ETF Statistics For December 2009: Active Listings At 925

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January 4, 2010 12:26pm ETF BASIC NEWS

statsRon Rowland From Invest With An Edge Puts out some of his monthly ETF stats:  There were 23 new ETFs and no new ETNs launched in December.  Six ETFs were delisted


.  The net increase of 17 pushed the quantity of listed products to 925 (836 ETFs and 89 ETNs) at the end of 2009, an increase of 80 for the year.  If the pace of the past six months keeps up, then we should reach the 1,000 level by mid-year.

During 2009 there were a total 136 new ETP launches, consisting of 127 ETFs and 9 ETNs.  This was only the fourth largest number of new launches in a calendar year, falling below the levels of the previous three years and less than half of the 291 new introductions in 2007.

Delistings and closures numbered 56 (51 ETFs and 5 ETNs) for 2009.  This was the second largest on record, coming in just shy of the 58 delistings in 2008.

December 2009 Month End ETFs ETNs Total
Currently Listed U.S. 836 89 925
Listed as of 12/31/2008 760 85 845
New Introductions for Month 23 0 23
Delistings/Closures for Month 6 0 6
Net Change for Month +17 0 +17
New Introductions YTD 127 9 136
Delistings/Closures YTD 51 5 56
Net Change YTD +76 +4 +80
On Deathwatch at End of Month 78 40 118
% on Deathwatch 9.3% 44.9% 12.8%

Notes: The ETF counts include MacroShares, which technically are not ETFs.  The new introductions and closings quantities do not include the XGC extreme makeover in July 2009.

New products launched in December (in chronological order):

  1. Global X China Consumer ETF (CHIQ)
  2. Global X China Industrial ETF (CHII)
  3. PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (MUNI)
  4. Direxion Daily China Bear 3x Shares (CZI)
  5. Direxion Daily China Bull 3x Shares (CZM)
  6. Direxion Daily Latin America 3x Bear Shares (LHB)
  7. Direxion Daily Latin America 3x Bull Shares (LBJ)
  8. Claymore China Technology ETF (CQQQ)
  9. GlobalShares FTSE Emerging Markets Fund (GSR)
  10. FaithShares Catholic Values Fund (FCV)
  11. FaithShares Christian Values Fund (FOC)
  12. FaithShares Methodist Values Fund (FMV)
  13. Global X China Technology ETF (CHIB)
  14. iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond Fund (CLY)
  15. iShares 10+ Year Government/Credit Bond Fund (GLJ)
  16. Global X China Financials ETF (CHIX)
  17. Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF (SCHG)
  18. Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF (SCHV)
  19. FaithShares Baptist Values Fund (FZB)
  20. FaithShares Lutheran Values Fund (FKL)
  21. Global X China Energy ETF (CHIE)
  22. SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (SCPB)
  23. WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ)

Product closures/delistings in December:

  1. Claymore/Morningstar Manufacturing Super Sector Index ETF (MZG)
  2. Claymore/Morningstar Information Super Sector Index ETF (MZN)
  3. Claymore/Morningstar Services Super Sector Index ETF (MZO)
  4. Claymore U.S.-1 – The Capital Markets Index ETF (UEM)
  5. MacroShares Major Metro Housing Down (DMM)
  6. MacroShares Major Metro Housing Up (UMM)

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