Eleven new ETFs and one new ETN were launched in October. No products were delisted. This net increase of 12 brings the official count of active listings at the end of October to 880: 796 ETFs and 84 ETNs.

The total value of shares traded for the month was $1.567 trillion, a surge of +19% from the $1.312 trillion of September. ETF volume averaged 1.59 billion shares per day. Trading in SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) averaged $21.7 billion per day, accounting for more than 30% of all ETF value traded.

October 2009 Month End ETFs ETNs Total
Currently Listed U.S. 796 84 880
Listed as of 12/31/2008 760 85 845
New Introductions for Month 11 1 12
Delistings/Closures for Month 0 0 0
Net Change for Month +11 +1 +12
New Introductions YTD 81 4 85
Delistings/Closures YTD 45 5 50
Net Change YTD +36 -1 +35
On Deathwatch at End of Month 78 35 113
% on Deathwatch 9.8% 41.7% 12.8%


Notes: The ETF counts include MacroShares, which technically are not ETFs.  The new introductions and closings quantities do not include the XGC extreme makeover in July.

New products launched in October (in chronological order):

  1. RP Growth ETF (RPX) (article on RPX, RWG, RPQ, and RFF)
  2. RP Focused Large Cap Growth ETF (RWG)
  3. RP Technology ETF (RPQ)
  4. RP Financials ETF (RFF)
  5. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe Index Fund (ESR) (article)
  6. Claymore/AlphaShares China All-Cap ETF (YAO) (article)
  7. Jefferies | TR/J CRB Global Agriculture Equity Index Fund (CRBA) (article on CRBA and CRBI)
  8. Jefferies | TR/J CRB Global Industrial Metals Equity Index Fund (CRBI)
  9. IQ CPI Inflation Hedged ETF (CPI) (article on CPI and GRES)
  10. IQ ARB Global Resources ETF (GRES)
  11. OOK, Inc. (OOK) (launch article and name article)
  12. UBS E-TRACS DJ-UBS Commodity Index Total Return ETN (DJCI) (article)

Product closures/delistings in October: