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The ETF Deathwatch membership list surged this month with twenty-nine new names. Only six products came off the list, leaving a net increase of twenty-three and boosting the overall count from 163 to 186, a 14% increase. Of those, 146 are ETFs and 40 are ETNs.

It was the first month of eligibility for 24 of the new additions, since new launches receive a six-month grace period to gain traction with investors. The fact that nearly two-thirds of the 38 products introduced in March 2011 went on ETF Deathwatch as soon as they were eligible doesn’t speak very well for that monthly vintage. A full 14 of the new additions are from FocusShares, a firm making its second attempt to break into the ETF business.

The average fund on the list is 28.8 months old and has $6.2 million in assets. Seven products have only about $1 million under management. ELEMENTS Spectrum Large Cap US Sector Momentum (NYSEARCA:EEH) had zero volume in September.

The 29 ETPs added to ETF Deathwatch:

  1. Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 1x (NYSEARCA:TYNS) [Direxion inverse bond ETFs]
  2. Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 1x (NYSEARCA:TYBS)
  3. First Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone (NASDAQ:FONE) [ETF FONE Home]
  4. Focus Morningstar Basic Materials Index ETF (NYSE:FBM) [FocusShares Rides Again]
  5. Focus Morningstar Communication Services ETF (NYSE:FCQ)
  6. Focus Morningstar Consumer Cyclical ETF (NYSE:FCL)
  7. Focus Morningstar Consumer Defensive ETF (NYSE:FCD)
  8. Focus Morningstar Energy Index ETF (NYSE:FEG)
  9. Focus Morningstar Financial Services ETF (NYSE:FFL)
  10. Focus Morningstar Health Care Index ETF (NYSE:FHC)
  11. Focus Morningstar Industrials Index ETF (NYSE:FIL)
  12. Focus Morningstar Large Cap Index ETF (NYSE:FLG)
  13. Focus Morningstar Mid Cap Index ETF (NYSE:FMM)
  14. Focus Morningstar Real Estate Index ETF (NYSE:FRL)
  15. Focus Morningstar Small Cap Index ETF (NYSE:FOS)
  16. Focus Morningstar Technology Index ETF (NYSE:FTQ)
  17. Focus Morningstar Utilities Index ETF (NYSE:FUI)
  18. Global X FTSE Andean 40 ETF (NYSEARCA:AND) [Chile, Colombia, and Peru ETF]
  19. Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEARCA:ARGT) [ARGT launch]
  20. Global X Oil Equities ETF (NYSE:XOIL) [XOIL tries to track spot]
  21. Global X Pure Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GGGG) [GGGG initial review]
  22. Global X S&P/TSX Venture 30 Canada ETF (TSXV) [Access to Toronto Venture Exchange]
  23. iPath Long Ext 3x S&P 500 TR Index ETN (NYSEARCA:SFLA)
  24. Market Vectors Colombia ETF (NYSEARCA:COLX) [COLX uses cash creations]
  25. PowerShares DB Japanese G-Bond Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:JGBL) [PowerShares DB Bond ETNs]
  26. PowerShares DB 3x Japanese G-Bond Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:JGBT)
  27. PowerShares Dynamic Banking (NYSEARCA:PJB)
  28. ProShares Short Investment Grade Corporate (NYSEARCA:IGS) [IGS launch article]
  29. ProShares Ultra Telecommunications (NYSEARCA:LTL)

The six ETPs removed from ETF Deathwatch:

  1. ELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels ETN (NYSEARCA:FUE)
  2. iPath Short Ext -3x S&P 500 TR Index ETN (NYSE:SFSA)
  3. JETS Contrarian Opportunities (NASDAQ:JCO) [shuttered in September]
  4. ProShares Ultra Yen (NYSEARCA:YCL)
  5. PowerShares Active Alpha Multi-Cap (NYSE:PQZ) [delisted after 9/30/11]
  6. PowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN (NYSEARCA:BOS)

