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The number of exchange-traded products (ETPs) on ETF Deathwatch jumped to 154 (120 ETFs and 34 ETNs), the highest level in 18 months. Product sponsors delisted and closed six ETFs in September and another six in October. Despite the recent closures, this month’s list is four more than last month.

Five of the October closures were from Old Mutual GlobalShares as the firm decided to exit the U.S. ETF market completely. Marketing efforts like a zero fee teaser and 5:1 split failed to attract assets. The remaining October closure was JETS Dow Jones Islamic Market International Index Fund (former ticker JVS).

UBS E-TRACS CMCI Short Platinum Excess Return Index ETN (NYSEARCA:PTD) traded on only three days in October and tops our list this month by averaging just $707 (24 shares) per day in trading activity. ELEMENTS Ben Graham Total Market Value ETN (NYSE:BVT) was close behind with an average dollar volume of $882.

I’m not sure how much longer FaithShares can keep the faith. Launched less than a year ago, FaithShares currently have about $11.2 million split across five funds. This is even less than the $13.1 million they had shortly after their December 2009 launch.

I give all new products a six-month grace period before they can go on Deathwatch because even great products need some time to gain traction. The 25 new products launched in April 2010 became eligible for the first time this month. Sixteen attracted enough activity to stay off the list, but the other seven are part of this month’s ETF Deathwatch.

PowerShares previously announced the closure of ten ETFs with the last day of trading scheduled for December 14. I expect some additional closures before year-end.

Listed below are the 154 products on ETF Deathwatch for October that are at least six months old and failed to generate at least $100,000 in average daily dollar volume last month.

ETF Deathwatch for November 2010

Death watch Rank Ticker Sym ETF Name Age (mths) Avg Daily Volume Avg Daily $ Volume
1 PTD UBS E-TRACS CMCI Short Platinum ER ETN 30 24 $707
2 BVT ELEMENTS Ben Graham Total Mkt Value ETN 27 76 $882
3 FKL FaithShares Lutheran Values Fund 11 81 $2,172
4 UBN UBS E-TRACS CMCI Energy TR ETN 31 171 $2,432
5 TWOL Direxion Daily 2-Year Treasury Bull 3x 8 62 $2,573
6 FZB FaithShares Baptist Values Fund 11 100 $2,743
7 EEH ELEMENTS Spctrm LgCap US Sector Mo ETN 40 333 $2,896
8 PQSC PowerShares FTSE Nasdaq Small Cap 31 157 $3,895
9 AXFN iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Financials 9 157 $3,897
10 BVL ELEMENTS Ben Graham Large Cap Value ETN 27 367 $3,914
11 EKH HOLDRS Europe 2001 119 71 $4,359
12 FOC FaithShares Christian Values Fund 11 167 $4,622
13 EEN Guggenheim EW Euro-Pacific LDRs ETF 45 248 $4,754
14 WMH HOLDRS Wireless 122 114 $5,016
15 UBC UBS E-TRACS CMCI Livestock TR ETN 31 257 $5,198
16 FMV FaithShares Methodist Values Fund 11 190 $5,294
17 BRIS Direxion Daily BRIC Bear 2x 8 205 $5,889
18 GWO ELEMENTS CS Global Warming ETN 31 1,081 $6,991
19 PMA PowerShares Active Mega-Cap Portfolio 31 314 $7,326
20 KME SPDR KBW Mortgage Finance ETF 18 195 $7,747
21 MKH HOLDRS Merrill Lynch Market 2000+ 124 176 $8,602
22 PGD Barclays Asian&Gulf Currency Reval. ETN 29 171 $8,729
23 GMMB Grail McDonnell Intermediate Municipal Bnd 9 176 $9,122
24 BSC ELEMENTS Ben Graham Small Cap Value ETN 27 814 $9,849
25 FCV FaithShares Catholic Values Fund 11 357 $10,010
26 UMX ProShares Ultra MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt 6 310 $10,050
27 JPX ProShares UltraShort MSCI Pacific ex-Japan 17 895 $11,091
28 WFVK Wilshire 5000 Total Market ETF (Guggenheim) 8 448 $11,730
29 GVT Grail American Beacon Large Cap Value 18 371 $12,323
30 SPGH UBS E-TRACS S&P 500 Gold Hedged Idx ETN 9 386 $12,890
31 JFT KEYnotes FT Enhanced 130/30 Large Cap ETN 30 395 $12,929
32 BDG PowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETN 29 548 $13,206
33 XLBS PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials 7 557 $13,802
34 FEFN iShares MSCI Far East Financials Sector 9 548 $13,931
35 PSTL PowerShares Global Steel Portfolio 26 657 $14,329
36 JYN iPath JPY/USD Exchange Rate ETN 42 200 $14,490
37 JEM Barclays GEMS Currency Index ETN 33 324 $15,026
38 TZD iShares S&P Target Date 2010 Index Fund 24 543 $16,678
39 GMTB Grail McDonnell Core Taxable Bond ETF 9 324 $16,860
40 DPU PowerShares DB Commodity Long ETN 31 1,043 $17,057
41 RWG Grail RP Focused Large Cap Growth ETF 13 600 $17,212
42 JYF WisdomTree Dreyfus Japan Yen 30 543 $17,344
43 TWQ ProShares UltraShort Russell3000 16 886 $17,423
44 XRU CurrencyShares Russian Ruble Shares 24 538 $17,585
45 TZE iShares S&P Target Date 2015 Index Fund 24 571 $17,902
46 TZL iShares S&P Target Date 2030 Index Fund 24 590 $19,083
47 TZO iShares S&P Target Date 2035 Index Fund 24 619 $20,053
48 GCE Claymore CEF Index GS Connect ETN 35 1,210 $20,849
49 WXSP Wilshire 4500 Completion ETF (Guggenheim) 8 810 $21,702
50 GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN 29 810 $22,530
51 PTRP PowerShares Global Progressive Transport. 26 810 $23,502
52 PBTQ PowerShares Global Biotech Portfolio 26 1,143 $29,132
53 RPX Grail RP Growth ETF 13 1,043 $30,059
54 ULQ Claymore U.S. Cap Mkts Micro-Trm Fxd Inc 33 610 $30,342
55 UBM UBS E-TRACS CMCI Industrial Metals TR ETN 31 1,362 $30,923
56 OTP Guggenheim Ocean Tomo Patent ETF 47 1,290 $30,979
57 PIC PowerShares Dynamic Insurance 61 2,095 $32,873
58 CRBI Jefferies|TR/J CRB Global Ind Metals Equity 12 795 $33,801
59 UBD Claymore U.S. Capital Markets Bond 33 652 $35,035
60 WMCR Wilshire Micro-Cap ETF (Guggenheim) 50 2,110 $35,134
61 PZJ PowerShares Zacks Small Cap 57 1,843 $36,809
62 UBG UBS E-TRACS CMCI Gold TR ETN 31 1,014 $36,879
63 PQBW PowerShares Nasdaq 100 Buy/Write 29 1,833 $40,423
64 TDV TDX Independence 2040 38 2,158 $40,952
65 SJL ProShares UltraShort Russell Midcap Value 45 2,395 $42,178
66 PTO PowerShares Ibbotson Alternative Completion 30 3,671 $42,350
67 BOS PowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN 29 2,119 $42,657
68 IRY SPDR S&P International Health Care 28 1,414 $42,955
69 ERO iPath EUR/USD Exchange Rate ETN 42 814 $43,847
70 FUE ELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels ETN 33 4,195 $44,072
71 TZI iShares S&P Target Date 2025 Index Fund 24 1,390 $44,640
72 MUAE iShares 2016 S&P AMT-Free Muni Series 10 857 $44,813
73 XLIS PowerShares S&P SmallCap Industrials 7 1,757 $45,136
74 MUAC iShares 2014 S&P AMT-Free Muni Series 10 881 $45,334
75 PLK PowerShares Active Low Duration 31 1,776 $45,402
76 CHIB Global X China Technology ETF 11 2,781 $46,600
77 CMD ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Commodity 24 3,767 $47,131
78 TDX TDX Independence In-Target 38 1,845 $47,364
79 WMW ELEMENTS Morningstar Wide Moat Focus ETN 37 4,448 $47,867
80 MES Market Vectors Gulf States 28 2,148 $49,100
81 SBM ProShares Short Basic Materials 8 1,143 $50,561
