ETF Deathwatch for January 2012: Another Month, Another Record

January 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Commentary, ETF Deathwatch, ETF Deathwatch 2012

Thirty-six new names joined January’s ETF Deathwatch while only ten left, leaving a net increase of 26.  Total Deathwatch membership now stands at a new all-time high of 268.

The 36 additions consisted of 27 ETFs and nine ETNs.  Three-quarters of them just came out of the six-month new product grace period.  Given the record number of new launches in 2011, the Deathwatch list seems likely to grow further in the coming months.

Only two of the ten funds coming off the list managed to do so gracefully.  iShares MSCI Ireland Capped Investable Market (EIRL) and Russell 2000 High Momentum ETF (SHMO) had increases in trading activity.  The other eight removals were all funds that closed in December.

ETF-Deathwatch-Cnt-2012-01The 268 current members consist of 201 ETFs and 67 ETNs.  The ETF count includes 17 of the 39 (44%) currently listed actively-managed funds.  The average age of products on the list is just under two years at 23.3 months, while assets average just $5.7 million each.

Typically, only a few products go an entire month with no trading activity.  For December, the number surged to seven and six of them came from the iPath brand.  For the third month in a row, iPath US Treasury 5-Year Bull ETN (DFVL) had no trading activity at all.  It would have been four calendar months but for a small trade on September 1, 2011.  DFVL’s inability to attract any volume is even more alarming given the fact that it represents one of the year’s best performing asset classes.  It is truly a zombie ETF.

iPath Long Enhanced MSCI EAFE Index ETN (MFLA) is not far behind, having last traded on October 4, 2011.  The other five products with zero activity for the month December were iPath Pure Beta Aluminum ETN (FOIL), iPath Pure Beta Energy ETN (ONG), iPath Pure Beta S&P GSCI-Weighted ETN (SBV), iPath Short Enhanced (-2x) MSCI EAFE Index ETN (MFSA), and Russell Small Cap Contrarian ETF (SCTR).

The 36 ETPs Added to ETF Deathwatch for January 2012:

  1. AdvisorShares Madrona Domestic ETF (FWDD)
  2. AdvisorShares Madrona Global Bond ETF (FWDB)
  3. AdvisorShares Madrona International ETF (FWDI)
  4. AdvisorShares Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF (MATH)
  5. Credit Suisse Merger Arb Liquid 2x Monthly ETN (CSMB)
  6. db-X MSCI Brazil Currency-Hedged Equity (DBBR)
  7. db-X MSCI Canada Currency-Hedged Equity (DBCN)
  8. db-X MSCI Emerging Markets Currency-Hedged Equity (DBEM)
  9. db-X MSCI Japan Currency-Hedged Equity (DBJP)
  10. Direxion Daily Agribusiness Bear 3x (COWS)
  11. Direxion Daily Basic Materials Bear 3x (MATS)
  12. Direxion Daily Healthcare Bear 3x (SICK)
  13. Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3x (CURE)
  14. Direxion Daily Total Market Bear 1x (TOTS)
  15. EGShares Basic Materials GEMS ETF (LGEM)
  16. EGShares Consumer Goods GEMS ETF (GGEM)
  17. EGShares Consumer Services GEMS ETF (VGEM)
  18. EGShares Health Care GEMS ETF (HGEM)
  19. EGShares Industrials GEMS ETF (IGEM)
  20. EGShares Technology GEMS ETF (QGEM)
  21. EGShares Telecom GEMS ETF (TGEM)
  22. EGShares Utilities GEMS ETF (UGEM)
  23. ELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels ETN (FUE)
  24. Global X Farming ETF (BARN)
  25. Guggenheim ABC High Dividend ETF (ABCS)
  26. iPath DJ-UBS Lead ETN (LD)
  27. iPath EUR/USD Exchange Rate ETN (ERO)
  28. iPath US Treasury 2-year Yield Bull ETN (DTUL)
  29. IQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF (ROOF)
  30. Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income ETN (MLPY)
  31. Morgan Stanley S&P 500 Crude Oil ETN (BARL)
  32. PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth (PXLG)
  33. PowerShares Global Nuclear Energy (PKN)
  34. SPDR S&P International Energy (IPW)
  35. UBS ETRACS Natural Gas Futures Contango ETN (GASZ)
  36. UBS ETRACS Oil Futures Contango ETN (OILZ)

