Complete List of New 2010 ETFs

by on December 31, 2010

From a product development perspective, 2010 was a record year for the ETF industry in more ways than one. More than 200 new exchange-traded products began trading over the last year; the flurry began with the introduction of target date municipal bond ETFs from iShares in early January, and the new products kept coming through December when ProShares launched its RAFI Long/Short ETF (RALS). Along the way, new products debuted in more than 50 different ETFdb Categories and came from more than 30 different issuers, representing a wide variety of asset classes, regions, and investment strategies.

Some of the new ETFs launching in 2010 have been duplicative in nature, going head-to-head with existing products. iShares launched ETFs focusing on the economies of Poland (EPOL) and Indonesia (EIDO), both of which are the focus of existing Market Vectors funds. And Vanguard launched a line of funds linked to Russell and S&P benchmarks, putting it in more direct competition with iShares and State Street. But most of the new ETFs have been first-to-market products, offering exposure to asset classes or investment strategies not previously available through the exchange-traded structure [see Counting Down The Best New ETFs of 2010].

Some new ETFs have already been big hits; the physically-backed platinum (PPLT) and palladium (PALL) ETFs currently have about $1.6 billion in aggregate assets, while the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund (ELD) has topped the $500 million mark. Others have been slower to gain traction; at the end of November, almost half of the ETFs to launch this year has less than $10 million in assets.

Below we summarize all of the new ETFs to begin trading in 2010, organized by asset class [for updates on all new ETFs launched in 2011, sign up for our free ETF newsletter]:

Bond ETFs

The past year has been an active one in the fixed income space, and more and more investors have embraced ETFs as a way to access this asset class:

ETF Ticker ETFdb Category
iShares 2012 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series MUAA National Munis
iShares 2013 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series MUAB National Munis
iShares 2014 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series MUAC National Munis
iShares 2015 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series MUAD National Munis
iShares 2016 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series MUAE National Munis
iShares 2017 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Series MUAF National Munis
ProShares Ultra 20+ Year Treasury UBT Leveraged Bonds
ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury UST Leveraged Bonds
Grail McDonnell Intermediate Municipal Bond ETF GMMB National Munis
Grail McDonnell Core Taxable Bond ETF GMTB Total Bond Market
Short Term Municipal Bond Strategy Fund SMMU National Munis
CEF Income Composite Portfolio PCEF Total Bond Market
Daily 2-Year Treasury Bull 3x Shares TWOL Leveraged Bonds
Daily 2-Year Treasury Bear 3x Shares TWOZ Leveraged Bonds
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital Build America Bond ETF BABS National Munis
SPDR Barclays Capital International Corporate Bond ETF IBND Corporate Bonds
International Corporate Bond Portfolio PICB Corporate Bonds
Guggenheim BulletShares 2011 Corporate Bond ETF BSCB Corporate Bonds
Guggenheim BulletShares 2012 Corporate Bond ETF BSCC Corporate Bonds
Guggenheim BulletShares 2013 Corporate Bond ETF BSCD Corporate Bonds
Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 Corporate Bond ETF BSCE Corporate Bonds
Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 Corporate Bond ETF BSCF Corporate Bonds
Guggenheim BulletShares 2016 Corporate Bond ETF BSCG Corporate Bonds
Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 Corporate Bond ETF BSCH Corporate Bonds
3x Long 25+ Year Treasury Bond ETN LBND Leveraged Bonds
3x Short 25+ Year Treasury Bond ETN SBND Leveraged Bonds
Market Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF EMLC Emerging Markets Bonds
Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF SCHO Government Bonds
U.S. TIPS ETF SCHP Inflation-Protected Bonds
Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF SCHR Government Bonds
US Treasury Long Bond Bull Exchange Traded Note DLBL Government Bonds
US Treasury Long Bond Bear Exchange Traded Note DLBS Government Bonds
US Treasury 2-year Bull Exchange Traded Note DTUL Government Bonds
US Treasury 2-year Bear Exchange Traded Note DTUS Leveraged Bonds
US Treasury 10-year Bull Exchange Traded Note DTYL Government Bonds
US Treasury 10-year Bear Exchange Traded Note DTYS Leveraged Bonds
Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund ELD Emerging Markets Bonds
US Treasury Flattener Exchange Traded Note FLAT Leveraged Bonds
US Treasury Steepener Exchange Traded Note STPP Government Bonds
PIMCO Build America Bond Strategy Fund BABZ National Munis
PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Fund CORP Corporate Bonds
JPMorgan Double Short US Long Bond Treasury Futures ETNs DSTJ Leveraged Bonds
JPMorgan Double Short US 10 Year Treasury Futures ETNs DSXJ Leveraged Bonds
Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund TRSY Government Bonds
Peritus High Yield ETF HYLD High Yield Bonds
Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS Bond Fund STIP Inflation-Protected Bonds