The ETF Deathwatch criteria produced the following list of 186 ETPs for October:

ETF Deathwatch for October 2011

# Ticker Sym ETF Name Age (mths) AUM (millions) 3-mth Avg Daily $ Volume
1 DENT AdvisorShares Dent Tactical ETF 25 $15 $59,765
2 AADR AdvisorShares WCM/BNY Mellon Foc Gr ADR 15 $8 $138,374
3 PGD Barclays Asian&Gulf Currency Reval. ETN 40 $4 $30,187
4 BXDC Barclays ETN+ S&P 500 2x Short C 2009 ETN 23 $3 $520,503
5 JEM Barclays GEMS Currency Index ETN 45 $4 $45,716
6 GCE Claymore CEF Index GS Connect ETN 46 $3 $22,898
7 GVT Columbia Concentrated Large Cap Value Strat 29 $3 $2,773
8 GMTB Columbia Core Bond Strategy Fund 20 $5 $29,793
9 RPX Columbia Growth Equity Strategy Fund 24 $1 $21,577
10 GMMB Columbia Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy 20 $5 $11,389
11 RWG Columbia Large-Cap Growth Equity 24 $8 $26,422
12 FXRU CurrencyShares Russian Ruble Shares 35 $6 $68,757
13 TDD db-X 2010 Target Date Fund 49 $14 $32,913
14 TDX db-X In-Target Date Fund 49 $15 $27,632
15 FLYX Direxion Airline Shares 10 $3 $5,522
16 TYBS Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bear 1x 6 $3 $35,232
17 TYNS Direxion Daily 7-10 Year Treasury Bear 1x 6 $3 $37,615
18 BRIS Direxion Daily BRIC Bear 2x 19 $4 $52,701
19 BRIL Direxion Daily BRIC Bull 2x 19 $3 $99,286
20 INDZ Direxion Daily India Bear 2x 19 $4 $203,634
21 LHB Direxion Daily Latin America Bear 3x 22 $6 $720,908
22 GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 2x 15 $3 $212,235
23 RETS Direxion Daily Retail Bear 2x 15 $2 $138,985
24 RETL Direxion Daily Retail Bull 2x 15 $11 $84,114
25 FGEM EGShares Financials GEMS ETF 25 $5 $66,566
26 GWO ELEMENTS CS Global Warming ETN 43 $3 $10,207
27 DOD ELEMENTS Dogs of the Dow Total Return ETN 47 $5 $62,593
28 WMW ELEMENTS Morningstar Wide Moat Focus ETN 48 $9 $61,259
29 EEH ELEMENTS Spctrm LgCap US Sector Mo ETN 51 $1 $277
30 EAPS ESG Shares Pax MSCI EAFE ESG Index ETF 8 $2 $37,788
31 FOL FactorShares 2X: Oil Bull/S&P500 Bear 7 $2 $69,453
32 FSE FactorShares 2X: S&P500 Bull/TBond Bear 7 $1 $30,777
33 FSA FactorShares 2X: TBond Bull/S&P500 Bear 7 $4 $113,763
34 FDD First Trust DJ STOXX European Select Div 50 $9 $75,241
35 QABA First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank 27 $11 $105,663
36 FONE First Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone 7 $14 $59,471
37 FVI First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation 59 $6 $48,732
38 FBM Focus Morningstar Basic Materials Index ETF 6 $4 $27,406
39 FCQ Focus Morningstar Communication Srvcs ETF 6 $4 $13,046
40 FCL Focus Morningstar Consumer Cyclical ETF 6 $4 $10,933
41 FCD Focus Morningstar Consumer Defensive ETF 6 $5 $26,987
42 FEG Focus Morningstar Energy Index ETF 6 $4 $157,379
43 FFL Focus Morningstar Financial Services ETF 6 $4 $53,899
44 FHC Focus Morningstar Health Care Index ETF 6 $5 $37,320
45 FIL Focus Morningstar Industrials Index ETF 6 $4 $21,343
46 FLG Focus Morningstar Large Cap Index ETF 6 $4 $110,915
47 FMM Focus Morningstar Mid Cap Index ETF 6 $4 $53,036