82 DOD ELEMENTS Dogs of the Dow Total Return ETN 36 6,343 $50,763
83 MUAB iShares 2013 S&P AMT-Free Muni Series 10 1,000 $51,218
84 EZY WisdomTree Large Cap Value 45 1,424 $51,529
85 IFEU iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Europe 36 1,629 $51,731
86 TDD TDX Independence 2010 38 2,181 $51,911
87 PWO PowerShares Dynamic OTC 91 1,157 $52,054
88 RHS Rydex S&P Equal Weight Cons Staples 48 962 $52,851
89 VRD SPDR Nuveen S&P VRDO Municipal Bond ETF 13 1,767 $52,863
90 BIB ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology 7 1,029 $54,944
91 DDP PowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN 31 1,548 $55,236
92 ROI WisdomTree LargeCap Growth 23 1,610 $55,360
93 AGF PowerShares DB Agriculture Long ETN 31 2,990 $55,535
94 UPV ProShares Ultra MSCI Europe 6 1,662 $55,746
95 CRBA Jefferies|TR/J CRB Global Agriculture Equity 12 1,205 $56,438
96 PFI PowerShares Dynamic Financials 49 3,252 $57,148
97 PQY PowerShares Active AlphaQ 31 2,252 $58,623
98 URR Market Vectors Double Long Euro ETN 30 1,952 $60,648
99 PJO PowerShares FTSE RAFI Japan 41 1,629 $61,726
100 PJM PowerShares Dynamic Small Cap 48 3,152 $63,653
101 PYH PowerShares Morningstar StockInvestor Core 48 3,381 $64,026
102 EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan 17 962 $64,135
103 TDN TDX Independence 2030 38 3,260 $64,353
104 TENZ PIMCO 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury 14 790 $65,224
105 SFK ProShares UltraShort Russell 1000 Growth 45 2,357 $65,248
106 EGPT Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF 9 3,405 $65,716
107 XGC Guggenheim International Small Cap LDRs 44 2,978 $70,332
108 EVX Market Vectors Environmental Services 49 1,529 $72,319
109 USV UBS E-TRACS CMCI Silver TR ETN 31 2,176 $73,104
110 IPU SPDR S&P International Utilities 28 3,581 $74,247
111 TLL ProShares UltraShort Telecom 32 7,366 $76,326
112 SDP ProShares UltraShort Utilities 46 4,562 $76,582
113 XLFS PowerShares S&P SmallCap Financials 7 3,095 $77,260
114 PFA PowerShares Dynamic Dev Intl Opps 41 4,614 $78,101
115 EU WisdomTree Dreyfus Euro 30 3,552 $79,698
116 UXJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Pacific Ex-Japan 6 2,314 $79,878
117 MUAA iShares 2012 S&P AMT-Free Muni Series 10 1,571 $80,010
118 SDK ProShares UltraShort Russell Midcap Growth 45 4,348 $80,102
119 INY SPDR Nuveen Barclays New York Muni Bond 37 3,505 $81,217
120 ELR SPDR Dow Jones Large Cap 60 1,481 $81,437
121 EEO EGS DJ Emerging Markets Energy Titans 18 3,252 $82,741
122 YXI ProShares Short FTSE/Xinhua China 8 1,938 $82,929
123 TWOZ Direxion Daily 2-Year Treasury Bear 3x 8 2,210 $83,727
124 RZG Rydex S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth 57 1,986 $84,403
125 PWT PowerShares Dynamic Small Cap Growth 69 5,981 $84,659
126 INR Market Vectors Indian Rupee/USD ETN 32 2,086 $84,697
127 ADZ PowerShares DB Agriculture Short ETN 31 2,924 $85,004
128 FUD UBS E-TRACS CMCI Food TR ETN 31 3,390 $85,850
129 ADRU BLDRS Europe 100 ADR 97 4,171 $86,896
130 WREI Wilshire US REIT ETF (Guggenheim) 8 2,995 $87,516
131 DJCI UBS E-TRACS DJ-UBS Commodity TR ETN 12 3,209 $88,389
132 SMK ProShares UltraShort MSCI Mexico 17 5,290 $89,344
133 NUCL iShares S&P Global Nuclear Energy 29 2,214 $90,454
134 EFN EGS DJ Emerging Markets Financials Titans 14 3,433 $91,831
135 GBB iPath GBP/USD Exchange Rate ETN 42 2,167 $92,464
136 PMNA PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries 28 6,824 $93,157
137 IPK SPDR S&P International Technology 28 3,702 $93,365
138 RXD ProShares UltraShort Healthcare 46 3,000 $93,485
139 DENT AdvisorShares Dent Tactical ETF 14 4,629 $93,934
140 PJB PowerShares Dynamic Banking 49 7,990 $94,672
141 FIVZ PIMCO 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index ETF 12 1,186 $95,266
142 FDV First Trust Strategic Value 52 4,429 $95,584
143 PWP PowerShares Dynamic Mid Cap Value 69 6,362 $95,708
144 TDH TDX Independence 2020 38 4,326 $95,717
145 FVI First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation 48 5,010 $95,718
146 CHIE Global X China Energy ETF 11 5,986 $96,073
147 FEU SPDR STOXX Europe 50 ETF 98 2,800 $96,338
148 PRB Market Vectors Pre-Refunded Municipal 21 3,852 $97,511
149 YCL ProShares Ultra Yen 24 2,976 $97,889
150 SZO PowerShares DB Crude Oil Short ETN 29 2,024 $98,585
151 CLY iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond Fund 11 1,800 $98,606
152 UVU ProShares Ultra Russell Midcap Value 45 3,257 $99,170
153 SMMU PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Strategy 9 1,971 $99,555
154 MUAF iShares 2017 S&P AMT-Free Muni Series 10 1,876 $99,784

Past issues of ETF Deathwatch are available here.

Disclosure covering writer, editor, and publisher: No positions in any of the securities mentioned. No positions in any of the companies or ETF sponsors mentioned. No income, revenue, or other compensation (either directly or indirectly) received from, or on behalf of, any of the companies or ETF sponsors mentioned.

Source: ETF Deathwatch for November 2010