September 13, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
Replacements For Disappearing ETFs
No one can argue just how far the ETF industry has come since the debut of the first ever exchange-traded fund in 1993. The investment landscape now boasts a lineup of nearly 1,500 offerings, allowing investors to gain cheap and easy access to nearly every corner of the investable universe. From the plain-vanilla funds to the more complex products, issuers continue to raise the bar, providing innovative tools to all walks of investors. However, the ever-evolving product roster has also led to waves of ETF closures as issuers struggle to attract enough interest from investors. Although some might view this as a sign of weakness for the space as a whole, it is important to remember that the industry is still relatively young and that closures are just a natural part of the industry’s life cycle [see also Why You Shouldn't Worry About ETF Closures]. In the past two months, [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Five ETFs For A China Bank Bubble Inside The 8x Leveraged ETN Brazil ETFs: Nine Ways To Play World Cup Of ETFs: Plays On All 32 Countries Four New Leveraged ETFs: Europe, Pacific ex-Japan, Brazil, Mexico
No one can argue just how far the ETF industry has come since the debut of the first ever exchange-traded fund in 1993. The investment landscape now boasts a lineup of nearly 1,500 offerings, allowing investors to gain cheap and easy access to nearly every corner of the investable universe. From the plain-vanilla funds to the more complex products, issuers continue to raise the bar, providing innovative tools to all walks of investors. However, the ever-evolving product roster has also led to waves of ETF closures as issuers struggle to attract enough interest from investors. Although some might view this as a sign of weakness for the space as a whole, it is important to remember that the industry is still relatively young and that closures are just a natural part of the industry’s life cycle [see also Why You Shouldn't Worry About ETF Closures]. In the past two months, [...]

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