap Consistent Growth ETF10$6$3,912
340SCTRRussell Small Cap Contrarian ETF10$6$3,003
341SCLPRussell Small Cap Low P/E ETF10$6$5,072
342SSTSPDR Barclays Short Term Treasury ETF8$6$77,787
343VRDSPDR Nuveen S&P VRDO Municipal Bond ETF35$15$95,386
344JPPSPDR Russell/Nomura PRIME Japan70$14$28,398
345XARSPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF10$15$75,504
346XHSSPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF10$9$84,384
347IPDSPDR S&P International Consumer Discr49$8$55,845
348IPSSPDR S&P International Consumer Staples49$20$87,291
349IPWSPDR S&P International Energy49$11$23,387
350IPFSPDR S&P International Financial49$5$6,882
351IRVSPDR S&P International Materials49$12$107,486
352IPKSPDR S&P International Technology49$10$29,103
353KMESPDR S&P Mortgage Finance ETF40$4$4,500
354GMFSSPDR S&P Small Cap Emerging Asia Pacific7$4$7,024
355XTLSPDR S&P Telecom ETF18$4$35,203
356XTNSPDR S&P Transportation ETF18$12$81,737
357NAGSTeucrium Natural Gas Fund18$4$47,731
358SOYBTeucrium Soybean Fund11$13$878,402
359CANETeucrium Sugar Fund11$2$53,051
360WEATTeucrium Wheat Fund11$4$180,322
361CRUDTeucrium WTI Crude Oil Fund17$2$71,681
362CPERUnited States Copper Index Fund9$2$17,669
363VTWVVanguard Russell 2000 Value ETF23$12$95,016
364IVOVVanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF23$12$29,666
365VIOGVanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF23$17$87,313
366IPALVelocityShares 2x Inverse Palladium ETN10$1$28,377
367IPLTVelocityShares 2x Inverse Platinum ETN10$3$15,605
368LPALVelocityShares 2x Long Palladium ETN10$1$64,620
369LPLTVelocityShares 2x Long Platinum ETN10$3$46,663
370DGLDVelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN10$5$896,843
371VIIZVelocityShares VIX Medium-Term ETN20$7$6,730
372JYFWisdomTree Dreyfus Japan Yen51$7$50,175
373SZRWisdomTree Dreyfus S. African Rand50$5$21,976
374EUWisdomTree Euro Debt Fund51$4$64,187
375RRFWisdomTree Global Real Return Fund13$5$44,794
376ROIWisdomTree LargeCap Growth45$14$40,425
377GULFWisdomTree Middle East Dividend49$12$58,734
Data sources:  Daily prices and volume of individual ETPs from Norgate Premium Data. All other information compiled by Invest With An Edge from sources believed to reliable.

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Disclosure covering writer, editor, and publisher: No positions in any of the securities mentioned.  No positions in any of the companies or ETF sponsors mentioned.  No income, revenue, or other compensation (either directly or indirectly) received from, or on behalf of, any of the companies or ETF sponsors mentioned.

Comments

3 Responses to “ETF Deathwatch August 2012: Half Of All Actively Managed ETFs On List”

  1. Salil V Gangal on August 14th, 2012 12:13 pm

    Hello Ron,

    FocusShares are going to stop trading on 17th, and soon thereafter they will be shuttered.

    It will be interesting to have a “Deceased” ETF List also that has the birth-date and demise-date!

    Thanks.
    - Salil

  2. Ron Rowland on August 14th, 2012 2:18 pm
  3. Salil V Gangal on August 15th, 2012 3:22 pm

    Hello Ron,

    Didn’t know you already have complied a “demise” list. Thanks. That’s what I was looking for.

    Such a list gives an idea about which all companies have closed large number of their ETFs. Larg(er) number of closing from a particular company perhaps should raise a red flag. Should a trader trade any of their existing products … or … should they stay away?

    Also perhaps it raises doubts about any new products such companies may offer. Will they be able to attract assets … or … will they fade away?

    We will have to wait to see if FocusShares get a second resurrection.

    Thanks.
    - Salil

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