The 10 ETPs removed from ETF Deathwatch for January 2012:

  1. HOLDRS Europe 2001 (EKH) closed
  2. HOLDRS Internet Infrastructure (IIH) closed
  3. HOLDRS Merrill Lynch Market 2000+ (MKH) closed
  4. HOLDRS Wireless (WMH) closed
  5. IQ Hong Kong Small Cap ETF (HKK) closed
  6. IQ Taiwan Small Cap (TWON) closed
  7. iShares MSCI Ireland Capped Investable Market (EIRL)
  8. Jefferies|TR/J CRB Global Agriculture Equity (CRBA) closed
  9. Jefferies|TR/J CRB Global Industrial Metals Equity (CRBI) closed
  10. Russell 2000 High Momentum ETF (SHMO)

The ETF Deathwatch criteria produced the following list of 268 ETPs for January:

ETF Deathwatch for January 2012

#Ticker SymETF NameAge (mths)AUM (millions)3-mth Avg Daily $ Volume
1AGLSAdvisorShares Accuvest Global Long Short ETF 18.0$3 $62,431
2DENTAdvisorShares Dent Tactical ETF 27.9$13 $85,646
3FWDDAdvisorShares Madrona Domestic ETF 6.4$14 $20,713
4FWDBAdvisorShares Madrona Global Bond ETF 6.4$15 $33,347
5FWDIAdvisorShares Madrona International ETF 6.4$11 $16,707
6MATHAdvisorShares Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF 6.4$2 $35,362
7AADRAdvisorShares WCM/BNY Mellon Foc Gr ADR 17.6$6 $107,749
8PGDBarclays Asian&Gulf Currency Reval. ETN43.0$4 $49,794
9BXDCBarclays ETN+ S&P 500 2x Short C 2009 ETN25.8$6 $896,805
10JEMBarclays GEMS Currency Index ETN47.6$1 $10,703
11GCEClaymore CEF Index GS Connect ETN49.4$3 $36,755
12GVTColumbia Concentrated Large Cap Value Strat32.4$3 $3,104
13GMTBColumbia Core Bond Strategy Fund23.4$5 $80,394
14RPXColumbia Growth Equity Strategy Fund27.3$1 $15,242
15GMMBColumbia Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy23.4$5 $15,080
16RWGColumbia Large-Cap Growth Equity27.3$8 $43,190
17CSMBCredit Suisse Merger Arb Liquid 2x Mth ETN 9.9$24 $47,262
18FXRUCurrencyShares Russian Ruble Shares38.2$5 $31,169
19TDDdb-X 2010 Target Date Fund 51.7$14 $19,681
20TDXdb-X In-Target Date Fund 51.7$15 $20,975
21DBBRdb-X MSCI Brazil Currency-Hedged Equity 6.8$4 $15,982
22DBCNdb-X MSCI Canada Currency-Hedged Equity 6.8$4 $1,164
23DBEMdb-X MSCI Emerging Mkts Currency-Hdg Eqty 6.8$4 $62,793
24DBJPdb-X MSCI Japan Currency-Hedged Equity 6.8$4 $6,735
25TYBSDirexion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 1x 9.4$3 $12,876
26TYNSDirexion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 1x 9.4$3 $10,042
27COWSDirexion Daily Agribusiness Bear 3x 7.3$3 $316,635
28MATSDirexion Daily Basic Materials Bear 3x 6.6$3 $589,428
29BRISDirexion Daily BRIC Bear 3x22.0$3 $95,876
30BRILDirexion Daily BRIC Bull 3x 22.0$4 $135,243
31SICKDirexion Daily Healthcare Bear 3x 6.6$3 $23,086
32CUREDirexion Daily Healthcare Bull 3x 6.6$3 $132,716
33INDZDirexion Daily India Bear 3x22.0$4 $172,016
34GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x 17.8$3 $219,052
35RETSDirexion Daily Retail Bear 3x 17.8$2 $89,213
36RETLDirexion Daily Retail Bull 3x 17.8$6 $413,874
37TOTSDirexion Daily Total Market Bear 1x 6.6$4 $39,491