48 FRL Focus Morningstar Real Estate Index ETF 6 $4 $27,212
49 FOS Focus Morningstar Small Cap Index ETF 6 $4 $93,329
50 FTQ Focus Morningstar Technology Index ETF 6 $4 $65,256
51 FUI Focus Morningstar Utilities Index ETF 6 $5 $32,895
52 ALUM Global X Aluminum ETF 9 $3 $57,781
53 BRAF Global X Brazil Financials ETF 14 $6 $65,113
54 CHIE Global X China Energy ETF 22 $5 $41,776
55 CHIX Global X China Financials ETF 22 $4 $56,085
56 CHII Global X China Industrial ETF 22 $4 $36,307
57 CHIM Global X China Materials ETF 21 $2 $32,085
58 CHIB Global X China Technology ETF 22 $5 $42,329
59 AND Global X FTSE Andean 40 ETF 8 $6 $57,566
60 ARGT Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF 7 $3 $77,043
61 XOIL Global X Oil Equities ETF 7 $3 $51,248
62 GGGG Global X Pure Gold Miners ETF 7 $4 $234,164
63 EMGX Global X Russell Emerging Markets Growth ETF 8 $2 $11,155
64 EMVX Global X Russell Emerging Markets Value ETF 8 $2 $13,260
65 TSXV Global X S&P/TSX Venture 30 Canada ETF 7 $2 $74,223
66 GIY Guggenheim Enhanced Core Bond ETF 44 $5 $32,993
67 GSY Guggenheim Enhanced Ultra-Short Bond ETF 44 $15 $77,124
68 EEN Guggenheim EW Euro-Pacific LDRs ETF 56 $2 $10,609
69 XGC Guggenheim International Small Cap LDRs 55 $6 $136,364
70 OTR Guggenheim Ocean Tomo Growth Index ETF 55 $12 $283,070
71 OTP Guggenheim Ocean Tomo Patent ETF 58 $9 $30,582
72 XRO Guggenheim Sector Rotation ETF 61 $12 $63,330
73 WXSP Guggenheim Wilshire 4500 Completion ETF 19 $5 $53,215
74 WFVK Guggenheim Wilshire 5000 Total Market ETF 19 $5 $42,191
75 EKH HOLDRS Europe 2001 130 $3 $21,778
76 IIH HOLDRS Internet Infrastructure 141 $9 $47,191
77 MKH HOLDRS Merrill Lynch Market 2000+ 135 $10 $38,386
78 WMH HOLDRS Wireless 133 $13 $13,539
79 GBB iPath GBP/USD Exchange Rate ETN 54 $3 $67,982
80 GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN 40 $2 $16,684
81 JYN iPath JPY/USD Exchange Rate ETN 54 $7 $120,501
82 MFLA iPath Long Enh 2x MSCI EAFE Index ETN 10 $2 $36,404
83 EMLB iPath Long Enh 2x MSCI Emerging Mkts ETN 10 $3 $95,997
84 ROLA iPath Long Ext 3x Russell 1000 TR ETN 10 $3 $58,493
85 RTLA iPath Long Ext 3x Russell 2000 TR ETN 10 $3 $304,890
86 SFLA iPath Long Ext 3x S&P 500 TR Index ETN 10 $4 $858,288
87 MFSA iPath Short Enh -2x MSCI EAFE Index ETN 10 $6 $36,240
88 ROSA iPath Short Ext -3x Russell 1000 TR ETN 10 $5 $136,667
89 TWON IQ Taiwan Small Cap 17 $3 $36,226
90 GLJ iShares 10+ Year Government/Credit Bond 22 $24 $290,210
91 RTL iShares FTSE NAREIT Retail Capped 54 $8 $66,902
92 AXDI iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Consumer Discr 15 $5 $23,834
93 AXSL iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Consumer Staples 15 $3 $20,841
94 AXEN iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Energy 15 $5 $39,214
95 AXFN iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Financials 21 $2 $13,774
96 AXHE iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Health Care 15 $5 $88,025
97 AXID iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Industrials 15 $5 $10,462
