2016 ETF Launches, Mid-Year Update

All of the New ETF Listings in 2016

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We're a little more than halfway through 2016, so I wanted to give a mid-year update on new ETF and ETN launches. We've had over 100 new exchange traded products go live this year, which is around the same as we had last year at this time. However, the second half of 2015 was more active, so we'll need to see that same trend this year if we want to break the 284 new ETFs and ETNs we saw launched in 2015.

But hopefully we can get there.

So if you missed any of the announcements or are curious about their potential, then check out the list I compiled of...

List of Exchange Traded Funds and Notes That Started Trading in 2016 (Through June)

  • AGGE - The IQ Enhanced Core Bond U.S. ETF
  • AGGP - The IQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond U.S. ETF 
  • AMJL - Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged Alerian MLP Index ETN
  • BEMO - Aptus Behavioral Momentum ETF
  • BFIT - Global X Health & Wellness Thematic ETF
  • BMLE - Bull Mark Latin America Select Leaders ETF
  • BUZ - Sprott BUZZ Social Media Insights ETF
  • CATH - Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values ETF
  • CEZ - Victory CEMP Emerging Market Volatility Weighted Index ETF
  • CNDF - iShares Edge MSCI Multi Factor Consumer Discretionary ETF
  • CNSF - iShares Edge MSCI Multi Factor Consumer Staples ETF
  • DDEZ - Wisdom Tree Dynamic Currency Hedged Europe Equity Fund
  • DDJP - Wisdom Tree Dynamic Currency Hedged Japan Equity Fund
  • DDLS - Wisdom Tree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Small Cap Equity Fund
  • DDWM - Wisdom Tree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund
  • DEFA - iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE ETF
  • DEMG - Deutsche X-trackers FTSE Emerging Comprehensive Factor ETF
  • DESC - Deutsche X-trackers Russell 2000 Comprehensive Factor ETF
  • DEWJ - iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF
  • DEZU - iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Eurozone ETF
  • DFND - Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF 
  • DVEM - Wisdom Tree Emerging Markets Dividend Fund 
  • DWFI - SPDR Dorsey Wright Fixed Income Allocation ETF
  • DWIN - Power Shares DWA Tactical Multi Asset Income Portfolio ETF
  • EMDV - ProShares MSCI Emerging Markets Dividend Growers ETF
  • EMTL - SPDR Double Line Emerging Markets Fixed Income ETF
  • EPRF - Elkhorn S & P High Quality Preferred ETF
  • ERGF - iShares Edge MSCI Multi Factor Energy ETF
  • ERYY - Direxion Daily Energy Bear 1X Shares ETF
  • ESGN - Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF 
  • ESGS - Columbia Sustainable U.S. Equity Income ETF 
  • ESGW - Columbia Sustainable Global Equity Income ETF
  • FAAR - First Trust Alternative Absolute Return Strategy ETF
  • FALN - iShares Fallen Angels USD Bond ETF
  • FAZZ - Direxion Daily Financial Bear 1X Shares ETF
  • FIEE - UBS AG FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN
  • FIHD - UBS AG FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN
  • FITS - The Health and Fitness ETF
  • FLQD - Franklin Liberty Q Global Dividend ETF
  • FLQE - Franklin Liberty Q Emerging Markets ETF
  • FLQG - Franklin LibertyQ Global Equity ETF
  • FLQH - Franklin Liberty Q International Equity Hedged ETF
  • FNCF - iShares Edge MSCI Multi Factor Financials ETF
  • FUT -  ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF
  • FV - First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF
  • GAMR - PureFunds Video Game Tech ETF
  • GARD - Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETF
  • GHE - REX Gold Hedged FTSE Emerging Markets ETF
  • GHS - REX Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF 
  • GNRX - Market Vectors Generic Drugs ETF
  • GSEU - Goldman Sachs Active Beta Europe Equity ETF
  • GSJY - Goldman Sachs Active Beta Japan Equity ETF 