38LGEMEGShares Basic Materials GEMS ETF 6.4$1 $2,926
39GGEMEGShares Consumer Goods GEMS ETF 6.4$1 $7,517
40VGEMEGShares Consumer Services GEMS ETF 6.4$1 $1,786
41FGEMEGShares Financials GEMS ETF27.9$3 $13,643
42HGEMEGShares Health Care GEMS ETF 6.4$1 $8,196
43IGEMEGShares Industrials GEMS ETF 6.4$1 $4,005
44QGEMEGShares Technology GEMS ETF 6.4$1 $7,442
45TGEMEGShares Telecom GEMS ETF 6.4$1 $6,526
46UGEMEGShares Utilities GEMS ETF 6.4$1 $18,759
47GWOELEMENTS CS Global Warming ETN45.6$3 $13,391
48DODELEMENTS Dogs of the Dow Total Return ETN50.5$5 $97,606
49FUEELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels ETN47.4$2 $50,494
50WMWELEMENTS Morningstar Wide Moat Focus ETN51.2$10 $49,241
51EEHELEMENTS Spctrm LgCap US Sector Mo ETN53.7$1 $1,792
52EAPSESG Shares Pax MSCI EAFE ESG Index ETF 11.2$4 $53,649
53FOLFactorShares 2X: Oil Bull/S&P500 Bear 10.3$2 $66,155
54FSEFactorShares 2X: S&P500 Bull/TBond Bear 10.3$1 $26,595
55FSUFactorShares 2X: S&P500 Bull/USD Bear 10.3$2 $6,239
56FSAFactorShares 2X: TBond Bull/S&P500 Bear 10.3$3 $56,229
57FPAFirst Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX 8.5$2 $38,739
58FBZFirst Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund 8.5$7 $55,635
59FCAFirst Trust China AlphaDEX Fund 8.5$3 $26,927
60FDDFirst Trust DJ STOXX European Select Div52.8$10 $83,358
61FEPFirst Trust Europe AlphaDEX Fund 8.5$5 $114,986
62FJPFirst Trust Japan AlphaDEX 8.5$4 $18,040
63FLNFirst Trust Latin America AlphaDEX 8.5$2 $34,627
64FMKFirst Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund 7.8$4 $67,358
65FNKFirst Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX 8.5$7 $217,982
66QABAFirst Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank 30.4$13 $57,791
67FONEFirst Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone 10.5$13 $47,684
68CARZFirst Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index 7.8$3 $9,725
69FYTFirst Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX 8.5$2 $160,187
70FKOFirst Trust South Korea AlphaDEX 8.5$1 $14,291
71FPXFirst Trust US IPO Index Fund69.6$16 $53,445
72FVIFirst Trust Value Line Equity Allocation61.7$6 $124,764
73FBMFocus Morningstar Basic Materials Index ETF 9.2$4 $49,685
74FCQFocus Morningstar Communication Srvcs ETF 9.2$5 $8,882
75FCLFocus Morningstar Consumer Cyclical ETF 9.2$5 $9,245
76FCDFocus Morningstar Consumer Defensive ETF 9.2$5 $25,987
77FEGFocus Morningstar Energy Index ETF 9.2$4 $151,432
78FFLFocus Morningstar Financial Services ETF 9.2$4 $34,810
79FHCFocus Morningstar Health Care Index ETF 9.2$5 $40,033
80FILFocus Morningstar Industrials Index ETF 9.2$5 $49,761
81FLGFocus Morningstar Large Cap Index ETF 9.2$5 $85,426
82FMMFocus Morningstar Mid Cap Index ETF 9.2$5 $65,418
83FRLFocus Morningstar Real Estate Index ETF 9.2$5 $14,287
84FOSFocus Morningstar Small Cap Index ETF 9.2$5 $63,697
85FTQFocus Morningstar Technology Index ETF 9.2$5 $54,343
86FUIFocus Morningstar Utilities Index ETF 9.2$7 $49,620
