Complete List of New 2011 ETFs

by on December 27, 2011

With 2011 nearly in the books, the ETF industry has set yet another record for product development and innovation. More than 300 exchange-traded products debuted this year, beginning in early January with the launch of the first VIX ETFs from ProShares and continuing through late December when RBS added another Trendpilot ETN to its lineup. In between, dozens of first-to-market products debuted, opening up new asset classes and investment strategies to investors. For those looking to take a look at all of the new additions to the ETF lineup, below is a complete list of all new ETPs that began trading in 2011, sorted by asset class:

Equity ETFs

Equity ETF launches dominated the space on the year, as investors now have hundreds of new options to choose from:

Name Ticker ETFdb Category Inception Date
NASDAQ-100 Trendpilot ETN TNDQ Large Cap Growth Equities 12/13/2011
FTSE Greece 20 ETF GREK Europe Equities 12/8/2011
Large Cap Insider Sentiment Shares INSD Large Cap Blend Equities 12/8/2011
All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares KNOW All Cap Equities 12/8/2011
NASDAQ 400 Mid Cap ETF QQQM Mid Cap Blend Equities 12/6/2011
NASDAQ 500 ETF QQQV All Cap Equities 12/6/2011
Social Media Index ETF SOCL Technology Equities 11/15/2011
Developed ex-U.S. High Momentum ETF XHMO Foreign Large Cap Equities 11/2/2011
Developed ex-U.S. Low Beta ETF XLBT Foreign Large Cap Equities 11/2/2011
Developed ex-U.S. Low Volatility ETF XLVO Foreign Large Cap Equities 11/2/2011
KBW Bank Portfolio KBWB Financials Equities 11/1/2011
KBW Capital Markets Portfolio KBWC Financials Equities 11/1/2011
KBW Insurance Portfolio KBWI Financials Equities 11/1/2011
KBW Regional Banking Portfolio KBWR Financials Equities 11/1/2011
Global Big Pharma ETN DRGS Health & Biotech Equities 10/24/2011
MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund ACWV Global Equities 10/20/2011
MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund EEMV Emerging Markets Equities 10/20/2011
MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund EFAV Foreign Large Cap Equities 10/20/2011
MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund USMV All Cap Equities 10/20/2011
US Dividend Equity ETF SCHD All Cap Equities 10/18/2011
ETRACS Monthly 2x Leveraged ISE Cloud Computing TR Index ETN LSKY Leveraged Equities 10/5/2011
TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF TTFS All Cap Equities 10/5/2011
Russell Small Cap Low P/E ETF SCLP Small Cap Value Equities 10/3/2011
Small Cap Consistent Growth ETF SCOG Small Cap Blend Equities 10/3/2011
Small Cap Contrarian ETF SCTR Small Cap Value Equities 10/3/2011
Small Cap Aggressive Growth ETF SGGG Small Cap Growth Equities 10/3/2011
SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF XAR Industrials Equities 9/29/2011
SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF XHS Health & Biotech Equities 9/29/2011
SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF XSW Technology Equities 9/29/2011
Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund GUNR Commodity Producers Equities 9/22/2011
Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund TILT All Cap Equities 9/22/2011
ETRACS ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN SSDD Technology Equities 9/14/2011
ETRACS Monthly 2x Leveraged ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN SSDL Leveraged Equities 9/14/2011
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index Fund ETF EEMS Emerging Markets Equities 8/18/2011
India Consumer ETF INCO Consumer Discretionary Equities 8/10/2011
S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF EWMD Mid Cap Blend Equities 8/4/2011
S&P SmallCap 600 Equal Weight ETF EWSM Small Cap Blend Equities 8/4/2011
Low Volatility Emerging Markets Dividend ETF HILO Emerging Markets Equities 8/4/2011
Monthly 2x Leveraged ETRACS Next Generation Internet ETN EIPL Leveraged Equities 7/21/2011
ETRACS Next Generation Internet ETN EIPO Technology Equities 7/21/2011
IQ Emerging Markets Mid Cap ETF EMER Emerging Markets Equities 7/13/2011
MAXIS Nikkei 225 Index ETF NKY Japan Equities 7/13/2011
ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund SKYY Technology Equities 7/5/2011
