In August the number of US-listed exchange traded products (ETPs) increased by four, the slowest pace since March. There were no closings during the month for the first time since January. The four new products introduced were all ETFs, bringing the total number of listed products at the end of August to 856 (772 ETFs and 84 ETNs), eleven more since the beginning of 2009.
As anticipated in last month’s report, the total value of shares traded declined by -4.2% to just $1.289 trillion from the $1.346 trillion level in July. ETF volume during the month averaged 1.47 billion shares per day, which is approximately 43% of the combined NYSE and Nasdaq average daily volume.
Notes: The ETF counts include MacroShares, which technically are not ETFs. The quantity of new introductions and closings does not include the XGC extreme makeover in July.
New products launched in August:
- Market Vectors Vietnam ETF (VNM) (article)
- Global X FTSE Nordic 30 ETF (GXF) (article)
- ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury (TBF) (article)
- PIMCO 1-5 Year TIPS Index Fund (STPZ) (article)
Previous monthly statistics reports are available here.
Disclosure: no positions