87ALUMGlobal X Aluminum ETF 12.0$3 $39,837
88VROMGlobal X Auto ETF 7.5$4 $16,956
89BRAFGlobal X Brazil Financials ETF 17.3$5 $76,777
90CHIEGlobal X China Energy ETF 24.8$4 $27,463
91CHIXGlobal X China Financials ETF 25.0$14 $384,846
92CHIIGlobal X China Industrial ETF25.3$4 $44,052
93CHIMGlobal X China Materials ETF 23.9$2 $42,346
94BARNGlobal X Farming ETF 7.1$3 $34,284
95FISNGlobal X Fishing Industry ETF 8.0$2 $6,588
96EATXGlobal X Food ETF 8.1$3 $31,009
97ANDGlobal X FTSE Andean 40 ETF 11.0$6 $49,820
98ARGTGlobal X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF 10.1$4 $24,203
99MEXSGlobal X Mexico Small-Cap ETF8.0$1 $3,648
100QQQCGlobal X NASDAQ China Technology ETF 25.1$4 #N/A
101XOILGlobal X Oil Equities ETF 9.7$3 $41,789
102GGGGGlobal X Pure Gold Miners ETF 9.7$4 $104,149
103EMGXGlobal X Russell Emerging Markets Growth ETF 11.3$2 $7,171
104EMVXGlobal X Russell Emerging Markets Value ETF 11.3$2 $5,706
105TSXVGlobal X S&P/TSX Venture 30 Canada ETF 9.6$2 $36,338
106WSTEGlobal X Waste Management ETF 8.7$1 $8,588
107ABCSGuggenheim ABC High Dividend ETF 6.9$7 $50,195
108GIYGuggenheim Enhanced Core Bond ETF47.3$5 $61,774
109GSYGuggenheim Enhanced Short Duration Bond 47.3$15 $65,610
110EENGuggenheim EW Euro-Pacific LDRs ETF 58.9$2 $12,210
111XGCGuggenheim International Small Cap LDRs 57.8$5 $21,756
112OTPGuggenheim Ocean Tomo Patent ETF 61.4$21 $227,395
113XROGuggenheim Sector Rotation ETF 64.2$11 $54,089
114WXSPGuggenheim Wilshire 4500 Completion ETF 22.1$6 $1,468
115WFVKGuggenheim Wilshire 5000 Total Market ETF 22.1$6 $35,878
116JJUiPath DJ-UBS Aluminum ETN42.8$4 $41,521
117LDiPath DJ-UBS Lead ETN42.8$4 $108,427
118EROiPath EUR/USD Exchange Rate ETN56.6$5 $34,310
119GBBiPath GBP/USD Exchange Rate ETN56.6$3 $10,087
120GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN42.8$1 $11,307
121MFLAiPath Long Enh 2x MSCI EAFE Index ETN 13.2$3 $341
122EMLBiPath Long Enh 2x MSCI Emerging Mkts ETN 13.2$2 $12,595
123ROLAiPath Long Ext 3x Russell 1000 TR ETN 13.2$5 $9,336
124RTLAiPath Long Ext 3x Russell 2000 TR ETN 13.2$4 $469,125
125SFLAiPath Long Ext 3x S&P 500 TR Index ETN 13.2$5 $214,031
126DIRTiPath Pure Beta Agriculture ETN 8.5$2 $18,384
127FOILiPath Pure Beta Aluminum ETN 8.5$3 $1,029
128BCMiPath Pure Beta Broad Commodity ETN 8.5$9 $107,439
129CHOCiPath Pure Beta Cocoa ETN 8.5$2 $40,683
130CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN 8.5$2 $39,591
131CUPMiPath Pure Beta Copper ETN 8.5$2 $30,436
132CTNNiPath Pure Beta Cotton ETN 8.5$2 $17,447
133OLEMiPath Pure Beta Crude Oil ETN 8.5$2 $28,979
134ONGiPath Pure Beta Energy ETN 8.5$2 $8,364
135WEETiPath Pure Beta Grains ETN 8.5$2 $69,153
136HEVYiPath Pure Beta Industrial Metals ETN 8.5$2 $21,451
137LEDDiPath Pure Beta Lead ETN 8.5$3 $10,814
138NINIiPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN 8.5$1 $3,419
139BLNGiPath Pure Beta Precious Metals ETN 8.5$4 $28,411
140SBViPath Pure Beta S&P GSCI-Weighted ETN 8.5$5 $14,469