S&P 500 Crude Oil Linked ETN BARL Large Cap Blend Equities 6/29/2011
Consumer Goods GEMS ETF GGEM Consumer Staples Equities 6/23/2011
Health Care GEMS ETF HGEM Health & Biotech Equities 6/23/2011
Industrials GEMS ETF IGEM Industrials Equities 6/23/2011
Basic Materials GEMS ETF LGEM Materials 6/23/2011
Technology GEMS ETF QGEM Technology Equities 6/23/2011
Telecommunications GEMS ETF TGEM Communications Equities 6/23/2011
Utilities GEMS ETF UGEM Utilities Equities 6/23/2011
Consumer Services GEMS ETF VGEM Consumer Discretionary Equities 6/23/2011
Madrona Forward Domestic ETF FWDD Large Cap Blend Equities 6/21/2011
Madrona Forward International ETF FWDI Foreign Large Cap Equities 6/21/2011
RAFI Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio PXLG Large Cap Growth Equities 6/16/2011
RAFI Fundamental Pure Large Value Portfolio PXLV Large Cap Value Equities 6/16/2011
Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares CURE Leveraged Equities 6/15/2011
Daily Basic Materials Bull 3X Shares MATL Leveraged Equities 6/15/2011
Daily Basic Materials Bear 3X Shares MATS Leveraged Equities 6/15/2011
Daily Healthcare Bear 3X Shares SICK Leveraged Equities 6/15/2011
Daily Total Market Bear 1X Shares TOTS Inverse Equities 6/15/2011
MSCI Brazil Currency-Hedged Equity Fund DBBR Latin America Equities 6/9/2011
MSCI Canada Currency-Hedged Equity Fund DBCN Foreign Large Cap Equities 6/9/2011
MSCI EAFE Currency-Hedged Equity Fund DBEF Foreign Large Cap Equities 6/9/2011
MSCI Emerging Markets Currency-Hedged Equity Fund DBEM Emerging Markets Equities 6/9/2011
MSCI Japan Currency-Hedged Equity Fund DBJP Japan Equities 6/9/2011
SuperDividend ETF SDIV Global Equities 6/9/2011
ABC High Dividend ETF ABCS Global Equities 6/8/2011
Farming ETF BARN Commodity Producers Equities 6/2/2011
IQ Japan Mid Cap ETF RSUN Japan Equities 6/1/2011
Russell 2000 High Beta ETF SHBT Small Cap Blend Equities 5/27/2011
Russell 2000 High Momentum ETF SHMO Small Cap Blend Equities 5/27/2011
Russell 2000 High Volatility ETF SHVY Small Cap Blend Equities 5/27/2011
Russell 2000 Low Beta ETF SLBT Small Cap Blend Equities 5/27/2011
Russell 2000 Low Volatility ETF SLVY Small Cap Blend Equities 5/27/2011
Russell 1000 High Beta ETF HBTA Large Cap Blend Equities 5/26/2011
Russell 1000 High Volatility ETF HVOL Large Cap Blend Equities 5/26/2011
Russell 1000 Low Beta ETF LBTA Large Cap Blend Equities 5/26/2011
Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF LVOL Large Cap Blend Equities 5/26/2011
Fertilizers/Potash ETF SOIL Commodity Producers Equities 5/26/2011
E-TRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN BDCL Leveraged Equities 5/25/2011
Daily Agribusiness Bull 3x Shares COWL Leveraged Equities 5/25/2011
Daily Agribusiness Bear 3x Shares COWS Leveraged Equities 5/25/2011
Russell 1000 High Momentum ETF HMTM Large Cap Blend Equities 5/25/2011
Daily Russia Bull 3x Shares RUSL Leveraged Equities 5/25/2011
Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares RUSS Leveraged Equities 5/25/2011
Aggressive Growth ETF AGRG Large Cap Growth Equities 5/19/2011
Contrarian ETF CNTR Large Cap Blend Equities 5/19/2011
Consistent Growth ETF CONG Large Cap Growth Equities 5/19/2011
Equity Income ETF EQIN Large Cap Value Equities 5/19/2011
Growth at a Reasonable Price ETF GRPC Large Cap Blend Equities 5/19/2011
Low P/E ETF LWPE Large Cap Value Equities 5/19/2011
Auto ETF VROM Consumer Discretionary Equities 5/19/2011
IQ Hong Kong Small Cap ETF HKK China Equities 5/18/2011
Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund FMK Large Cap Blend Equities 5/12/2011
NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund CARZ Consumer Discretionary Equities 5/10/2011
IQ Global Oil Small Cap ETF IOIL Energy Equities 5/5/2011
Mexico Small-Cap ETF MEXS Latin America Equities 5/5/2011
S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio SPHB Large Cap Blend Equities 5/5/2011
S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio SPLV Large Cap Blend Equities 5/5/2011
Fishing Industry ETF FISN Consumer Staples Equities 5/4/2011
Food ETF EATX Consumer Staples Equities 5/3/2011
E-TRACS Linked to the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index BDCS Financials Equities 4/27/2011