98 AXIT iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Info Technology 15 $2 $43,948
99 AXMT iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Materials 15 $5 $23,272
100 AXTE iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Telecom Services 15 $3 $33,056
101 AXUT iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Utilities 15 $2 $48,637
102 EMFN iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Financials 21 $17 $29,635
103 EMMT iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Materials 21 $8 $44,760
104 FEFN iShares MSCI Far East Financials Sector 21 $2 $6,589
105 EIRL iShares MSCI Ireland Cap. Investable Mkt 17 $4 $122,020
106 EUSA iShares MSCI USA Index Fund 17 $6 $136,589
107 NUCL iShares S&P Global Nuclear Energy 40 $13 $75,379
108 TZD iShares S&P Target Date 2010 Index Fund 35 $10 $229,549
109 TZE iShares S&P Target Date 2015 Index Fund 35 $14 $246,157
110 TZI iShares S&P Target Date 2025 Index Fund 35 $17 $222,065
111 TZL iShares S&P Target Date 2030 Index Fund 35 $14 $110,751
112 TZO iShares S&P Target Date 2035 Index Fund 35 $7 $47,144
113 TZV iShares S&P Target Date 2040 Index Fund 35 $13 $68,599
114 TGR iShares S&P Target Date Retirement Inc. 35 $9 $121,907
115 CRBI Jefferies|TR/J CRB Global Ind Metals Equity 23 $3 $24,480
116 DSXJ JPM Qtrly Dbl Short US 10-Yr Treas Fut ETN 12 $9 $14,279
117 DSTJ JPM Qtrly Dbl Short US Long Treas Fut ETN 12 $8 $58,432
118 JFT KEYnotes FT Enhanced 130/30 Large Cap ETN 41 $3 $6,693
119 COLX Market Vectors Colombia ETF 7 $2 $15,558
120 URR Market Vectors Double Long Euro ETN 41 $1 $27,558
121 INR Market Vectors Indian Rupee/USD ETN 43 $5 $81,760
122 NASI Pax MSCI North America ESG Index 17 $5 $42,649
123 TRSY PIMCO Broad U.S. Treasury Index Fund 11 $19 $62,099
124 PMA PowerShares Active Mega-Cap Portfolio 42 $5 $42,913
125 JGBT PowerShares DB 3x Japanese G-Bond Fut ETN 6 $4 $18,535
126 LBND PowerShares DB 3x Long 25+ Treas ETN 15 $9 $216,005
127 ADZ PowerShares DB Agriculture Short ETN 42 $2 $90,969
128 BDG PowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETN 40 $1 $7,196
129 DEE PowerShares DB Commodity Dbl Short ETN 42 $3 $139,568
130 DPU PowerShares DB Commodity Long ETN 42 $6 $45,473
131 DDP PowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN 42 $8 $392,748
132 JGBL PowerShares DB Japanese G-Bond Fut ETN 6 $5 $7,921
133 PJB PowerShares Dynamic Banking 60 $11 $56,726
134 PEZ PowerShares Dynamic Cons Discretionary 60 $17 $77,019
135 PIC PowerShares Dynamic Insurance 72 $7 $23,603
136 PIQ PowerShares Dynamic Magniquant 60 $16 $41,981
137 PXMC PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core 59 $18 $68,137
138 PXSC PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Core 59 $13 $104,267
139 PSTL PowerShares Global Steel Portfolio 37 $4 $19,571
140 PTO PowerShares Ibbotson Alternative Completion 41 $8 $35,026
141 KBWX PowerShares KBW International Financial 10 $3 $8,797
142 KBWY PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT 10 $6 $86,514