141GRWNiPath Pure Beta Softs ETN 8.5$3 $13,484
142DCNGiPath Seasonal Natural Gas ETN 8.5$2 $13,761
143MFSAiPath Short Enh -2x MSCI EAFE Index ETN 13.2$6 $5,057
144ROSAiPath Short Ext -3x Russell 1000 TR ETN 13.2$3 $21,662
145DTULiPath US Treasury 2-year Yield Bull ETN 16.9$9 $49,939
146STPPiPath US Treasury Steepener ETN 16.9$2 $52,851
147IOILIQ Global Oil Small Cap ETF 8.0$2 $21,150
148ROOFIQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF 6.7$10 $67,818
149FNIOiShares FTSE NAREIT Industrial/Office Cpd56.6$10 $41,508
150IFNAiShares FTSE NAREIT North America50.1$13 $51,382
151RTLiShares FTSE NAREIT Retail Capped56.6$9 $48,549
152AXDIiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Consumer Discr 17.8$5 $4,522
153AXSLiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Consumer Staples 17.8$3 $54,775
154AXENiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Energy 17.8$6 $30,862
155AXFNiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Financials 23.6$2 $10,298
156AXHEiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Health Care 17.8$9 $83,178
157AXIDiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Industrials 17.8$2 $1,201
158AXITiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Info Technology 17.8$2 $9,107
159AXMTiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Materials 17.8$3 $8,327
160AXTEiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Telecom Services 17.8$3 $7,854
161AXUTiShares MSCI ACWI ex US Utilities 17.8$2 $17,699
162EMFNiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Financials 23.6$3 $27,761
163EMMTiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Materials 23.6$8 $42,447
164FEFNiShares MSCI Far East Financials Sector 23.6$2 $918
165NUCLiShares S&P Global Nuclear Energy42.8$11 $45,896
166TZLiShares S&P Target Date 2030 Index Fund38.4$13 $83,400
167TZOiShares S&P Target Date 2035 Index Fund38.4$8 $36,467
168TZViShares S&P Target Date 2040 Index Fund38.4$16 $71,136
169TGRiShares S&P Target Date Retirement Inc.38.4$9 $53,101
170DSXJJPM Qtrly Dbl Short US 10-Yr Treas Fut ETN15.1$8 $111,759
171DSTJJPM Qtrly Dbl Short US Long Treas Fut ETN15.1$7 $11,583
172JFTKEYnotes FT Enhanced 130/30 Large Cap ETN43.9$3 $5,172
173COLXMarket Vectors Colombia ETF 9.7$2 $6,237
174URRMarket Vectors Double Long Euro ETN44.4$1 $22,729
175GERJMarket Vectors Germany Small-Cap ETF 9.0$3 $24,188
176INRMarket Vectors Indian Rupee/USD ETN46.1$4 $43,406
177FLTRMarket Vectors Investment Grd Floating Rate 8.3$7 $39,196
178BONOMarket Vectors LatAm Aggregate Bond ETF 7.8$7 $53,231
179RSXJMarket Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF 8.7$3 $55,734
180MLPYMorgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income ETN 9.6$18 $66,649
181BARLMorgan Stanley S&P 500 Crude Oil ETN 6.2$9 $6,920
182NASIPax MSCI North America ESG Index19.7$5 $47,060
183TRSYPIMCO Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund14.2$19 $30,440