Brazil AlphaDEX Fund FBZ Latin America Equities 4/19/2011
China AlphaDEX Fund FCA China Equities 4/19/2011
Developed Markets Ex-US AlphaDEX Fund FDT Foreign Large Cap Equities 4/19/2011
Emerging Markets AlphaDEX Fund FEM Emerging Markets Equities 4/19/2011
Europe AlphaDEX Fund FEP Europe Equities 4/19/2011
Japan AlphaDEX Fund FJP Japan Equities 4/19/2011
South Korea AlphaDEX Fund FKO Asia Pacific Equities 4/19/2011
Latin America AlphaDEX Fund FLN Latin America Equities 4/19/2011
Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund FNK Mid Cap Value Equities 4/19/2011
Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund FNY Mid Cap Growth Equities 4/19/2011
Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund FYC Small Cap Growth Equities 4/19/2011
Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund FYT Small Cap Value Equities 4/19/2011
Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund FPA Asia Pacific Equities 4/18/2011
Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF RSXJ Emerging Markets Equities 4/14/2011
Waste Management ETF WSTE Industrials Equities 4/13/2011
Market Vectors Germany Small-Cap ETF GERJ Europe Equities 4/5/2011
Focus Morningstar Basic Materials Index ETF FBM Materials 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Consumer Defensive Index ETF FCD Consumer Staples Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Consumer Cyclical Index ETF FCL Consumer Discretionary Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Communication Services Index ETF FCQ Communications Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Energy Index ETF FEG Energy Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Financial Services Index ETF FFL Financials Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Health Care Index ETF FHC Health & Biotech Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Industrials Index ETF FIL Industrials Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Large Cap Index ETF FLG Large Cap Blend Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Mid Cap Index ETF FMM Mid Cap Blend Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar US Market Index ETF FMU All Cap Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Small Cap Index ETF FOS Small Cap Blend Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Technology Index ETF FTQ Technology Equities 3/30/2011
Focus Morningstar Utilities Index ETF FUI Utilities Equities 3/30/2011
High Dividend Equity Fund HDV Large Cap Value Equities 3/29/2011
MSCI China Index Fund MCHI China Equities 3/29/2011
IQ Global Agribusiness Small Cap ETF CROP Commodity Producers Equities 3/22/2011
S&P/TSX Venture 30 Canada ETF TSXV Commodity Producers Equities 3/17/2011
Cushing MLP High Income Index ETN MLPY MLPs 3/16/2011
Market Vectors Colombia ETF COLX Latin America Equities 3/15/2011
Pure Gold Miners ETF GGGG Commodity Producers Equities 3/15/2011
Oil Equities ETF XOIL Energy Equities 3/15/2011
FTSE Argentina 20 ETF ARGT Latin America Equities 3/3/2011
2x T-Bond Bull/S&P 500 Bear FSA Leveraged Equities 2/24/2011
2x S&P 500 Bull/T-Bond Bear FSE Leveraged Equities 2/24/2011
2x S&P 500 Bull/USD Bear FSU Leveraged Equities 2/24/2011
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF EDIV Emerging Markets Equities 2/23/2011
FTSE ASEAN 40 ETF ASEA Emerging Markets Equities 2/17/2011
NASDAQ CEA Smartphone Index Fund FONE Communications Equities 2/17/2011
FTSE Andean 40 ETF AND Latin America Equities 2/3/2011
Europe MSCI EAFE ESG Index ETF EAPS Foreign Large Cap Equities 1/28/2011
Active Bear ETF HDGE Inverse Equities 1/27/2011
US Mid Cap Trendpilot ETN TRNM Mid Cap Blend Equities 1/27/2011
Total International Stock ETF VXUS Global Equities 1/27/2011
SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF XHE Health & Biotech Equities 1/26/2011
SPDR S&P Telecom ETF XTL Communications Equities 1/26/2011
SPDR S&P Transportation ETF XTN Transportation Equities 1/26/2011
Russell Emerging Markets Growth ETF EMGX Emerging Markets Equities 1/25/2011
Russell Emerging Markets Value ETF EMVX Emerging Markets Equities 1/25/2011
U.S. Mid-Cap ETF SCHM Mid Cap Blend Equities 1/13/2011
MSCI All Country World Equal Weight ETF EWAC Global Equities 1/7/2011
Aluminum ETF ALUM Commodity Producers Equities 1/4/2011