Equity ETFs

More than three quarters of the new ETFs launching in 2010 were equity products, including both domestic and international:

ETF Ticker ETFdb Category
China Materials ETF CHIM China Equities
Schwab International Small-Cap Equity ETF SCHC Foreign Small & Mid Cap Equities
Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF SCHE Emerging Markets Equities
MSCI ACWI ex US Financials Sector Index Fund AXFN Financials Equities
MSCI Emerging Markets Financials Sector Index Fund EMFN Emerging Markets Equities
MSCI Emerging Markets Materials Sector Index Fund EMMT Emerging Markets Equities
MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund EUFN Europe Equities
MSCI Far East Financials Sector Index Fund FEFN Asia Pacific Equities
Jefferies | TR/J CRB Wildcatters Exploration & Production Equity ETF WCAT Energy Equities
UBS E-TRACS S&P 500 Gold Hedged ETN SPGH Large Cap Blend Equities
UltraPro Short Dow30 SDOW Leveraged Equities
UltraPro Short MidCap400 SMDD Leveraged Equities
UltraPro Short QQQ SQQQ Leveraged Equities
UltraPro Short Russell2000 SRTY Leveraged Equities
UltraPro QQQ TQQQ Leveraged Equities
UltraPro Dow30 UDOW Leveraged Equities
UltraPro MidCap400 UMDD Leveraged Equities
UltraPro Russell2000 URTY Leveraged Equities
Egypt Index ETF EGPT Emerging Markets Equities
INDXX China Infrastructure Index Fund CHXX China Equities
Brazil Infrastructure Index Fund BRXX Latin America Equities
Wilshire 5000 Total Market ETF WFVK All Cap Equities
Wilshire 4500 Completion ETF WXSP All Cap Equities
SPDR S&P Russia ETF RBL Emerging Markets Equities
Daily BRIC Bull 2x Shares BRIL Leveraged Equities
Daily BRIC Bear 2x Shares BRIS Leveraged Equities
ISE Global Copper Index Fund CU Commodity Producers Equities
Daily India Bull 2x Shares INDL Leveraged Equities
Daily India Bear 2x Shares INDZ Leveraged Equities
ISE Global Platinum Index Fund PLTM Commodity Producers Equities
Daily Semiconductor Bull 3x Shares SOXL Leveraged Equities
Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares SOXS Leveraged Equities
Short Basic Materials SBM Inverse Equities
Short FTSE/Xinhua China YXI Inverse Equities
IQ Canada Small Cap ETF CNDA Foreign Small & Mid Cap Equities
IQ Australia Small Cap ETF KROO Foreign Small & Mid Cap Equities
E-TRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index MLPI Energy Equities
Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology BIB Leveraged Equities
UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology BIS Leveraged Equities
Latin America Small-Cap Index ETF LATM Latin America Equities
Contrarian Opportunities Index Fund JCO All Cap Equities
S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio XLBS Materials
S&P SmallCap Energy Portfolio XLES Energy Equities
S&P SmallCap Financials Portfolio XLFS Financials Equities
S&P SmallCap Industrials Portfolio XLIS Industrials Equities
S&P SmallCap Information Technology Portfolio XLKS Technology Equities
S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio XLPS Consumer Staples Equities
S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio XLUS Utilities Equities
S&P SmallCap Health Care Portfolio XLVS Health & Biotech Equities
S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio XLYS Consumer Discretionary Equities
BICK Index Fund BICK Emerging Markets Equities
Credit Suisse Cushing 30 MLP Index ETN MLPN Energy Equities
IQ South Korea Small Cap ETF SKOR Asia Pacific Equities
Copper Miners ETF COPX Commodity Producers Equities
Silver Miners ETF SIL Commodity Producers Equities
Short KBW Regional Banking KRS Inverse Equities
Ultra KBW Regional Banking KRU Leveraged Equities
Ultra MSCI Brazil UBR Leveraged Equities
Ultra MSCI Mexico Investable Market UMX Leveraged Equities
Ultra MSCI Europe UPV Leveraged Equities
Ultra MSCI Pacific ex-Japan UXJ Leveraged Equities
MSCI Indonesia Investable Market Index Fund EIDO Emerging Markets Equities
MSCI Ireland Capped Investable Market Index Fund EIRL Europe Equities
MSCI USA Index Fund EUSA All Cap Equities
One Fund ONEF Diversified Portfolio
ESG Shares North America Sustainability Index ETF NASI Large Cap Blend Equities
IQ Taiwan Small Cap ETF TWON Asia Pacific Equities
MSCI Poland Investable Market Index Fund EPOL Emerging Markets Equities
Guggenheim Shipping ETF SEA Transportation Equities
Brazil Mid Cap ETF BRAZ Latin America Equities
E-TRACS 2x Leveraged Long Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index MLPL Leveraged Equities
India Small Cap ETF SCIN Emerging Markets Equities
Brazil Consumer ETF BRAQ Latin America Equities
Mars Hill Global Relative Value ETF GRV Long-Short
MSCI ACWI ex US Consumer Discretionary Sector Index Fund AXDI Consumer Discretionary Equities
MSCI ACWI ex US Energy Sector Index Fund AXEN Energy Equities
MSCI ACWI ex US Health Care Sector Index Fund AXHE Health & Biotech Equities
MSCI ACWI ex US Industrials Sector Index Fund AXID Industrials Equities
MSCI ACWI ex US Information Technology Sector Index Fund AXIT Technology Equities
MSCI ACWI ex US Materials Sector Index Fund AXMT Materials
MSCI ACWI ex US Consumer Staples Sector Index Fund AXSL Consumer Staples Equities