184PMAPowerShares Active Mega-Cap Portfolio45.2$5 $57,153
185CVRTPowerShares Convertible Securities Portfolio 7.3$9 $70,637
186JGBTPowerShares DB 3x Japanese G-Bond Fut ETN 9.4$4 $7,513
187UDNTPowerShares DB 3x Short USD Idx Futures ETN7.4$4 $33,262
188ADZPowerShares DB Agriculture Short ETN45.1$2 $48,269
189BDGPowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETN43.1$1 $5,216
190DEEPowerShares DB Commodity Dbl Short ETN44.7$3 $72,859
191DPUPowerShares DB Commodity Long ETN44.7$6 $16,383
192JGBLPowerShares DB Japanese G-Bond Fut ETN 9.4$5 $6,572
193PJBPowerShares Dynamic Banking63.5$12 $39,003
194PEZPowerShares Dynamic Cons Discretionary63.5$18 $190,574
195PICPowerShares Dynamic Insurance 75.2$7 $27,548
196PIQPowerShares Dynamic Magniquant 63.5$17 $36,786
197PXLCPowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Core 61.9$23 $59,664
198PXLGPowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Gr 6.6$2 $28,638
199PXMCPowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core 61.9$20 $43,351
200PKNPowerShares Global Nuclear Energy45.6$15 $64,828
201PSTLPowerShares Global Steel Portfolio39.8$4 $14,827
202PWNDPowerShares Global Wind Energy42.6$15 $73,592
203PTOPowerShares Ibbotson Alternative Completion 44.0$8 $34,019
204KBWXPowerShares KBW International Financial 13.1$3 $1,691
205KBWYPowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT 13.1$7 $39,186
206KBWPPowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Ins13.1$4 $4,464
207PMNAPowerShares MENA Frontier Countries42.3$19 $94,474
208PYHPowerShares Morningstar StockInvestor Core61.9$16 $22,838
209PSCMPowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials21.1$4 $46,514
210IGSProShares Short Investment Grade Corporate 9.2$4 $57,116
211UJBProShares Ultra High Yield 8.7$2 $18,879
212IGUProShares Ultra Investment Grade Corporate 8.7$2 $65,243
213KRUProShares Ultra KBW Regional Banking 20.6$4 $409,281
214UPVProShares Ultra MSCI Europe20.4$2 $293,527
215UMXProShares Ultra MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt20.4$1 $23,632
216UXJProShares Ultra MSCI Pacific Ex-Japan 20.4$2 $124,713
217UVGProShares Ultra Russell 1000 Value 59.1$6 $44,097
218UWCProShares Ultra Russell3000 30.4$7 $81,486
219LTLProShares Ultra Telecommunications 45.8$3 $225,337
220TBZProShares UltraShort 3-7 Year Treasury 9.0$4 $14,230
221RXDProShares UltraShort Healthcare 59.9$3 $90,932
222SMKProShares UltraShort MSCI Mexico30.9$3 $133,774
223JPXProShares UltraShort MSCI Pacific ex-Japan30.9$3 $66,351
224BISProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology21.1$2 $57,443
225SFKProShares UltraShort Russell 1000 Growth59.1$6 $216,368
226SJFProShares UltraShort Russell 1000 Value59.1$2 $104,631
227SDKProShares UltraShort Russell Midcap Growth59.1$3 $166,638
228SJLProShares UltraShort Russell Midcap Value59.1$2 $140,987
229TWQProShares UltraShort Russell300030.4$2 $55,587
230TLLProShares UltraShort Telecom 45.8$3 $259,821
231TPSProShares UltraShort TIPS 10.8$1 $27,171