Bond ETFs

The fixed income space did well to reach outside of U.S. borders this year as investors can now gain access to the debts of some of their favorite international markets:

Name Ticker ETFdb Category Inception Date
SPDR Barclays Capital Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF FLRN Total Bond Market 12/1/2011
SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury ETF SST Government Bonds 11/30/2011
Germany Bond Index Fund BUND International Government Bonds 11/10/2011
Canada Bond Index Fund CAD International Government Bonds 11/10/2011
DB 3x Inverse Japanese Government Bond Futures ETN JGBD Leveraged Bonds 11/10/2011
DB Inverse Japanese Government Bond Futures ETN JGBS Inverse Bonds 11/10/2011
Australia Bond Index Fund AUD International Government Bonds 11/1/2011
Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Fund LEMB Emerging Markets Bonds 10/21/2011
Market Vectors Renminbi Bond ETF CHLC Emerging Markets Bonds 10/12/2011
Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio DSUM Emerging Markets Bonds 9/23/2011
Yuan Bond ETF RMB Emerging Markets Bonds 9/22/2011
iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund TDTF Inflation-Protected Bonds 9/22/2011
iBoxx 7-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund TDTS Inflation-Protected Bonds 9/22/2011
iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund TDTT Inflation-Protected Bonds 9/22/2011
Fundamental Investment Grade Corporate Bond Portfolio PFIG Corporate Bonds 9/15/2011
U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF SCHZ Total Bond Market 7/14/2011
Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF XMPT National Munis 7/13/2011
US Treasury 5-year Bull ETN DFVL Government Bonds 7/12/2011
US Treasury 5-year Bear ETN DFVS Inverse Bonds 7/12/2011
Madrona Forward Global Bond ETF FWDB Total Bond Market 6/21/2011
Floating Rate Note Fund FLOT Corporate Bonds 6/17/2011
0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund HYS High Yield Bonds 6/17/2011
Convertible Securities Portfolio CVRT Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds 5/26/2011
Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund GTIP Inflation-Protected Bonds 5/20/2011
International Inflation-Linked Bond Fund ETF ITIP Inflation-Protected Bonds 5/20/2011
LatAm Aggregate Bond ETF BONO Emerging Markets Bonds 5/12/2011
Market Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate Bond ETF FLTR Corporate Bonds 4/26/2011
SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF HYMB National Munis 4/14/2011
Ultra Investment Grade Corporate IGU Leveraged Bonds 4/14/2011
Ultra High Yield UJB Leveraged Bonds 4/14/2011
SPDR Barclays Capital Issuer Scored Corporate Bond ETF CBND Corporate Bonds 4/7/2011
Short 7-10 Year Treasury TBX Inverse Bonds 4/5/2011
UltraShort 3-7 Year Treasury TBZ Leveraged Bonds 4/5/2011
Short Investment Grade Corporate IGS Inverse Bonds 3/29/2011
DB German Bund Futures ETN BUNL International Government Bonds 3/23/2011
3x German Bund Futures ETN BUNT Leveraged Bonds 3/23/2011
DB 3x Italian Treasury Bond Futures ETN ITLT Leveraged Bonds 3/23/2011
DB Italian Treasury Bond Futures ETN ITLY International Government Bonds 3/23/2011
DB Japanese Government Bond Futures ETN JGBL International Government Bonds 3/23/2011
DB 3x Japanese Government Bond Futures ETN JGBT Leveraged Bonds 3/23/2011
Daily Total Bond Market Bear 1x Shares SAGG Inverse Bonds 3/23/2011
Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear 1x Shares TYBS Inverse Bonds 3/23/2011
Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 1x Shares TYNS Inverse Bonds 3/23/2011
Short High Yield SJB Inverse Bonds 3/22/2011
Asia Local Debt Fund ALD Emerging Markets Bonds 3/17/2011
Senior Loan Portfolio BKLN High Yield Bonds 3/3/2011
SPDR Barclays Capital Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF EBND Emerging Markets Bonds 2/23/2011
UltraShort TIPS TPS Leveraged Bonds 2/10/2011
BulletShares 2012 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJC High Yield Bonds 1/25/2011
BulletShares 2013 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJD High Yield Bonds 1/25/2011
BulletShares 2014 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJE High Yield Bonds 1/25/2011
BulletShares 2015 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF BSJF High Yield Bonds 1/25/2011

