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Quote from The Fate of the World's Largest ETF Is Tied to 11 Random Millennials:

SPY as we know it will cease to be on Jan. 22, 2118

Also chaikinanalytics says that SPY "has an official expiration date of January 22, 2118".

So my question is: Do all ETFs/ETNs have an expiry date or is SPY special?

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    Related: Why will SPY terminate in 2118? – Flux Oct 4 '20 at 21:20
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    "Do all ETFs have an expiry date similar to SPY?" No. SPY is structured as a Unit Investment Trust (UIT). UITs have to have a termination date. Newer ETFs in the US are not structured as UITs, and so do not have termination dates. – Flux Oct 4 '20 at 21:26
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    QQQ has a mandatory termination date in 2124. You can get all this information by reading prospectuses. – Flux Oct 4 '20 at 23:00
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    @Flux Can SPY or QQQ's termination date be extended ? You used the word ** mandatory ** does it mean that QQQ will cese to exist but SPY can be extened ? – puzzled Oct 5 '20 at 0:46
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    Read the prospectus. It will tell you all the details about termination. – Flux Oct 5 '20 at 5:42
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Do all ETFs have an expiry date similar to SPY?

No. SPY is structured as a Unit Investment Trust (UIT). UITs have to have a termination date. Newer ETFs in the US are not structured as UITs, and so do not have termination dates.

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