ETF Industry KPI – 8/09/2021

Week of August 2, 2021 KPI Summary
  • This week, the industry experienced 8 new ETF launches and no closures, shifting the 2021 YTD Open-to-Close ratio to 2.31 and total US ETFs to 2,613.
  • In a 3-month view, total assets increased 4.33% from approximately 6.34 Tn to 6.63 Tn dollars.
    • Total US ETFs increased by +117 (more than one per day) and there are 19 additional Issuers by Brand.
    • The two top performing sectors in the 3-month view are Commodities Derivative (+14.23%) and Options (15.84%). The only two sectors in the red are Volatility (-20.22%) and Commodities Physical (-4.03%).
    • Equity and Fixed income both having good 3-month performance with +5.01% and +5.21% respectively.
    • Revenue from Non-Traditional Beta has increased from 37.05% to 41.51% while Active decreased from 10.17% to 9.83%.
    • Lastly, NYSE and Nasdaq increased their market share of listings +0.58% and +0.36% while CBOE dropped 0.14%.
  • Through the last three months, the ETF universe has seen slow, steady growth in assets with a plethora of new launches.
  • Both indexes experienced mild change over the last 3-months, the Toroso ETF Industry Index is up 4.95% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index trails at 1.18%.
ETF Launches

Direxion Daily Global Clean Energy Bull 2X Shares (ticker: KLNE)
BlackRock Future Climate and Sustainable Economy ETF (ticker: BECO)
SonicShares™ Global Shipping ETF (ticker: BOAT)
Spear Alpha ETF (ticker: SPRX)
Virtus Duff & Phelps Clean Energy ETF (ticker: VCLN)
Nuveen Dividend Growth ETF (ticker: NDVG)
Nuveen Small Cap Select ETF (ticker: NSCS)
Nuveen Winslow Large-Cap Growth ESG ETF (ticker: NWLG)

ETF Closures


TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of August 6, 2021)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through August 6, 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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