The Innovation Issue

November 2016

2016 represents a slowdown in ETFs. While the number of launches is respectable, it's fewer than last year. And the number of new brands and issuers entering the market doesn't even approach 2015's number. There also hasn't been a blockbuster fund this year. Yet innovation is still going strong—the low-hanging fruit is basically gone from the ETF industry, so issuers are testing new ideas, as well as reviving some old ones.

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ETF Features

Best Of 2016: This Year's Most Innovative New ETFs

2016 has seen many new ETFs that offer new exposures or new approaches to exposures already available.

ETF Features

 Flood Of New ETF Brands & Issuers Slows To A Trickle

2016 has seen a slew of new funds, but not so many new firms.

ETF Features

 Smart Beta ETF Investors Bad At Timing

The good news is, they’re getting better.

ETF Features

 Axioma’s Brown On Evaluating Smart Beta

Axioma’s senior director of applied research shares her thoughts on the future of smart beta.

ETF Features

 Smart Beta Launches

A rundown of recent smart-beta launches and the leading smart-beta ETFs currently trading.

ETF Features

 BlackRock's Ang Looks To The Future Of Factors

BlackRock's head of factor investing strategies discusses the next frontier in factor investing.

ETF Features

 This Time It Really Could Be Different

How to insure your portfolio with ETF options.

ETF Departments

 ETF Launches

ProShares debuts oil futures ETF with no K-1 forms. Plus our list of launches for the month of September.

ETF Departments

 ETF Explainer: ENZL

Our ETF Explainer examines the steady, upward performance of New Zealand’s market.

ETF Departments

 Sectors In Review

Energy surged ahead in September, but three other sectors ended up completely in the red.

ETF Departments

 Countries In Review

The Argentina ETF topped the performance charts in September.

ETF Departments

 Commodities In Review

Commodities saw widespread positive returns in September.

ETF Data

 ETF Data

Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment.