Michael Martin

Managing Director,
ETF Global

Michael Martin is a Managing Director at ETF Global and the Head of ETFG University, the educational arm of ETF Global.  Michael has been a professional trader for over 25 years.  

Michael is an acclaimed author on finance and the securities markets and the author of The Inner Voice of Trading (FT Press, 2011).  Michael has taught securities and related courses at UCLA and is on the faculty at the New York Society of Securities Analysts.  His blog can be found at www.MartinKronicle.com

ETF Closures Low, But Risks Remain High
So far this year, there are fewer ETFs closing up shop, but that doesn’t mean advisors should stop watching. If the Liquidation Watch List is any indication, closures will likely increase in the coming months.
The ETF Parades Continues
As new ETFs continue to be issued across mainstream, obscure and all the categories in between, we see that over 21 percent of the more than 1,500 exchange traded products are still trying to reach a meager $10 million in assets under management.
Number of ETFs in Danger of Liquidation Doubles
Since March 2012, the number of exchange traded products on the ETP Liquidation Watch List has more than doubled from 36 to 80. Here's what advisors should look out for...
Are ETPs Launching Just to Close?
The numbers indicate that the origination of new ETPs may in fact be creating too many ETFs in the marketplace and therefore a heightened risk of closures.
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