March ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings And Closures

ETF Database

March was a month of ups and downs, with the S&P reaching record highs and the European Union scrambling to clean up after the banking crisis in Cyprus. Small businesses and retail sales enjoyed a strong month, with positive effects spilling over into other areas of the U.S. markets. Investors were kept on their toes near the end of March, as the small island nation of Cyrus announced its plans to impose a tax on bank depositors, leaving many fearing that this drastic policy action could spill over to other nations in the currency bloc. With the addition of North Korea threatening war with every nation in reach, it’s no surprise that investors are ending March nervous and preparing for another market slowdown  [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for  the free ETFdb newsletter ].

After the rush of new products in the ETF space in the previous months, the introduction of four new funds in March may seem relatively slow, but the market is likely to pick up again due to the number of ETFs that where filed since the beginning of the year  [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time ]. 

New ETFs

New exchange-traded products that began trading in March include:

    1. View photo

      Four Leaf Clovers Bring Good Luck
      Global X SuperDividend US ETF (DIV):  Global X was the first to launch this month, waiting until March 12th to introduce its newest domestic dividend ETF.
    2. Barclays ETN + Select MLP ETN (ATMP) :  Barclays iPath brought in a new way to access a basket of midstream U.S. and Canadian MLPs.
    3. Newfleet Multi-Sector Income ETF (MINC):  AdvisorShares has introduced another actively managed fund into its portfolio; this one specializes in rotating through sectors to secure the greatest return.
    4. Market Vectors Treasury-Hedged High Yield Bond ETF (THHY):  Van Eck finished up the month with a fund aimed to provide exposure to low grade corporate bonds in hopes of high return potential.
Coming Soon

Few ETFs were filed for this month, which could be attributed to the heavy tide of funds that came in January and February:

    • WisdomTree filed for two dividend funds this month, both focusing on the domestic market, but differing in the size of funds that they will invest in.
    • Ranger Alternative has submitted paperwork for its first independent funds. With very few details available at this time, we expect to see these funds later in the year.
    • Guinness Atkinson also filed regulatory paperwork with the SEC for its own first ETFs, with the issuer casting a broad net of categories it would like to enter.
    ETF Closings

    Guggenheim closed out all of its levered and inverse ETFs and a number of others on March 15th, while ESG Shares cleaned up its inventory two days before:

        • 2x S&P 500 (RSU), Inverse 2x S&P 500 (RSW), ABC High Dividend (ABCS), Airline (FAA), MSCI EAFE Equal Weight (EWEF), S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight (EWMD), S&P SmallCap 600 Equal Weight (EWSM), Wilshire 4500 Completion (WXSP) and Wilshire 5000 Total Market (WFVK).
        • Pax MSCI North America ESG Index ETF (NASI)

    [For more actionable ETF investment ideas, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]

    Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

    Click here to read the original article on

    Related Posts:


    View Comments (0)

    Recommended for You

    • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel

      A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Stephen Hung's $20 million purchase surpasses the 14 Phantoms bought by Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel in…

      Associated Press
    • Enjoy this refreshing Triple Play offer!

      Get FIOS TV Mundo starting at $79.99/mo. w/ no annual contract + 2-yr. price guarantee. Or sign for 2 yrs. & get a $300 prepaid Visa. Click here.

      AdChoicesVerizon FiOS ®Sponsored
    • Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia

      Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country's business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the Kremlin asserted its power by imprisoning the country's…

      Associated Press
    • Before You Buy Alibaba, Check Out 4 Top China Stocks

      Before You Buy Alibaba, Check Out 4 Top China Stocks While investors gear up for Alibaba Group 's (BABA) hotly anticipated initial public offering, don't forget about other Chinese stocks that are worth keeping an eye on. Today's Young Guns Screen of

      Investor's Business Daily
    • As Fed takes baby steps, Cramer's trick for profit

      In turn, Cramer says making money in the market, involves looking at the environment through the lens of the Fed. "The trick is to remember that they speak for the common person," Cramer said. "The Fed wants the common person to make money." With that backdrop always in mind, Cramer says it becomes…

    • Costco Stores in Canada to Stop Taking American Express

      “The credit card relationship between American Express and Costco Wholesale Canada will not be renewed when it expires” on Dec. 31, the company said today in an e-mail to Canadian customers. The message was attributed to Lorelle Gilpin, vice president of marketing and membership for Costco…

    • "The Retiree Next Door": How successful retirees stretch their savings

      "The Retiree Next Door": How successful retirees stretch their savingsBy the time she hit her late 40s, Toni Eugenia wasn’t sure she would ever be able to retire. Eugenia, 56, a pharmacy technician who lived in Houston, was nearly $200,000 in debt and

      Yahoo Finance
    • CNBC Anchor Calls Out Fed-Hater Bill Fleckenstein In Startling Shouting Match

      CNBC Bill Fleckenstein of Fleckenstein Capital appeared on CNBC's Futures Now program on Tuesday. Futures Now host Jackie DeAngelis came out swinging, asking Fleckenstein right at the top if he was willing to admit that he had misunderstood monetary policy. Sounding taken aback, Fleckenstein…

      Business Insider
    • AARP® Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford

      50+? Request a free quote and you could save $404* on Auto Insurance from The Hartford!

