Coming & Going: June 2011

Published on by on June 1, 2011 | Updated April 24, 2013

May ETF Launches
Ticker ETF Assets
(In Millions)
Avg. Volume
EATX Global X Food ETF $1.5 11,100
FISN Global X Fishing Industry ETF $2.8 7,600
MEXS Mexico Small-Cap ETF $1.5 3,000
IOIL IQ Global Oil Small Cap ETF $2.0 45,600
SPHB S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio $2.4 67,700
SPLV S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio $2.5 35,900
CARZ NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund $3.0 1,800
BONO LatAm Aggregate Bond ETF $7.7 4,000
FMK Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund $2.0 1,100
HKK IQ Hong Kong Small Cap ETF $2.0 26,200
VROM Global X Auto ETF $1.5 2,400
GRPC Growth At A Reasonable Price ETF $14.8 183,500
CNTR Contrarian ETF $4.9 200
EQIN Equity Income ETF $9.9 11,600
LWPE Low P/E $5.0 6,000
AGRG Aggressive Growth ETF $5.0 500
CONG Consistent Growth ETF $10.0 11,800
ITIP International Inflation-Linked Bond Fund $5.1 1,800
GTIP Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund $5.1 8,600
CNPF Global X Canada Preferred ETF $1.5 21,200
UUPT 3x Long U.S. Dollar Index Futures ETN n/a 12,800
UDNT 3x Short U.S. Dollar Index Futures ETN n/a 400
RUSL Daily Russia Bull 3x Shares $4.9 1,100
RUSS Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares $3.3 100
COWL Daily Agribusiness Bull 3x Shares $4.6 700
COWS Daily Agribusiness Bear 3x Shares $3.5 600
BDCL ETRACS 2xLeveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN $10.6 300
SOIL Fertilizers/Potash ETF $1.6 60,300
CVRT Convertible Securities Portfolio $10.1 4,300
LBTA Russell 1000 Low Beta ETF $5.0 200
HBTA Russell 1000 High Beta ETF $5.0 100,200
LVOL Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF $5.0 300
HVOL Russell 1000 High Volatility ETF $5.1 500
HMTM Russell 1000 High Momentum ETF $5.1 300
SLBT Russell 2000 Low Beta ETF $5.0 200
SHBT Russell 2000 High Beta ETF $5.1 200
SLVY Russell 2000 Low Volatility ETF $5.0 200
SHVY Russell 2000 High Volatility ETF $5.1 100,200
SHMO Russell 2000 High Momentum ETF $5.1 400

May was a tumultuous month for equity markets, as instability around the world pushed and pulled on major indexes through the trading days of May. Perhaps the biggest news of the month was the re-emergence of the European debt crisis, with Greece in yet another dire situation, leaving many investors to worry about the overall stability of the euro.

Aside from global affairs, the ETF sector made quite a splash this month, with a surge in activity. Following April’s 43 new launches was a tall task, and May was almost up to the challenge. In total, 39 new products debuted last month, making May the second busiest month of the year, and one of the busiest ever for the exchange traded world.

Below, we take a closer look at each of the products that debuted in May:

May ETF Launches

Global X Food ETF (EATX)

  • Launch: May 3
  • Asset Class: Equities
  • Structure: ETF
  • Expense Ratio: 0.65%

This ETF will be unique in that it is one of the few products to offer exposure to the performance of the food industry. EATX tracks a benchmark that consists of about 50 companies engaged in the the agriproduct or livestock operations or in the manufacture, sale or distribution of food products, agriproducts and products related to the development of new food technologies. Global X Management Company, LLC, the fund adviser, will donate any profit it earns from EATX to Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization that works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger.

Global X Fishing Industry ETF (FISN)

  • Launch: May 4
  • Asset Class: Equities
  • Structure: ETF
  • Expense Ratio: 0.69%

This ETF marks the first ever exchange traded product to invest in the fishing industry. The product will have an underlying benchmark that will be reflective of the fishing industry as a whole. This includes both commercial fishing and aquaculture (fish farming). Though the global fishing industry is vulnerable to regulations, this fund may be a good option for investors looking for a way to invest in one of the world’s most popular industries.

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