  • HCRF - iShares Edge MSCI Multi Factor Healthcare ETF
  • HYDD - Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X Shares ETF
  • HYXE - iShares iBoxx $ High Yield ex Oil & Gas Corporate Bond ETF
  • IBUY - Amplify Online Retail ETF
  • IFLY - PureFunds Drone Economy Strategy ETF
  • IGRO - iShares International Dividend Growth ETF 
  • INDF - iShares Edge MSCI Multi Factor Industrials ETF
  • IQDG - Wisdom Tree International Quality Dividend Growth Fund
  • JHMA - John Hancock Multi Factor Materials ETF
  • JHME - John Hancock Multi Factor Energy ETF
  • JHMI - John Hancock Multi Factor Industrials ETF
  • JHMS - John Hancock Multi Factor Consumer Staples ETF
  • JHMU - John Hancock Multi Factor Utilities ETF
  • JPEH - JP Morgan Diversified Return Europe Currency Hedged ETF
  • JPIH - JP Morgan Diversified Return International Currency Hedged ETF
  • JPME - JP Morgan Diversified Return U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF
  • JSMD - Janus Small Mid Cap Growth Alpha ETF
  • JSML - Janus Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF
  • JUNE - Dhandho Junoon ETF
  • LEAD- Reality Shares DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF
  • LNGR - Global X Longevity Thematic ETF
  • MATF - iShares Edge MSCI Multi Factor Materials ETF
  • MILN - Global X Millennials Thematic ETF
  • MLPQ - Etracs 2x Monthly Leveraged Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETN Series B
  • MLPZ - Etracs 2x Monthly Leveraged S&P MLP Index ETN Series B
  • MPCT - iShares Sustainable MSCI Global Impact ETF 
  • OIIL - Credit Suisse X-Links WTI Crude Oil Index ETN
  • OILD - Accu Shares S&P GSCI Crude Oil Excess Return Down Shares ETF
  • OILU - Accu Shares S&P GSCI Crude Oil Excess Return Up Shares ETF
  • OILX - Etracs S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN 
  • OLD - The Long-Term Care ETF
  • OPD - Guggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification ETF
  • ORG - The Organics ETF
  • OVLC - Guggenheim U.S. Large Cap Optimized Volatility ETF 
  • PGHD - Pacer Global High Dividend ETF
  • PSET - Principal Price Setters Index ETF
  • PUTW - Wisdom Tree CBOE S&P 500 Put Write Strategy Fund
  • PY - Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF
  • RFAP - First Trust River Front Dynamic Asia Pacific ETF
  • RFCC - River Front Dynamic US Flex Cap ETF 
  • RFCI - River Front Dynamic Core Income ETF
  • RFDA - River Front Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF
  • RFDI - First Trust River Front Dynamic Developed International ETF
  • RFEU - First Trust River Front Dynamic Europe ETF
  • RFUN - River Front Dynamic Unconstrained Income ETF
  • SFHY - Wisdom Tree Fundamental U.S. Short Term High Yield Corporate Bond Fund
  • SFIG - Wisdom Tree Fundamental U.S. Short Term Corporate Bond Fund 
  • SHE - SPDR SSgA Gender Diversity Index ETF
  • SLIM - The Obesity ETF
  • SOVB - Cambria Sovereign High Yield Bond ETF
  • SPDN - Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X Shares ETF
  • STOT - SPDR Double Line Short Duration Total Return Tactical ETF
  • TALL - RBC S&P 500 Trend Allocator PR Index ETN
  • TCHF - iShares Edge MSCI Multi Factor Technology ETF
  • TECZ - Direxion Daily Technology Bear 1X Shares ETF
  • UTLF - iShares Edge MSCI Multi Factor Utilities ETF
  • VIGI - Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 
  • VMAX - REX Vol MAXX Long VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF
  • VMIN - REX Vol MAXX Inverse VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF
  • VYMI - Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF
  • WFHY - Wisdom Tree Fundamental U.S. High Yield Corporate Bond Fund
  • WFIG - Wisdom Tree Fundamental U.S. Corporate Bond Fund
  • WIZE - Crowd Invest Wisdom ETF
  • XITK - SPDR Fact Set Innovative Technology ETF
  • XTH - SPDR S&P Technology Hardware ETF
  • XWEB - SPDR S&P Internet ETF 
  • YYY - Yield Shares High Income ETF