Commodity ETFs

The commodity space continued its surge as investors have shown their large appetite for this asset class:

Name Ticker ETFdb Category Inception Date
United States Copper Index Fund CPER Metals 11/15/2011
3x Inverse Gold ETN DGLD Leveraged Commodities 10/17/2011
3x Inverse Silver ETN DSLV Leveraged Commodities 10/17/2011
2x Inverse Palladium ETN IPAL Leveraged Commodities 10/17/2011
2x Inverse Platinum ETN IPLT Leveraged Commodities 10/17/2011
2x Long Palladium ETN LPAL Leveraged Commodities 10/17/2011
2x Long Platinum ETN LPLT Leveraged Commodities 10/17/2011
3x Long Gold ETN UGLD Leveraged Commodities 10/17/2011
3x Long Silver ETN USLV Leveraged Commodities 10/17/2011
Ultra DJ-UBS Natural Gas BOIL Leveraged Commodities 10/6/2011
UltraShort DJ-UBS Natural Gas KOLD Leveraged Commodities 10/6/2011
Sugar Fund CANE Agricultural Commodities 9/19/2011
Soybean Fund SOYB Agricultural Commodities 9/19/2011
Wheat Fund WEAT Agricultural Commodities 9/19/2011
Oil Trendpilot ETN TWTI Oil & Gas 9/15/2011
E-TRACS Natural Gas Futures Contango ETN GASZ Oil & Gas 6/16/2011
E-TRACS Oil Futures Contango ETN OILZ Oil & Gas 6/16/2011
Pure Beta Broad Commodity ETN BCM Commodities 4/21/2011
Pure Beta Precious Metals ETN BLNG Precious Metals 4/21/2011
Pure Beta Coffee ETN CAFE Agricultural Commodities 4/21/2011
Pure Beta Cocoa ETN CHOC Agricultural Commodities 4/21/2011
Pure Beta Cotton ETN CTNN Agricultural Commodities 4/21/2011
Pure Beta Copper ETN CUPM Metals 4/21/2011
Seasonal Natural Gas ETN DCNG Oil & Gas 4/21/2011
Pure Beta Agriculture ETN DIRT Agricultural Commodities 4/21/2011
Pure Beta Aluminum ETN FOIL Metals 4/21/2011
Pure Beta Softs ETN GRWN Agricultural Commodities 4/21/2011
Pure Beta Industrial Metals ETN HEVY Metals 4/21/2011
Pure Beta Lead ETN LEDD Metals 4/20/2011
Pure Beta Livestock ETN LSTK Agricultural Commodities 4/20/2011
Pure Beta Nickel ETN NINI Metals 4/20/2011
Pure Beta Crude Oil ETN OLEM Oil & Gas 4/20/2011
Pure Beta Energy ETN ONG Oil & Gas 4/20/2011
Pure Beta S&P GSCI-Weighted ETN SBV Commodities 4/20/2011
Pure Beta Sugar ETN SGAR Agricultural Commodities 4/20/2011
Pure Beta Grains ETN WEET Agricultural Commodities 4/20/2011
2x Oil Bull/S&P 500 Bear FOL Leveraged Commodities 2/24/2011
2x Gold Bull/S&P 500 Bear FSG Leveraged Commodities 2/24/2011
WTI Crude Oil Fund CRUD Oil & Gas 2/23/2011
Gold Trendpilot ETN TBAR Precious Metals 2/22/2011
Natural Gas Fund NAGS Oil & Gas 2/1/2011
Physical Asian Gold Shares AGOL Precious Metals 1/14/2011

