ETF Industry KPI – 8/28/2023

Week of August 21, 2023 KPI Summary

Ryan Fitzgerald

  • This week, the industry experienced 16 ETF launches and 1 closure, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 1.93 and total US ETFs to 3,209.
  • The 3,200 ETF threshold has been crossed for the first time. Exactly 1 year ago, we wrote our KPI article on the industry crossing 3,000 ETFs.
    • When we wrote about the 3,100 ETF milestone, we mentioned that it had taken exactly 147 days from 2,900 to 3,000 and another 147 from 3,000 to 3,100. A very weird coincidence. To keep that trend alive, this article would have been written on June 19th (70 days ago), so these past 100 ETFs took their sweet time.
    • A major reason for the “delay” to 3,200 is the increase in closures in the past 12-months. While 418 funds were launched, about 212 ETFs closed.
      • The average launches per 12-months over the past 3 years is 404.8, so there’s been no shortage of launches.
      • The open-to-close ratio of 3.76 from one year ago is now 1.93 today.
  • The 3,200 ETF milestone took a few more weeks than predicted, but we’ll see if the 3,300 mark is a longer drought due to the rise of closures per week over the 12-18 months.
  • The tracked indexes experienced a similar performance last week. The Toroso ETF Industry Index was down -0.3% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index led at 0.1%.

ETF Launches

Congress Large Cap Growth ETF (ticker: CAML)
Congress SMID Growth ETF (ticker: CSMD)
First Trust S&P 500 Diversified Free Cash Flow ETF (ticker: FCFY)
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Enhance & Moderate Buffer ETF – August (ticker: XAUG)
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Moderate Buffer ETF – August (ticker: GAUG)
FT Cboe Vest U.S. Small Cap Moderate Buffer ETF – August (ticker: SAUG)
GraniteShares 1.5x Short NVDA Daily ETF (ticker: NVD)
GraniteShares 1.5x Short TSLA Daily ETF (ticker: TSDD)
GraniteShare 1.75x Long TSLA Daily ETF (ticker: TSLR)
GranteShares 1x Short AMD Daily ETF (ticker: AMDS)
Level Four Large Cap Growth Active ETF (ticker: LGRO)
Madison Covered Call ETF (ticker: CVRD)
Roundhill S&P Global Luxury ETF (ticker: LUXX)
VanEck® CMCI Commodity Strategy ETF (ticker: CMCI)
YieldMax DIS Option Income Strategy ETF (ticker: DISO)
YieldMax MSFT Option Income Strategy ETF (ticker: MSFO)

ETF Closures

AXS 1.5X PYPL Bull Daily ETF (ticker: PYPT)

Fund/Ticker Changes


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

(as of August 25, 2023)

TETF.Index Performance vs. Other Leading Financial Indices
(March 31, 2017 through August 25, 2023)

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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