MSCI ACWI ex US Telecommunication Services Sector Index Fund AXTE Communications Equities
MSCI ACWI ex US Utilities Sector Index Fund AXUT Utilities Equities
E-TRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP Index MLPG Energy Equities
Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 2X Shares FCGL Leveraged Equities
Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 2X Shares FCGS Leveraged Equities
Daily Retail Bull 2X Shares RETL Leveraged Equities
Direxion Daily Retail Bear 2X Shares RETS Leveraged Equities
Barclays ETN+ Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN XXV Volatility
WCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF AADR Global Equities
Lithium ETF LIT Commodity Producers Equities
Global X Brazil Financials ETF BRAF Latin America Equities
India Infrastructure ETF INXX Emerging Markets Equities
India Small-Cap Index ETF SCIF Emerging Markets Equities
Alerian MLP ETF AMLP Energy Equities
Barclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR ETN VQT Large Cap Blend Equities
MSCI New Zealand Investable Market Index Fund ENZL Asia Pacific Equities
S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF IVOG Mid Cap Growth Equities
S&P Mid-Cap 400 ETF IVOO Mid Cap Blend Equities
S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF IVOV Mid Cap Value Equities
S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF VIOG Small Cap Growth Equities
S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF VIOO Small Cap Blend Equities
S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF VIOV Small Cap Value Equities
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOO Large Cap Blend Equities
S&P 500 Growth ETF VOOG Large Cap Growth Equities
S&P 500 Value ETF VOOV Large Cap Value Equities
SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF GNR Commodity Producers Equities
Dow Jones Emerging Markets Consumer Titans Index Fund ECON Emerging Markets Equities
Russell 1000 ETF VONE Large Cap Blend Equities
Russell 1000 Growth ETF VONG Large Cap Growth Equities
Russell 1000 Value ETF VONV Large Cap Value Equities
Russell 3000 ETF VTHR All Cap Equities
Russell 2000 Growth ETF VTWG Small Cap Growth Equities
Russell 2000 ETF VTWO Small Cap Blend Equities
Russell 2000 Value ETF VTWV Small Cap Value Equities
MSCI China Small Cap Index Fund ECNS China Equities
MSCI Philippines Investable Market Index Fund EPHE Emerging Markets Equities
MSCI Brazil Small Cap Index Fund EWZS Latin America Equities
E-TRACS 1xMonthly Short Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return ETN MLPS Inverse Equities
Credit Suisse Merger Arbitrage Liquid Index CSMA Hedge Fund
Market Vectors China ETF PEK China Equities
Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF REMX Commodity Producers Equities
E-TRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index MLPW Energy Equities
Gold Explorers ETF GLDX Commodity Producers Equities
Uranium ETF URA Commodity Producers Equities
Global X FTSE Norway 30 ETF NORW Europe Equities
MSCI Russia Capped Index Fund ERUS Emerging Markets Equities
C-Tracks ETN Citi Volatility Index Total Return CVOL Volatility
iPath Long Enhanced MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETN EMLB Leveraged Equities
iPath Short Enhanced MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETN EMSA Leveraged Equities
iPath Long Enhanced MSCI EAFE Index ETN MFLA Leveraged Equities
iPath Short Enhanced MSCI EAFE Index ETN MFSA Leveraged Equities
iPath Long Extended Russell 1000 TR Index ETN ROLA Leveraged Equities
iPath Short Extended Russell 1000 TR Index ETN ROSA Leveraged Equities
iPath Long Extended Russell 2000 TR Index ETN RTLA Leveraged Equities
iPath Short Extended Russell 2000 TR Index ETN RTSA Leveraged Equities
iPath Long Extended S&P 500 TR Index ETN SFLA Leveraged Equities
iPath Short Extended S&P 500 TR Index ETN SFSA Leveraged Equities
Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN TVIX Volatility
Daily 2x VIX Medium-Term ETN TVIZ Volatility
VIX Short-Term ETN VIIX Volatility
VIX Medium-Term ETN VIIZ Volatility
iPath Long Enhanced S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN VZZ Volatility
Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN XIV Volatility
Daily Inverse VIX Medium-Term ETN ZIV Volatility
E-TRACS Daily Long-Short VIX ETN XVIX Volatility
KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio KBWD Financials Equities
KBW Property & Casualty Insurance Portfolio KBWP Financials Equities
KBW International Financial Portfolio KBWX Financials Equities
Daily Gold Miners Bear 2x Shares DUST Leveraged Equities
MSCI EAFE Equal Weight ETF EWEF Foreign Large Cap Equities
MSCI Emerging Markets Equal Weight EWEM Emerging Markets Equities
Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF EWRI Large Cap Blend Equities
Russell Midcap Equal Weight ETF EWRM Mid Cap Blend Equities
Russell 2000 Equal Weight ETF EWRS Small Cap Blend Equities
Direxion Airline Shares FLYX Transportation Equities
Daily Gold Miners Bull 2X Shares NUGT Leveraged Equities
RBS US Large Cap Trendpilot ETN TRND Large Cap Blend Equities
ProShares RAFI Long/Short RALS Long-Short