Alternative ETFs

This year saw a number of alternative launches, many of which brought one-of-a-kind strategies to the market:

Name Ticker ETFdb Category Inception Date
DB US Deflation ETN DEFL Long-Short 12/5/2011
DB US Inflation ETN INFL Long-Short 12/5/2011
Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF SVXY Volatility 10/4/2011
Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF UVXY Volatility 10/4/2011
Market Neutral Equity ETN CSMN Long-Short 9/21/2011
Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (II) IVOP Volatility 9/19/2011
U.S. Market Neutral Beta Fund BTAH Long-Short 9/13/2011
U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund BTAL Long-Short 9/13/2011
U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund CHEP Long-Short 9/13/2011
ETRACS Daily Short 1-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN AAVX Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS Daily Short 2-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN BBVX Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS Daily Short 3-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN CCVX Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS Daily Short 4-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN DDVX Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS Daily Short 5-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN EEVX Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS Daily Short 6-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN FFVX Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS 1-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN VXAA Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS 2-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN VXBB Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS 3-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN VXCC Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS 4-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN VXDD Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS 5-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN VXEE Volatility 9/8/2011
ETRACS 6-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN VXFF Volatility 9/8/2011
U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund MOM Long-Short 9/7/2011
U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Momentum Fund NOMO Long-Short 9/7/2011
U.S. Market Neutral Quality Fund QLT Long-Short 9/7/2011
U.S. Market Neutral Size Fund SIZ Long-Short 9/7/2011
S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN XVZ Volatility 8/17/2011
Hedge Replication ETF HDG Hedge Fund 7/14/2011
Global Real Return Fund RRF Hedge Fund 7/14/2011
Long Enhanced S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN VZZB Volatility 7/11/2011
2x Monthly Leveraged Credit Suisse Merger Arbitrage Liquid Index ETN CSMB Hedge Fund 3/8/2011
Inverse January 2021 S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN IVO Volatility 1/13/2011
Managed Futures Strategy Fund WDTI Hedge Fund 1/5/2011
VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF VIXM Volatility 1/3/2011
VIX Short-Term Futures ETF VIXY Volatility 1/3/2011

Currency ETFs

Though the currency space was relatively inactive, investors can now gain access to the Chinese renminbi via ETPs:

Name Ticker ETFdb Category Inception Date
CurrencyShares Chinese Renminbi Trust FXCH Currency 10/4/2011
3x Short U.S. Dollar Index Futures ETN UDNT Leveraged Currency 5/24/2011
3x Long U.S. Dollar Index Futures ETN UUPT Leveraged Currency 5/24/2011

Multi-Asset ETFs

These launches cover some of the more interesting plays in the ETF space:

Name Ticker ETFdb Category Inception Date
ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk Off ETN OFF Diversified Portfolio 11/30/2011
ETRACS Fisher-Gartman Risk On ETN ONN Diversified Portfolio 11/30/2011
S&P Target Date 2045 Index Fund ETF TZW Target Retirement Date 8/18/2011
S&P Target Date 2050 Index Fund ETF TZY Target Retirement Date 8/18/2011
Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF MATH Diversified Portfolio 6/23/2011

Preferred Stock ETFs

Though few in number, the two preferred stock launches create an enticing opportunity for your portfolio:

Name Ticker ETFdb Category Inception Date
S&P International Preferred Stock Index Fund IPFF Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds 11/16/2011
Canada Preferred ETF CNPF Preferred Stock/Convertible Bonds 5/20/2011

Real Estate ETFs

Real estate is typically inactive to begin with, so four new launches on the year is par for the course:

Name Ticker ETFdb Category Inception Date
Market Vector Mortgage REIT Income ETF MORT Real Estate 8/17/2011
IQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF ROOF Real Estate 6/14/2011
Focus Morningstar Real Estate Index ETF FRL Real Estate 3/30/2011
U.S. REIT ETF SCHH Real Estate 1/13/2011

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.