Daniel D. Hickey

D. Hickey
Director of Institutional Services,
ETF Global

Daniel D. Hickey is the director of institutional services at ETF Global and a member of the firm’s Research Policy Committee.  He pens their Daily Perspectives blog and is a veteran financial industry professional with more than 20 years specializing in portfolio management.

A Month of Survival for ETPs
August marked a strong month for the survival of exchanged traded products, with no ETP closures and a shorter Liquidation Watch List for September.
Liquidation Watch: Record Number of ETFs in Danger Zone
This month’s Liquidation Watch List has a record 79 ETFs in danger of closing down.
Liquidation Watch: Bond ETFs Bruised, But Not Broken
In June, Bond ETFs saw their largest monthly redemptions in history. Despite the sell-off, not many ended up on this month’s liquidation watch list.
Liquidation Watch: Niche ETNs Can Come Back to Bite
Calling a niche correctly can bring great reward, but it comes with commensurate risk. When investing in ETNs based on niche indicies, tread lightly.
Hot Commodities... Or Not
Commodities belong in a diversified portfolio, but not every commodity-based ETF is sound. Many commodity funds show up on this month’s ETF Liquidation Watch list, a portfolio of funds that suffer negative trailing 12-month returns, fall below $5 million in assets and may not be around much longer.
ETF Closings on the Rise
The industry’s buzzing about the dramatic growth in the ETF market, but so far this year 30 ETFs have closed down. Here’s a list of some ETFs that advisors may want to avoid.
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