28 ETFs Get New Expense Ratios

March 05, 2013

Various ETF providers updated expense ratios on ETFs as part of annual review.

A total of 28 ETFs from various providers have seen their expense ratios change—more than half of them now cost more than they did before.

A recent sweep by IndexUniverse of various ETF-provider-submitted filings showed that 17 ETFs have seen their expense ratios rise anywhere from 1 to 51 percent in the past fiscal year, while 11 of them now show lower fees than they did a year ago.

The biggest increase this time around was linked to the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Financials Portfolio (NYSEArca: PSCF), which saw its expense ratio rise 51 percent to 0.44 percent, or $44 per $10,000 invested. The fund has seen net outflows of more than $7.7 million in the past 12 months, according to data compiled by IndexUniverse.

On the flip side, the biggest fee drop was in the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio (NYSEArca: PSCM), which now costs 6.4 percent less than it did before at 0.29 percent, or $29 per $10,000 invested.

Ticker Fund Name Old ER New ER Difference % Change
PCEF PowerShares CEF Income Composite 1.56 1.73 0.17 11%
KBWD PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial 1.32 1.48 0.16 12%
PSCF PowerShares S&P SmallCap Financials 0.29 0.44 0.15 51%
GMTB Columbia Core Bond 0.48 0.57 0.09 18%
RFV Guggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Pure Value 0.36 0.4 0.04 11%
GMMB Columbia Intermediate Municipal Bond 0.49 0.52 0.03 6%
RZV Guggenheim S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value 0.36 0.38 0.02 5.50%
PIN PowerShares India 0.79 0.81 0.02 2.50%
EWMD Guggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight 0.41 0.43 0.02 4.80%
TDN db X-trackers 2030 Target Date 0.65 0.67 0.02 3%
TDV db X-trackers 2040 Target Date 0.65 0.67 0.02 3%
GXG Global X FTSE Colombia 20 0.78 0.79 0.01 1%
DWAS PowerShares DWA SmallCap Technical Leaders 0.6 0.61 0.01 1.60%
EWSM Guggenheim S&P SmallCap 600 Equal Weight 0.42 0.43 0.01 2.40%
TDD db X-trackers 2010 Target Date 0.65 0.66 0.01 1.50%
TDH db X-trackers 2020 Target Date 0.65 0.66 0.01 1.50%
TDX db X-trackers In-Target Date 0.65 0.66 0.01 1.50%
KBWY PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT 0.36 0.35 -0.01 -2.70%
EWRS Guggenheim Russell 2000 Equal Weight 0.44 0.43 -0.01 -2.20%
EWEM Guggenheim MSCI Emerging Markets Equal Weight 0.71 0.7 -0.01 -1.40%
DSUM PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond 0.46 0.45 -0.01 -2%
PSCM PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials 0.31 0.29 -0.02 -6.40%
KBWP PowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Insurance 0.37 0.35 -0.02 -5.40%
RWG Columbia Select Large Cap Growth 0.89 0.86 -0.03 -3.30%
GVT Columbia Select Large Cap Value 0.83 0.79 -0.04 -4.80%
GREK Global X FTSE Greece 20 0.69 0.65 -0.04 -5.80%
RPX Columbia Growth Equity Strategy 0.9 0.86 -0.04 -4.40%
BKLN PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio 0.76 0.66 -0.1 -13%

 

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