ETF Industry KPI – 12/27/2022

This week, the industry experienced 7 ETF launches and 7 closures, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 3.01 and total US ETFs to 3,091.

Week of December 19, 2022 KPI Summary

Ryan Fitzgerald

  • This week, the industry experienced 7 ETF launches and 7 closures, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 3.01 and total US ETFs to 3,091.
  • We are in the final week of 2022, the purgatory time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. With the next few KPI articles focusing on the 4th quarter and 2022 full-year data, let’s take a look at December’s standout KPI figures in the ETF landscape (comparing 11/27/22 to 12/26/22).
    • Total assets decreased -2.86%, there was an increase of 19 ETFs to total US ETF count (3,091), and +5 additional issuers by brand.
    • From our 11 asset class categories, Commodities Physical increased the most (3.49%) with Allocation next (1.28%). Currency had the worst performance again (-12.02%) with Commodities Derivative as second worst (-11.74%). The two largest asset classes of Equity (76.02% of assets) and Fixed Income (19.36%) performed -3.77% and 0.57% respectively.
      • Currency and Commodities Derivatives were the two worst performing categories in November as well.
    • ETF expense ratio 12-month revenue decreased from $11.34 Billion to $11.01 Billion.
    • Revenue from Active ETFs dropped from 11.99% to 12.17% of total revenue.
    • The top performing ETF by far over the last month was KOLD (ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas) surging 103.3%. The top performing ETF that is over one billion dollars in assets over the previous month has been SOXS (Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X ETF) rising 22.7%.
  • December was a mediocre month for the ETF industry. It ranks 7th best in asset performance, T-4th in issuer increase, and 8th in total number of ETFs added. In the November wrap-up, we were speculative of three great months in a row. December didn’t impress, but it will still leave the 4th quarter as the best of 2022 in several categories. As a reminder, these figures do not take into account the full week left of December, which would alter the full month’s outlook.
  • The tracked indexes had similar experiences in December. The Toroso ETF Industry Index was down -3.43% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index trailed at -5.03%.

ETF Launches

Teucrium AiLA Long-Short Agriculture Strategy ETF (ticker: OAIA)
John Hancock International High Dividend ETF (ticker: JHID)
VanEck Commodity Strategy ETF (ticker: PIT)
PMV Adaptive Risk Parity ETF (ticker: ARP)
Subversive Decarbonization ETF (ticker: DKRB)
Subversive Food Security ETF (ticker: KCAL)
Subversive Mental Health ETF (ticker: SANE)

ETF Closures

Invesco BulletShares 2022 Corporate Bond ETF (ticker: BSCM)
Invesco BulletShares 2022 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (ticker: BSJM)
iShares iBonds December 2022 Term Corporate ETF (ticker: IBDN)
Invesco BulletShares (R) 2022 USD Emerging Markets Debt ETF (ticker: BSBE)
iShares iBonds 2022 Term High Yield and Income ETF (ticker: IBHB)
Invesco BulletShares (R) 2022 Municipal Bond ETF (ticker: BSMM)
iShares iBonds December 2022 Term Treasury ETF (ticker: IBTB)

Fund/Ticker Changes


TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index

(as of December 23, 2022)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through December 23, 2022)

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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