Odds & Ends: Launches Offer Plenty of Choices to Yield-Hungry Investors

Odds & Ends: Launches Offer Plenty of Choices to Yield-Hungry Investors

Grayscale Investments tries a new strategy to get an ether ETF approved.

Reviewed by: etf.com Staff
Edited by: Mark Nacinovich

This week was chock full of fund launches targeted at investors looking for yield.  

YieldMax launched another single-stock options ETF on Tuesday, this time focused on chipmaker AMD. Defiance launched another options-income strategy with the ticker “JEPY,” similar to the ticker of the blockbuster option-income fund from JPMorgan, the JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF (JEPI)

Invesco launched another three bond ETFs on Wednesday, while BlackRock launched five Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, or TIPS, bond ETFs on Thursday. 

New Yield-Rich Industry ETFs

Yield-rich industries also saw launches this week as VanEck launched an ETF focused on office real estate investment trusts on Thursday, and Roundhill Investments launched a liquified natural gas ETF on Friday. 

Also, this week, Grayscale Investments took a new tack when it filed to launch an ether futures. Grayscale filed under the Securities Act of 1933, which would let the fund invest in commodities, whereas most ETFs are filed under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which limits funds to investing in securities.  

An issue that’s held up ether ETF filings is that it is unclear what kind of asset ether is, as the Securities and Exchange Commission hasn't said whether it considers ether to be a security or a commodity. 



  • FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Moderate Buffer ETF - September (GSEP) 
  • FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer & Premium Income ETF - September (XISE) 


  • YieldMax AMD Option Income Strategy ETF (AMDY) 
  • Defiance S&P 500 Enhanced Options Income ETF (JEPY) 
  • Subversive Cannabis ETF (LGLZ) 


  • Invesco BulletShares 2033 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCX) 
  • Invesco BulletShares 2031 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJV) 
  • Invesco BulletShares 2033 Municipal Bond ETF (BSSX) 
  • MarketDesk Focused U.S. Dividend ETF (FDIV) 
  • Amplify Cash Flow High Income ETF (HCOW) 
  • AB US Large Cap Strategic Equities ETF (LRGC) 


  • VanEck Office and Commercial REIT ETF (DESK) 
  • iShares iBonds Oct 2029 Term TIPS ETF (IBIF) 
  • iShares iBonds Oct 2030 Term TIPS ETF (IBIG) 
  • IBIH - iShares iBonds Oct 2031 Term TIPS ETF (IBIH) 
  • IBII - iShares iBonds Oct 2032 Term TIPS ETF (IBII) 
  • IBIJ - iShares iBonds Oct 2033 Term TIPS ETF (IBIJ) 
  • WABF - Western Asset Bond ETF (WABF) 


  • Matthews Asia Dividend Active ETF (ADVE) 
  • Matthews Pacific Tiger Active ETF (ASIA) 
  • Matthews Emerging Markets Sustainable Future Active ETF (EMSF) 
  • Matthews India Active ETF (INDE) 
  • Matthews Japan Active ETF (JPAN) 
  • Roundhill Alerian LNG ETF (LNGG) 


Wednesday: VanEck China Growth Leaders ETF (GLCN) 

Friday: AdvisorShares Newfleet Multi-Sector Income ETF (MINC) 

ETF Changes: 

Monday: The Highland/iBoxx Senior Loan ETF (SNLN) was acquired by BondBloxx USD High Yield Bond Sector Rotation ETF (HYSA). 

Gabe Alpert is a former data reporter at etf.com with over seven years’ experience in financial journalism. He also previously contributed reporting and analysis to Barron’s Magazine, Investopedia and other publications.