ETF Industry KPI – 4/05/2021

Week of March 29, 2021 KPI Summary

This week, the industry experienced 15 new ETF launches and 14 closures, shifting the 2021 YTD Open-to-Close ratio to 1.40 and total US ETFs to 2,478. There has been minimum change in assets this week, with total assets up approximately 1.37%. However, this is the first week total US ETF Assets has crossed the $6 trillion threshold with assets up 10.58% YTD. For the first quarter of 2021, equities (77.1% of all ETF assets) were on pace with the overall average increasing 11.0% while Fixed income ETFs (17.7% of assets) has increased a mere 2.2%. The biggest mover of our 13 categories in the first quarter in terms of launches is Options Focused ETFs, up 49.9%; 125 Options ETFs launched, yet still only represent 0.25% of total assets, currently with about fifteen billion dollars. Both indexes experienced minimal change this week, Toroso ETF Industry Index was up 3.04% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index trailed at 1.89%.

ETF Launches

Osprey Bitcoin Trust (ticker: OBTC)
Democracy International (ticker: DMCY)
SmartETFs Asia Pacific Dividend Builder ETF (ticker: ADIV)
SmartETFs Dividend Builder ETF (ticker: DIVS)
ARK Space Exploration & Innovation ETF (ticker: ARKX)
John Hancock Corporate Bond ETF (ticker: JHCB)
Innovator Growth 100 Accelerated ETF Quarterly (ticker: XDQQ)
Innovator Growth-100 Accelerated Plus ETF April (ticker: QTAP)
Innovator MSCI EAFE Power Buffer ETF April (ticker: IAPR)
Innovator MSCI Emerging Markets Power Buffer ETF April (ticker: EAPR)
Innovator US Equity Accelerated 9 Buffer ETF April (ticker: XBAP)
Innovator US Equity Accelerated ETF Quarterly (ticker: XDSQ)
Innovator US Equity Accelerated ETF April (ticker: XDAP)
Innovator US Equity Accelerated Plus ETF April (ticker: XTAP)
TrueShares Structured Outcome (April) ETF (ticker: APRZ)

ETF Closures

AGFiQ US Market Neutral Momentum (ticker: MOM)
SPDR® MFS Systematic Value Equity ETF (ticker: SYV)
SPDR® MFS Systematic Growth Equity ETF (ticker: SYG)
SPDR® MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF (ticker: SYE)
SPDR® EURO STOXX Small Cap ETF (ticker: SMEZ)
SPDR® Solactive United Kingdom ETF (ticker: ZGBR)
SPDR® Solactive Germany ETF (ticker: ZDEU)
SPDR® Solactive Canada ETF (ticker: ZCAN)
SPDR® Solactive Japan ETF (ticker: ZJPN)
Global X Longevity Thematic ETF (ticker: LNGR)
SPDR® Dorsey Wright Fixed Income Allocation ETF (ticker: DWFI)
SPDR® Solactive Hong Kong ETF (ticker: ZHOK)
AGFiQ Dynamic Hedged US Equity ETF (ticker: USHG)
iPath® Series B US Treasury 10Y Br ETN (ticker: BTYS)

TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of April 2, 2021)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through April 2, 2021)

Source: Morningstar Direct

Why Follow the ETF Industry KPIs

The team at Toroso Investments began tracking the ETF Industry Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) in the early 2000’s and have been consistently reporting on, and analyzing these metrics ever since. The table above was the impetus for the creation of the TETF.Index, the index that tracks the ETF industry. Each week, we will share the statistics we believe to be the most useful for identifying industry trends, in addition to the performance of the TEFT.Index.


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