After a slow summer stretch, activity picked up a bit in September as ETF issuers pushed out new products and continued to produce new ideas. Not surprisingly, many of the new ETFs now coming to market continue to be innovative, first-of-their-kind offerings; September saw the debut of the first China dividend ETF, as well as a unique “alternator” ETN that shifts its allocation across various indexes.
September saw the continuation of the contraction that has hit the ETF industry in recent months. Multiple issuers shuttered or announced decisions to shutter products that have struggled to gain interest from investors. At the same time, the filing activity remains brisk; issuers of all shapes and sizes continue to stuff new ideas into the pipeline, indicating that the fourth quarter of the year could see a number of debuts [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter ]:
New exchange-traded products that began trading in September include:
A number of filings for new products hit the wire in September, many of which could begin trading at some point in the fourth quarter:
September saw several more ETF and ETN issuers pull the plug on products that have struggled to gain assets:
Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.
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