Multi-Asset ETFs

A couple multi-asset class ETFs began trading this year:

ETF Ticker ETFdb Category
Credit Suisse Long/Short Liquid Index (Net) ETN CSLS Hedge Fund
Cambria Global Tactical ETF GTAA Diversified Portfolio

Real Estate ETF

Four real estate ETFs debuted in 2010, including both domestic and international options and an inverse product:

ETF Ticker ETFdb Category
Wilshire US REIT ETF WREI Real Estate
Short Real Estate REK Leveraged Real Estate
Global ex-U.S. Real Estate Index Fund VNQI Global Real Estate
KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio KBWY Real Estate

Currency ETF

The lone currency product to begin trading in 2010 came from WisdomTree, which launched an active ETF focusing on currencies of commodity intensive economies:

ETF Ticker ETFdb Category
Dreyfus Commodity Currency Fund CCX Currency

Commodity ETFs

As demonstrated by the table below, precious metals were one of the recurring stories of 2010. Gold is poised to close the year near all time highs, while silver has surged to its highest level in close to 30 years. Not surprisingly, some of the precious metals ETFs that debuted this year have gathered the most assets of all 2010 additions to the ETF lineup:

ETF Ticker ETFdb Category
ETFS Physical Palladium Shares PALL Precious Metals
ETFS Physical Platinum Shares PPLT Precious Metals
United States Brent Oil Fund BNO Oil & Gas
Corn Fund CORN Agricultural Commodities
United States Commodity Index Fund USCI Commodities
ETFS Physical Precious Metal Basket Shares GLTR Precious Metals
Physical White Metal Basket Shares WITE Precious Metals

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.