October 04, 2011 at 10:45 AM EDT
Why We Don’t Need Any More ETF Closures
[This article is a free preview from the October edition of ETF Edge, the premium newsletter included with a subscription to ETFdb Pro] After a summer slowdown, the product development segment of the ETF industry is back in full swing; close to 40 new ETFs and ETNs began trading in October, pushing the total product lineup past the 1,300 mark. But while new products continue to pop up at an impressive rate, there is activity at the other end of the spectrum as well; exchange-traded products continue to shut down, as issuers shutter funds that have not generated the interest they had hoped. While there have been a number of closures in 2011, the consensus in the media seems to be that significantly more consolidation is needed. Ron Rowland’s ETF Deathwatch suggests that about 150 ETFs–more than 10% of the industry lineup–are in danger (or perhaps in need) of shutting [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: May ETFdb Category Kings: Best Performing ETFs Middle East ETFs Under Pressure As Protests Intensify Emerging Market ETF Investing: Beyond The BRIC Three ETFs To Watch This Week: GXG, EGPT, RTH Can The China Real Estate ETF Survive Bubble Fears?
[This article is a free preview from the October edition of ETF Edge, the premium newsletter included with a subscription to ETFdb Pro] After a summer slowdown, the product development segment of the ETF industry is back in full swing; close to 40 new ETFs and ETNs began trading in October, pushing the total product lineup past the 1,300 mark. But while new products continue to pop up at an impressive rate, there is activity at the other end of the spectrum as well; exchange-traded products continue to shut down, as issuers shutter funds that have not generated the interest they had hoped. While there have been a number of closures in 2011, the consensus in the media seems to be that significantly more consolidation is needed. Ron Rowland’s ETF Deathwatch suggests that about 150 ETFs–more than 10% of the industry lineup–are in danger (or perhaps in need) of shutting [...]

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