Coming & Going: October 2011

Published on by on October 4, 2011

September ETF Launches
Ticker ETF Assets
(In Millions)
Avg. Volume
MOM U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund $4.9 5,800
QLT U.S. Market Neutral Quality Fund $5.1 5,100
SIZ U.S. Market Neutral Size Fund $6.1 7,100
NOMO U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Momentum Fund $5.1 4,000
FFVX ETRACS Daily Short 6-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $9.0 2,300
EEVX ETRACS Daily Short 5-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $9.1 2,600
DDVX ETRACS Daily Short 4-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $8.8 5,500
CCVX ETRACS Daily Short 3-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $8.6 11,300
BBVX ETRACS Daily Short 2-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $8.2 18,000
AAVX ETRACS Daily Short 1-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $7.6 21,900
VXFF ETRACS 6-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $11.0 4,400
VXEE ETRACS 5-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $11.1 7,900
VXDD ETRACS 4-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $11.3 17,900
VXCC ETRACS 3-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $11.5 23,400
VXBB ETRACS 2-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $11.9 33,200
VXAA ETRACS 1-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN $12.3 94,800
CHEP U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund $5.1 4,300
BTAL U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund $5.2 7,900
BTAH U.S. Market Neutral Beta Fund $6.0 6,000
SSDD ETRACS ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN $9.3 n/a
SSDL ETRACS Monthly 2x Leveraged ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN $8.5 19,300
PFIG Fundamental Investment Grade Corporate Bond $3.7 13,600
TWTI Oil Trendpilot ETN n/a 12,800
SOYB Soybean Fund $2.3 1,400
CANE Sugar Fund $2.3 1,100
WEAT Wheat Fund $2.3 1,800
IVOP Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (II) $3.8 37,600
CSMN Market Neutral Equity ETN $16.0 n/a
RMB Yuan Bond ETF $5.0 n/a
DSUM Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio $3.5 n/a
TILT Morningstar US Market Factor Tilt Index Fund $4.7 7,300
GUNR Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund $4.7 27,900
TDTT iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund $2.6 728,800
XSW SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF n/a 6,000
XHS SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF n/a 8,000
XAR SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF n/a 115,400

September saw a nice turnaround from previous months as far as the ETF industry is concerned. While many felt the sting of the summer slowdown, questioning whether or not the overall industry was screeching to a halt. This past month, however, put the industry right back on track with 36 new products debuting, a fairly robust four week period.

September’s launch total brings us to 247 new products in 2011, already beating out the 230 that hit markets in all of 2010, and with all of Q4 to spare. But while the ETF world seems to have found its footing again, global markets are of grave concern.

The past month saw heavy turmoil from all around the world as well as a major move from the Fed. Bernanke & Company outlined “Operation Twist” to try and boost a sputtering economy, though many feel that the actions will be too little too late, as a number of analysts are already clamoring for a recession.

For those looking to find their way through these uncertain times, we outline all 36 new ETF launches in September to help investors decide which choices may be right for their portfolio:

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