ETF Odds & Ends: Additional Launches

The week was characterized mainly by the rollouts of new funds.

Reviewed by: Heather Bell
Edited by: Heather Bell

Most of the ETF activity this past week centered around launches, of which there were a dozen.

Among the new products making their debuts were two new MicroSectors ETNs. The MicroSectors Oil & Gas Exploration & Production -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN (OILD) and the MicroSectors Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 3X Leveraged ETN (OILU) rolled out on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

The ETNs each come with an expense ratio of 0.95% and list on the NYSE Arca. They offer triple leveraged and inverse exposure to the Solactive MicroSectors Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Index.

The same day, Hartford Funds debuted the Hartford Large Cap Growth ETF (HFGO) on Cboe Global Markets with an expense ratio of 0.59%. The fund is an actively managed nontransparent ETF that is subadvised by Wellington Management. HFGO invests primarily in large cap stocks that are expected to experience significant growth, selecting them through a bottom-up evaluation process.

6 Meridian ETFs Rebranded
6 Meridian’s family of five ETFs that are issued by Exchange Traded Concepts now reflects its issuer’s brand in its name. As of Friday, Nov. 12, the funds now include “ETC” at the start of their names. The affected ETFs under their new names are as follows:

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Heather Bell is a former managing editor of She has also held editorial positions at Dow Jones Indexes and Lehman Brothers. Bell is a graduate of Dartmouth college and resides in the Denver area with her two dogs.