143 KBWP PowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Ins 10 $3 $3,524
144 PMNA PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries 39 $20 $71,229
145 PYH PowerShares Morningstar StockInvestor Core 59 $14 $38,517
146 PSCM PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials 18 $6 $126,681
147 IGS ProShares Short Investment Grade Corporate 6 $2 $36,062
148 KRU ProShares Ultra KBW Regional Banking 18 $1 $225,007
149 UPV ProShares Ultra MSCI Europe 17 $2 $189,182
150 UMX ProShares Ultra MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt 17 $1 $13,572
151 UXJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Pacific Ex-Japan 17 $2 $129,484
152 UWC ProShares Ultra Russell3000 27 $6 $62,024
153 LTL ProShares Ultra Telecommunications 43 $3 $83,018
154 RXD ProShares UltraShort Healthcare 57 $4 $125,307
155 SMK ProShares UltraShort MSCI Mexico 28 $3 $240,988
156 JPX ProShares UltraShort MSCI Pacific ex-Japan 28 $3 $43,908
157 BIS ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology 18 $4 $116,404
158 SFK ProShares UltraShort Russell 1000 Growth 56 $5 $398,728
159 SJF ProShares UltraShort Russell 1000 Value 56 $3 $73,131
160 SDK ProShares UltraShort Russell Midcap Growth 56 $3 $165,453
161 SJL ProShares UltraShort Russell Midcap Value 56 $2 $92,851
162 TWQ ProShares UltraShort Russell3000 27 $3 $123,557
163 TLL ProShares UltraShort Telecom 43 $3 $64,702
164 TPS ProShares UltraShort TIPS 8 $3 $46,780
165 SDP ProShares UltraShort Utilities 57 $3 $213,263
166 ONEF Russell Equity ETF 17 $6 $147,534
167 EWAC Rydex MSCI All Country World Equal Weight 9 $5 $52,903
168 KME SPDR KBW Mortgage Finance ETF 29 $3 $11,380
169 VRD SPDR Nuveen S&P VRDO Municipal Bond ETF 25 $12 $103,249
170 JPP SPDR Russell/Nomura PRIME Japan 59 $15 $70,803
171 IPF SPDR S&P International Financial 39 $8 $131,070
172 IPU SPDR S&P International Utilities 39 $8 $108,712
173 NAGS Teucrium Natural Gas Fund 8 $2 $13,495
174 MLPG UBS ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP ETN 15 $14 $189,907
175 UBN UBS ETRACS CMCI Energy TR ETN 43 $3 $23,444
176 UBG UBS ETRACS CMCI Gold TR ETN 43 $8 $151,969
177 UBM UBS ETRACS CMCI Industrial Metals TR ETN 43 $5 $24,446
178 UBC UBS ETRACS CMCI Livestock TR ETN 43 $5 $10,688
179 PTD UBS ETRACS CMCI Short Platinum ER ETN 41 $3 $2,256
180 SPGH UBS ETRACS S&P 500 Gold Hedged Idx ETN 20 $15 $174,070
181 MLPW UBS ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Index ETN 11 $17 $58,081
182 IVOV Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 13 $5 $40,858
183 VIIZ VelocityShares VIX Medium-Term ETN 10 $10 $243,766
184 EU WisdomTree Dreyfus Euro 41 $5 $52,074
185 JYF WisdomTree Dreyfus Japan Yen 41 $14 $214,646
186 HEDJ WisdomTree International Hedged Equity 21 $18 $81,002

Data sources: AUM from National Stock Exchange, daily prices and volume of individual ETPs from Norgate Premium Data, and all other information compiled by Invest With An Edge.

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.