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ETF Industry KPI

Posted by Michael Venuto on Jan 3, 2022 12:21:16 PM
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Week of December 27, 2021 KPI Summary
  • This week, the industry experienced 9 ETF launches and no closures, shifting the 1-year Open-to-Close ratio to 4.59 and total US ETFs to 2,803.

  • Over the next few weeks, we will break down some of the final 2021 KPIs. This week, we will highlight the month of December, which was a positive month for the ETF industry (data will compare 11/28/21 KPIs to 12/31/21).

    • Total assets increased approximately 3.93%, an increase of 57 ETFs to the total US ETF count (2,803), and 22 additional issuers by brand.

      • December had the largest increase of issuers by brand in 2021.

    • From our 11 asset class categories, Geared/Swaps increased the most (7.15%) and Volatility had the worst performance (-39.78%).  The two largest asset classes of Equity (78.54% of assets) and Fixed Income (16.93%) grew 4.62% and rose slightly 1.39% respectively.

  • ETF expense ratio 12-month revenue decreased from $12.43 Billion to $12.21 Billion.

  • December countered November’s drop in performance with an average positive month from 2021. The current 1-year open-to-close ratio of 4.59 is the highest of the past three years and assets are also at an all-time high ($7.22 Trillion).  

  • The tracked indexes had similar experiences in December. The Toroso ETF Industry Index was up 2.97% while the S&P Financial Select Sector Index led at 3.33%.


ETF Launches

Kingsbarn Tactical Bond ETF (ticker: KDRN)
V-Shares US Leadership Diversity ETF (ticker: VDNI)
InfraCap Equity Income ETF (ticker: ICAP)
VegTech Plant-based Innovation & Climate ETF (ticker: EATV)
Strategy Shares Nasdaq 5HANDL™ ETF (ticker: FIVR)
RiverNorth Volition America Patriot ETF (ticker: FLDZ)
AXS Astoria Inflation Sensitive ETF (ticker: PPI)
Motley Fool Capital Efficiency 100 Index ETF (ticker: TMFE)
Motley Fool Next Index ETF (ticker: TMFX)

ETF Closures


TETF.Index Performance vs. S&P Financial Select Sector Index
(as of December 31, 2021)


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


Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. This article is for informational and educational purposes only; is not intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting or investment advice; and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security or service. Furthermore, the Indexes shown above are not investable. While Toroso has gathered the information presented from sources that it believes to be reliable, Toroso cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information presented and the information presented should not be relied upon as such. Any opinions expressed are Toroso’s opinions and do not reflect the opinions of any affiliates or related persons. All opinions are current only as of the date of initial publication and are subject to change without notice. All investment strategies and investments involve risk of loss, including the possible loss of all amounts invested.

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