232SDPProShares UltraShort Utilities 59.9$3 $361,473
233RWWRevenueShares Financials Sector Fund38.2$7 $48,235
234HMTMRussell 1000 High Momentum ETF 7.3$5 $220,621
235HVOLRussell 1000 High Volatility ETF 7.3$4 $36,874
236LBTARussell 1000 Low Beta ETF 7.3$5 $18,745
237SHBTRussell 2000 High Beta ETF 7.3$4 $16,431
238SLBTRussell 2000 Low Beta ETF 7.3$5 $1,181
239SLVYRussell 2000 Low Volatility ETF 7.3$5 $206,865
240AGRGRussell Aggressive Growth ETF7.5$5 $11,797
241CNTRRussell Contrarian ETF7.5$4 $5,338
242ONEFRussell Equity ETF20.0$6 $53,785
243LWPERussell Low P/E ETF7.5$9 $13,275
244EWACRydex MSCI All Country World Equal Weight 11.8$3 $19,399
245VRDSPDR Nuveen S&P VRDO Municipal Bond ETF 27.6$12 $102,244
246JPPSPDR Russell/Nomura PRIME Japan62.4$14 $107,423
247IPWSPDR S&P International Energy 41.8$10 $80,842
248IPUSPDR S&P International Utilities 41.8$12 $96,810
249KMESPDR S&P Mortgage Finance ETF32.5$3 $5,040
250NAGSTeucrium Natural Gas Fund 11.1$1 $40,691
251MLPSUBS ETRACS 1x Mthly Short Alerian MLP ETN 15.3$11 $18,347
252MLPGUBS ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP ETN 17.8$14 $72,977
253UBNUBS ETRACS CMCI Energy TR ETN45.6$3 $24,534
254UBGUBS ETRACS CMCI Gold TR ETN45.6$9 $175,009
255UBMUBS ETRACS CMCI Industrial Metals TR ETN45.6$5 $77,833
256UBCUBS ETRACS CMCI Livestock TR ETN45.6$5 $27,430
257PTDUBS ETRACS CMCI Short Platinum ER ETN44.4$3 $7,245
258GASZUBS ETRACS Natural Gas Fut. Contango ETN 6.6$11 $9,724
259OILZUBS ETRACS Oil Futures Contango ETN 6.6$10 $4,967
260BDCSUBS ETRACS Wells Fargo BDC ETN 8.2$8 $59,798
261MLPWUBS ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index ETN 14.2$18 $32,302
262VTWVVanguard Russell 2000 Value ETF 15.5$11 $44,556
263IVOVVanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 15.9$11 $163,960
264VIIZVelocityShares VIX Medium-Term ETN 13.2$8 $26,196
265EUWisdomTree Euro Debt Fund 44.2$5 $47,886
266HEDJWisdomTree International Hedged Equity 24.3$18 $48,993
267ROIWisdomTree LargeCap Growth37.4$18 $77,675
268GULFWisdomTree Middle East Dividend 42.1$15 $78,746
 Data sources:  Daily prices and volume of individual ETPs from Norgate Premium Data, AUM from the ETF Industry Association, and all other information compiled by Invest With An Edge.

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Comments

2 Responses to “ETF Deathwatch for January 2012: Another Month, Another Record”

  1. Big ETFs likely to get bigger | Abnormal Returns on January 11th, 2012 11:26 am

    [...] to garner enough assets (~$30 million) to become self-funding and viable over the long run.  The ETF Deathwatch as of January 2012 stood at a record high of 268 funds.  While the stigma of closing ETFs is [...]

  2. Ken Lansing on February 7th, 2012 11:42 am

    Hello, Have just started looking at your site. Would it be possible to “sort” in alphabetical order the Deathwatch list.

    Others must file by the symbols. Thanks much. KL