So with this full list of new ETPs, you may be able to find a fund (or exchange traded note) to help you with your investing strategy, or maybe just a a good fit for your portfolio.

And before you make any trade, make sure you research each fund individually. Watch how they react to different market conditions.Look under the hood and see what is in the ETF or ETN. And consider talking to your broker or a financial professional if you have any questions or need any advice. keep in mind, these are new funds, so they don't have much in the way of historical data.

No investment is without risk, so make sure you understand the impact of any ETF or your financial strategy or your portfolio. However, once you conduct your due diligence, hopefully you can accomplish some of your investing goals with the above ETFs.

On the flip side, we have talk about some of the ETFs that are no longer on the market as well. We only lost about 50 funds, but still, we hate to see them go. So again, if you missed any of the announcements...

List of ETFs and ETNs That Closed or Redeemed in 2016 

  • BSCF - Guggenheim Bullet Shares 2015 Corporate Bond ETF 
  • BSJF - Guggenheim Bullet Shares 2015 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
  • CHNA- PowerS hares China A Share Portfolio ETF
  • CHNB - The Global X GF China Bond ETF 
  • CRBQ - Global Commodity Equity ETF
  • CSCB - Credit Suisse X Links Commodity Benchmark ETN
  • CSMA - Credit Suisse X Links Merger Arbitrage Liquid Index ETN 
  • CVOL - C-Tracks - Citi Volatility Index Total Return ETN
  • DPU - DB Commodity Long ETN
  • DRVN - Highland HFR Event-Driven ETF
  • EEML - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America ETF
  • EMHZ - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Horizon ETF
  • EMIH - Deutsche X trackers Emerging Markets Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF
  • ERW - Janus Equal Risk Weighted Large Cap ETF
  • EWRI - Guggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF
  • FUTS - ProShares Managed Futures Strategy ETF
  • GTIP - iShares Global Inflation-Linked Bond ETF
  • HEGE - Direxion Daily MSCI Europe Currency Hedged Bull 2X Shares ETF
  • HEGJ - Direxion Daily MSCI Japan Currency Hedged Bull 2X Shares ETF
  • HHDG - Highland HFR Equity Hedge ETF
  • HHFR - Highland HFR Global ETF
  • HKOR - Horizons Korea KOSPI ETF
  • HYIH - Deutsche X trackers High Yield Corporate Bond - Interest Rate Hedged ETF
  • IBCB - iShares iBonds Mar 2016 Corporate Ex Financials ETF
  • IBDA - iShares iBonds Mar 2016 Corporate ETF
  • IEIL - iShares Enhanced International Large Cap ETF
  • IEIS - iShares Enhanced International Small Cap ETF
  • IELG - iShares Enhanced U.S. Large Cap ETF 
  • IESM - iShares Enhanced U.S. Small Cap ETF
  • IGIH - Deutsche X trackers Investment Grade Bond Interest Rate Hedged ETF 
  • ITIP - iShares International Inflation Linked Bond ETF
  • KBWC - Power Shares KBW Capital Markets ETF
  • KBWI - Power Shares KBW Insurance Portfolio ETF
  • MLPL - Etracs 2X Monthly Leveraged Long Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETN
  • MLPV - Etracs 2x Monthly Leveraged S&P MLP Index ETN
  • NYK - The Maxis Nikkei 225 ETF
  • OSMS - Barclays OFI SteelPath Midstream MLP ETN
  • PFEM - Power Shares Fundamental Emerging Markets Local Debt Portfolio ETF
  • QLTB - iShares Baa - Ba Rated Corporate Bond ETF
  • QLTC - iShares B - Ca Rated Corporate Bond ETF
  • SLDR - ALPS Sector Leaders ETF
  • SLOW - ALPS Sector Low Volatility ETF
  • STXX - ALPS STOXX Europe 600 ETF
  • TYFE - ProShares CDS North American HY Credit ETF
  • UK - Recon Capital FTSE 100 ETF
  • VLLV - Direxion Value Line Conservative Equity ETF
  • VLML - Direxion Value Line Mid and Large Cap High Dividend ETF
  • VLSM - Direxion Value Line Small and Mid Cap High Dividend ETF
  • WITE - Direxion Value Line Conservative Equity ETF

And if you have never been through a liquidation process or an exchange traded product closing, then you may want to read this piece and learn how it all works...

So now you are fully armed and updated with this info in order to make any adjustments to your portfolio or strategies. 

However, once you have completed your due diligence, then good luck with all of your trades. And hopefully your portfolio was not too impacted by these closings and you are able to find replacements or even improvements. And if you want to see Lists of ETFs and ETNs broken out by categories, sectors and strategies to help you find replacement products, then check out my ETF Lists page.

Also, each month, I list the ETFs and ETNs that are filed with the SEC (securities exchange commission) or are in development. You can keep an eye out for that list and see if there are any new corporate bond funds coming down the pike as well. 

Disclaimer: At the time of publication of this article, I do not have any open positions in any of the exchange traded products (notes or funds) on any of the lists provided above - Mark Kennedy