ETF Industry KPI – 5/17/2021

Week of May 10, 2021 KPI Summary

This week, the industry experienced 7 ETF launches and 0 closures, shifting the 2021 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 1.70 and total US ETFs to 2,499. A down week for assets this past week measured at -1.56%, the lowest in fact since the final week of February 2021, -2.20%. Another data point that stood out was the revenue from traditional and active ETFs dipped with Non-Traditional surging 10.2% from last week to constitute 41.25% of the sector this week. Lastly, the ETF expense ratio 12-month revenue jumped 5.0% from the previous week to $11.36 Billion currently. Both indexes experienced minimal change this week, Toroso ETF Industry Index was down -0.55% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index led at 0.32%.

ETF Launches

Simplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF (ticker: PFIX)
6 Meridian Quality Growth ETF (ticker: SXQG)
SoFi Weekly Dividend ETF (ticker: WKLY)
ETFMG US Alternative Harvest ETF (ticker: MJUS)
First Trust New York High Income Municipal ETF (ticker: FMNY)
Simplify Volatility Premium ETF (ticker: SVOL)
SonicShares™ Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Lines ETF (ticker: TRYP)

ETF Closures


TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of May 14, 2021)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through May 14, 2021)

Source: Morningstar Direct

Why Follow the ETF Industry KPIs

The team at Toroso Investments began tracking the ETF Industry Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) in the early 2000’s and have been consistently reporting on, and analyzing these metrics ever since. The table above was the impetus for the creation of the TETF.Index, the index that tracks the ETF industry. Each week, we will share the statistics we believe to be the most useful for identifying industry trends, in addition to the performance of the TEFT.Index.


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