Exchange-Traded Duds: ETF Ideas That Are Striking Out
Impressive growth has been a defining characteristic of the ETF industry over the last several years, as both the number of products and aggregate asset totals have skyrocketed. While a big portion of the expansion is attributable to “plain vanilla” ETFs offering exposure to well known stock and bond indexes, the introduction of funds targeting new asset classes and investment strategies has made a major contribution as well. Many of the new ETF ideas that have popped up in recent years have been tremendous successes. The growth of commodity ETPs, leveraged products, small cap international funds, and volatility ETFs and ETNs are just a few examples of innovative ideas that have attracted significant assets in a relatively short period of time. While the ETF industry has an impressive track record of success in new areas, the history is not without a few failures as well. Several ETF issuers have shut [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: iShares Debuts Small Cap Emerging Markets ETF (EEMS) March ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures Trades In New FocusShares ETFs Busted FocusShares Debuts 15 Low Cost ETFs FocusShares ETFs To Undercut Schwab, Vanguard
Impressive growth has been a defining characteristic of the ETF industry over the last several years, as both the number of products and aggregate asset totals have skyrocketed. While a big portion of the expansion is attributable to “plain vanilla” ETFs offering exposure to well known stock and bond indexes, the introduction of funds targeting new asset classes and investment strategies has made a major contribution as well. Many of the new ETF ideas that have popped up in recent years have been tremendous successes. The growth of commodity ETPs, leveraged products, small cap international funds, and volatility ETFs and ETNs are just a few examples of innovative ideas that have attracted significant assets in a relatively short period of time. While the ETF industry has an impressive track record of success in new areas, the history is not without a few failures as well. Several ETF issuers have shut [...]

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