The Individual Investor’s Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds 2012
The exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry continues to expand, though the rate of growth has slowed. Net assets controlled by ETFs totaled a record $1.163 trillion as of June 30, 2012. Though a large number, it represents just a 7.8% increase from 12 months prior.
As you can see in Table 1, the percentage increase was the smallest since the 12-month period ended June 30, 2009. In terms of absolute dollar growth, the industry experienced the second-smallest mid-year 12-month increase since June 30, 2005.
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