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For the month of October, the ETF Deathwatch increased to 516 exchange-traded products (“ETPs”): 31 ETPs were added to the list, and 35 were removed. Thirty products were removed due to delisting, while five products were removed due to improved health.

For October, 28 additions were due to low trading volume. Three additions were due to low assets under management (“AUM”). Low volume and/or AUM could indicate these ETFs may be at risk of closure, though low volume could also be due to the nature of the investment.

Forty-four ETPs on Deathwatch this month have been in the market for at least 10 years.

The average asset level of the threatened ETPs on ETF Deathwatch decreased from $8.73 million to $8.61 million, and 37 products had less than $2 million in assets. The average age of products on the list decreased from 45.53 months to 45.51 months, and the number of products at least 5 years of age decreased from 119 to 113. The largest ETP on the list had an AUM of $24.56 million, while the smallest had assets of just $500,000.

Here is the Complete List of 516 ETFs and ETNs on ETF Deathwatch for October 2023 compiled using the objective ETF Deathwatch Criteria.

The 28 ETPs added to ETF Deathwatch for October due to low trading volume:

  1. CNIC ICE US Carbon Neutral Power Futures Index ETF (AMPD)
  2. AOT Growth and Innovation ETF (AOTG)
  3. JPMorgan BetaBuilders US TIPS 0-5 Year ETF (BBIP)
  4. Roundhill BIG Bank ETF (BIGB)
  5. Cambria Global Real Estate ETF (BLDG)
  6. DriveWealth NYSE 100 Index ETF (CETF)
  7. Xtrackers MSCI All China Equity ETF (CN)
  8. Columbia Research Enhanced Real Estate ETF (CRED)
  9. Democratic Large Cap Core ETF (DEMZ)
  10. First Trust Alerian Disruptive Technology Real Estate ETF (DTRE)
  11. Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Leaders Equity ETF (EMSG)
  12. iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK)
  13. American Century Multisector Floating Income ETF (FUSI)
  14. Goldman Sachs Community Municipal Bond ETF (GMUN)
  15. Touchstone Climate Transition ETF (HEAT)
  16. IQ CBRE Real Assets ETF (IQRA)
  17. iShares BBB Rated Corporate Bond ETF (LQDB)
  18. Tema Luxury ETF (LUX)
  20. Unusual Whales Subversive Democratic Trading ETF (NANC)
  21. Teucrium Aila Long-Short Agriculture ETF (OAIA)
  22. Global X PropTech ETF (PTEC)
  23. Harbor Energy Transition Strategy ETF (RENW)
  24. Tema American Reshoring ETF (RSHO)
  25. Teucrium Agricultural Fund (TAGS)
  26. Tema Monopolies and Oligopolies ETF (TOLL)
  27. USCF Etf Trust - USCF Energy Commodity Strategy Absolute Return Fund (USE)
  28. SPDR S&P Internet ETF (XWEB)

The 3 ETPs added to ETF Deathwatch for October due to low AUM:

  1. JPMorgan BetaBuilders US Treasury Bond 1-3 Year ETF (BBSB)
  2. Breakwave Tanker Shipping ETF (BWET)
  3. Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows Growth Leaders Etf (CAFG)

The 30 ETPs removed from ETF Deathwatch for October due to delisting:

  1. Roundhill Magnificent Seven ETF (BIGT)
  2. Loncar China Biopharma ETF (CHNA)
  3. AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Micro-Cap ETF (DWMC)
  4. WisdomTree Germany Hedged Equity Fund (DXGE)
  5. Simplify Developed EX-US Plus Downside Convexity (EAFD)
  6. Simplify Emerging Markets Equity Plus Downside Convexity ETF (EMGD)
  7. iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF (EWGS)
  8. FormulaFolios Smart Growth ETF (FFSG)
  9. FormulaFolios Tactical Growth ETF (FFTG)
  10. Franklin FTSE France ETF (FLFR)
  11. Franklin FTSE Italy ETF (FLIY)
  12. Franklin FTSE South Africa ETF (FLZA)
  13. iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Canada ETF (HEWC)
  14. iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF (HEWU)
  15. Wisdomtree India EX-State-Owned Enterprises Fund (IXSE)
  16. Kraneshares MSCI China ESG Leaders Index ETF (KESG)
  17. KraneShares CICC China Leaders 100 Index ETF (KFYP)
  18. KraneShares Emerging Markets Healthcare Index ETF (KMED)
  19. Asymmetric Smart Income ETF (MORE)
  20. Strategy Shares Halt Climate Change ETF (NZRO)
  21. WisdomTree Growth Leaders Fund (PLAT)
  22. Principal U.S. Large-Cap Adaptive Multi-Factor ETF (PLRG)
  23. Principal U.S. Small-Cap Adaptive Multi-Factor ETF (PLTL)
  24. Principal International Adaptive Multi-Factor ETF (PXUS)
  25. ROC ETF (ROCI)
  26. Sprott ESG Gold ETF (SESG)
  27. iShares Factors US Value Style ETF (STLV)
  28. AXS Brendan Wood Topgun Index ETF (TGN)
  29. WisdomTree U.S. Growth and Momentum Fund (WGRO)
  30. Asymmetric Smart Alpha S&P 500 Etf (ZSPY)

The 5 ETPs removed from ETF Deathwatch for October due to improved health:

  1. Simplify Bitcoin Strategy PLUS Income ETF (MAXI)
  2. Franklin U.S. Core Dividend Tilt Index ETF (UDIV)
  3. Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 5 Floor ETF - July (TFJL)
  4. ProShares Ultra Consumer Discretionary (UCC)
  5. Global X MSCI Vietnam ETF (VNAM)

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