      AdChoicesThe HartfordSponsored
    • Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court

      Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the…

      Associated Press
    • Play

      Citi, Bank of America Offer Discounted Mortgages

      Citigroup and Bank of America will offer mortgages at discounted interest rates to help borrowers with low incomes or subprime credit. AnnaMaria Andriotis joins MoneyBeat. Photo: Getty.

      WSJ Live
    • Apple to unveil new iPads, operating system on Oct. 21 : report

      The company plans to unveil the sixth generation of its iPad and the third edition of the iPad mini, as well as its operating system OS X Yosemite, which has undergone a complete visual overhaul, the Internet news website said. Trudy Muller, a spokeswoman for Apple, declined to comment. The iPad is…

    • Margaritaville casino owners seek bankruptcy

      The owner of Biloxi's Margaritaville casino has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, only hours before a hearing where the landlord aimed to seize the property. The filing by MVB Holding LLC in U.S. Don Dornan, a lawyer for landlord Clay Point LLC, said the company had planned to ask…

      Associated Press
    • Embraer to sell 50 E-175 jets to Republic in $2.1 billion deal

      Brazil's Embraer SA, the world's third largest commercial planemaker, said on Wednesday it booked a firm order from U.S. The deal, which will be included in Embraer's order book for the third quarter, is valued at $2.1 billion, the planemaker said in a securities filing. The planes will be operated…

    • Play

      What the Fed Meeting Means for Bonds

      Janet Yellen & Co. are expected to hint at their timetable for raising interest rates. Here's how investors should prepare ahead of the meeting.

      WSJ Live
    • Follow Your Nose For the Fruity Taste That Shows!

      Kids Asleep? Now's Your Chance to Enjoy a Bowl of Fruity and Delicious Froot Loops®!

      AdChoicesKellogg's Froot Loops®Sponsored
    • Gilead Stock Is Falling On These Drug Setbacks

      Gilead Stock Is Falling On These Drug Setbacks Gilead Sciences (GILD) shares are backsliding Wednesday on news that the patient drop-out rate for hepatitis C drug Sovaldi is quadruple that of clinical trials. In addition, the biotech's Phase 2 study results

      Investor's Business Daily
    • Here's What Mark Cuban Wishes He Knew About Money In His 20s

      Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. Billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban is generous with his advice. When we asked him what he wishes he'd known about money in his 20s, he said:

      Business Insider
    • SHOE COMPANY: Our CEO Just Disappeared And Most Of The Money Is Gone

      "and like that: he's gone." This is an actual headline from a company press release: "CEO and COO disappeared, most of the company's cash missing." (Via FastFT) In a statement, German-based shoe company Ultrasonic said its CFO,  Chi Kwong Clifford Chan, has been unable to reach the company's CEO,…

      Business Insider
    • 10 rock-solid stocks for conservative investors

      10 rock-solid stocks for conservative investors Shares with low volatility can beat their indexes with less risk Bloomberg News/Landov U.S. Bancorp is the cheapest S&P 500 stock

    • Billionaire Investor Says Chinese People Work Harder And Western Companies Could Face Deep Trouble After Alibaba IPO

      Michael Moritz, the chairman of VC firm Sequoia Capital, is a huge fan of Chinese internet companies and reiterated his enthusiasm for the Chinese market in an interview with The Wall Street Journal Wednesday. The billionaire investor described the Alibaba IPO as a “major landmark event” that is as…

      Business Insider
    • Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AEP, BHP, GE, Incyte, 3M, Tyco, Under Armour and More

      Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AEP, BHP, GE, Incyte, 3M, Tyco, Under Armour and More Stocks were firm on Wednesday morning ahead of the FOMC meeting outcome. Tuesday’s rally may have sparked higher interest again, and investors are looking for bargains

      24/7 Wall St.
    • Get a Move On With Budget Truck

      Starting college can be tough, but moving to your dorms doesn’t have to be! Make the move easier by renting a Budget Truck.

      AdChoicesBudget TruckSponsored
    • 6 Things Debt Collectors Wish You Knew

      The work debt collectors do is not popular, and has become increasingly derided by those who don’t like what we do or simply don’t know the facts about debt collection. Too often, debt collection is painted with a broad brush to create a portrait that isn’t accurate, and doesn’t properly educate…