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MLPJ: New Junior MLP ETF Has 38% Daily Tracking Error

Suburban Propane Partners LP (NYSE:SPH)
Today (1/15/13), Global X launched another C-corporation masquerading as an ETF.  The Global X Junior MLP ETF (MLPJ) elected not to be a regulated investment......(read more)

Six More ETP Closures For 2012

Six More ETP Closures For 2012
Six more exchange traded product (“ETP”) delistings are scheduled to occur before the end of the year.  The closures include two ETFs from Guggenheim......(read more)

EMER Becomes 96th ETP Closure of 2012

Agribusiness ETFs Head-To-Head: CROP Vs. MOO
As reported in November ETF Stats, December 18 was the last day of trading for the Index IQ ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:EMER).  Anyone still owning Index IQ......(read more)

PHDG: Stocks, VIX, Active Management, and Indexing In One ETF

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (QQQ)
The PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio (NYSEARCA:PHDG) was launched December 6, becoming the first ETF to be both actively managed and......(read more)

ETF Deathwatch for December 2012: Eight New Names

AdvisorShares Trust (NYSEARCA:TTFS)
Eight new names are joining ETF Deathwatch for December, and nine products are coming off the list.  Six are leaving due to increased investor interest......(read more)

ETF Stats for November 2012 – Listing Count Increases

ETF Stats for November 2012 – Listing Count Increases
The number of exchange traded product (“ETP”) listings increased in November, ending the record-breaking three-month streak of declines.  Nine new......(read more)

Three New Pure Play ETFs From FactorShares PureFunds

Three New Pure Play ETFs From FactorShares PureFunds
FactorShares, the sponsor that introduced spread trading in an ETF wrapper back in early 2011, launched a new line of ETFs under a new PureFunds brand......(read more)

RBS Rolls Out Five Rogers Enhanced Commodity ETNs

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (ADR) (NYSE:RBS)
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (NYSE:RBS) introduced five new exchange traded notes (“ETNs”) on November 15.  The new ETNS are based on “......(read more)

Pyxis Enters ETF Arena With Senior Junk Fund

Pyxis Enters ETF Arena With Senior Junk Fund
Pyxis Capital, the fund investment advisory spun-off from Highland Capital Management earlier this year, made its initial foray into the ETF arena with......(read more)

Vanguard Fires MSCI, Should You Fire Vanguard?

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VWO)
Vanguard has fired MSCI.  Twenty-two Vanguard index funds that were tracking stock indexes from MSCI will soon be following FTSE and CRSP indexes. ......(read more)

ETF Deathwatch for November 2012: List Shrinks As Deaths Increase

ETF Funds
The quantity of products on ETF Deathwatch for November shrunk by nineteen compared to a month ago.  However, readers should not assume this is the result......(read more)

ETF Stats for October 2012 – Another Record Number of Closings

8 Sector ETFs for 2013
A record number of exchange traded product (“ETP”) closures took place in October.  The 30 delistings broke the old record of 24, which sponsors......(read more)

iShares Introduces Core ETF Lineup

BlackRock, Inc. (BLK)
BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) strengthened its core lineup of ETFs by repositioning six of its existing ETFs and launching four new ones.  The 10 ETFs cover......(read more)

EMCR: EGShares Brings New Approach To Emerging Market ETFs

EMCR: EGShares Brings New Approach To Emerging Market ETFs
Emerging Global Advisors launched the EGShares Emerging Markets CORE (NYSEARCA:EMCR) on October 16, 2012.  The new ETF’s underlying index, the S&......(read more)

New Barclays Shiller CAPE Sector Rotation ETN

Barclays introduced a new exchange traded note (“ETN”) on October 11 under the ETN+ brand instead of the more familiar iPath brand.  The Barclays......(read more)

WisdomTree Closing 3 ETFs in December

India ETFs Jump Following Moody's Comments
WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) recently announced its intent to close three of its ETFs.  Two of the closures are actively managed currency......(read more)

QuantShares Closing 3 Market Neutral ETFs

QuantShares Closing 3 Market Neutral ETFs
FFCM, the advisor to the QuantShares family of ETFs, announced the termination and liquidation of three of its funds.  The last day of trading will be......(read more)

ETP Closures Hit 300

Argentina's Rally May be Short-Lived
ETP closure activity this week pushed the lifetime death toll to 300 and the year-to-date count to 89.  Early October action from iPath, Russell, and......(read more)

FlexShares Introduces Enhanced Money Market ETF

FlexShares Introduces Enhanced Money Market ETF
FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund (NYSEARCA:RAVI) was listed for trading on October 11, 2012.  It is an actively managed ETF that attempts......(read more)

QMN: New Market Neutral ETF from Index IQ

Agribusiness ETFs Head-To-Head: CROP Vs. MOO
Index IQ added to its lineup of hedge fund replication ETFs on October 4, 2012 with the launch of IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF (NYSEARCA:QMN). ......(read more)

ETF Deathwatch for October 2012: The Zombie ETFs Among Us

AdvisorShares Trust (NYSEARCA:TTFS)
In the ETF world, some things are backwards.  For example, October is a time for costumes, and Zombie costumes are a perennial favorite with healthy......(read more)

ETF Stats for September 2012 – Largest Decline In Listings Ever

8 Sector ETFs for 2013
The quantity of ETP listings at the end of September was 18 fewer for the month and 20 fewer for the quarter, the largest declines ever.  The one-month......(read more)

New FlexShares ETFs Tilt International Markets

FlexShares Introduces Enhanced Money Market ETF
Today (9/28/12), Northern Trust introduced two new ETFs that tilt their weightings toward small cap and value stocks. FlexShares Morningstar Developed......(read more)

New RBS ETN Alternates Between 3 Large Cap Weighting Schemes

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (ADR) (NYSE:RBS)
On September 6, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (NYSE:RBS) rolled out the RBS US Large Cap Alternator Exchange Traded Note (NYSEARCA:ALTL).  The......(read more)

Global X Closing 4 Struggling ETFs

Global X Closing 4 Struggling ETFs
Global X recently announced its intent to close and liquidate four ETFs.  According to the company press release, Global X will absorb all fees and expenses......(read more)
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