Investors Pulled Nearly $2.1 Billion Out Of Inverse And Leveraged ETF’s In August

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September 14, 2009 10:52am ETF BASIC NEWS

pull-money-outInvestors pulled nearly $2.1 billion out of inverse and leveraged exchange-traded funds in August, the second consecutive month of losses for the funds, which have come under regulatory scrutiny. Overall, assets in the 755 ETFs in the U.S.


 rose $20.1 billion in August, up 3.3% from the previous month, to $661 billion, according to a report from State Street Global Advisors. The increase marks the sixth consecutive month of increases for the funds, which trade daily on exchanges like stocks,” Daisy Maxey Reports From The WSJ.

“Assets declined in only two ETF asset classes — inverse and leveraged ETFs, which were down $2.09 billion, and commodity ETFs, which were down $326 million, according to State Street. Assets in inverse and leveraged ETFs declined $1.9 billion in July, it reported.” Maxey Reports.

Scott Burns, director of ETF analysis at investment-research firm Morningstar Inc., said there is no doubt that the regulatory issues and new policies at brokerage houses have played a part in the declining assets.

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